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Hotel Description

Budds in Surfers puts you in the heart of Gold Coast, steps from Slingshot and within a 10-minute stroll of Chevron Renaissance. Highlights at this hostel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

At the hostel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Surfers Paradise hostel include Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue.

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$64* Per night/room 13 May - 14 May

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

4 Bed Dorm - Female Only

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Budds in Surfers ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Budds in Surfers

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Students (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2021

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3 out of 5
Not bad for a backpackers

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
The staff were great. Would have liked an ensuit in room.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 10 Dec. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Apr. 2019 by Alexa

Hey thank you for staying with us and for your review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

3 out of 5
Very affordable, nice helpful staff and great location. You definitely get what you pay for so don’t expect a five star room here. The mattress was inexplicably uncomfortable. The room was cooled by a pedestal fan bolted to the wall which coupled with the high humidity made the room nearly unbearable. In the three days we were there I saw the bathroom cleaning sign out once but I don’t think they were actually getting cleaned. The showers were quite grubby and the toilets are most certainly in need of replacement. The hand railing on the stair case has 4 rotten bits of wood in it, one of which was holding the rail in place. The phone number advertised on four different websites listed for this place said it was disconnected when I tried to call it to enquire about airport transfers. An Uber is $50 from the airport.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jan. 2019 by Front of House

Good morning, thank you for your honest review. We are currently in the process of designing and updating our toilets and kitchen especially. We understand it needs a make over, and we are working around the clock to ensure this is completed as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Budds is also now under new management, so please accept our sincere apologies you could not get through on the phone. The phone lines were rectified within that morning and are now in full working order. Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your trip.

4 out of 5
everything was up to speed with our stay there. cheaper accomodation in surfers that is still amongst it all. defo go and stay again

Posted by , from corindi beach on 31 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5

Solid Backpackers!!

Pros: Location, Parking, Staff, Breakfast, Pool
Cons: Clean the toliets and showers more regular, air con in rooms!!
Location: great location with ample things to do from a short walk!!
Great location, short 10min walk to town. Great parking. Rooms were just stinking hot with no airconditioning.

Posted by , from Gore on 3 Jan. 2017

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3 out of 5
Pretty standard backpackers accommodation. Unless you have a reasonable tolerance for heat, maybe avoid in summer because rooms lack airconditioning.

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice cheerful hotel

We are a couple who stayed at Budds for 3 days on our first ever backpacking trip. The staff is lovely and the general atmosphere very cheerful. We found our room reasonably clean and were provided with a tower fan. The only issue was the state of the toilets and showers as we had to use a shared one. Overall a good hotel with all basic amenities. A bus stop is quite close which helps if you need to take public transport.

Posted by , from Sydney on 26 Dec. 2016

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Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and a picnic area are also featured at Budds in Surfers. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Gold Coast hostel.

  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Coolangatta Airport (OOL) (31.9 km / 19.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Budds in Surfers offers 34 accommodations with air conditioning. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Cash Deposit Required
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Budds Hostel
  • Budds Hostel Surfers
  • Budds Surfers
  • Budds In Surfers Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise
  • Budds Surfers Hostel Surfers Paradise
  • Budds Surfers Hostel
  • Budds Surfers Surfers Paradise
  • Budds in Surfers Surfers Paradise
  • Budds in Surfers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 10 PM.
  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.