Best Backpacker Hostels on the Gold Coast

When you’re backpacking Australia, Queensland’s Gold Coast is a must on your itinerary.

While Sydney and Melbourne are well-know internationally, it’s the Gold Coast where you’ll have the most fun. Our city of 500,000 people stretches along the white sandy beaches or the East Coast and is surrounded by luscious green hinterland. There’s plenty of water activities, bush walking and theme parks. But don’t expect to rest at the end of a long day, cause things are just heating up. Queensland’s Gold Coast is Australia’s biggest party town with thousands of pubs, bars and clubs – not to mention a world-class casino. While there’s plenty of places to stay on the coast, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are best suited to backpackers.

Check out the Top 3 Best Backpacker Hostel Accommodation on the Gold Coast.

1. Bunk, Surfers Paradise


Bunk takes backpacking in Australia to whole new level, literally. There’s plenty of activities, games and competitions. These guys are located a short walk from anywhere and everywhere. Beer pong, trivia nights and pub crawls, they’ve thought of everything! Don’t be surprised if you book for 3 nights and stay for a month. Simply the best backpackers on the Coast.

6 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise

Phone +61 7 5676 6418

Website / Facebook

2. Backpackers in Paradise, Surfers Paradise


Backpackers in Paradise is very close to the heart of Surfers Paradise and even closer to the main transit centre. Party bus, bar, pool, bbq and the cheapest surf lessons in town. Put simply, Backpackers in Paradise is one of the best backpacker hostels on the Gold Coast – you’ll have a ball. These guys know how to keep the fun crankin’.

1800 268 621

40 Peninsula Drive, Surfers Paradise

Website / Facebook

3. Down Under Hostel, Surfers Paradise

Down Under Hostels Surfers Paradise

It doesn’t get much sweeter than this joint. Down Under Hostels features a pool table, purpose-built beer pong tables, laundry, free laundry and wifi and s*itloads more. The perfect place to chill, play and party. Easy walk to the heart of Surfers Paradise.

76 Appel Street, Surfers Paradise

Phone +61 7 5608 9839

Website / Facebook


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