The World’s first Sand Hostel is coming to the Gold Coast!

We’ve all heard of hotels carved out of ice, but the Gold Coast is set to get a hostel made out of sand – and it opens next week!

Sand Hostel Bedroom

PHOTO: Supplied by Hostel World & Destination Gold Coast

The World’s first Sand Hostel will be located on the stunning Kurrawa Terrace at Broadbeach and will open for three days only from 20 – 22 September.


The unique accommodation, which is the brainchild of Hostelworld and Destination Gold Coast, will offer two rooms for guests to stay in – an eight-bed dorm and a private double room.

As beds are very limited, anyone wishing to stay will have to either win the opportunity via the Hostelworld Facebook page, or book one of the limited spots at the Hostelworld website.

Sand Hostel Bunk Beds

PHOTO: Supplied by Hostel World & Destination Gold Coast

For those who miss out on scoring a bed, there is no need to feel disappointed as there will be loads of facilities for the public to enjoy.

The Sand Hostel’s beach bar and lounge area is set to be extremely popular, with live music to play all day and into the evening. There will be food trucks to satisfy any hunger cravings, plus beach volleyball, surf lessons and beach yoga for those active folk.

Sand Hostel Bar

PHOTO: Supplied by Hostel World & Destination Gold Coast

Visitors can also take part in sand sculpting classes and learn how to create the sandcastle of their dreams!

No doubt the Sand Hostel will be a sight to see when it opens, with approximately 24 tonnes of sand set to be used to build it. Production designer Jon Dowding, who is renowned for working on movies such as Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon, is the man creating the masterpiece, with World Champion sand sculptor Denis Masoud to build the sand structure and add impeccable finishing touches.

The Sand Hostel will be open from 12pm on Wednesday 20 September to 2pm on Friday 22 September. For more information, visit Hostelworld and Destination Gold Coast.