We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
03/12/2017 04/12/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Backpackers In Paradise

    40 Peninsular Dr, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    03/12/2017 04/12/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    US$59
    US$40
    SAVE US$19
    Traveller (43)
    Room & Suite (16)
    Dining (3)
    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
    2,360 reviews
    #2 of 31 hotels in Surfers Paradise
    1.5 km
     
    Peppers Soul
    2,431 reviews
    #1 of 31 hotels in Surfers Paradise
    0.7 km
     
    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel
    3,365 reviews
    #13 of 31 hotels in Surfers Paradise
    0.6 km
     
    Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
    1,585 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Main Beach
    4.0 km
     
    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good24%
    • Average11%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible11%
    Travellers talk about
    “cheap drinks” (14 reviews)
    “beer pong” (6 reviews)
    “cleaned daily” (12 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    3 Dec4 Dec
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 3 partner sites to see rooms from US$40.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Surfers Paradise hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "c16ac7b4036f4b3eb5b61131b69bbdde", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":285793,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":3,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":4,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"c16ac7b4036f4b3eb5b61131b69bbdde","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":59,"lowestMetaPrice":40,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":59,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":59,"lowestMetaPrice":40,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":59,"hotelName":"Backpackers In Paradise","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImMxNmFjN2I0MDM2ZjRiM2ViNWI2MTEzMWI2OWJiZGRlIiwiQUlLIjoiMTFiZGM0NWVkOWIzNDI1NTllYmQyNjA5M2IzNmM0ODYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "03/12/2017", "checkOut": "04/12/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$40", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (502)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    1 - 5 of 465 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Had the pleasure of staying at this hostel for just about a week. Have stayed in a lot of hostels but would say this one is up there with the best. Prices were cheap compared to everywhere else in the area, very close to beach/shops...More

    Thank Ben T
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Stayed here a few weeks when I first arrived to Gold Coast and absolutely loved it! Just a short walk away from the Surfers' Paradise beach and the centre, this place is perfect for both short visits as well as for a bit longer stay...More

    Thank Mikael V
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Very nice hostel, pleasant staff, good work team. We stayed one week my friend and i. Very peaceful, nice swimming pool, a lovely bar with cheap drinks, a playroom. A good outdoor area with couch, picnic tables.. Dorms are cleaned every day. Located very close...More

    Thank victor b
    A TripAdvisor Member
    1
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Awesome location right near the beach, the staff are really friendly and helpful and in general it's a really clean hostel. There's a cheap bar too so really good for going out. Good entertainment with an awesome pool to relax by. Definitely recommend had a...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Beautiful stay, was amazyng, I been on big room ( 25 bed ) perfect ! Bathroom very clean, lovely staff, good bar, swiming pool !!! 5 mintue to the city center and 10 from the beach ! I will come back.

    Thank BILLON T
    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
    2,360 reviews
    #2 of 31 hotels in Surfers Paradise
    1.5 km
     
    Peppers Soul
    2,431 reviews
    #1 of 31 hotels in Surfers Paradise
    0.7 km
     
    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel
    3,365 reviews
    #13 of 31 hotels in Surfers Paradise
    0.6 km
     
    Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
    1,585 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Main Beach
    4.0 km
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$19 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 22
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Agoda, Hotwire, Ctrip TA, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your Backpackers In Paradise reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Australia >
    • Queensland >
    • Gold Coast >
    • Surfers Paradise
    • Also Known As
    • Backpackers In Paradise Hotel Surfers Paradise ,
    • Backpackers In Paradise Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (43)
    Room & Suite (16)
    Dining (3)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (41)
    Bathroom (8)
    Family and Play Areas (4)
    Nearby
    Peppers Soul
    2,431 reviews
    .67 km away
     
    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
    2,360 reviews
    1.46 km away
     
    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel
    3,365 reviews
    .57 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Salt Meats Cheese
    428 reviews
    .31 km away
    Paradox Coffee Roasters
    259 reviews
    .26 km away
    Brooklyn Depot Surfers Paradise
    498 reviews
    .28 km away
    Marco's on Cavill
    85 reviews
    .38 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Tarmac Transfers
    36 reviews
    .45 km away
    Opal Gallery
    18 reviews
    .40 km away
    Surfers Paradise River Cruises
    1,335 reviews
    .32 km away
    Wyndham Cruises
    352 reviews
    .23 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    79rtr
    23 April 2017|
    Answer
    Response from Jeanie G | Reviewed this property |
    There are some cabinets available, but I think you need your own lock. I didn't bother about it, just left my stuff on/around my bed and nobody bothered it.
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Rooms on the ground floor are too close to the communal sitting area and pick up all the noise."
    Read review
    "Let's be 14 the cuz was mine"
    Read review
    "Don't do it"
    Read review
    "depending on how much you want to pay you can get 20 dorms or 4 dorms"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing