REVIEW: Nomads Noosa Backpackers Australia

This hostel is Noosa’s Most Entertaining Backpackers’ Hostel right in the heart of town. Having stayed in a variety of hostels in Australia I very much enjoyed my stay at Nomad’s Noosa and was extremely impressed with the staff and facilities. Nomads Noosa Backpackers is a Hostel & Resort situated in the heart of Noosa Junction opposite shops, banks, restaurants, post office and cinema and it’s only 800m to Noosa Main Beach and the famous National Park. Backpackers can choose from newly renovated 8 / 12 / 16 dorm shared rooms all with en-suites bathrooms. The accommodation at our Nomads Noosa Backpackers is surrounded by lush tropical gardens with direct access to the resort pool and sand volleyball court.

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Noosa Queensland Beach

It can be said backpackers will find everything they need at Nomad’s Noosa as they enjoy the day sitting by the Resort swimming pool, join beach volleyball or killer pool competitions then it’s party time at the World famous Kb’s Bar & Restaurant, also known as Noosa’s #1 Backpacker Party Bar, where you can enjoy a few quiet beers or dance the night away until late. The bar does seem to be open a long time through the night so there is noise pollution across the resort area but with some earplugs, it’s sorted. out!

We were put in an eight bed dorm which was big enough for all guests and bags and the beds were really comfortable. My only snag was that they were super duper creaky! So earplugs were needed as the smallest movement would wake you up. Other than that the bathrooms, showers and communal areas in the rooms were really clean.

The kitchen was the only downfall in my mind at this hostel; it was quite messy and even though you could see staff around cleaning constantly, it appeared that some backpackers were the culprits, simply making food and leaving all of their dishes and left over food on the side. This attracts flies and obviously isn’t good for the general well-being of a kitchen. I think some more notices need to go up or on the spot fines so backpackers are more inclined to clean up their dishes.

The staff are great and with FREE activities going on, on a daily basis, you cannot go wrong. I also had a Skype interview from back home whilst I was here and needed somewhere quiet to go and Chuck the deputy manager was good enough to let me use his office! Thank you Chuck!

The hostel is a ten minutes walk from the beach (up a big hill both ways) and a very short walk in to town so it is ideally located.

Top tip: I would definitely advise going to the Everglades and Australia Zoo whilst in Noosa. You can get some good deals from the Travel shop.

Noosa Queensland Beach


– Girls only dorms
– Mad travel desk
– Swimming Pool
– “KB’s” Bar
– Restaurant
– Bike Hire
– Free shuttle bus running hourly
– Global Gossip internet & Wi-Fi
– Pool Table
– FREE Surfboard Hire
– Beach VolleyBall Court

– Free wifi in the bar
– Bikes available for hire
– Lockers*

Noosa is one of the entrances to the epic Fraser Island, combine your tour to Fraser Island with a stay at Nomads Noosa to get $10 a night stay when you book with the guys at RatPack Travel. Chat to the guys to get 10% off all trips and transport using the promo code SOPHIE10! To book your tour contact Sammy at [email protected]