Gateway to Great Keppel Island, Rockhampton,  and the Outback

Rockhampton Backpackers  is located a short walk from the Fitzroy River and CBD shops. The hostel offers multi-share and twin/double rooms, some with ensuites and air conditioning, set in a garden area off the main street. There is a large, well-equipped kitchen, dining room, and TV/ lounge room with cushy leather lounges to rest your weary body and help you to feel at home. This is the place to stop for a break from the long bus ride between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach - have a rest, do your laundry, stock up on groceries, and experience a different pace of life in country Australia.  


  • Tropically landscaped swimming pool (the only backpackers in town that have one)

  • Rockhampton Backpackers is the perfect base and starting point if you want to do a trip to Great Keppel Island and/or the Myella Farmstay

  • Our friendly and helpful staff can give you the best advice on the best deals for whatever you want to do while in the area

Our travel desk can help organize trips to the Capricorn Caves, Koorana Croc Farm. We are also able to book tours for the Whitsundays and Fraser Island.

We are the best value  for money budget accommodation in town offering:

  • Clean, comfortable airconditioned rooms

  • Cheap internet, pool table and laundry facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Free luggage storage and day use of facilities

  • Free off street car parking

  • Swimming pool and garden areas to relax in


Guests need to contact the hostel to arrange pick up and drop off with our courtesy bus as we only do it at certain times during reception hours.

The courtesy bus does not go to the airport.

Ask us about 
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Centre
  • Capricorn Caves
  • Koorana Crocodile farm
  • Myella Farm Stay 
  • Gemfields
  • Great Keppel Island Packages
  • Rodeo Nights at the Great Western Hotel
    (every Wednesday and Fridays practice session)
    and competition some Fridays and Saturdays

Our Brochure

Open 7.30am - 8.30pm --- late check in can be arranged
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60 MacFarlane Street
North Rockhampton Qld 4701

Phone: (07) 4927 5288

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