Website feedback

Customer Travel Tips for Surfers Paradise

79% Avg. city rating Rated by 356 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 83%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 82%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 64%

Nightlife / partying 88%

Value for money 76%

Customer Travel Tips for Surfers Paradise

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


21 Feb 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Don’t stay in a hostel!!

Liked: Easy to get around and lots of shops!

Disliked: Hostels were all bad

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: The Beach

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

20% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
20% Avg. rating


11 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: If you enjoy Magaluf this is the place for you. If you love Byron Bay - skip surfers.

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Very tacky, just high rise buildings and shopping malls - nothing to do.

42% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
42% Avg. rating


09 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Brisbane.

Liked: /

Disliked: Boring

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a car to get around

Liked: Nice Beach and Bars

Disliked: Except beach and shopping/bars not that much to do after sea world

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: .

Disliked: .

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
53% Avg. rating


12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Only go here for partying

Liked: The beach was okay

Disliked: Everything is kinda newly builded but still very runned down. The place has no soul at all.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Avoid Sleeping Inn Surfers BackPackers

Liked: Clean, weather was nice.

Disliked: The Hostels

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: N

Liked: Everything

Disliked: N

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Beach

Liked: Beach

Disliked: No

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Shopping

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy the beach

Liked: Beach, Sun, shopping

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do your big-shop-to-stock-up at Southport or broadbeach as Surfers doesnt have a K mart or Target.

Liked: The quirky and alternative people.

Disliked: The traffic.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay away from the party scene

Liked: It's close to the beach. But way to party and touristy for me

Disliked: To much partying and tourism

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go with intent to go out. And go during good beach season.

Liked: Good beachy vibe.

Disliked: Dirty, seemed rundown a bit. Very little culture.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


08 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: do a club crawl if you're traveling alone. it's the easiest way to meet people

Liked: Nightlife

Disliked: Windy

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


23 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Shopping

Customer Travel Tip: budds hostel

Liked: nightlife and beach

Disliked: no

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


03 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay more than 3 days

Liked: Nice beaches!

Disliked: When bad weather there isnt much to do!

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy surfers

Liked: Its a nice place

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


18 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bring sunscreen

Liked: Sun

Disliked: Too commercialized and touristy

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


26 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: stay near cavill avenue, Down under hostels was good choice as not too close where it is noisy.

Liked: Lots to do, good beach, good clubs

Disliked: not much really.

Showing 1-20 of 270 reviews
79% Avg. city rating Rated by 356 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 83%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 82%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 64%

Nightlife / partying 88%

Value for money 76%

Why book with hostelbookers?

Thousands of beds and private rooms, close to the things you’re planning to see and do.
With great value hostels and cheap hotels, everything you want to see and do is just a step away.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Surfers Paradise?

Contact us directly

Top rated Surfers Paradise Hostels

Read what people have to say about our top rated Hostels in Surfers Paradise

  • 1. Down Under Hostels - Surfers Paradise 87%
  • 2. Budds In Surfers 83%

Read More On Top Rated Hostels