It's that time of year where certain locations in Australia and New Zealand are already packed to the brim with backpackers wanting to celebrate Christmas, and although some of our hostels are already fully booked for Christmas or New Years Eve we do have some spaces available. Read on to find out where you can still find accommodation for Christmas or New Years Eve and what's happening at each location to celebrate!
Always popular, especially over the festive season, most rooms are already fully booked at Nomads Sydney for Christmas, however if you get in quick then we do have a few spaces available so you can celebrate Christmas with us or on Bondi Beach!
Please note that New Years Eve is already fully booked! Get excited about Christmas and New Year in one of the most amazing cities in the world, Sydney!
Christmas - Nomads Sydney (Westend Backpackers)
Christmas Eve - please join us on the EPIC boat cruise around the harbour or if you don't fancy the water then we will be heading off to Sidebar to celebrate Santas arrival.
Christmas Day - keep going people, Sunburnt Festival is on with live bands and more on Bondi Beach and again if you think you want to hit the beach, then join us as we celebrate even more at one of our awesome bars with great drink deals! (Tickets for Boat Cruise ($89) and Sunburnt (from $59) must be purchased prior to arrival) Book Nomads Westend Now!
New Years Eve - Sydney
Fireworks galore for New Years Eve... where else would you want to be than Sydney? Grab your picnic blanket and head to the harbour for the most amazing light show ever! Make this year your best yet!. Nomads Sydney is Fully Booked for NYE sorry!
Maybe not as well known as Sydney as a location for backpackers to celebrate Christmas or New Years Eve, still lots of people head here for a bit more of a chilled vibe.
Christmas - Arts Factory Lodge
Christmas Eve - the Arts Factory Lodge will host a Christmas dinner with live entertainment, champagne, prizes and even Santa Claus will pay a visit. You can even choose a gift from Santa's sack. The dinner is a sit down roast dinner with 3 roast meats - baked ham, beef and roast chicken. Potatoes in their jacket, selection of salads and vegetables and crusty bread. Don't miss out on a real Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and lots of fun as well.
Only a few private rooms available for Christmas Eve, but there are still a few shared dorm accommodation options available - Book Nomads Arts Factory Now!
New Years Eve - Byron Bay
New Years Eve in Byron Bay is a lot of fun, with street markets and performers. It is very popular to see the new year in and have the first sun of 2014 hit the most easterly point of Australia at dawn. Will you be awake to see it for yourself?
New Years Eve is almost fully booked at The Arts Factory Lodge (there are a literally only a few beds left - be quick Book Nomads Arts Factory Now!)
Why not celebrate Christmas and New Year at Australias cultural capital? Maybe not quite as crowded as Sydney at this time of year, Melbourne is a great place to base yourself during the festive season.
Christmas - Nomads Melbourne
Christmas Day - Only $30 for a Christmas lunch and drinks package. You'll have assorted meats, salads, dessert and a Christmas Punch. Happy hour drink specials and a set table for the lunch! Bookings must be made in advance! Contact the hostel for details. (The day before the boxing day test cricket match...the Barmy Army will be gearing up and we are filling fast!)
Private rooms are filling up fast but there is still some shared dorm accommodation available. Book Nomads Melbourne Now!
Christmas - All Nations
It's that time of the year again and the festivities are under way! We at Nomads All Nations are having an Orphans Christmas BBQ at Batman Park just opposite the hostel for all you home-sick backpackers. $10 gets you an Aussie BBQ lunch - saussies, burgers, salads and more. We will bring the games, the christmas punch, and the food - All you need to bring is your silly sense of humour and your pretty little selves. If you want to get involved in the secret santa then bring along a small gift up to $10 value and let's get merry! Happy Christmas! Book Nomads All Nations Now!
New Years Eve - Nomads Melbourne
Space party... best dressed prizes and great drink specials all night. The after party continues when invade another space party "Space Invaders" invited to join us to continue the fun at Nomads all Nations bar 1am - 3am. This week is filling fast, lost of cricket and festivals happening around Melbourne... bookings essential! Book Nomads Melbourne Now!
New Years Eve - All Nations
Get out of this world! The U-bar NYE party is Space themed. Prizes for best costume (Male and Female), cheap drinks all night long and don't forget about the Countdown. Get in early as numbers will be limited (and you can suss out who's going to be your midnight smooch ooh lala) Free entry all night! I'm going as buzz lightyear - what are you going as? Book Nomads All Nations Now!
At Nomads Cairns there's a full twelve days of fun in store for all the guests!
Christmas Day - Nomads Cairns
Christmas lunch – traditional roast with gravy and veggies, Christmas pudding for dessert and a glass of Christmas punch. Only $10 per person in advance ($15 on the day) (please note special Christmas opening hours – see bar for more details). Book Nomads Cairns Now!
New Years Eve - Cairns
In Cairns for New Years Eve there is a massive pub crawl (tickets available from reception) - 2 massive fireworks displays in Cairns and then a big free party at the Esplanade lagoon on New Years Day (perfect for a recovery session) Book Nomads Cairns Now!
We decided to have a fairly low-key Christmas time for people to relax, eat and have some R'n'R to recover from sailing the Whitsunday Islands. New Years Eve however will be a polar opposite
New Years Eve - Nomads Airlie Beach
On New Years Eve we are organising a WHITE themed party at The Shed Bar, our onsite bar for backpackers and locals alike. The party will kick off at 7pm and unlike most places on NYE there will be NO cover charge! WHooo! More money for your white clothes and for your beverage budget! Winning!. Book Nomads Airlie Beach Now!
Celebrate Christmas and New Year in New Zealands capital city!
Christmas - Nomads Capital
Christmas Day - our fantastic onsite Blend Bar will be open from lunchtime for our guests. Meats, roast potatoes, salad, pasta, bread, the list goes on. Plus with a dessert, a FREE Christmas shot with us at the bar and a Christmas gift where else would you want to be?! We plan to have a couple of sittings during the day but with numbers building up already you'd better be sure to get your reservation in early! Book Nomads Capital Now!
There's lots in store at our other hostels, we'll update you as the plans are finalised!