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Gold Coast - Coolangatta/Kirra Beach

230 Coolangatta Rd, Coolangatta, 4225, Australia

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The first hostel over the Queensland border, Coolangatta YHA is the ideal location for exploring the beautiful Gold Coast and its surrounds

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Coolangatta Hostel

Hostel Coolangatta

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

At the Coolangatta Kirra Beach hostel you will receive tea and coffee and Courtesy bus to Kirra and Duranbah. BBQ nights, bicycle hire, internet kiosk and groceries. Games room, 24 hour access to multi-share rooms and common areas. 24 hour bus service adjacent to YHA.

The hostel is open all year round but reception desk is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Rates quoted are standard non-member rates. YHA / HI members receive 10% discount at check-in., The hostel is open all year round but reception desk is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Rates quoted are standard non-member rates. YHA / HI members receive 10% discount at check-in.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • No membership purchase necessary, it is included for this booking.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 21:30
From 13:00 to 10:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-7-5564-0987

Fax. +61-7-55995436

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Gold Coast Airport (Less than 500m)
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (3 to 5km)
  • Gold Coast Theme Parks (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The staff is new, and one of them told me, when asking about a youth hostel, "Don't know, have never been there" and disappeared to play table pingis with guests. Well, what can you expect? It is also pity, that they don't offer breakfast any more.,., Many years ago there was a great breakfast, included in the price (shops are far away), and the place was full of surfers and cyclists. Not anymore. In general, and in all YHA's, fridges are completely full all the time. People bring their food in Coles bags and one bag fills one shelf. More fridges, then?


Avatar for Riitta-Liisa


Thu 05 Dec 2019

The staff were excellent and exceptionally helpful. I did have some concern about one of the long term "residents" and his activities !


Avatar for Hilary


Tue 06 Aug 2019

Most of the glass windows were broken, so there was no escaping the noise of the Highway at night. Old curtains that fell of the rods. Sticky kitchen, the worst of all YHA's I've seen. The girls at receptions were great though, and did everything they could to get me a room in the other YHA in the centre of GC. Compliments for them !


Avatar for Ilse


Sat 20 Jan 2018

The kitchen should be cleaned more often... The toilets as well...


Avatar for Leticia


Thu 22 Jan 2015

Hostel is very conveniently located near the airport (5 mins walk) so saves time if you have early morning connecting flight. Even though its close by airport, we hardly heard any noise. Pool, internet, library, kitchen are well maintained. The lady in the morning was very helpful but the night care taker is a grumpy old man. We had to ask for room change as one of the rooms was badly maintained.


Avatar for Giridhar


Tue 10 Sep 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel is located 500m from Gold Coast Airport. To get to the hostel from the airport exit through the Northern end of the terminal and follow the footpath along Terminal Drive. Walk straight through the round about then turn left at the car wash and follow the footpath to the hostel. A taxi will cost approximately $10 and there is a taxi rank located outside the airport.
Coolangatta YHA is 2.5km to the bus terminal. Phone for courtesy pick-up for backpackers (at 8:15am - 11:15am - 2:15pm and 5:15pm). Con-X-ion Transfers service direct to YHA from Brisbane.
For late arrivals outside of reception hours please advise the hostel in advance. For arrivals between 9:30pm and midnight please right the door bell at the entrance to alert the night manager.
Alternate Transport
Please contact the hostel if you require courtesy pick up from the bus terminal
Parking is available

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