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Hostels with Backpacker Job Assistance

Whilst many of our properties have job boards, there are a special few who have strong links with local businesses and farmers and can assist working holiday makers to find jobs. Even better, they offer great weekly rates and cheap (or free!) meals. Whether you’re looking to head for a surf before and after work whilst living in New South Wales or extend your working holiday visa whilst experiencing life in Western Australia, we’ve got hostels that’ll become your new home away from home. What a way to make a living!

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Wongaling Beach, QLD

Mission Beach is reliant on backpackers to fill a range of jobs. Scottys Mission Beach YHA is well known amongst local businesses for being a fantastic source of workers. Our location qualifies for both 417 and 462 visa holders to complete their 88 days of regional work.

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Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne Central YHA is the ideal place to stay for working holiday makers offering common areas with free wifi, USB hubs and Jobs/Communications boards for work opportunities.

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Quindalup, WA

Dunsborough YHA acts as a conduit between working holiday makers and farmers/vineyards and local hospitality providers as well as lots of other random jobs that float in from time to time.

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Bunbury, WA

You'll feel at home at the friendly Dolphin Retreat YHA hostel. Walk to the city and beaches. Free daily breakfast, fully-equipped kitchen, common room and travel information.

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Albany, WA

Located in the historical part of Albany, the hostel dates back to the 1800's. Old world charm cheerfully blends with modern amenities to create a relaxed atmosphere. Magnificent views over Princess Royal Harbour from the top story.

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Sydney, NSW

With quiet co-working spaces & a pool on the roof to relax when the deadline's been met, choose this property as a central base and meet fellow working holiday makers.


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