Best Places for Backpackers in Coolangatta, Australia.

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Top 2 hostels in Coolangatta, Australia.

These are the 2 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Coolangatta, Australia.

Coolangatta YHA

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Coolangatta YHA

With a fun and laid back atmosphere, regular BBQ & movie nights and friendly staff, you'll feel right at home during your stay here with us at the Cooly YHA. We are right across the road from the beach and have a free courtesy bus to take you in to town and to surf beaches further south. Coolanga...
Coolangatta YHA is a hostel in Coolangatta. Check Hostelworld for prices.



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Komune Resort Australia's No.1 Ocean Front Resort and Beach Club. Special Winter Offer: Book us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ( 3 nights) and receive $15 of “ Komune Kash” to be spent on Drinks or Food in our fun-filled Beach-Club, or on Accommodation for stay extensions or future reservations!...
Komune is a hostel in Coolangatta. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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  Coolangatta Coolangatta, or “Cooly” as the locals like to call it, is located far south on the coast, on the border to New South Wales. Strolling down the Marine Parade (the street right by the beach), you’ll find tons of great cafes. Locally owned, charming, and atmospheric, I always get the urge to try every single one of them!

Tanja Peltoarvo

Getting there and around

Take a flight from other major cities of Australia. I boarded a domestic flight from Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast.


Queensland: Surfers Paradise

Heading over at the beginning of February, we knew it would be hot. Very hot. Auckland was having a hot muggy summer, but nothing can describe the heat and humidity on a 34 degree Celsius day, the average for Gold Coast in Summer.   And what better to do, on a day with a “feels like” temperature of 37 degrees celcuis, than put on a full length jumpsuit, a safety harness and a sun hat, and climb Australia’s tallest outdoor observation area, the Q1 buildings SkyPoint climb. 270m up in the sky, we got the most amazing view I’ve witnessed yet. From Coolangatta in the south, to Brisbane in the north on a good day. The sea stretches in to the horizon, and the mountains peak on the other side. I can’t lie. The climb itself was absolutely terrifying. Single file up narrow, steep ladder, with a handrail on one side, and drop to the other. Despite several reassurances that the safety cables combined could sustain the weight of a car, I didn’t fancy trying my luck leaning over the edge. Gold Coast city isn’t as well known for its waterways, despite them being nine times the length of Venice’s, but from so high up there’s no denying how far they spread. It’s hard to find a house in Gold Coast that isn’t a 30 seconds walk from some sort of water. After plenty of photo’s, history lesson’s (both on the development of Gold Coast and the various surrounding shipwrecks) and a game of “Spot your hotel”, it was time to head down the equally as narrow, steep stairs, and back inside to take off those jumpsuits. Swiftly followed by a drink upstairs on the observation deck, and one of the greatest burgers I’ve ever had.

Tash Knight

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