Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Budds in Surfers! At Budds we strive to make travellers around the world feel welcome and provide a comfortable stay for all our guests. We offer air-conditioning in all rooms, free breakfast and free high-speed WiFi throughout the whole hostel! We have an amazing location for beach lovers, only 100 meters from the beautiful Budds Beach and 200 meters away from the iconic Surfers Paradise beach. The hostel is also a 5-minute walk from the city centre and 10 minutes from the transit centre. We run free Stand Up Paddleboarding every Monday to give travellers a chance to see the Gold Coast from it's gorgeous canals, come ask us at reception for more details!

You can spend your days relaxing by our large pebblecrete saltwater pool, and your nights enjoying our on-site bar with $3 happy hour deals and nightly events, including the famous Backpackers Big Night Out every Wednesday and Saturday! Budds offers discounts on GetWet surf lessons and Stand Up Paddle boarding tours, as well as cheap surf board hire.

The hostel consists of mixed 8 bed-dorms and 4 bed-dorms with mixed shared bathrooms, female only 4 bed-dorms with female only shared bathrooms, double and twin private rooms with shared bathrooms and double en-suite rooms.

All rooms contain personal lockers and air conditioning. Please note that the hostel has a policy of accepting only ages 18+ with a maximum age of 35 for the dorm rooms. Also, we can only accept international passports/photo ID for the dorm rooms.

Free parking is available across from the hostel.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at Budds in Surfers Backpackers!

Budds weekly activities:

Monday- Free Stand Up Paddleboarding
- Sin City

Tuesday- Havana

Wednesday- Pizza Night
- Big Night Out

Thursday- Retro’s

Friday- Burger Night
- Bedroom Nightclub

Saturday- Hotdog Night
- Big Night Out

Sunday- Bedroom Nightclub

Property Rules:

This property has a 1-day cancellation policy.

All guests must have a valid passport or driver's license in order to check-in.

All guests must be over the age of 18.

Strictly International Backpackers, aged 18-35 only in share rooms.

No BYO (no bring your own alcohol due to Queensland Liquor Laws).

A 2% surcharge will be added to all Eftpos and credit card transactions.

No schoolies.

Full payment may be taken once inside the non-cancellation period.

Group bookings are available upon request ONLY. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Best hostel I have ever been to💕
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    I had the best time at Budds. The staff were awesome and made it very easy to socialize. I met some great new friends here. Plus the location is great, just steps from all the action!
    Greece, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2019
    The staff here made it very easy as a solo traveler to be included. There's something organized every night. I only with I could have stayed longer to experience all 7 nightly offerings! Will definitely be back!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed at by far! Staff are amazing and became good mates with them, everyone’s so chatty, facilities are great, near the beach, good night life opportunities and the pool is class... Moved further north but planning on heading back to stay there again as we miss it so much!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Nice backpacker hostel! Good vibe and loads of activities. Staff is lovely, too. Really close to the beach, not the main beach tho, but that didn't bother me. Coles is really near which was nice! Would stay again.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2019
    This place is such a nice place to stay while in Surfers Paradise. Plenty of toilets and showers, free breakfast, nice pool, big rooms and great location - near the citycentre and the beach! 😎
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Nov 2019
    Staff were great, so friendly and welcoming. Hostel was beyond our expectations and was a great atmosphere. This was even talked about with several other people at our next hostel in Byron. Mattresses and pillows could do with renewing. Other than that, can't fault!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    01 Dec 2019
    Really liked this hostel, chill vibe and the best free breakfast I ever had in a hostel!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Nov 2019
    Young, cliquey hostel. Bad music played all over the hostel too. Maybe keep music out of the pool area where people want to relax? Clean and safe otherwise
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Nov 2019
    Great place which is close to the beach. Only downside is the music playing through out the entire hostel during the day. Breakfast is good, tho some fruits would be great
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi