Rambutan in Townsville is not your average backpacker hostel

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When you think of backpacking, the words luxury and glamour don’t usually come to mind. Well, that’s about to change!

The Rambutan Resort in Townsville is setting a new benchmark as Australia’s first ‘glam-packers resort’ (the term backpacker hostel is soooo ’90s), providing high-quality and uber stylish accommodation at a rate that won’t break the travel budget.

Let us take you on a photo tour of this chic new venue:

Rambutan Townsville Outdoor Area |Not your average backpacker hostel

Set to be the newest hotspot for travellers and Townsville locals, the Rambutan resort’s playful and laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect place to stay, grab a drink and enjoy yourself.

Rambutan Townsville Room|Not your average backpacker hostel

If you like a lil’ privacy, the resort boasts some beachy double and twin bedrooms.

Rambutan Townsville 6 Bed Dorm |Not your average backpacker hostel

Or if you feel like being a social butterfly, a bed in a dorm room starts at $24 per night and rooms cater to either mixed gender or cosy female only.

Rambutan Townsville King Room |Not your average backpacker hostel

But if you really want to spoil yourself, book one of their roomy and quaint cottage-style King Rooms.

Rambutan Townsville Ceiling |Not your average backpacker hostel

And for travellers always on the go, Rambutan also provides underground mobile campsites with access to power and secure parking.

Rambutan Townsville Rooftop |Not your average backpacker hostel

Take a dip in the rooftop pool and follow it up with some lazy cocktails while lounging in one of their luxury poolside cabanas. #livingthedream

Rambutan Townsville Rooftop Bar |Not your average backpacker hostel

Or why not try their Rambutan lager house beer at the rooftop bar?

Rambutan Townsville Rooftop Dining |Not your average backpacker hostel

While living off two-minute noodles is all part of the backpacker experience, during your stay at Rambutan you can treat yo’ self to some drool-worthy cuisine at their restaurant.

Rambutan Townsville Dining |Not your average backpacker hostel

With a smoke house imported from America, your poolside hangs can be peppered with South American inspired treats. Mmm, chicken wings!

Rambutan Townsville Food |Not your average backpacker hostel

Tacos anyone?!

Rambutan Townsville 2 |Not your average backpacker hostel

Adding to its charm and character, Rambutan has mixed the old with the new in its architectural design.

Rambutan Resort Townsville Design |Not your average backpacker hostel

Not only does the resort look incredible, but they’ve incorporated numerous elements of recycled materials. Kudos for being environmentally conscious!

Rambutan Townsville Rooftop Pool |Not your average backpacker hostel

So, to all you backpackers out there… welcome to the high life!

What do you think? Will you be heading to Townsville to check out Rambutan Resort for yourself?




  • Nice one, Kiera! Let us know what you think 🙂

  • budgetjan

    I’m going for lunch tomorrow – those tacos are looking good.

    • How were the tacos, budgetjan?

      • budgetjan

        Delicious and I loved the tablet sized tissue and water container that accompanied it. You put the tablet into the water and use the resulting expanded tissue as a hand towel. My husband and friend both had Po Boys (derived for the Poor Striking Streetcar Boys the menu says). OMG they were so huge, definitely big enough for two people so a great option for backpackers or glampackers. Loved the decorative touches too and definitely want to host a party in one of those cabanas.

        • Wow, that sounds unreal! Thanks for the feedback. We can’t wait to get up there ourselves!

  • I now live about an hour from townsville and cant wait to visit for lunch! Looks amazing

    • It’s super cool. Hope you love it as much as we do, Ariana!