3 Hostels in Gold Coast, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Gold Coast, Australia. You can choose from 3 Gold Coast hostels. In total, there are 5 cheap places to stay in Gold Coast such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $21 for a dorm.

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Get to know Gold Coast (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 Gold Coast. To help you make friends with Gold Coast before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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This beautiful coastal city along Queensland’s southeast corner is a fairly high-profile destination for tourists both within Australia and abroad – primarily lovers of watersports flocking to Gold Coast’s famous Surfers Paradise district.

The area boasts a mild, subtropical climate, and the consistently warm weather year-round make it a perfect spot for a beach vacation. This region is also home to the Gold Coast Hinterland, a predominantly rural area containing mountain ranges covered in a thick carpet of rainforest broken up by creeks, waterfalls, valleys, and unique rock formations.

The Hinterland is mostly protected national parks, and provide a unique opportunity for visitors to explore some of Australia’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Sections of the Hinterland have been cleared for wineries and other agricultural pursuits, and tours of this area are available for visitors who don’t want to drive themselves.

More than 30 beaches cover almost 40km of shoreline in Gold Coast, easily explaining why this destination is so popular with vacationers seeking a holiday in the sun. Several beaches can be easily reached by foot from a local hotel or hostel, but others will require catching a shuttle or a taxi.

A stay at a hostel or hotel in Gold Coast also provides tourists with the opportunity to explore tons of exciting theme parks, some of which can become quite busy during peak season. Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Australian Outback Spectacular, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Tropical Fruit World, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are all within driving distance of a hotel or hostel here, and can keep visitors busy for days.

Visitors can fly into Brisbane, about one hour north of Gold Coast. Taxis, shuttles, and car rentals are available from the airport to get tourists to their local accommodation – and on the beach, enjoying the spectacular Australian sunshine.

Written by local enthusiast for Gold Coast hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Gold Coast hostels Jakob Lombardi

Other Nearby Cities
Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise (0.3 Km / 0.2 mi.)
Broadbeach Broadbeach (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Southport Southport (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Stradbroke Island Stradbroke Island (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Coolangatta - Gold Coast Coolangatta - Gold Coast (22 Km / 13 mi.)
Coolangatta Coolangatta (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Murwillumbah Murwillumbah (37 Km / 23 mi.)

FAQ about Gold Coast Hostels

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Budds In Surfers is the best rated hostel for partying in Gold Coast.
It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

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Your Packing List for Gold Coast

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Gold Coast 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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Gold Coast