Budds Backpackers Blog

Your Local Lowdown
Keeping backpackers, travellers and hostel guests in the know with the best of the Gold Coast and Budds in Surfers.
Night time drone view of the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

The Best Gold Coast Markets You Should Visit

Here’s our recommendations of the best markets to visit on the Gold Coast. Whether you’re on the hunt for fashion, food, art, or just soaking in the local vibe, these markets offer something for everyone.

Hostel male and female guest in a mixed dorm area

Tips to get out of your comfort zone as a solo traveller

Embarking on a solo travel adventure can be daunting, as it involves exploring new places that are usually far from the comfort of your home, family, and friends. Here’s our top tips to step out of your comfort zone as a solo traveller!

Lone surfer at Main Beach

Best Surf Spots on the Gold Coast

Here’s our pick of the best surf spots along the Gold Coast. Btw, when you book your stay at Budds in Surfers hostel, you’ll be treated to our weekly free surf lessons!