Backpacker Hostels in Gold Coast, Australia

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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

FAQ about Gold Coast Hostels

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A hostel in Gold Coast costs on average $30 for a dorm. A hostel in Gold Coast with private rooms costs on average $290. shows all 7 Hostels in Gold Coast. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 7 hostels in Gold Coast, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Gold Coast such as
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Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
7 Total number of hostels
$30 Average dorm price
$290 Average private room price
Cheapest hostel in Gold Coast
Coolangatta YHA Backpackers is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Gold Coast
Maxmee Resort is the best rated
Most Gold Coast hostels are located in
Mariners Cove
4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Surfers Paradise (0.3 Km / 0.2 mi.)
Broadbeach (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Southport (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Palm Beach (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Stradbroke Island (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Coolangatta (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Tweed Heads (22 Km / 14 mi.)

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