Backpacker Hostels in Coolangatta, Australia

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Get to know Coolangatta (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Coolangatta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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 Coolangatta Beach

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 hostels

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FAQ about Coolangatta Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Coolangatta. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Coolangatta. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 2 Hostels in Coolangatta. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Coolangatta, Australia.

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Your Packing List for Coolangatta

Your Packing List for Coolangatta

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Coolangatta and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Coolangatta Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Coolangatta, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Coolangatta
Coolangatta YHA Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Coolangatta
Komune is the best rated
8.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Coolangatta - Gold Coast (1 Km / 0.7 mi.)
Broadbeach (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Murwillumbah (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Gold Coast (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Surfers Paradise (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Southport (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Stradbroke Island (39 Km / 24 mi.)

Travel Tips for Coolangatta - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Coolangatta. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Coolangatta. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

I went there once and stayed in a hotel and it was gorgeous.


I have stayed in Coolangatta for the past two weeks and scored heaps of good waves.


If you surf, this is the place for you. If you don't, go there and look at the ones who do. Coolangatta is awesome!


Coolangatta easily guarantees you a great time. Everyone is very relaxed and out for a good time.


Love Coolangatta, my all time favorite place


Coolangatta is better than surfers just up the coast. Not as touristy or maxed out with souvenier shops. Good beaches, less crowds.


I've stayed in Coolangatta twice, and really like the area.


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