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.
  • 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:

Happy Hour everyday 6pm-8pm!

Monday- Free Stand Up Paddleboarding
- Sin City

Tuesday- Sin City

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 8.7

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Amazing atmosphere. Straight away I felt at home here. Staff told me about all the events they offer. $3 happy hour is a killer.. Best deal in Gold Coast! Wednesday pubcrawl was so much fun. Enjoyed the place so much I extended an extra few days. If you're looking for a fun social hostel, this is the place to be. Staff go the extra mile for the guest. Thanks so much and hope to return later in my trip 👏🏻
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Had an absolute blast at this hostel. The staff is incredibly friendly and fun to chill/party with. From the second I walked in heidi was all smiles and very welcoming. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Feb 2020
    Loved this hostel! Must stay here!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Feb 2020
    The best hostels are the ones that feel like home, when the staff is warm and friendly and everyone in the hostel can hang out in a common area and make friends with one another. Budds checks all of these boxes and sets the bar really high. The only flaw is the rooms are pretty small so there isn’t a lot of room for your stuff, but the air con is perfect and the beds are comfy. Honestly can’t say enough good things about the staff here, they made my stay unforgettable.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Feb 2020
    There was a lot of improvements since I first came. All bathrooms are new and showers are great. Gets really cold in the rooms though but they have blankets in the storage room
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Feb 2020
    Budds had the best atmosphere of any hostel we have stayed at, mainly thanks to Christian! He's job title was party ambassador and he certainly delivered everyday with different events and if anything else just making you feel welcome throughout your stay. We would recommend this hostel to anyone and don't be surprised if you extend an extra few days! Thanks to everyone at Budds we will miss you, Ben and Ruben *hand-hugs* x
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Feb 2020
    Great hostel with really nice staff and free breakfast! Only issue was kitchen was small, really hot and fridges were completely full.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    06 Feb 2020
    Great atmosphere at the hostel. Evening activities offered. Super cheap bar. Cold aircon in private room was great. About 10-15mins walk from the main beach area. One bathroom was out of use due to painting which caused a lot of crowding of the other bathroom available which was a bit inconvenient. Overall good stay.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    22 Feb 2020
    Kind of felt like a dirty motel room mixed with a campsite
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    06 Feb 2020
    Room was small and guests cannot control the aircon so can get very hot in there. Kitchen was absolutely filthy, so much so that we didn’t want to cook in it. The pool area was nice and the bar was very reasonable, they also have social things every night.
    England, Couple, 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