3. Surf ‘n’ Sun in Gold Coast
Surf ‘n’ Sun is an excellent hostel right on the beach in Gold Coast. The property used to be a motel. The owners, old backpackers themselves, converted it into a large, clean and well-equipped hostel. The staff is friendly and the hostel often holds barbecues and other well-planned group events to get everyone together. These can help guests make friends all around.