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Aquarius Gold Coast
2 out of 5
44 Queen Street, Southport, QLD
The price is $46 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Located in Southport, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Chevron Renaissance, and Sea World. Cavill Avenue and SkyPoint Observation ...

3.8/5Good! (142 reviews)
Great location

"Very easy location close to beach, awesome!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Aquarius Gold Coast
Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise
2 out of 5
76 Appel Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $57 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance ...

3.7/5Good! (39 reviews)

"Free use of both washing machine & dryer, laundry facilities, including the provision of laundry detergent;+ Cable TV; + quick, easy, close by, walking distance, to GLink Tram, Cavill Mall, Surf Lifesaver Flags @ Surfers Paradise & Northcliff Beaches; yet quiet location. Not good:- the couches! They ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

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Maxmee Resort - Hostel
1 out of 5
2837 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $51 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition ...

2.5/5 (4 reviews)

"Great stay and no problems or issues, but it could have been cleaner. Would stay again :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

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Budds in Surfers
2 out of 5
6 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Adrenalin Park, Chevron Renaissance, and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Slingshot ...

3.2/5 (125 reviews)
Locals arent allowed

"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

Budds in Surfers
Coolangatta Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
Cnr Griffith And Mclean St, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is $60 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Coolangatta, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Twin Towns Uniting Church, Coolangatta Beach, and Kirra Beach. Greenmount Beach and Snapper ...

3.3/5 (117 reviews)

"Location is great. Sparse, but clean room. Air conditioning didn't work, had a fan in the room but it was quite hot still."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Backpackers In Paradise Resort
2.5 out of 5
40 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, SkyPoint Observation Deck, and Chevron Renaissance. Surfers Paradise Beach ...

3.3/5 (151 reviews)
Nothing beyond expectations

"Everything was as expected. Cleanliness, service etc.. The atmosphere however was very flat during the entirety of my stay. Staff were nice though. Would probably try and go somewhere a bit livelier next time around."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Backpackers In Paradise Resort
BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
6 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Surfers Paradise Beach and SkyPoint Observation Deck are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (272 reviews)

"The hotel installation, and calm warm welcoming and lovely receptionist"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel
Mummas Hostel Surfers Paradise
2 out of 5
8 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $50 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, SkyPoint Observation Deck, and Chevron Renaissance. Surfers Paradise Beach ...

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)

"Friendly people, facilities good, got pool, kitchen area maintenance well, Air conditioning in room, parking outside alright, off street parking okay, cleaners are doing the good job, the management maintained the bathroom area as well, 8mins from shops, good value"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Mummas Hostel Surfers Paradise
Rainbow Bay Backpackers
2 out of 5
3 Hill St, Coolangatta, QLD
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Located 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) ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Reception staff were wonderful!! This is my first time staying at a backpackers and it has set the standard pretty high! Each dorm room had its own bathroom, everything was so clean, and quiet, shared kitchen was fantastic too!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Rainbow Bay Backpackers
Gold Coast Backpackers - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
28 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is steps from SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (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

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Coolangatta YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
230 Coolangatta Road, Bilinga, QLD
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Located in Bilinga, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bilinga Beach and Kirra Beach. Coolangatta Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are also within 3 ...

3.7/5Good! (125 reviews)

"Close to the airport and beach, quick check in, all the facilities of a good back packers Stayed in an 8 bed dorm. Mattress was a little thin but still managed a good night sleep."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Coolangatta YHA - Hostel
Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
3 out of 5
26 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise Beach, and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Chevron Renaissance ...

2.9/5 (94 reviews)
Scam

"It was shut down, and didnt tell me! Hotel. Com just sent me au$25 coupon, couldnt refund the cash for me. Like scam"…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
Down Under Hostels by the beach
2 out of 5
3323 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt and Surfers Paradise Beach. Chevron Renaissance and Slingshot are ...

3.4/5 (14 reviews)

"The key didn’t open the door to the room so they suggested we leave it open all night."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

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Sea World Resort

Sea World Resort

4.5 out of 5
Sea World Drive Main Beach Gold Coast, Main Beach, QLD
The price is $161 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (1,240 reviews)

"It was a great experience. The room was spacious and clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Sea World Resort
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is $126 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,143 reviews)

"Just Love the Star, the staff always so nice & what a fun place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $113 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
3.7/5Good! (940 reviews)

"The view was amazing and staff were friendly. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Gold Coast?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for going out. We’ve heard good things about the theme park and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Gold Coast?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start: Budds in Surfers - Located steps from Slingshot. Property features include free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with showers. BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel - Located steps from Cavill Avenue. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Coolangatta Sands Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Aquarius Gold Coast - Located within a 20-minute walk of Broadwater Parklands. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers. Maxmee Resort - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as an outdoor pool.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Gold Coast?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Gold Coast, one of Expedia’s 13 hostels might be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Gold Coast?
The weather is important when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 75°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 61°F. Average annual precipitation for Gold Coast is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do in Gold Coast?
Overall, Gold Coast is known for its beaches, restaurants, and theme parks. Major attractions include SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and The Star Gold Coast. Get out into nature with places like Kirra Beach, Coolangatta Beach, and Springbrook National Park. Cultural attractions include Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Dracula’s Queensland, and Spotlight Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Gold Coast while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Gold Coast on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Coolangatta Airport (OOL), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center. An alternative is Brisbane, QLD Airport (BNE), located 47.5 mi (76.4 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at Florida Gardens station, Broadbeach South Light Rail Station, and Robina Station. To check out more of the area, take a train from Varsity Lakes Station, Helensvale Station, or Gold Coast City Coomera Station.