Up the Creek Backpackers B&B

Hostel in Roberts Creek

The Sunshine Coast's best hostel includes small dorms plus private rooms aimed at couples and families – the back garden cabin is a cozy delight. Tent pitches are available ($14) and they'll even rent you a two-person tent if you've left yours at home ($28). The small shared kitchen is well-equipped and there's an active eco approach including rigorous recycling.

Free loaner bikes (helmets included) are available if you fancy exploring the region's many cycling trails – or you can just laze around on the barbecue deck out front and watch the world go by.