Welcome to Griffith working hostels


Our beds are only available for booking 2 weeks in advance.  When booking please only book for one week at a time.  Your booking will automatically extend upon check-in.  Payment for the entire booking will be taken from the provided credit card prior to confirmation. All cancellations will incur a 100% charge of the entire booking.


Griffith Working Hostels is a family-run business in the Riverina servicing both backpackers and local farmers and producers since 2005. We currently operate two separate and very different properties, all of which provide budget accommodation to international travellers. The key element of our service is matching motivated itinerant workers to seasonal work vacancies all year round. We place an emphasis on working hard and encourage a quiet and tranquil atmosphere in the hostels to relax after work.


We are here to assist you find work in Griffith and the surrounding areas.  As a policy we do not guarantee work in advance but we do our up most on your arrival to place you into relevant work.  This could be for your second or third year visa extension or just for general work to boost your cash flow as you travel Australia.

Depending on the season we work closely with many different employers and industries.  These include tree nurseries, juice sheds, wineries, fruit and vegetable packing sheds, construction sites, irrigation installations, handy person work, bars and restaurants, gardening and general weekend work.

Previous experience can be beneficial but is not necessary.
A strong and determined work ethic is essential.

Please note that you must be staying with us to be considered for any work placements and the longer you stay the easier it is to find ongoing work.


Griffith NSW is located in the heart of the Riverina, some 650km west of Sydney and 500km north of Melbourne. Seasonal work in Griffith qualifies for the second year extension of the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417).

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