The Gold Coast was the first place I visited in Australia, outside of airports, back in 2014. My first impressions were created here and naturally I have a soft spot in my heart for “Goldie.” Before Byron Bay I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Surfers Paradise.
I spent my one full day going to the beach, working out at F45, going out to Burleigh Heads and grabbing ice cream, and ending the day at Surfers Paradise Tavern. Then my last day before heading to Byron I caught up with a sorority sister for a yummy lunch in Coolangatta.
Only here for 2 nights and arriving late, I decided to stay close to the beach at BUNK Surfers Paradise in a four bed female dorm. This was about a five minute walk to the beach, in the middle of all the action of Surfers, close to the public transport, has a pool, and offered free breakfast. There wasn’t a lot of social activities or opportunities, but the facilities and location more than made up for that. I was also really impressed with the beds. They were really sturdy and private bunk beds and not like the typical hostel bunks. You couldn’t see the person across from you and they were constructed in a way so you wouldn’t hear the person below/above you. In typical Surfers fashion it is a party area so it was pretty noisy even during “quiet hours.” All that being said I would stay here again if I needed a hostel in Surfers.