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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 CA $54 per night

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (37 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

Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise
Aquarius Gold Coast
2 out of 5
44 Queen Street, Southport, QLD
The price is CA $64 per night

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (141 reviews)
Great location

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

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2020

Aquarius Gold Coast
Coolangatta Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
Cnr Griffith And Mclean St, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is CA $71 per night

Situated near the beach, 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 (115 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
Budds in Surfers
2 out of 5
6 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $79 per night

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

3.2/5 (124 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
Maxmee Resort - Hostel
1 out of 5
2837 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $43 per night

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 ...

1/5 (1 review)

"This is Another Scam. the property was below standard had to leave immediately, made a complaint and waiting for a week to resolve this,, Terrible Service"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

Maxmee Resort - Hostel
Backpackers In Paradise Resort
2.5 out of 5
40 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is CA $54 per night

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 ...

3.3/5 (151 reviews)

"Staff were really friendly and good organised nights out :)"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 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 the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Surfers Paradise Beach and SkyPoint Observation ...

4.2/5Very Good! (268 reviews)
Would definitely stay again

"Probably one of the best hostels I've been to. In a very good location, about a ten minute (if that) walk to the beach, restaurant and mall. The beds were clean and comfortable, the lockers were large and had a safe to store items. Would definitely stay again. My only complain is the elevator had ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 3, 2020

BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel
Gold Coast Backpackers - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
28 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this hostel is steps away from SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are ...

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

Gold Coast Backpackers - Hostel
Down Under Hostels by the beach
2 out of 5
3323 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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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 ...

3.2/5 (13 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

Down Under Hostels by the beach
Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
3 out of 5
26 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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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 ...

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

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
Mummas Hostel Surfers Paradise
2 out of 5
8 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $29 per night

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

Mummas Hostel Surfers Paradise
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Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is CA $81 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,234 reviews)

"It was very nice, and pretty and clean and the sunrise was perfect like the comfy bed and tall shower"…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Avani Broadbeach Residences
Avani Broadbeach Residences
4.5 out of 5
2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is CA $144 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (634 reviews)

"Good location, friendly helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms,"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Avani Broadbeach Residences
Oaks Gold Coast Hotel
Oaks Gold Coast Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2801 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is CA $93 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (57 reviews)

"Awsome place to stay staff friendly great location close to all the site"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2020

Oaks Gold Coast Hotel
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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 12 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:

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. Rooms come with showers.

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 - Located within a 20-minute walk of Broadwater Parklands. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You'll find showers in all rooms.

Budds in Surfers - Located steps from Slingshot. You can take advantage of free continental breakfast and free WiFi, as well as an outdoor pool.

Coolangatta YHA - Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Kirra Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You'll find showers in all rooms.

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
  • SkyPoint Observation Deck
  • Surfers Paradise Beach
  • The Star Gold Coast
Natural Features
  • Springbrook National Park
  • Broadwater Parklands
  • WhiteWater World
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. 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 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?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Gold Coast, one of its 10 hostels might be a great choice for you. 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: Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers. Aquarius Gold Coast - Located within a 20-minute walk of Broadwater Parklands. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers. Budds in Surfers - Located steps from Slingshot. Property features include free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers. Maxmee Resort - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach. Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a bar. Backpackers In Paradise Resort - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue. Property features include free breakfast, free parking, and a nightclub. You’ll find showers, desks, and linens in all rooms.
What's the weather like in Gold Coast?
Good weather’s definitely a plus 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 rainfall 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 Springbrook National Park, Kurrawa Beach, and Broadwater Parklands. Cultural attractions include Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Dracula’s Queensland, and Arts Centre Gold Coast.
What's the best way to get around Gold Coast?
You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away. An alternative is Brisbane, QLD (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.

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