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Just 100 yards from Budds Beach, sunset spot and a 5-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.

Budds In Surfers Hostel is a 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Cavill Avenue. Both Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water World is a 20-minute drive away.

The property offers private and dormitory-style rooms. All feature air conditioning and access to shared or private bathroom facilities. All rooms are cleaned daily. The dormitory rooms offer personal lockers.

Guests can enjoy a game of pool tables, free surf board and bike hire. There is access to the shared lounge and kitchen areas. Bike and surfboard rental can be arranged with an additional charge and daily activities.

Guest can get the discount on GetWet surf lessons and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding tours.

This is our guests' favourite part of Gold Coast, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Budds In Surfers Backpackers has been welcoming guests since 15 May 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Gold Coast, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Budds Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    300 yards from property
  • Surfers Paradise Beach

    Surfers Paradise Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    400 yards from property
  • Narrowneck

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    800 yards from property
  • Main Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    1,500 yards from property
  • Pelican Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Anzac Park Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Broadbeach

    9.0 Superb beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Broadwater Parklands Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Due to the coronavirus, you have some restriction with staying in this hostel?
    Yes! We are taking every precaution such as implementing strict social distancing practices and around the clock cleaning of all facilities!
    Answered on 10 June 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes we have a free luggage storage room.
    Answered on 18 November 2019
  • hi. i am 43 year old. can i stay there ?
    Hi there! I am sorry but to ensure all guests are comfortable, we have an age limit of 18-35 in dorm rooms. But we can always offer you a private room :)
    Answered on 10 January 2023
  • Do u have tv in rooms
    Hello, Thank you for getting touch with us. Unfortunately we do not have TVs in the rooms. Kind Regards, Budds In Surfer team
    Answered on 18 April 2022
  • Hi, do you have air conditioning in the dorms ?
    Hello! Yes, we do :)
    Answered on 28 August 2022
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Facilities of Budds In Surfers Backpackers
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Bingo
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adult only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Yoga classes
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

House rules

Budds In Surfers Backpackers takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


07:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.


Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 22:00 and 07:00

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests aged between 18 and 35


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos American Express Bankcard Budds In Surfers Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

All guests must have a valid passport or driver's license in order to check-in.

Please note that guests checking in must be 18 years of age or over.

Please note that this property does not have any policies, procedures or resources in place to accommodate the unique needs of school graduates during the annual 'Schoolies Week' period. It does not have adequate resources to engage qualified security personnel to guarantee the safety, comfort and convenience of school graduate guests during this period.

Please note that there is a $1 charge when you pay with any credit card.

Please advise the property of the number of guests staying in each room as group bookings are available on request only. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Budds In Surfers Backpackers

  • The prices at Budds In Surfers Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The nearest beach is just 350 yards from Budds In Surfers Backpackers.

  • Budds In Surfers Backpackers is 600 yards from the centre of Gold Coast.

  • Check-in at Budds In Surfers Backpackers is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Budds In Surfers Backpackers offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Table tennis
    • Evening entertainment
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Bingo
    • Beach
    • Entertainment staff
    • Happy hour
    • Bicycle rental
    • Pub crawls
    • Yoga classes
    • Swimming Pool

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.