The region considered to be the Gold Coast covers the expansive area from Tweed Head on the New South Wales border to Southport. There is so much to see and do within this region and it is one of the most touristy spots in Australia, which plenty of hostels. The main hub of the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise, where you will find Cavill Avenue and the Cavill Mall right off the Surfers Paradise beach. Here is where you will find all of your major shopping, nightclubs, and pubs. They also have markets along the beaches. You will find an abundance of things to do just walking around and enjoying the scenery.
Most people come here for the beaches. The beaches here are well known for their world-class surfing and you can find multiple businesses along the stretch of coast, which offer surfboard hire and surf lessons for beginners.
The Gold Coast area is also home to majority of Australia's best-known amusement and water parks. You can find them just north of the coast and your Gold Coast hostel should be able to give you information about how to get there and deals on multiple park passes for SeaWorld, MovieWorld, Wet'n'Wild, and Dream World.
Hostels in Gold Coast are scattered along the coast; all of them will be close to whatever amenities you will need during your stay. Gold Coast hostels in Surfers Paradise will be massive party hostels but if you are not as into the partying, Gold Coast hostels further north or south of this should be more chilled out and relaxed.
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I worked in Surfers Paradise for 14 months from Sep 2002-Dec 2003 for a backpackers hostel, and it's my favourite place in Australia. There's so much to do, the weathers always great, and you meet tons of people very easily. You can go to theme parks, watersports, skydiving, zorbing, nature walks in the hinterland (I …
Broadbeach is great, its only minutes to Surfers and has some great things to do as it is on the beach with its surf clubs. And the casino is always great with Thursday night -- cheap drinks in the casino's Prince Albert Bar. It's where a lot of the young loacals go.
I've stayed in Coolangatta twice, and really like the area.