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Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta

2-star2 stars
Cnr Griffith And Mclean StCoolangattaQLD4225AustraliaGreat location! See map

Adults-only hostel in Coolangatta with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
Great location
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
Could use a good cleaning
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From 77 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta

from $55
  • Shared Dormitory (Mixed, 4-8 Share)
  • Shared Dormitory (Female Only, 4-6 Share)
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 100 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport drop off at scheduled times *


  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1927
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • In-room safe

Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta’s small print

Also known as

  • Coolangatta Hostel
  • Sands Backpackers
  • Coolangatta Sands
  • Coolangatta Sands Hostel
  • Hostel Coolangatta
  • Sands Coolangatta
  • Sands Coolangatta Hostel
  • Coolangatta Sands Backpackers Hostel
  • Sands Hostel Coolangatta
  • Sands Backpackers Hostel


This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 5 per person

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta


  • Twin Towns Uniting Church - 2 min walk
  • The Strand - 4 min walk
  • Kirra Hill Community Center - 6 min walk
  • Greenmount Beach - 9 min walk
  • Coolangatta Beach - 10 min walk
  • Kirra Beach - 10 min walk
  • Centro Tweed - 15 min walk
  • Bilinga Beach - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 6 min drive
  • Varsity Lakes Station - 20 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Airport drop-off service

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 13 reviews

Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta
Very Good8.0
relax near beach
good area,near beach,equipt kitchen.good smoking area
brett, au2 night trip
Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta
Good budget stay if you don't mind the noise.
I was greeted at reception by a really friendly, helpful member of staff so immediately felt happy. I was only staying for one night before catching a flight so I wasn't too bothered that the hostel was a little bare. The kitchen seemed well equipped and the beds were comfy. There's some good outdoor space/balcony to relax on and lots of shops and restaurants nearby. There was quite a lot of street noise at night, which would affect a light sleeper. Overall a good budget stay.
A Traveler, au1 night trip
Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta
Holiday Getaway
Loved it here!! So close to the beach and shops!! Staff are so friendly but need more knowledge of location, got directed to wrong surf club for a surfing lesson. Will definitely come back!!
Cheryl, au5 night trip
Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta
Awesome stay!
I had an amazing stay at Coolangatta Sands. The kitchen was in good shape, and very useful. It's a great location and it has a good atmosphere. Would definitely return!
Emma, ca2 night trip
Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta
Very Good8.0
Good place to stay
Comfortable bed and good location
Lauren, au1 night trip

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Coolangatta Sands Backpackers, Coolangatta

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