Backpacker Hostels in Surfers Paradise, Australia

8 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $34 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Surfers Paradise

Solo Traveller
"Surf Inn Boutique Backpackers in Gold Coast provides adults-only accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds and music. This property does not have a shared kitchen however it does … More
#1 Top Rated
Solo Traveller
"Tequila Sunrise Hostel Central Surfers Paradise is a one storey, newly refurbished, with the state of the art 100-bed capsule beds. Each bed comes equipped with your personal large locker, … More

Budds In Surfers

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The Location Unfortunately, the shuttle bus does not meet all the Greyhound buses, so if you arrive after the shuttle hours (6 p.m.), you're walking to the hostel. It is close to the beach, … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms The hostel has just been renovated, so every room is quite modern with new beds and lockers. Beds are big and have their own light and plugs. Beds are arranged in a certain … More

Maxmee Resort

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…I met a lot of great people and cannot say enough about how much fun I had. I appreciate the hard work that Alice, Charlie, Neil, Jimmy, Heidi, and the rest of the staff did for the other guests … More
$ Cheapest
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Hostel was good close to everything and clean room we stayed in a 4 bed dorm.There is a bar at the hostel so cant bring your own drink in we tried but got caught. bar was good tho cheep beers. All … More
Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The nearest supermarket is a bus ride into downtown Surfers. Because this hostel just opened, the place is newish and clean -- remember that previous to the YHA, this was a different hostel. A … More
Solo Traveller
26-28 Peninsular Drive ... More

Backpacker Hostels in Surfers Paradise, Australia

8 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $34 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Surfers Paradise (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 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 Surfers Paradise.

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 Surfers Paradise Beach

Surfers Paradise is a happening city along the gorgeous and always sunny Gold Coast in Southern Queensland. This is where you want to stay for the easiest access to everything the Gold Coast has to offer. Surfers (as the locals call it) is a paradise for anyone who loves to shop, surf, or just have a fun night out. There are many great shopping streets just back from the beach where you can buy a cheap souvenir, buy some duty free goods, or buy some Aussie beach fashion.

If surfing is your scene, then the beach at Surfers is the place to go as there is always some wave action going on here and plenty of places to rent a board. Or if you just prefer to lie on the beach, then you have kilometers of never ending beach to choose from. Surfers Paradise is also a city with some great food and nightlife so after a hard day at the beach then you can explore the city and find something to suit everyone's tastes.

And don't just stay in Surfers Paradise all day, because with great transport links to the rest of the Gold Coast, it's easy to explore what the rest of the Gold Coast has to offer. If you like theme parks, then you can catch a bus out to Dreamworld, Wet n Wild Water Park, Movie World, or Sea World, and enjoy some of the world's best rides. Or if you want to get out into the Rainforest then you have the Lamington National Park, which is a great day trip. Or if you just want to go to a quieter beach then you can head North or South depending on your mood.

Surfers Paradise hostels offer something for everyone. Many of them are in town or within a few blocks of town and the beach. Or you can choose to stay a little bit further out, like at Southport and Main Beach, where it is much quieter but still reasonably close to all Transport links and to Surfers Paradise.

Most Surfers Paradise hostels have a bar or offer pub crawls so there is no shortage of opportunities to meet people. A lot of the hostels also have pools for when you are not hitting the surf. Some are even part of larger resorts so you get to use all the resort facilities including Tennis Courts and Spa/Sauna. Some also offer Pickup from the Transit Centre.

Surfers Paradise does get busy all year round because of its warm, sunny climate, so do book your hostel ahead. And there are many special events that leave the town booked out, such as in October when the V8 Supercars speed through the streets or in November when Australia's 18 year-olds all head to Schoolies for their end of high school party.

Written by local enthusiast for Surfers Paradise hostels

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Surfers Paradise 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 Surfers Paradise, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 8
Average dorm price $39
Average private room price $153
Cheapest hostel in Surfers Paradise Backpackers In Paradise Resort with $29
Party hostels in Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise YHA (5 in total)
Most Surfers Paradise hostels are located in Mariners Cove
Average rating of all hostels 7.8

FAQ about Surfers Paradise Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Surfers Paradise. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

3 Hostels in Surfers Paradise with Private Rooms

3 Hostels in Surfers Paradise with Private Rooms

3 Best Hostels in Surfers Paradise

3 Best Hostels in Surfers Paradise

5 Cheapest Hostels in Surfers Paradise

5 Cheapest Hostels in Surfers Paradise

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Coolangatta (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Tweed Heads (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Murwillumbah (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Point Lookout (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Nimbin (69 Km / 43 mi.)

Travel Tips for Surfers Paradise - from the Community

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