Budds in Surfers

Budds in Surfers offers backpackers accommodation in Surfers ParadiseBudds in Surfers classifies itself as a Backpackers Resort, so what you can expect is dorm accommodation, some basic twin & double rooms plus facilities and common areas designed for (generally) young backpackers looking for a cheap place to stay and maybe a little socializing with other travellers.

It actually has a very good location with the beach being just a few hundred metres away, the centre of town is within easy walking distance and it’s also pretty convenient if you’re arriving from interstate at the Surfers Paradise Transit Centre (about a 15 minute walk). Budds backpackers has the advantage of being new, so it doesn’t have the inevitable wear-and-tear of the more established places.

The rooms are as you may expect: not flashy, not huge and with basic decoration and furnishings – but for hostel type accommodation it’s pretty good. The dorm rooms have lockers and four beds, bunk style and Budds offer a female-only dorm which some guests will definitely appreciate. The double & twin rooms have a little more space and would appeal to those that like backpacking but would enjoy a little more privacy.

The resort facilities are good: there is a well equipped kitchen, a laundry, BBQ, table tennis, an indoor lounge/bar kind of set-up plus a very nice outdoor pool area. There is also a free breakfast – a nice touch – free Wi-Fi and if you don’t feel like the walk they can arrange a free pick up from the transit centre.

While this isn’t a “party-hostel”, it is a good place to meet and socialize with like-minded souls and as with any backpackers, the level of noise will depend on who is staying there at the time.

So with a great location and better than average rooms and facilities, it’s a good option for anyone backpacking-around.

Budds in Surfers is located at 6 Pine Ave, Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise. Telephone (07) 5538 9661. Website

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