The cheapest places to stay on the Gold Coast, ranked by cost

With a destination as beautiful as the Gold Coast in Australia, one would assume it rather expensive. However, the Gold Coast is considered a budget tourist destination, with a variety of accommodation options ranging from hostels and motels to apartments and hotels. What is more convenient is that these accommodation establishments are conveniently located, making them perfect places to stay for guests. Everything around the city is easily accessible through these places, whether tourists want to stroll along the Gold Coast or play in the waves. Accordingly, the list below features the cheapest places to stay on the Gold Coast, ranked by cost.


9 surf hostel

Located at 26 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, The Surf Inn is an adults only accommodation. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, a shared kitchen, a garden and barbecue facilities at your disposal. Free Wi-Fi is also available and private parking is available at an additional cost. Additionally, a terrace is also available here and Gold Coast Airport is the closest to the hotel, 20 kilometers from the hostel.

  • Cost: $17 to $21 per night

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8 Mom’s Hostel Surfers Paradise

Mumma’s Hostel, located at 18 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, 4217 Gold Coast, is close to the Surf Inn. The hostel offers many perks, including an outdoor pool, shared lounge, concierge service, kitchen, free private parking, free Wi-Fi, garden, and proximity to the beach. Besides Gold Coast Airport, Skypoint Observation Deck, Budds Beach and Broadbeach are also popular sites to explore near the hostel. Breakfast is also available as a buffet or continental style.

  • Cost: $17 to $22 per night


7 Tequila Sunrise Surfers Paradise Hostel

Tequila Sunrise Hostel is also located in the heart of the Gold Coast, just 250 meters from Surfers Paradise Beach. Visitors can enjoy air-conditioned rooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen and lounge, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities at this hostel. A sun terrace and a balcony with beautiful city views are also included. Towels and bed linen, as well as a computer and a kettle, are provided in each room. Additionally, Narrowneck and Infinity Maze are two popular places to visit near the hotel.

  • Cost: $32 to $36 per room, with breakfast and dinner included.


6 Coolangatta YHA Backpackers

Coolangatta YHA Backpackers is a 3-minute walk from the coast and a 10-minute walk from Gold Coast Airport. An outdoor pool with table, spacious dining area, grilling area, four separate garden areas, vending machine, and ping pong area are all available on-site. Guests can also book snorkeling trips, surf lessons, whale watching trips, and other activities at the tour desk or rent bikes and surfboards from the accommodation.

  • Cost: $20 to $68 per night

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5 Backpackers In Paradise Under 45 Hostel

Backpacker In Paradise Under 45’s Hostel is located at 40 Peninsular Drive in Surfers Paradise and only 9 minutes walk from the beach, as well as pubs, other tourist attractions and restaurants. There is a swimming pool, hammocks, grilling area, jacuzzi, cinema room, terrace, on-site parking and luggage storage are among the amenities available. Plus, an on-site cafe serves hot meals and homemade coffees from morning until night.

  • Cost: $19 to $150 per night


4 Inn of the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Inn is also located in Surfers Paradise and approximately 21 kilometers from the Gold Coast Airport. The Inn has a restaurant, outdoor pool, grill, room service, free private parking, free Wi-Fi, family rooms, and more. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV, bathroom, kitchenette, private bedroom with free toiletries, bed linen, etc. Kurrawa Beach, SkyPoint Observation Deck and Broadbeach are also famous nearby attractions.

  • Cost: $109 to $149 per night

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3 Palm Beach Hotel

The Palm Beach Hotel, located next to the Gold Coast Inn in Palm Beach, is just 300 meters from the beach. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant and parking, as well as free Wi-Fi, shared restrooms, a lounge area, laundry facilities, and many other amenities. A private kitchen and a balcony are available in some rooms, along with other amenities such as sofa beds, heaters, etc. Dorms, private rooms, and self-catering apartments are also available, all with towels, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and linens.

  • Cost: $63 to $179 per night




2 Woodroffe Hotel

The Woodroffe Hotel, located in Southport, began operations on August 15, 2017. Surfers Paradise is just 3.9 kilometers away and it is adjacent to parks, amusement parks and public transport. Each room at the hotel has air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a kettle and a small fridge. There is also an on-site cafe and lobby where guests can relax while having their meals or sipping their coffee. Additionally, top nearby attractions include Life Sciences Queensland, Gold Coast Aquatic Center and Australia Fair Shopping Centre.

  • Cost: $113 to $255 per night


1 Miami Coast Apartments and Motels

The Miami Shore Apartments & Motel is just 5 minutes from Miami Beach and is located at 2016 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, 4220 Gold Coast. It features an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking, a lounge with a flat-screen TV, a children’s playground and barbecue facilities. A kitchenette, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and a variety of other amenities are included in each room. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center is also approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

  • Cost: $125 to $160 per night

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