Surfers Paradise YHA, Main Beach

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  • Getting here by train

    Helensvale Train Station is 15km from our hostel in Surfers Paradise YHA. The connecting local bus stops 100m from hostel.

    Getting here by bus

    Surfers Paradise Transit Centre is 4km from Surfers Paradise YHA hostel.

    Free shuttle bus transfers to and from Surfers Paradise hostel are available for guests. Please phone the hostel for times. Alternatively, you can catch the local bus service. 

    Nearest airport

    Gold Coast Airport is 24km from Surfers Paradise YHA. Connecting local bus services operate to/from the airport.

    Brisbane Airport is 86km from Surfers Paradise YHA backpacker hostel. There are connecting local buses to/from Helensvale Train Station, and the Airtrain to/from Helensvale Train Station.


    Age Limits: Special conditions of stay apply for guests aged 17 or under. Please contact the hostel prior to booking to confirm these conditions.Parking - limited secure parking is available onsite. Please enquire prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

    Taxis offer 24-hour service and are conveniently located across the road.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Surfers Paradise Beach
    • Skypoint
    • DreamWorld

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Theme Parks
    • Infinity Attraction
    • Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Golfing
    • Rainforest 4WD Tours
    • Dolphin/Whale Watching
    • Adrenalin Park
    • Jet Boating
    • Surfing/Snorkelling/Diving
    • Swimming
    • Fishing
    • Cycling
    • Museums/Galleries
    • Restaurants, Nightclubs, & Pubs

    Find us...

    Address: Mariners Cove, 70 Seaworld Drive
    Main Beach, QLD 4217
    Phone: (+617) 5571 1776 or 07 5571 1776
    Hostel Manager: Nathan McGregor
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Surfers Paradise YHA, Main Beach

    Surfers Paradise YHA Hostel is a great base for backpackers to explore the Gold Coast. A stone's throw to Main Beach and overlooking the marina, you can learn to surf, shop till you drop, enjoy drinks at the downstairs pub or party 'til sunrise in town. Surfers Paradise YHA is your ticket to all the thrills on the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise is a haven for budget conscious travellers.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.


    • Sleeps 100 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Courtesy Bus
    • Free Hot Spot & Wifi Plus
    • Parking
    • Television
    • Tour Desk


    •  Beach
    •  Canoeing/Kayaking
    •  City
    •  Fishing
    •  National Park
    •  Sailing
    •  Shopping
    •  Skydiving
    •  Surfing
    •  Swimming


    82% customer rating, based on 1777 Reviews
    • I really enjoyed my stay at YHA and would definitely come back, it was casual, friendly and understanding :) Thank you so much!!
      Keely O September 2017
    • Nice hostel with good facilities, large and clean rooms, beautiful view over the marina.
      Anthony G September 2017
    • Beautiful location and amazing staff :)
      Jessica J July 2017
    • The staff are very friendly. Very nice people, location and scene.
      SHIYA X September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: Mariners Cove, 70 Seaworld Drive
    Main Beach, QLD 4217
    Phone: (+617) 5571 1776 or 07 5571 1776
    Hostel Manager: Nathan McGregor
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:00am to 9:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily, please advise the hostel if arriving after 9:00pm
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Main Beach

    There is something for every backpacker at Surfers Paradise YHA hostel; white sandy beaches, 24 hour shopping, theme parks (Seaworld down the road) and national parks, adrenalin kicks on the ground, in the air and underwater, city sights and rainforest hinterland. Surfers Paradise is all about action, excitement and adventure! The tour desk at Surfers Paradise YHA hostel can help organise all your tours and activities.

    Surfers Paradise is a backpackers party paradise and what better way to enjoy it than with Surfers Paradise YHA? Enjoy the restaurants overlooking the marina or venture into town and party 'til the sun comes up at the pubs, clubs and live music venues of Surfers Paradise.

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    FREE things to do in Main Beach

    1. Beach- Grab a FREE body board or soccer ball from reception and head to the beach
    2. Federation Walk- a beautiful 4 kilometres scenic walk from the hostel to the Spit. Great for walking, hiking, jogging, cycling or bird watching through the native vegetation.
    3. Beachfront night Market on the Esplanade –Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Nights from 3pm-8pm. Different local arts and crafts.
    4. BBQ and picnic facilities located across the road from the hostel. There are many FREE BBQ spots along the Coast to enjoy a BBQ or Picnic by the sea.
    5. National Parks. All Hinterland National Parks are FREE of charge. Beautiful tracks through the rainforest and waterfalls. You just need to get yourself there via car or tour.
    6. Lookouts- Burleigh National Park & North Burleigh. Short walking track between the nature and the ocean and an amazing view of Surfers Paradise.
    7. Surf Spots- the Gold Coast is famous for its amazing surf spots, from beginners to professional such as Burleigh Head, Kirra Beach, Snapper Rocks, The Spit, Narrowneck, Surfers Paradise.