Top 3 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. Sleeping Inn, Surfers Paradise


Sleeping Inn really puts on a show. There’s plenty of activities, games and competitions. These guys are located a short walk from anywhere and everywhere. Open air pool movie nights, drinking games and $7 all you can eat pizza. They’ve literally 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.

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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’.

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3. Backpackers Resort, Surfers Paradise


It doesn’t get much sweeter than this joint. Easy walk to the heart of Surfers Paradise, Backpackers Resort is on the Gold Coast Hwy, with trams and buses running up and down the Coast from outside your door. Backpackers Resort features a pool, mini tennis court, laundry, table tennis, a bar and s*itloads more. The thing we like about this joint is that you wouldn’t know it’s on a main road. It’s well designed to provide guests with complete privacy from the outside world. The perfect place to chill, play and party.

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