This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Coolangatta.
Coolangatta is a small city with a decent number of hostels in southern point of the Gold Coast of Australia. One cool thing about the area is that a neighbouring town called Tweed Heads is separated from Coolangatta by a single street; Tweed Heads is in New South Wales and Coolangatta belongs to Queensland -- this means that in the street that separates Tweed Heads from Coolangatta you have neighbours that live with one hour difference (there is an hour's difference between New South Wales and Queensland). People always make funny jokes with those who live in Tweed Heads and work in Coolangatta.
This is one of the best spots for surfing in the whole East Coast of Autralia -- from Tweed Heads to Kirra you have plenty of good spots for surf, and you can select the one that best fits your experience. Ask the locals for the best spots for beginners, intermediates, and experts -- you'll enjoy surf here, for sure. Kirra Beach and Belinga Beach are some of the best beaches in Australia.
Just outside Coolangatta, you will find some really nice neighbourhoods, where people still trust in their neighbours, you can leave your car unlocked, and have a good sense of community. Easily you'll find Coolangatta is a little piece of Paradise. Enjoy the numerous BBQs in the park near the beach, having a lunch seated in the grass looking at the waves. You can't miss this!
Coolangatta is well served for transportation with bus -- going along the entire Gold Coast -- and the Gold Coast airport is only five minutes' distance.
There are a few hostels in Coolangatta and most of them are presented as good value for money. Don't worry if the hostel in Coolangatta is not near the city centre, you should only ensure that is near the beach (less than five minutes' walking). Most Coolangatta's hostels are very relaxed with good facilities and you should expect good price-quality relations.
Written by local enthusiast for Coolangatta hostelsCoffeeMarks