Stay in the heart of Gold Coast Excellent location – show map

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Just 350 feet 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' favorite part of Gold Coast, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Gold Coast, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!


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4 reasons to choose Budds In Surfers Backpackers

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Budds Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    850 feet from property
  • Surfers Paradise Beach

    Surfers Paradise Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1,200 feet from property
  • Narrowneck

    8.8 Excellent beach
    2,350 feet from property
  • Main Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    4,550 feet from property
  • Pelican Beach

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

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Broadbeach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Broadwater Parklands Beach

    8.7 Excellent 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 June 10, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes we have a free luggage storage room.
    Answered on November 18, 2019
  • 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 April 18, 2022
  • Hi, do you have air conditioning in the dorms ?
    Hello! Yes, we do :)
    Answered on August 28, 2022
  • can I stay here if I am 53 years old
    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 August 28, 2022
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Budds In Surfers Backpackers
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shared kitchen
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Budds In Surfers Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos Debit card 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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

  • Check-in at Budds In Surfers Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Budds In Surfers Backpackers by:

    • Bus 1h

  • The prices at Budds In Surfers Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

  • Budds In Surfers Backpackers is 1,800 feet from the center of Gold Coast.

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

    • Pool table
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beach
    • Happy hour
    • Bar crawls
    • Entertainment staff
    • Swimming pool

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Budds In Surfers Backpackers.