• The most centrally located hostel in Surfers.
  • Use all of the hotel resort facilities for FREE!
  • Our resort facilities are fantastic.
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Use the hotel resort facilities for FREE!

Islander Backpackers is the BIGGEST and BEST hostel in the heart of Surfers Paradise offering a resort style experience at a great price. The hostel adjoins the Islander Resort Hotel so you get to use all of the hotel resort facilities for FREE!  We are the most centrally located hostel in Surfers Paradise, so if your feet are getting itchy and you want to feel the sand between your toes, read on…

With over 200 beds in the hostel we can accommodate groups of all sizes, so if you’re just after a bed for the night without all the frills that come with it, why not try our 4-6 share  dorm rooms with bunk beds – guaranteed to be the cheapest bed you’ll find in central Surfers Paradise!  Whether you are coming to the Gold Coast for a sporting event, end of season trip, hens or bucks night or if you’re a school or uni group on an educational trip, there’s no better place to stay than right in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

You’ll find us right next door to the bus transit centre and smack bang in the middle of Surfers Paradise. Islander Backpackers is close to everything you could possibly need and only a short walk to patrolled surf beaches, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, nightclubs and public transport.

Our resort facilities are fantastic and won’t be found anywhere else – enjoy FREE use of tropical outdoor pool, spa and steam room, tennis and squash courts, outdoor BBQs and sundeck and limited undercover car parking.

Accommodation for Groups Surfers Paradise

Chill out in your own twin or double room, or group up in a 4, 5 or 6 bed dorm. All rooms feature a private bathroom, personal lockers, colour TV, private balcony, small fridge, cupboard space and your own phone to receive calls. Towels and bed linen are also included.

Once you arrive on the Gold Coast you won’t want to leave. Combine our beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, theme parks, shopping and adventure activities and you get an experience quite unlike any other.  So make an enquiry and fill in your group requirements and details, and we’ll do the rest.

Other on-site facilities also include:
  • 24 hour internet café
  • On-site bottleshop
  • 24 hour reception
  • Tour desk and car rental desk
  • Comfortable common room with lounges, DVD library and big screen TV. You can even record your own video message for FREE and email home to your family on our Holiday Travel TV.
  • Fully equipped industrial kitchen and fridges
  • Laundry facilities
  • Huge games room
  • Vegas in Paradise Restaurant, Bar, Café and Gaming lounge located on the ground floor of the hotel. Breakfast here is only $12.50 per person for a full buffet breakfast!

It’s easy to get to us too! If you need to bring your own coach we have room to park on-site, just check on availability when making your reservation. We have easy access to the two major universities (Griffith and Bond) and the two main sporting stadiums (Metricon or Skilled Park) so rest assured if you’re here for the sport you can easily get to where you need to go. The hotel is just a 60 minute drive south from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and a 20 minute drive north from Coolangatta - both destinations providing well-serviced airports. If you are coming by bus, the Islander Backpackers is located right next door to the main bus station in Surfers Paradise.


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