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The 10 Best Hostels in Gold Coast, Australia

Some of the best backpacker spots in Gold Coast

Rainbow Bay Backpackers

Coolangatta, Gold Coast

Set within 8 km of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and 14 km of Burleigh Head National Park, Rainbow Bay Backpackers offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Gold Coast. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The hostel features an outdoor swimming pool and luggage storage space. The rooms were clean, staff friendly, facilities fantastic, location...simply awesome...

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9.4
Awesome
26 reviews

Down Under Hostels by the beach

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

Down Under Hostels by the beach offers an outdoor pool. You can play billiards at the accommodation. Enjoy a night in watching the 65-inch flat-screen TV with Netflix and cable channels or a night out on a pub crawl organised by the property on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Everything, nice staff, clean, comfy!!

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8.2
Very Good
712 reviews

Bunk Surfers Paradise

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

Bunk Surfers Paradise is just a 4-minute walk from the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach, and boasts an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub. Guests enjoy free WiFi in public areas, and the convenience of a 24-hour front desk. Everything. Hands down nicest hostel I have ever been to. The beds are set up so that they are kind of enclosed to give you a private space whilst in a dorm. Every room has its own washroom. Every bed has its own light and outlets. Swimming pool, free breakfast, CLEAN - so clean everything is clean. Honestly feel like you are staying at the ritz Carlton of hostels. HIGHLY recommend, in fact if you don’t stay here I have nothing to say to you.

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8.7
Excellent
845 reviews

Down Under Hostels

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Down Under Hostels is set in Gold Coast, 2.7 km from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sky Point Observatory Deck is 350m from the property, while Surfer's Paradise is 400m away. Sea World is 5.5 km from Down Under Hostels. Amazing party hostel. people were friendly and the plans were great. highly recommended and i would return again

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8.5
Very Good
686 reviews

Aquarius Gold Coast

Southport, Gold Coast

Free WiFi access is available at Aquarius Gold Coast, which offers dormitory-style accommodation and a fully equipped communal kitchen. Guests can relax beside the outdoor swimming pool and spa pool.

Aquarius Gold Coast includes free linen and blankets. All rooms include bunk beds. Hairdryers and hair straighteners are available for hire. Amazing facilities and even better staff. I only needed a room for a few hours and ended up staying 3 nights. I’ll be back to Aquarius Gold Coast.

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8.1
Very Good
285 reviews

Backpackers In Paradise Resort

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

Backpackers In Paradise is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, just a minute’s walk from the transit centre, beach, clubs, restaurants and tourist attractions. Free WiFi and a courtesy bus pick up is provided. Great staff. Good party culture but also relaxing by the pool. Easy walk to everything

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7.4
Good
1,098 reviews

Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

The famous Surfers Paradise Beach is just a 5-minute walk away when you stay at Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort. The hostel offers free WiFi, breakfast, a tennis court and an outdoor pool.

Backpackers Resort Surfers Paradise has won the TripAdvisor Award for Excellence for both 2014 and 2015. Guests have a choice between dormitory rooms and self-contained 2-bedroom apartments. StAff were great and there’s plenty of activities you can do as well as cook your own food in the kitchen

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7.7
Good
731 reviews

Budds In Surfers Backpackers

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

Just 270 m from Budds Beach and a 10-minute walk from Surfers Paradise Beach, guests enjoy an outdoor saltwater swimming pool and free WiFi at Budds In Surfers Backpackers. There is an onsite bar offering evening entertainment.

The property offers private and dormitory-style rooms. All feature air conditioning, personal lockers and access to shared or private bathroom facilities. All rooms are cleaned daily. Close to the beach and down town, big kitchen, nice common areas, good bathrooms, surfboard rental in the hostel, pool.

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7.5
Good
557 reviews

Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort

Surfers' Paradise, Gold Coast

Offering free WiFi and a swimming pool, Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort is 500 metres from Surfers Paradise Beach. All rooms feature cooking facilities. Free high speed WiFi is available.

Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort is 5 minutes’ walk from several bars, cubs and restaurants. It is 25 minutes’ drive from Gold Coast Airport. Friendly staff, amazing environment specially for a solo traveler, always something going on by the pool. The rooms are like apartments, each of them with a kitchen and toilet. They get cleaned every day!

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6.8
Review score
393 reviews

Coolangatta Sands Hotel

Coolangatta, Gold Coast

Coolangatta Sands Hotel features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and BBQ facilities in Gold Coast. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a shared kitchen.

At the hostel, all rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. Quite cheap for a double room and it's near the airport

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7
Good
521 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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