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 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 bike and 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 8.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    Lucy and Staff made all things easy . I had a great time on Surfers Great location close to shops and beach. For sure one of the best Hostels I've been in Australia. Breakfast Amazing! Thank you guys.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Great location and solid living conditions. The staff is what made the entire experience though, had a blast.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    Great stay at Budds. Location is perfect, only a 5 minute walk from the beach but away from the noisy/trashy part of Surfers Paradise. Staff who checked me in (Eddie) was all smiles and helpful, as was the rest of the team. I was there on a Saturday night before the Gold Coast half marathon and I thought it might be noisy, but last drinks are at 10pm and quiet time from 11pm was enforced well, and free earplugs provided when I asked. Hostel is undergoing renovations so will be even better soon.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    I loved my time at Budds! They offered kind and helpful staff, a great location between two beautiful beaches, and a safe and chill atmosphere that made my stay even better. I only got to stay for a night, but everything was clean and comfortable and I met some great people. I’d absolutely recommend staying here, and hope to visit again on my trip!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    Amazing place with amazing people. The vibe was so chill and the night out deals were super good for their money. Staff were super friendly too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    Loved my stay here, lovely staff, clean, good atmosphere, would stay again and recommend for other travellers
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2019
    Really nice place with a good vibe and offering good things to do! Got an upgrade from an 8 bed to a private 4 bed which was lovely. Lots of work going on when we were there starting at 6am which seemed ridiculous. Woke everyone up and meant that on a Monday morning, before check out time, there was a total of 3 toilets. However, once that’s done the bathroom situation should be awesome. Staff are lovely, bar is cheap. Kitchen could definitely be improved but that’s the only complaint
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Jul 2019
    A lot of work being done currently but other than that a lovely place to stay with very lovely staff! Would stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    We had a great stay here, the only negative we have is that it was incredibly noisy all evening and into the early hours despite the fact that there is a no noise rule after 23:00pm. When arriving at this hostel we were impressed that there was a ‘no noise’ rule as the last hostel had been particularly bad, but then we discovered it wasn’t adhered too anyway. Otherwise all was okay and breakfast was great.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    29 Jul 2019
    Although in general it was alright, the rooms and facilities were very old. There weren’t too many people and the vibe was not necessarily welcoming. Perhaps activities besides only pub crawls would be a good idea.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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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
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table