international working hostel


Tomato Backpackers is a working hostel designed especially for providing work to international travellers. With an all year round supply of work, Tomato Backpackers is bound to have some work suited to you.


All jobs are subject to availability and are allocated by our work manager. Our jobs included packing sheds, planting, picking, weeding, preparing fields and general farm hand positions. Interested?

Our Story

Tomato Backpackers is the creation of two South Korean backpackers who decided to settle in Bundaberg almost 15 years ago. After gaining the honour of being the first generation of backpackers from Korea who were allowed an extension of their Working Holiday Visas, they were quick to rise through the ranks until they were managing their first packing shed almost 10 years ago. Now Tomato Backpackers works with over 30 farms which do various work from packing, picking, planting, weeding, and field preparation. The crops vary from nuts, legumes, sweet potatoes, and summer fruits to speciality crops such as ginger or garlic.

Our Accommodation


Central & North

Tomato Backpackers has 2 different locations in which you can stay. Our most popular, as well as largest, is our Central property. This is one of the largest hostels in Bundaberg and the newest built. It is conveniently located only a 30 second walk away from the Hinkler Shopping centre across the road.

If you prefer somewhere a little smaller and quieter then our North property will be perfect for you.  Located only a 4 minute drive from the main city centre and 15 minutes walk from the botanical garden, Japanese garden and a shopping centre, this location is perfect for those who want a little bit of an escape from the city.

Our Work

We offer the greatest selection of work out of all the hostels in the Bundaberg region from packing sheds with over 30 workers to small family farms requiring only 1 or 2 workers a day. At Tomato Backpackers there is a farm for everyone no matter your skill set. 

Our Pricing

Accomodation Fees

North Building

Mixed Dorms (Worker)

Own Room $310.00
2 PPL Room/ Per Person $280.00
Dorm $230.00
1 Week (Deposit) $150.00

Central Building

Mixed Dorms (Worker)

Own Room $310.00
2 PPL Room/ Per Person $280.00
Dorm $230.00
1 Week (Deposit) $150.00

North & Central Building

Private Dorm (Traveller)

1 Night $55
2 Nights $100
3 Nights $145
4 Nights $185
5 Nights $220
6 Nights / 1 Week $230
Deposit $50.00

Approved Council Share House

Approved Council Share House 700m metres from Hinkler Available – Contact us for more info.

Our Reviews

Check out the reviews from some of our previous residents to see what all the fuss is about!

Find Us

Tomato Backpackers

112 George Street, Bundaberg, 4670 QLD

0423 633 772

Tomato Backpackers North

4 Hinkler Street, Bundaberg North, 4670 QLD

0423 633 772




Once you have completed and submitted the form then please allow up to 48 hours for us to advise you of whether we have any vacancies. If we do then we will send to you paperwork to fill out and complete. We hope to see you soon!

NOTICE: Placing a deposit is your method of confirming your place and your intentions to reside at our property. If you decide you do not wish to reside and request a cancellation due to a change of mind there will be an administration charge of up to $50 .