Surfers Paradise YHA, Main Beach

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Surfers Paradise YHA, Main Beach and Sustainability

Surfers Paradise YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices. Our initiatives include reducing energy consumption, minimising waste and saving water. 

Energy/Greenhouse gas reduction:

  • Low energy bulbs used throughout the hotel
  • Offer bike rental with free bike storage
  • Promote the use of public transport 
  • Participate in annual Earth Hour event 
  • Unused computers and monitors turned off at night 

Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges. 
  • Have a dedicated area for guests to leave things they don’t need but other people might 
  • Use partially recycled paper in hostel office 
  • Sell refillable water bottles and fabric shopping bags  

Water Saving measures:

  • Water efficient taps and showers (3 star WELS rating)
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Signage in bathrooms encouraging guests to minimise water usage 

We encourage you to help minimise your environmental footprint wherever possible when travelling and staying with YHA.

YHA and sustainability

Sustainable Travel

Did you know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

How can you help?

By going green with YHA, you can help us turn our existing properties into eco-friendly hostels and be greenest hostel network in Australia.

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