About Us

City Backpackers HQ, in the very heart of Brisbane. Want to be close to all the action? Then City Backpackers HQ is the place for you! Only minutes from all the best shopping, bars, restaurants and nightlife, with options to suit all our travellers, those on a shoe string budget or those who want to splash the cash.

Take to the streets of all that Brisbane and South East Queensland have to offer, or kick back on one of our widespread terraces, pool with spectacular river city views, movie lounge with a wide range of movies to choose from or stay connected with friends and family around the world with our free Wi-Fi.

Enquire about our student rates from $200/week in Dorm accommodation – Bookable only with a Valid Student Visa. Minimum stay 5 nights. Weekly rates available. Contact us via Email or book online today.

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Getting out and about

Situated in the city centre with extensive views of the river and the city, City Backpackers HQ is the place to be! In walking distance from the best shops, bars and restaurants and new entertainment precincts; making it the perfect place to catch a movie, have a drink with friends or buy those much needed essentials.

Take a short stroll or ride along the river walking paths and bikeways with an E-Scooter, see the whole city in half of the time.
Not your thing? Then catch some rays at the famous South Bank beach and sample the delights of the many weekend markets Brisbane has to offer.

After an adventurous day exploring the area, head to Caxton Street, South bank, laid back West End or the clubbing scene of ‘The Valley’ for some of Brisbane’s best nightlife.

*City Backpackers Cafe coming soon in 2024*

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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