YHA Coolangatta (Gold Coast)

YHA Coolangatta (Gold Coast)

Important information & operating hours

  • Our team is available 8am-10pm. 
  • Check in is anytime after 2pm.
    • Arrivals 5pm-10pm - ring bell and staff will come to reception
    • Arrivals after 10pm - must contact property prior to arrival for self check-in arrangements.
  • Check out is until 10am. Please bring all linen and towels to reception, leaving your pillow and doona in the room.
  • Key card access is required for property entry at night (plus front door and your room).
  • Want to stay longer? Extend at reception to stay in the same room for the best rates!
  • Look after your key - replacement fees apply for lost or damaged keys. All keys must be returned at check- out. If you forget, no worries- keys can be mailed to us or returned to your nearest YHA.
  • No sleeping bags or outside linen is allowed to be brought into the property. 

Property facilities

  • Car parking is free, however is not bookable and therefore may not always be available.
  • Bike storage is provided free of charge. We recommend you secure your bike with a high quality lock.
    • YHA takes no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of belongings.
  • Guest Laundry: $4-$5 per wash & dry. Located on ground floor, the laundry is open for guests from 12pm-9pm.
  • Co-living areas on ground foor:
    • Kitchen & dining
    • Lounge/TV room
    • Games room
    • Pool
    • Outdoor courtyard (closes at 10pm)
  • Luggage storage is available at reception. Free for the day, $4 per bag per night if storage required overnight.
  • WiFi: Free, fast and available throughout the property- simply search and connect to YHA free guest wifi, agree to the t's & c's, fill in a super short survey and you're connected! 
  • We are committed to providing a safe stay for our guests; all areas of YHA Coolangatta are for guest use only.

Where to eat & drink

  • Guest kitchen: Please ensure that you label your food and store neatly in lockers and fridges provided. This is a shared facility, please leave it clean for the next user by washing, drying, putting away your dishes and wiping down the area you used.
  • Onsite vending machine.
  • Local supermarkets:
    • Woolworths Coolangatta - 2.5km from property
    • Woolworths, Coles, Aldi Tweed Heads - 4kms from property
  • A range of cafes, restaurants and bars are nearby in each direction, including:
    • Bilinga Beach - 3min walk 
    • Golden Times Cafe - 1min walk
    • Koo Sushi - 5min walk
    • Subway - 5min walk
    • Burger Me Fresh - 5min walk
    • North Kirra Surf Club - 20min walk
  • Team recommendations:
    • Pizza - Franc Jrs | 2/102 Griffith Street, Coolangatta
    • Live music & burgers - Eddie's Grub House | 171 Griffith Street, Coolangatta
    • Bar & Grill - Tupe Aloha Bar & Grill – 'When Hawaii meets Mexico & has aholiday in Kirra' | 1/1 Douglas Street, Coolangatta

Getting around - nearby services & attractions

For information of local transport, including timetables and journey planner visit Translink or chat to one of our helpful team members.

  • Gold Coast Airport is just 800m from the property (via Terminal Drive)
  • Bus - there are several bus stops close to the property to get you around the Gold Coast. Surfside Bus goes from across the road and runs all night.
  • Coach - Greyhound bus stop is a 10 minute walk away.
  • Nearby destinations:
    • Coolangatta - 2.5km
    • Burleigh Heads - 10km
    • Surfers Paradise - 20km
    • GC Entertainment Centre - 20km
    • Cbus Super Stadium - 20km
  • Nearby shopping areas:
    • Coolangatta
    • Tweed City Shopping Centre
    • Robina Town Centre
    • Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Things to do

  • Enquire at reception (and follow us on Facebook and Instagram) for 'What's On' at YHA Coolangatta for guests.
  • Bike hire
    • $8 per hour
    • $15 half day
    • $20 full day
  • Surfboard hire
    • $5 per hour
    • $15 half day
    • $20 full day
  • Surf lessons – available at Coolangatta Learn To Surf (book through us at reception for a discount).
  • Eco tours/whale watching (Jun-Sep) – our recommendation: Cooly Eco Adventures.
  • Aboriginal cultural tours – available from Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
  • Discover and explore Coolangatta your way - click here for more YHA recommended experiences and activities.
  • Chat to the team at reception for activities happening at the property during your stay. 

Your safe stay

  • We are committed to providing a safe place for our team and our guests and take our house rules seriously. If you encounter any fellow guests who aren't behaving in line with our code of conduct, or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe please report this to our team immediately. We are here to help you.
  • Emergency evacuation details are located on the back of your room door.

YHA membership

  • If this is your first stay with YHA Australia, you will receive membership as part of your stay, free of charge!
  • If you've stayed with us before, your membership has been renewed at no additonal cost, for 2 years from your check-in date.
  • YHA Membership entitles you to some great deals on tours, transport, activities, and even retail discounts.
  • As part of YHA Australia's connection to Hostelling International (HI) this card is valid all around the world, giving you the best available rate at more than 3,000 properties. Find out more.


We are passionate about operating sustainably. When you book with us, you are choosing one of the most environmentally sustainable types of accommodation. Staying with YHA helps minimise your carbon footprint while travelling

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