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“Bit of a Surprise - but a good one” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach

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Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach
melbourne
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Bit of a Surprise - but a good one”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

The Surfers Paradise YHA is a bit out of the main area of Sufers but this is a good thing.
Its over some shops in a small shopping centre/marina on the road to Sea World.
Not the sort of place you normally find a YHA - there are several expensive hotels almost next door & an up market shopping centre ( if you don't count the Macdonalds )

The whole place has a slightly older feel to it but in a relaxed way. The staff are friendly & helpful. Only real problem i had was the hot water running out a couple of mornings so I don't know how they go in the busy season.

The bus from the train station ( from brisbane ) stops right outside but first it takes the long way via southport & a few other suburbs to get there.

The hostel is about a 20 minute walk from the main part of surfers but its a nice walk along the beach paths & there are also buses that run into surfers & all the way to pacific fair.

The wharf bar behind the hostel on the marina has meal deals a few nights a week & the hostel also puts on a wine & cheese get together during the week.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

Stayed at YHA Surfers Paradise on 21 April to 24 April. Can't forget Ms Tamaran's (YHA staff) smilling face and warm welcome, A small backpacker hostel as compared with others YHA hostels, but it has everything you need, for sure you will enjoy the stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Derbyshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

This was the third YHA we stayed in during our visit to Oz and we were greeted by a courtesy bus to pick us up from the greyhound stop. If we hadn't been we certainly wouldn't have gone there because it is so far out of town. This makes it not an ideal choice unless you prefer the marina environment. As for the YHA itself, the staff are helpful and the site is very secure. The rooms are a bit tight but well cleaned. The shower area is strangely sited near the kitchen end of the hostel and the kithcen gets rather busy and congested.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2005

Great stay whilst in Surfers Paradise. Everything about this place was laid back right down to their friendly staff. Nightly outings to the clubs, thats if you can be bothered to leave their own pub on the waterfront. Wish I was back there now!

  • Stayed December 2005
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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2005

Originally booked for 2 nights here, stayed a week. Excellent facilities, good location, nice rooms--though the TV room stank of sweaty backpackers--and the staff were nice enough when taking your money, but a bit grumpy at all other times...CHEER UP! YOU LIVE IN THE NICEST PLACE IN THE WORLD....SMILE!!!

Never mind all that though, the Swedish girl who drove the bus was enough for me, she was gorgeous and chatty, very friendly indeed!

All in all a 4/5 stay, i recommend it to anyone

Stayed May 2005
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Additional Information about Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach

Property: Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach
Address: Mariners Cove, 70 Seaworld Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,752 - ₹ 4,516
Hotel Class:3 star — Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is something for every backpacker at Surfers Paradise YHA hostel; white sandy beaches, 24 hour shopping, theme parks (Seaworld down the road) and national parks, adrenalin kicks on the ground, in the air and underwater, city sights and rainforest hinterland. Surfers Paradise is all about action, excitement and adventure! The YHA Travel desk at reception offers a wide range of activities and tours. There is also a free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus also available). ... more   less 
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