The hostel is located really near the beach (5 min walk), but quite far from the city. So if you want to party every night it's not the right place for you. If you just want to enjoy the nice beach, then it's a great place. The area has a small mall (with a Mc Donald) 1 restaurant (really expansive) and a deck with boats and helicopters. The hostel also offer a free pick up from / to the central station until the afternoon.
Rooms are small, have lockers (you have to bring your own lock though) but too few electric sockets. Overall is clean, but bathrooms and bed linen can be cleaner. The kitchen is also fine and has fridges and dishes you can use. There is also a small relax area with a tv and dvds. To go to the bathrooms you have to pass through the kitchen and this can be awkard.
Staff is friendly.
The only problem we had was with a guest. He was there for all days we stayed and he was always drunk. Couches often smelled of pee because of him. We reported this to the receptionist (a young guy) who did nothing.
Overall it's a nice hostel if you want a cheap place near the beach (I have been also to Brisbane YHA, that is completely better).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is something for every backpacker at Surfers Paradise YHA hostel; white sandy beaches, 24 hour shopping, theme parks (Seaworld down the road) and national parks, adrenalin kicks on the ground, in the air and underwater, city sights and rainforest hinterland. Surfers Paradise is all about action, excitement and adventure! The YHA Travel desk at reception offers a wide range of activities and tours. There is also a free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Surfers Paradise Yha At Main Beach Hotel Surfers Paradise
- Surfers Paradise YHA At Main Beach Gold Coast, Australia