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Featured Hostels in Gold Coast

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BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel
BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel
2.5 out of 5.0 6 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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$68
4.2/5 (227 reviews)

I booked with my children, Bunk let me know that it was licensed and kids were not permitted. They booked us into alternate accommodation next door instead of just knocking our booking back.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Surfers Paradise Beach and SkyPoint Observation ...
Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Coolangatta Sands Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 Cnr Griffith And Mclean St, Coolangatta, QLD
$40
3.3/5 (81 reviews)

It was a cool old pub upstairs was a bit ruff washing machine didn’t work and blocked drains in the kitchen bat not bad otherwise

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2019
Situated in Coolangatta, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Twin Towns Uniting Church, Coolangatta Beach, and Kirra Beach. Greenmount Beach and Snapper ...
Backpackers In Paradise Resort
Backpackers In Paradise Resort
2.5 out of 5.0 40 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
$53
3.3/5 (132 reviews)

Good hostel and good staff. Only issue was that we were on the ground floor and there was a room above us and there was a group of people arriving at 2am and it was really noisy coz of the old wood floor. You could hear every step and word they said. Otherwise the hostel was great. Good kitchen, ...

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, SkyPoint Observation Deck, and Chevron Renaissance. Surfers ...
Aquarius Gold Coast
Aquarius Gold Coast
2.0 out of 5.0 44 Queen Street, Southport, QLD
$48
3.8/5 (131 reviews)

It’s central location makes it convenient to move around in the whole if Gold Coast. The tram station just across the street is great. Short walk to shops, beach, etc. Efficient, friendly staff.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019
Situated in the entertainment district, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Chevron Renaissance, and Sea World. Cavill Avenue and SkyPoint ...
Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise
Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise
2.0 out of 5.0 76 Appel Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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$62
3.7/5 (25 reviews)

Excellent atmosphere brilliant location and even better staff.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance ...
Coolangatta YHA - Hostel
Coolangatta YHA - Hostel
3.0 out of 5.0 230 Coolangatta Road, Bilinga, QLD
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$48
3.6/5 (118 reviews)

fresh air fiends! Handy to beach, airport & free transport. Good people!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southern Cross University - Gold Coast and Kirra Beach. Coolangatta Beach and Currumbin Wildlife ...
Down Under Hostels by the beach
Down Under Hostels by the beach
2.0 out of 5.0 3323 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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3.9/5 (8 reviews)

Should have better signs what to do if you check in late. Otherwise hostel was nice:)

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt and Surfers Paradise Beach. Chevron Renaissance and Slingshot are also ...
Budds in Surfers
Budds in Surfers
2.0 out of 5.0 6 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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$53
3.2/5 (118 reviews)

Overall a good stay. Busy out in Surfers Paradise to spend much time in the hostel. Although good, they do have a policy that locals are not meant to stay with them, which i didnt know but was staying in the room with another local. If this is a rule of theirs, it needs to be advertised more and ...

Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is steps from Chevron Island and Slingshot. Chevron Renaissance and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within ...
Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
3.0 out of 5.0 26 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
$50
3.1/5 (83 reviews)

It was nice, I was in a 10 bed female but it was split into 2 rooms so it was like a 6 bed female with a side room with the other 4. The 10 of us shared a bathroom big bathroom. I would stay here again, they do need more plugs in the room but otherwise nice stay.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise Beach, and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Chevron ...
Rainbow Bay Backpackers
Rainbow Bay Backpackers
2.0 out of 5.0 3 Hill St, Coolangatta, QLD
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5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Friendly staff, everything very clean. Plenty of fresh air in the dorm

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019
Situated in Coolangatta, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach, Greenmount Beach, and Snapper Rocks. Kirra Beach is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) ...
Gold Coast Backpackers - Hostel
Gold Coast Backpackers - Hostel
2.5 out of 5.0 28 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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3.7/5 (209 reviews)

loved the staff very friendly and helpful kitchen was a;ways clean and no food was stolen thank god. i will definitely stay again highly recommend it

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is steps from SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also ...
Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort
Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort
1.5 out of 5.0 2837 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Situated in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach and Kurrawa Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck and Gold Coast Convention ...
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Sea World Resort

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    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (1797 reviews)

      Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast$92

      Sep 20 - Sep 21

      Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast$92

      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Gold Coast, one of its 11 hostels could be a great option. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
      • Budget-friendly prices
      • A social environment

      Hostels are a great way to stay in Gold Coast for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its beaches and sea views.


      Hostels in Gold Coast

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks get the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start:

      BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel - Located steps from Cavill Avenue. You can take advantage of free WiFi and an outdoor pool, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers.

      Aquarius Gold Coast - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You'll find showers in all rooms.

      Arrival Lodge - Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and an outdoor pool, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers and desks.

      Backpackers In Paradise Resort - Located within a 10-minute walk of Cavill Avenue. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and a nightclub. Rooms come with showers, desks, and linens.

      Gold Coast Backpackers - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a pool table. Rooms come with showers.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Gold Coast?


      The weather can be a big factor when you're discovering new places, so here's some information about the seasons:


      • The hottest months are typically February and January, while July and August are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 82° F and nighttime temperatures average 64° F
      • April-June: 79° F is the daytime average and 51° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 50° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 81° F during the day and 59° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 1.26 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Gold Coast?


      Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places to visit:

      Top Sights
      • Sea World
      • Warner Bros. Movie World
      • Dreamworld
      Natural Features
      • Cascade Gardens
      • Pratten Park
      • Macintosh Island Park
      Cultural Attractions
      • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise
      • Ripley's Believe It or Not
      • Dracula's Queensland

      Overall, Gold Coast is known for its:

      • Beaches
      • Shopping
      • Restaurants
      • Theme parks
      • Golfing

      How to Get to Gold Coast and Around the Area


      You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center. An alternative is Brisbane, QLD (BNE), which is 47.5 mi (76.4 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. Metro stations nearby include Robina Station and Nerang Train Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Varsity Lakes Station, Helensvale Station, or Gold Coast City Coomera Station.

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