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