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Gold Coast Hostels

Friendly and relaxed – hostels are the perfect base for nomads.

More than 1 million people last month said they'd recommend to their family and friends.

The 10 Best Hostels in Gold Coast, Australia

Check out our selection of great hostels in Gold Coast

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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.

Most Booked Hostels in Gold Coast This Month

Gold Coast Backpackers Hostel

Surfers' Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, Australia

7.0 Good 597 hostel reviews

This hostel in Gold Coast has been booked 388 times.

Down Under Hostels

Surfers' Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, Australia

8.0 Very Good 859 hostel reviews

This hostel in Gold Coast has been booked 339 times.

Backpackers In Paradise Resort

Surfers' Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, Australia

7.2 Good 837 hostel reviews

This hostel in Gold Coast has been booked 325 times.

Down Under Hostels by the beach

Surfers' Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, Australia

8.7 Excellent 183 hostel reviews

This hostel in Gold Coast has been booked 299 times.

Bunk Surfers Paradise

Surfers' Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, Australia

8.4 Very Good 620 hostel reviews

This hostel in Gold Coast has been booked 260 times.

Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort

Surfers' Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, Australia

6.9 Review score 429 hostel reviews

This hostel in Gold Coast has been booked 212 times.

Hostels That Guests Love in Gold Coast

Karana Palms Self Contained Apartments

“The only thing good about this place is the great location and it’s cheap if you’re on a budget. It’s not fancy but it will do the trick.”

Jun 27, 2018

Down Under Hostels

“Had the best stay ever at Down Under! Such an amazing atmosphere with great people working there. There is always something going on, which made it very easy to meet new people and make friends. The facilities were also pretty good; large and modern kitchen, bathroom and lounge area. Definitely the best hostel I’ve stayed at in Australia so far!”

Apr 20, 2018

Ipanema Resort Surfers Paradise

“First off all, it is cheap. If you have a smaller budget, are a backpacker or just want to spend more money on drinkin' beer - then this is the place for you. Clean sheets and a private bathroom. The pool area is amazing and the gym has a couple of nice machines. There is also a Sauna, however, we didn't try it. It is fairly close to the city centre - where you can drink beer. You can walk into the city and it takes around 15-20 min. You can also uber in for $10-15 or take the tram. The staff is nice and helpful”

Feb 22, 2018

Backpackers In Paradise Resort

“The location is very good, near to the restaurants, shops and to the beach! There's a friendly atmosphere in the hostel and it's easy to meet new people and have a good time. The food and drinks are cheap too :)”

Feb 13, 2018

Bunk Surfers Paradise

“It was one of the best hostels I have stayed in Australia! Well located, close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Good infrastructure: living room with TV/books, kitchen and appliances, swimpool, lift, bike rental, tour agency. Comfy matress, clean sheets, individual plugs and lights in each bed, lockers, AC, rubish, and clean room/batroom. Free brekkie: toast, butter/jam/peanut butter, tea, instant coffee, cereals, milk. In addition, the shape of bunk beds give you a bit more of privacy.”

Jan 30, 2018

Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort

“Nice hostel, great atmosphere and easy to meet new people. Great location. Beach, bars, restaurant, supermarket,... in walking distance. It was nice to have an own kitchen and living area on the floor, very clean”

Jan 1, 2018

Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort

“Perfect for backpackers, the facilities are in the middle of the rooms so it has a homely feel to it. We were in a 4 bed mixed room and the beds were decent. Great location and the hostel staff are really nice. We were only there for one night but tried to get us involved in the night entertainment they organised. There was a pool and something on every night. Definitely recommend for backpackers and it was decent priced. ”

Dec 23, 2017

Bunk Surfers Paradise

“By far the best hostel I have ever stayed. I was in a 4 bed female dormitory, rooms were emasculate. On suite bathroom also very clean. I love how the beds are so private, they are also secure so the person above you doesn’t rock the bed. Lovely balcony overlooking the pool, fantastic location and 1 minute away from the greyhound bus stop. Staff very helpful. The hostel wasn’t overly busy but maybe that’s because it is new but I was happy with that as it was somewhere I could relax! ”

Oct 30, 2017

Surfers Paradise YHA

“the location was helpful as we went whale watching its a YHA so no expectations staff were friendly and helpful cheap budget accomodation suits backpackers but great location if you want to visit Marina Cove, seaworld and whale watching.”

Sept 14, 2017

Down Under Hostels

“So happy I chose Down Under hostels! One of the best hostels I've stayed at in my time traveling Australia! The place was clean, the staff was friendly and made me feel like family and the brand new showers were a great surprise for a tired backpacker. Tons of new people to meet yet very respectful at night for noise levels. Definitely will be back again.”

Dec 19, 2016

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