Free Wi-Fi access is available at Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast, which offers dormitory-style accommodation and a fully equipped communal kitchen. Guests can relax beside the outdoor swimming pool and spa pool.

Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast includes free linen and blankets. All rooms include bunk beds. Hairdryers and hair straighteners are available for hire.

Laundry facilities are available for guests. The games room features pool tables, cable TV and a DVD player. The fully licensed bar serves a range of drinks until late.

Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast Hostel offers a free pick-up service from the Surfers Paradise Transit Centre. It is a 4-minute walk to the Australia Fair Shopping Centre and 10 minutes’ walk to the nearest beach.

Southport is a great choice for travellers interested in Sand Beaches, Theme Parks and Shopping.

We welcome people from all walks of life. Whether you are studying, working, on a family vacation, sport tour or just here to travel, we have you covered.

We also accept bookings for groups. If you wish to book a big group, just give us a call on (+61) 7 5527 1300 or drop us an email at

Here at Aquarius we cater for guests under the age of 18, but they must be over 8 years old and they must be accompanied by parent, legal guardian, school teacher or group leader. Guests that are under 18 can only reside in a shared room if all beds are booked & paid for by the group, otherwise the guests under the age of 18 must stay in a private room only.


Please note before booking:

Our reception hours are 07:00 until 22:00. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please let our staff know in advance and we may be able to accommodate this request but it is not guaranteed. 

To check-in on the day of your arrival, each guest must provide:

  • a valid photo ID (passport, drivers license or student (for under 18's))
  • a valid credit card in your name
  • $20 cash for a Key Deposit which will be returned to you on your day of check-out with your key.

Please note: ***We do not conduct check-ins or check-outs on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Years Day (January 1).***

We look forward to your stay with us and hope to give you the best stay possible!