How to register for the Hostel Waitlist 

We’re currently booked out at the hostel but we have a waitlist to replace guests, when they leave the hostel. All our future hostel guests will come from backpackers who have self-isolated for 14 days at Billabong Lodge Motel in Townsville. The motel has discounted rates for backpackers at $170/wk per person, plus a refundable $200 bond. (Min of 4 guests per room). Click here for Motel video 

This includes:
• New Refurbishment
• Rooms with ensuites
• Kitchenette with fridge and cooking facilities
• Free WiFi
• Digital TV’s
• Pool
• Weekly linen service
• Outdoor areas

14-day Self-Quarantine Rates

On Thursday April 3rd, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said all backpackers or seasonal workers on a tourist visa traveling to farms for fruit-picking, will be forced to self-isolate for 14 days to avoid spreading coronavirus in regional towns.

We offer 14-day quarantine period for $200/wk per person, plus a refundable $200 bond. (Minimum of $600/wk for the room)

This includes:
• Free transport to your hostel from Townsville if required
• Food delivery service for groceries every second day
• Mandatory registration on Government website
• Self-quarantine certificate required by farmers
• Staff on site 24 hours to monitor security
• Private rooms with ensuite
• Kitchenette with cooking facilities
• Free WiFi
• Digital TV’s
• In room fridge
• Weekly linen service
• Isolated private outdoor areas

At the completion of your quarantine, you’ll be taken directly to your hostel.

Make a Reservation

Please note that no bookings will be accepted via phone.

To make a booking please email the following to farmwork@ayrbackpackers.com.au
1. Name
2. Email
3. Mobile

Or use this form:


We look forward to having you stay!