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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

***FREE PICK UP from Gold Coast Transit Center*** Contact number in confirmation email.

At Budds in Surfers Backpackers we strive to make travelers around the world feel welcome and provide a comfortable stay for all of our guests. The quaint and relaxed vibe at our hostel will have you checking-in as a stranger but feeling like a friend in no time.

Renovated in 2017, Budds is the newest hostel in Surfers Paradise. Whether you decide to stay in a dorm or private room each guest will have access to free unlimited WiFi, free breakfast each morning and many other free benefits!

Budds offers the perfect location nestled just 2 minutes away from both the iconic Gold Coast beach and the gorgeous Budds Beach on the Nerang River and only a 5 minute walk to the CBD of Surfers Paradise.

If you’re looking to relax, your days can be filled lounging in our bungalow hammock by the large saltwater pool or catching some sun on the beautiful Surfers Paradise beaches. For a little more excitement, you can catch a wave with Get Wet surf school, experience one of the many rain forest and ocean adventures, or check out one of the five theme parks: Movie World, Sea World, DreamWorld, Whitewater World, and Wet n Wild, all located a short bus ride away. By night, join backpackers and locals alike and experience Surfers Paradise nightlife. Come and party the night away with nightly dinner and bar deals as well as the famous Backpackers Big Night Out pub crawl for only $30, held every Wednesday and Saturday.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at Budds in Surfers Backpackers! Please also note that Budds In Surfers utelises the rating system to gauge live and true feedback of the hostel operations and does not pay for hostel ratings boosts.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2018
    I came in not too sure what to expect. The hostel was basic compared to others however, the staff members are super nice. There is free wifi and every night there is something on. There is a beach within a minute walk from the hostel as well as a nice cafe in the corner.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    08 Nov 2018
    The location of this hostel is great, however it really wasn’t the place for us. We only stayed there one night even though we booked for two as we felt it wasn’t our type of crowd (a lot of very young loud travellers) and surfers paradise in general was a bit too commercial for us. Though generally the place was clean, there was tissue paper all over the toilet cubicles, and the kitchen was so small! However, we could not fault the staff who were extremely helpful and welcoming.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    13 Nov 2018
    Spent 5 days here, probably too many. Cooking ‘facilities’ are extremely poor - with 2 saucepans for the whole hostel. When we asked for a fork they said they didn’t have any and if we wanted one we should “beg, borrow or steal” . Music at 7:58 on a Sunday morning. Asked to turn down, receptionist ignored me, had to go back at ask again. Shuttle service, we booked it for 12:45 - at 12:45 they were running around looking for a driver. But you can hire a car for $35!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    05 Dec 2018
    Rooms where basic. My mattress was all lumpy as the springs where broke. Showers where dirty. The bar was not open and atmosphere was a bit clique. Kitchen was very small. Location was good and the pool area was nice. Reception staff where always friendly.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew

Things to Note

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 Backpackers only in share rooms
No BYO (no bring your own alcohol due to Queensland Liquor Laws).
Strictly Backpackers only in share rooms
A $1 surcharge will be added to all eftpos and credit card transactions.
Full payment may be taken once inside the non cancellation period.
Sorry we can not accept American Express credit cards.

Group bookings are available upon request only.

No schoolies. Strictly Backpackers only in share room.
Budds is closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day for check in and check out.