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Budds in Surfers
2 out of 5
6 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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The price is CA $81 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

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
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! (273 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2020

BUNK Backpackers Surfers Paradise - Hostel
Coolangatta Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
Cnr Griffith And Mclean St, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is CA $90 per night from Mar 23 to Mar 24

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)

"It was so loud. You couldn’t sleep. Down the bottom was party and I got no rest till around 2/3 am"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2020

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Aquarius Gold Coast
2 out of 5
44 Queen Street, Southport, QLD
The price is CA $86 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

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
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 $69 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

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 ...

2.8/5 (5 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2020

Maxmee Resort - Hostel
Backpackers In Paradise Resort
2.5 out of 5
40 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is CA $59 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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 (152 reviews)

"Nothing except value, waiting for check in half hour, no attention in reception, no answer on phone"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2021

Backpackers In Paradise Resort
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
Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise
2 out of 5
76 Appel Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is CA $72 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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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Mummas Hostel Surfers Paradise
2 out of 5
8 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, SkyPoint Observation Deck, and Chevron Renaissance. Surfers Paradise Beach ...

3.4/5 (5 reviews)
Cosy hostel with friendly, home-like vibe

"A small but cosy hostel that is a 10 minute walk from the beach, shop, restaurants and pubs. There is free pizza on Tuesdays and bbq on Saturdays. The staff is always friendly and the vibe makes you feel at home. I would definitely stay again the next time I visit the Gold Coast."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2021

Mummas Hostel Surfers Paradise
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

Gold Coast Backpackers - 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
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
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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QT Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast

5 out of 5
Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is CA $180 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
4.2/5Very Good! (953 reviews)

"I loved the location! so close to the beach and pretty much everything else!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2021

QT Gold Coast
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 CA $171 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,138 reviews)

"Room and facilities were great. Parking was a nightmare but it was Valentine's weekend. We had to park on the roof and walk down three flights of stairs, across a busy carpark, just to get to the entrance."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2021

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is CA $111 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,520 reviews)

"Great location nice views modern apartments perfect"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2021

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
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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?
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: Coolangatta Sands Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms. 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. Rainbow Bay Backpackers - Located within a 5-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach. Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. Aquarius Gold Coast - Located within a 20-minute walk of Broadwater Parklands. Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges. 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 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.

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