Hostel on the Gold Coast

Experience Surf Inn Boutique Backpackers

Welcome to Surf Inn, a boutique hostel on the Gold Coast right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, where luxury and comfort meet the laid-back lifestyle of backpackers. As the top destination for Backpackers on the Gold Coast, we offer an experience that blends upscale amenities with the friendly, communal spirit of a traditional hostel.

Our Facilities

Premium Amenities at Surf Inn

Free Wifi

Complimentary high-speed Wifi means you can share your moments or plan your next adventure with ease.

Free Breakfast

Kick off your mornings with our complimentary breakfast. Fancy a coffee? Our barista will whip up your favourite brew to order.


Take a refreshing dip in our pool, the perfect spot for a leisurely swim or a chill session under the sun.

Central Location

Stroll to the beach or explore Surfers Paradise's attractions, all just minutes away from our centrally located hostel.


Freshen up your wardrobe with our handy laundry facilities, so you're always beach-ready.


Relish tasty meals at traveller-friendly prices in our restaurant. No reservations or cleanup required—just delicious food.

Games Room

Challenge friends to a game of pool or enjoy the latest games on our PS5 in the games room.

Air Conditioner

Cool down and relax in the comfort of your air-conditioned room, a welcome retreat from the Gold Coast heat.

Find Your Perfect Stay

Room Options to Suit Every Style at Surf Inn

Looking for a friendly hostel on the Gold Coast? Discover the ideal hostel room for your adventure at Surf Inn. Each space is designed with your comfort and privacy in mind, ensuring a restful retreat after a day of sun and surf. Choose from our range of dorm options tailored to fit every traveler’s needs.

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Mixed Dorms

Our Mixed Dorms are the go-to spot for making new friends from around the globe. With comfy beds and a buzzing communal vibe, they're perfect for travelers looking to share stories and chill out after a day of sun and surf.

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Air Condiitoning
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Female Dorms

Looking for a sisterhood on your travels? Our Female-Only Dorms offer comfort and a bit of privacy, in a safe and social environment. It's your cozy corner in paradise to unwind and connect with fellow female adventurers.

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Air Condiitoning

Hostel on the Gold Coast near the beach

Backpackers In Surfers Paradise

Check out Surf Inn, the coolest hostel on the Gold Coast. We’re right in the heart of the action, where everything’s just a walk or a quick ride away. From sunbathing on the beach to exploring the local food scene, and from nights out at the hippest bars to shopping sprees, we’ve got it all. Plus, there’s never a dull moment with the cultural vibes all around.

Near bars, restaurants & nightclubs
Only a short walk to the beach
Local markets, galleries, and entertainment nearby
Close to bus and tram line
Near shopping areas

Hostel on the Gold Coast Reviews

Real Stories From Our Guests

Check out the real buzz about Surf Inn straight from those who’ve lived it. From spontaneous surf lessons to friendships forged over a game of pool, these tales paint the true picture of life at Surf Inn. It’s not just about a bed to crash in; it’s about the laughs, the sunsets, and those ‘had to be there’ moments.

Gabriel De La Torre

Great deal for a semicheap backpackers hostel. You get free breakfast, bunkbeds and toilets are clean. There is a small pool area and gaming room. The prices of the food are acceptable. The doors open with an app, which is weird bc if your phone dies at night you can get stuck outside. Highly recommended, regardless!

Sven-Niklas von Bassewitz

I had a fantastic one-night stay at the hostel in Surfers Paradise with my three friends. The atmosphere was lively and welcoming, and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the common areas were perfect for socializing. Plus, the location was ideal for beach lovers and nightlife enthusiasts. We'll definitely be back for more waves and good times!

Amber Lloyd

Brilliant hostel!! Super close to beach - only 10 walk - greyhound stop’s also really close. Staff were all super fun, friendly and helpful - Madi and Nico were the best! Rooms were also clean and have air con. Will definitely stay here again next time I’m back in Surfers!

The Blog

Explore Gold Coast

Discover the best of the Gold Coast in our blog. Packed with insider tips, it’s your go-to guide for the best cafes, restaurants, and party spots. Plus, get the scoop on must-visit destinations and the latest happenings around town. Perfect for backpackers and travellers looking to make the most of their Gold Coast adventure!