Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
  • Wonderful 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

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 8.7

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    Really good stay at Budds. Everything was really clean and the staff was really fun! They play a lot of games and I did the stand up paddling which they have for free on Mondays! We went out like every night and had the best time as they do different events every night. I definitely recommend staying at Budds!
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Awesome experience here @budds. Have been here before and they did some really nice improvement. I really like the kitchen now, it's so much bigger and the pool is great for summer. I had the chance to paddle for free on Monday, it was a great moment that we share with the other guest. Great deal at the bar, 3$ bear during happy hour ^^ Defenetly recommand to stay there, the staff make the all difference you feel home everytime.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2019
    Met the most amazing people, staff included. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend staying at Budds surfers. Amazing place.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Jan 2020
    Great location, rooms are basic but clean. Lockers are provided. The events are all around going out drinking but they do have the best deals in surfers. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Jan 2020
    Great hostel with excellent staff, very much party based but no noise after 10/11pm means its easy to sleep and relax as well.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Dec 2019
    Stayed here during New Years. Location was just on the outside of surfers paradise. Like a 5-10 min walk and you were right in surfers. 5 min walk to the beach as well. Grocery store is a bit of a walk. There is a pool which was nice. Pretty much a pool party everyday from noon till 6pm. Hostel has a bar so there is a party every night till 10. The hostel has some sort of night out at a bar every night. Great place to meet people and socialize.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Dec 2019
    Fun party hostel with staff that helped everyone feel included! Britney, Christian, and Jamie were all especially welcoming :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Jan 2020
    You get what you pay for. The location was wonderful, few minutes to the beach. However, the bed and the pillow were not that comfy. Everything feels moist because you’re close to the beach. The room was clean and had AC. Overall it was a good stay
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Dec 2019
    Really nice hostel with a party vibe. Loved the pool and right next to a 7/11. I stayed over Xmas and they even organised a beautiful Xmas dinner for us! Had a lovely Xmas here. My room flooded during a storm (not the hostels fault really) but they compensated me with free beers! only thing I would say - workers/ Long Stay travellers at the hostel seemed to group together (there was a lot of them) so was more difficult to make friends as a solo traveller. But would recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    25 Dec 2019
    The social party vibe is good. However beyond that the hostel lacks many key aspects. My room was dirty, smelt weird, the WiFi did not work there, no plug points remotely close to the bed, toilets had a stink in them, dirty most of the day. Stayed in multiple party hostels, beach hostels around the world. This was the dirtiest.
    India, Male, 25-30
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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