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The name of Surfers Paradise, Queensland, doesn't leave a lot to the imagination, but this sparkling coastal city has much more to offer visitors than just waves. From delicious dining to nonstop nightlife to some of the most dramatic urban architecture in all of Australia, Surfers Paradise is nirvana for anyone who's on vacation, even if you don't venture into the water. Sold on the city but don't know where to stay? Cheap Surfers Paradise hotels like Outrigger Surfers Paradise, QT Gold Coast, and Vibe Hotel Gold Coast seal the deal on your next trip.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Surfers Paradise, QLD

Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort
Sleeping Inn Backpackers Resort
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3.6
26 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
from $22
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
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4.5
158 Ferny Avenue, Gold Coast
from $159
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
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3.8
42 Ferny Avenue, Gold Coast
from $79
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
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4.1
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Gold Coast
from $99
Watermark Hotel & Spa
Watermark Hotel & Spa
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4.1
3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Gold Coast
from $90
Mantra Legends Hotel
Mantra Legends Hotel
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd. & Laycock St, Gold Coast
from $71
Rhapsody Resort
Rhapsody Resort
3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
from $109
Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise
Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise
158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
from $266
Down Under Hostel
Down Under Hostel
76 Appel Street Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
from $0
Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise - Hostel
26 Peninsular Drive, Gold Coast
from $19
More About Surfers Paradise, QLD Hotels...

The Jewel of Australia's Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise is just one of the dozens of towns and cities along Australia's aptly named Gold Coast, but you'll immediately know you've arrived (and not just because of all the surfer's catching waves in the turquoise waters). Few other places in Australia besides Surfers Paradise allow you to surf by day and sleep amid skyscrapers by night. Stay in Surfers Paradise budget hotels, like Aruba Surf Resort and Regency on the Beach, or luxury hotels such as Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.

Surfers Paradise is just as amazing by night as it is during the day, with exciting nightclubs like Elsewhere, Beer Garden, and Sin City to keep you moving 'til the wee hours of the morning. Avoid notoriously high taxi fares by sleeping at hotels in the heart of Surfers Paradise, like Q1 Resort and Spa, Southern Cross Apartments, and Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.

The Fast Track to Surfers Paradise

Unless you're traveling up the coast of Australia by car, bus, or camper van, your gateway to Surfers Paradise is Gold Coast Airport, also known as Coolangatta Airport. Save money on expensive airport transfers by taking the airport shuttle bus to the coastal "Surfside" bus route. Bus prices start at just $3.30 AUD per day and take you right into town, where Surfers Paradise hotels such as Turtle Beach Resort, Enderley Gardens Resort, and Royal Woods Resort are just steps away.

Surfers Paradise is about 30 minutes' drive from Gold Coast Airport, so no Surfers Paradise beach hotels offer complimentary airport shuttle service. If you're looking to take the fast track to your hotel, however, and money is no object, ask at booking as to whether a private pick-up or drop-off is available.

Low Prices in the Low Season

Surfers Paradise is blessed with warm weather year-round, but peak season occurs during Australia's summer months between October and March, when temperatures soar and events like Nutri-grain Ironman Series, New Year's Carnival, and the Cutback Surf Competition take over the beach. Avoid visiting during this time, which is also when many students are out of class and practicing their surf skills, to avoid rate hikes on Surfers Paradise hotels such as Freshwater Point Resort, Horizons Motel, and Mantra Circle on Cavill.

Indeed, "winter" is a relative term in Surfers Paradise. Temperatures during the low season, which falls between April and September, are still around 80 degrees Fahrenheit on most afternoons, which is perfect for a day in the waves. Summer-loving locals from up and down the Gold Coast will retreat to their homes during this "cold" snap, leaving you free to take advantage of rock-bottom rates.

Find Your Own Surf Shack Using Airbnb

Speaking of locals, there are few better ways to find the ultimate surf spot in Surfers Paradise than by chatting with some of them, and there's almost no better way to meet locals in Surfers Paradise than by staying in one of their homes! Choosing from one of the 1,000+ Surfers Paradise Airbnb rentals, like Surfers Paradise Waterview Apartment, which starts at just $123 per night for an apartment that accommodates four, not only allows you to feel at home but in many cases introduces you to a host who can make you feel like a local.

No matter what your budget, you can find the perfect Airbnb rental in Surfers Paradise, with beds in shared apartments going as cheaply as 10 AUD per night, and luxurious multibedroom homes available at discounts you won't believe. If you book early enough, you can even find an Airbnb apartment inside Q1, a 1,000-foot beachside skyscraper that is the world's tallest all-residential building as of December 2014.

Cheap Hostels in Surfers Paradise

If your main priority in visiting Surfers Paradise is to sleep as cheaply as possible, consider staying at one of the hostels. Book a bed in a dormitory at Surfers Paradise hostels like Gold Coast Backpackers, Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort, or Backpackers in Paradise for a place to rest your head that will leave you with some money to spare.

Even if you book a private room at hostels such as Surf'n'Sun Beachside Backpackers, Sleeping Inn Backpackers, or Budds In Surfers*, you're still going to save significantly as compared to staying at a hotel. Many Surfers Paradise hostels even offer value-added amenities, such as free tea, coffee, and breakfast, board rentals, and surf lessons for amateurs, experts, and every skill level in between.

Surf to SurfersParadise.com to Get Started

There's a whole lot to do in Surfers Paradise, but for most visitors there isn't a whole lot to it: Grab your board, grab your buds, and hit the surf. Of course, you might need to rent a board if you've flown in, which is just one of the many ways SurfersParadise.com can help. This official homepage of Surfers Paradise lists hundreds of accredited businesses, including a variety of shops that rent surfboards and stand-up paddle boards.

No matter where your journey begins, or the level of comfort you need when you sleep, let Hipmunk help you create the perfect trip to Surfers Paradise. From cheap flights that are (hopefully) free of agony, to hotels, hostels, and even Airbnb apartments, Hipmunk makes it easy to enjoy Surfers Paradise, which, let's face it, is pretty darn easy to enjoy all on its own.

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