Featuring an outdoor pool and a fully equipped communal kitchen, Coolangatta YHA is just a 10-minute walk from Gold Coast Airport.

Facilities at Coolangatta YHA Backpackers include a guest lounge area with cable TV, vending machines, table tennis and a pool table. There are 4 garden areas, a large dining area and a BBQ area. A guest laundry is also provided.

Surfboards and bicycles are available to hire. The tour desk can book snorkeling trips, whale watching tours and surfing lessons. North Kirra Beach is only 500 feet away.

All rooms include ceiling fans and have access to shared bathroom facilities. Secure private lockers are provided for all guests. Rooms with direct access to the courtyard are available.

Coolangatta YHA Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 1, 2012
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Coolangatta YHA Backpackers

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

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    750 feet from property
  • Kirra Beach

    Kirra Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    3,300 feet from property
  • Tugun

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    4,500 feet from property
  • Coolangatta Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    1.5 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
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    Yes most nights of the week we have something on. We do a trivia night, movies nights and cheap dinner nights 3 times per week. We also offer free tra...
    Answered on October 21, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Answered on October 21, 2019
  • is their a shuttle bus to coolengatta airport
    We do not have a shuttle bus but walking distance from our hostel to the airport is 5 minutes! Our location is really great and its so easy to get the...
    Answered on February 25, 2020
  • is parking available
    Yes we have free parking on site
    Answered on November 30, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Being so close to both the Gold Coast airport and the Gold Coast Highway means it can get a little noisy sometimes. But all flights cease by 10pm so a...
    Answered on December 5, 2019
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of Coolangatta YHA Backpackers
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Off-site Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Darts
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Car rental
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Coolangatta YHA Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 4:00 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 of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

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.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Coolangatta YHA Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a AUD $2.00 charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that children are permitted, but cannot be accommodated in the shared dormitory rooms. Guests under the age of 17 can only check in with a parent or designated guardian.

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

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

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.

Please inform Coolangatta YHA Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Coolangatta YHA Backpackers

  • The nearest beach is 800 feet from Coolangatta YHA Backpackers.

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

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

  • Coolangatta YHA Backpackers is 11.8 miles from the center of Gold Coast.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Coolangatta YHA Backpackers by:

    • Taxi 5min
    • Walking 10min

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

  • Coolangatta YHA Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Bowling
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Windsurfing
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Themed dinners
    • Beach
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Swimming pool
    • Movie nights
    • Tour or class about local culture