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Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
39 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationCavill Avenue3 min walk
Popular LocationRipley's Believe It or Not5 min walk
Popular LocationTimezone5 min walk
AirportGold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta)34 min drive

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  • Standard Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 5 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Bed in 2-Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 5 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 2-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 4-Bed Female Only Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 4-Bed Female Only Dorm
  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 6-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 10-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 12-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBed in 14-Bed Mixed Dorm

About this area

Gold Coast

Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Surfers Paradise Beach and Broadwater Parklands, while Timezone and Infinity Attraction are popular area attractions. Check out an event or a game at Metricon Stadium, and consider making time for Slingshot, a top attraction not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cavill Avenue - 3 min walk
  • SkyPoint Observation Deck - 4 min walk
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not - 5 min walk
  • Timezone - 5 min walk
  • Surfers Paradise Beach - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Helensvale Station - 16 min drive
  • Florida Gardens station - 19 min walk
  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 34 min drive


  • Burleigh Brewing Company - 14 min drive

About this property

Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast hostel in Surfers Paradise, walk to Cavill Avenue
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and a TV in a common area are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise offers 19 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking

Food and drink

1 bar

Things to do

Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

Laundry facilities

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage


Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Shared bathroom

Food and drink

Shared kitchen access



Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    This property only accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash for all bookings and on-site payments.

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise and receive a full refund?
Yes, Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8 PM.
What time is check-out at Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this hostel located?
Located in Surfers Paradise, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 19 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Free use of both washing machine & dryer, laundry facilities, including the provision of laundry detergent;+ Cable TV; + quick, easy, close by, walking distance, to GLink Tram, Cavill Mall, Surf Lifesaver Flags @ Surfers Paradise & Northcliff Beaches; yet quiet location. Not good:- the couches! They need to be replaced/upgraded asap, VERY VERY uncomfortable & zilch ergonomic support! Also, the intermittent, yet repetitive noise, between 12 midnight & 4 AM, JUST below the sleeping/bedrooms, from VERY VERY loud, talking & laughing, SMOKERS!!!

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The best run hostel in Australia. Very well managed, and staff well selected. I was actually impressed! Which is rare.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service

    Some of the backpackers guests are pigs. Despite signs asking them to clean up and CTV cameras they leave dirty dishes with food scraps in the sink and on the TV Lounge table. The ladder to the top double bunk bed in Rm 5 was not fixed to the frame and made a loud noise when used. The facilities are actually pretty good if some of the guests could be more considerate.

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019