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Stay at the Sands

Our accommodation

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel offers our visitors a range of affordable accommodation rooms, including single rooms, queen rooms, and a females-only dorm.

Our rates:

  • Dorm Bed $49.00 per night
  • Single Room with Double Bed $100.00 per night
  • Queen Bed Private Room $120.00 per night
  • Twin Room (2 single beds) $120.00 per night

All accommodation have share bathroom & kitchen facilities.
All guests must have valid photo ID when checking in.

Due to being a licensed premises, no-one under the age of 18 can stay in rooms.

Check in after 2pm
Check out by 10am

Affordable accommodation in Coolangatta

The Sands is perfect for travelling surfers as we are located only three minutes walk from the world-famous Kirra Point and only ten minutes to Snapper Rocks and D-Bah. All guests will have access to a surfboard storage area in the common room.

Guests will also have access to a fully equipped shared kitchen, shared bathrooms, shared lounge with TV, free WiFi and paid laundry facilities.

Come and make yourself at home at the Sands – the ultimate stay for travellers searching for the very best of what southern Gold Coast has to offer.

Accommodating communal facilities

Our affordable accommodation offers a range of communal facilities.

  • During your stay you will have access to:
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Shared bathrooms and showers
  • TV lounge with DVD player and a movie library
  • Free WiFi
  • Surfboard rack
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free baggage storage
  • New Air-conditioning

How to get to the Sands

From Gold Coast Airport


    Coolangatta Sands Hotel is only a 5-minute drive from the Gold Coast airport. Cabs, Ubers and car-hire are available from outside the terminal

  • Drive

    • Exit the airport via Terminal Drive. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Eastern Ave.
    • Take a right to the Gold Coast Highway.
    • Use the left-hand lane to continue to Coolangatta Road.
    • Keep left to continue onto Musgrave Street.
    • At the roundabout take the second exit to stay on Musgrave Road.
    • At the next roundabout take the first exit to stay on Marine Parade. At the lights continue straight onto Mclean Street, the hotel will be on your right.

  • Catch the Bus

    Walk 700m to Golden Four Dr at Archer Street and catch bus 700 to Tweed Heads. Exit at Mclean St at Elizabeth Park. See Translink Journey Planner for further details

From Brisbane

  • Drive

    Located only an hour’s drive from Brisbane, Coolangatta Sands Hotel is the perfect weekend escape. Heading straight down the M1 to Tugun Currumbin Road, you’ll continue onto Griffith Street, with the hotel located on your left.

  • Public Transport

    Alternatively, public transport is available from South Brisbane bus and train terminals. See Translink Journey Planner for further details.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Surf Lessons

The protected waters at Rainbow Bay and Greenmount Beach are the Gold Coast’s only north-facing beaches, which makes them the perfect spot for surf lessons. The rolling waves attract all levels of surfers, from beginners to pros.

Currumbin Rock Pools

The Currumbin Rock Pools are the Coast’s secret swimming holes just 20 minutes from Cooly. Loved by the locals, this little oasis is the perfect place to cool off, plunge into icy cold waters and have a picnic under the trees.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Animal lovers unite at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spend your day walking dingoes, cuddling koalas and patting wombats. The sanctuary is home to The Lost Valley, a stunning 5-acre rainforest open for your exploration with Red pandas, Capybaras and more.

Gold Coast Theme Parks

You can’t visit the Gold Coast without stopping by one of our incredible theme parks! Make a splash at Wet n’ Wild or swim with dolphins at Seaworld. If you love a hair-raising ride then head to Dreamworld or Movie World for a day of rollercoasters and shows.


An activity for thrill-seekers only, get your adrenaline pumping by jumping out of a plane. You can book a tandem dive from 15000 ft right above the iconic QLD coastline. Take in the white sand beaches and rolling hinterland as you free-fall through the sky.

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