Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 2 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 of 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 5 minutes from the transit centre.

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! 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 are an International Backpacker Hostel so can only accept international passports/photo ID for all rooms.

Free parking is available on the street in front of the hostel but is limited to 3 hours 9am-5pm. Alternatively, there is a car park across the street for $5/day.

Please note; reception hours are between 8am-8pm.

Happy Hour everyday!
Sun-Thu: 6pm-8pm. Fri & Sat: 5pm-7pm.

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

Property Rules:

This property has a 1-day cancellation policy.

All guests must have a valid international 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 dorm 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. Please call reception 8am-8pm View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2020
    Have stayed in too many hostels throughout Covid, and most hostels seem to have lost the personal customer service touch we all love about hostel life. This hostel however has the best staff and vibe i have experienced for a long time! The staff are super inclusive and welcoming, the managers and staff come and sit with you and have genuine conversations with you over a drink/coffee every day. It is obvious the team here really care about their guests. Will definitely be back! Great stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve been in my last 3 years travelling around the world...the staff is amazing and helpful, and the atmosphere is amazing easy to get to know people , especially if you’re a solo traveler!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2020
    I don't usually leave reviews but coming from someone who has stayed in other hostels in surfers this is the best without a doubt! Such a good atmosphere, great staff and the rooms are great! There is events every night and nights out organised throughout the week which makes it easy to make friends. Would recommend as the best and first place to stay in surfers! Can't recommend more!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2020
    Super friendly staff and awesome location. Every day is a fun day at Budds!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2020
    Best hostel experience I’ve ever had!!!
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2020
    What a fun place to spend some quality time!!! Great staff super friendly and helpfull looking foward to come back.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2020
    Such a good vibe at Budds! All the staff are super friendly and helpful and everyone is really social. There’s surf boards and bikes you can borrow, pool you can play and a swimming pool so heaps you can do before you even leave the hostel! It’s also in a great location - five minutes walk from the heart of surfers and main beach for tanning and surfing and right next to Budds beach for sunset!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2020
    Amazing hotel! Staff it’s very good !!
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2020
    Great Hostel, very cheap bar and lots of friendly people around in the big open area with benches. Close to the main beach and the smaller riverside beach. Events going on within the hostel and around as well as pool tables, ping pong and beer pong tables. Would highly recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    18 Sep 2020
    The location and the staff are pretty okay. Good choice for breakfast options and also the English breakfast on sundays is really good. Unfortunately the room, the mattress and the floor where absolutely disgusting. Floor dirty and you can tell that whoever cleans the rooms doesn't do a good job because you can find dirt in all the corners, behind the door, under the bed and the windowsill is very dusty and dirty. The mattress I slept on was stained and mouldy. I would not recommend.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • 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