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Australia has some absolutely unreal backpacker accommodation and we'll be showing you the best of it. There's a wide range of accommodation available for your east coast trip, including private lodges, teepees and hostels, where you'll meet and socialise with other backpackers. 


Accommodation is included for each night of the tour itinerary in shared accommodation. We stay in hostels (mixed dorm rooms of up to 10 beds), lodges, campgrounds, cabins and overnight on a sailing ship in the Whitsundays! If you hop off you'll need to book your additional nights' accommodation via the Stray Mate app. 


Accommodation is not included.  You can easily book accommodation as you go via the Stray Mate app or choose your own. 

How much does accommodation cost?

Normal backpacker hostel rates are:

  • Approx. $25-45AUD per night for a dorm bed 
  • Approx $40-90AUD per person for a double/twin room. 

Our Accommodation Guarantee

We guarantee a dorm bed at each stop along the route for the each night of the itinerary. 

To secure your bed from the Stray allocation you must ensure you book via the Stray Mate App before the 'cut off time' which is usually 48 hours before check in. In peak season (October - April) we recommend booking your accommodation well in advance. 

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What is our preferred accommodation like?

Our preferred accommodation venues usually offer a choice of dorm, double and twin share. Stray allocation is for a dorm bed.

The majority have full kitchen facilities, a TV lounge and internet.

Strademark Destinations

At our Strademark destinations like River Retreat and Barrington Tops, we are so far off the beaten track that there is no other accommodation available. In this case there is a set price for your bed and meals due to a lack of other places to stay or kitchen facilities.