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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A $20 refundable cash key deposit is required upon check-in.

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

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Max of 4 people per room, female only rooms on request, shared bathroom, shared kitchen.

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.

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 limited on-street parking is available outside of the property. It is 3 hour limited Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm so you can park overnight.

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

Budds weekly activities:

Monday- Sin City

Tuesday- Dukes

Wednesday- Pizza Night & Big Night Out

Thursday- Retro’s

Friday- Burger Night & Dukes

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 8.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2019
    What a place to stay, I had the best time at this Hostel. The staff are so friendly and welcoming every morning when coming down for breakfast. The receptionists are always chirpy and happy when I enter the hostel. Always a warm welcome. Always made me smile, just the hostel vibe I’m looking for. The pool area is awesome with the Astro turf and the communal wooden canopy is great for socialising and meeting new people. Great to chill out and top up the tan.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2019
    By far the best place i’ve stayed at. Everyone is super friendly and they always want what is best for the people staying. If you are stopping in surfers paradise make sure you stay at Budds!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2019
    Probably one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Good value for money, has all stuff you need (decent kitchen, showers, lockers, etc) but really the staff make this place - very friendly and make you feel welcome. So go you lot, brilliant
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2019
    Amazing stay at Budds, couldn't fault anything. Staff really friendly always up for a laugh, felt like I left a family behind when leaving the gold coast. Great location for the sunrise and sunset both only 3 minutes in either direction. Had food night's for cheap food and beers. They also arranged nights out through the week really cheap for the party goers. Showers were great, always clean. Highly recommended
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Oct 2019
    I only got to stay one night in Budds but I instantly felt welcomed by the friendly and cheerful staff. The pool and facilities were really nice and clean, the kitchen can get cramped around dinner time but there’s plenty of stove tops and pots and pans. They have a different pub night every day of the week and the reps have so much fun with the nights out you’re guaranteed a good time. Will 100% come back asap!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Nov 2019
    The hostel was super cute and super clean! The bathrooms are new, and cleaned really well. The rooms are simple, but beds are comfy and there were nice big lockers. Staff were super friendly and genuinely wanted to make sure your stay was the best it could be!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    25 Oct 2019
    Decent hostel with friendly staff. The bathrooms are modern and clean. The free breakfast is a nice bonus too
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    28 Oct 2019
    Only stayed for one night in a private room, but found bed very comfortable and bathrooms very clean. Didn’t have a chance to use the pool but it looked clean and inviting! Main issue I had here was noise at night, despite kitchen closing at 10pm someone was banging pots and pans around and whistling at 1-2am which sucked.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2019
    This place is fine. It’s not particularly clean, but that’s to be expected any time you have so many people coming back from the beach each day. A couple of cockroaches scuttled through an eating area, but the eating areas are outside. The main beach area, shops, and restaurants aren’t super close, but it’s an easy enough walk, and the burger and hot dog nights are a good deal to stay in and not have to cook. Staff are lovely, some of the guests aren’t particularly friendly.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    01 Nov 2019
    Simply unpleasant
    Sweden, 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
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table