Coolangatta Sands Hotel

McLean Street - Griffith StreetCoolangatta4225Australia
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About Coolangatta Sands Hotel

Within walking distance from the beach and public transit stops, the Coolangatta Sands Hotel is an ideal destination for budget-minded guests who enjoy an energy-filled communal atmosphere.

Dormitory rooms at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel have from between four and eight single beds. Alternatively, guests can stay in one of the five private rooms equipped with double or twin beds.

There is a TV lounge and DVD library in the property. Furthermore, guests can use the three public computer terminals if they didn't bring their own laptops. Guests can do laundry in the on-site facilities, or relax on the terraced balconies.

The property provides a light breakfast each morning. Also, there is a self-catering kitchen, and guests are given dedicated shelves for their food.

Located a mile-and-a-half from the Gold Coast Airport, this property is a 15-minute stroll from Tweed Mall. Also, Goodwin Park is accessible within a six-minute walk.


McLean Street - Griffith Street, Coolangatta, 4225, Australia
Telephone: +61 755363066 | Fax: +61 755362303 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Cable TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Guests Appreciated the Free Breakfast

Guests reported that the property offers a complimentary breakfast each morning consisting of basics like cereal, coffee, toast and jam. They thought this was enough to help them start their days and liked that the hotel chose to provide the free food to give additional value.

Easy to Meet Other Travellers

If you're ready to make some new friends while away from home, guests said this is the place to do it. They said the atmosphere is very lively and that the other guests they encountered were always up for a chat.

Across From the Beach

Guests thought the location was the best thing about staying here. They said the beach is just across the street, and because of that prime location, the property is often frequented by people who want to make the most of the excellent surfing conditions.

Negative Reviews

Poor Service and Management

Many guests griped that the staff were extremely rude. There was also feedback about how the staff mentions many rules about smoking and noise and not using glass bottles, but that those rules aren't enforced. The lack of rule enforcement made guests get the impression the property was not well managed, and it disappointed them because they had been expecting certain standards.

The Hostel is Rundown and Unclean

Guests remarked that the hostel is in great need of refurbishment. They said there were many malfunctioning showers and broken things in their rooms. Plus, guests thought the level of cleanliness left much to be desired.

Loud Fellow Guests

Guests warned that the hostel connects to a popular pub, and that fellow guests use the hostel's kitchen facilities and balcony at all hours. Together, these factors made for a very loud experience that meant guests had to often sacrifice good-quality sleep.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 289 reviews across the web
7.2 /10
  • Expedia
    6.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    7.8 /10
    7.1 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.4 /10
7.2 out of 10 based on 289 reviews