About City Backpackers HQ

City Backpackers HQ, smack dab in the heart of Brisbane. Looking to be in the part of the action? Then buckle up because City Backpackers HQ is the place for you! We’re just a stones throw away from the hottest shopping spots, bars, restaurants, and nightlife. Whether you’re a budget ninja or ready to live it up, our hostel has got you covered! We have a variety of rooms available including dorm style, double rooms and private en-suites.

Want to know the best coffee spots in town, hidden gems for local Aussie cuisine, or exciting outdoor adventures to embark on? Our staff are here to help enhance your experience in Brisbane. Feel free to approach them in reception for suggestions.

Discover the countless wonders that Brisbane and south east Queensland have to offer! From vibrant city life to amazing hikes with beautiful views. Step outside onto our large terraced areas and soak in the breathtaking views of Brisbane. If you prefer to cool off from the Brisbane heat, enjoy a refreshing swim in our pool with a view of the gorgeous Brisbane skyline. You can also cozy up for a movie night in our inviting cinema room, or stay connected with loved ones through our complimentary wi-fi, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here!

Are you a student? Check out our sweet student deals, starting at just $200 per week for cozy dorm living! Exclusive for valid Student Visa holders. Stay a minimum of 7 nights and enjoy special weekly rates. Reach out via email or snag your spot online today!


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Explore Brisbane

Want to explore Brisbane? We may be slightly biased but we think Brisbane is the best city and there’s so much to see and do! We’re within walking distance from the best shops, bars and restaurants and clubs, making it the perfect place to catch a movie, have a drink with friends or buy those much needed essentials.

For those looking to dance the night away, ‘The Valley’ is the place to be. The valley is home to some of Brisbane’s best clubs and live music venues, where you can immerse yourself in the energetic nightlife scene and make unforgettable memories. So, grab your walking shoes or hop on an E-Scooter, and get ready to uncover the hidden gems and vibrant energy that Brisbane has to offer. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, this city has it all – just waiting for you to discover!


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Where to next

Do you want to see all that South-East Queensland and Brisbane has to offer? Then City Backpackers HQ is your one-stop shop.

Situated 400m from the Roma Street bus and train station we’re centrally located to help you explore the city and more!

With our travel partner CheapAz; booking tours has never been easier. Feed the Dolphins on Moreton Island, encounter a whale, snorkelling or diving, sandboarding, hiking through pristine rainforests or relaxing on white sandy beaches. Experience what the outdoors has to offer and more here in Southeast Queensland where our staff are here to help you make the most of your stay in this amazing part of the world!

Ask our staff or use the QR codes in the reception to book all kinds of trips across all of Australia!

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Our Facilities



We’ve got a bunch of cool facilities here at City Backpackers Hq! Soak up those rays and enjoy our rooftop pool and deck area! We have several cozy hangout spots for you to relax, read a book or to simply admire our amazing views of Brisbane City. Many of our rooms contain refreshing air con for those hot days and each building hosts large bathrooms with lovely hot showers!



Book with us and enjoy free Wi-Fi, Linen, activity nights including: Movie night with free popcorn and more! Jobs board, blankets, onward travel advice, Brisbane City Maps & Secure bike storage & Bag Storage* (*with a current reservation, only for arrivals up until check-in time, or up to 4 hours after departure.)



Cook up a storm in the self-catering area! We have all the necessities to create a delicious meal. We have all the basics including: hobs, fridges, microwaves, toasters and even air fryers!
To ensure there are no rotting food bags from departing guests who leave food behind, we have a dedicated food marking system for the satisfaction of our guests. Instructions for food marking are available in the kitchen.



If you need a safe spot for your stuff, we got you covered with Amazon-style secure safe deposit boxes available in our lounge.

24/7 CCTV

Keycard entry to rooms and site


Laundry Facilities

Don’t worry about laundry – we’ve got washers, dryers  and an iron available for guests to use.



We conduct regular cleaning of common area and all rooms daily. Our bathrooms and kitchen are cleaned 3 times a day.


Food/ drink

Vending machine full of quenching drinks

onsite cafe serving refreshing drinks and delicious snacks



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380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
(07) 3211 3221
Free call 1800 062 572