Hostel Coolangatta, Australia

71 reviews71

Spend your days off at the beach!

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High demand host
This host has received 14 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
31 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
20 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

You will be helping out with the daily running of our hostel. Jobs will range from cleaning kitchen/bathrooms & helping with laundry to sometimes cooking, gardening & running social events. Also, a big part of your job is to be social with other guests, to make them feel comfortable and welcome.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Be from outside Australia
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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71 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 31 Meeting international travelers
  • 20 Practicing English
  • 14 Meeting locals
  • 10 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 5. Gender equality
  • 1 3. Good health and well-being



This was my first worldpackers in Australia, and an amazing start. The hours where as agreed, and tasks where easy and well structured. Good management and amazing volunteers. The hostel is close to the beach and a 10 minute bus ride into town. Would definitely recommend.

7 days ago

United States


This was my first Worldpackers experience and the first place I landed in Australia so when I say I loved it, I LOVED it. I had the chance to meet so many amazing people through other volunteers and the guests. The cleaning is straight forward and someone is always around to ask questions. Facilitating activities was so fun and truly got to know the hostel so much more. It is walkable from the airport and just a stroll into town. I go to the beach daily and I'm so happy with all the wonderful people I've met here! Thank you Erin and Ebonie for making such a wonderful place to volunteer!

11 days ago



Had an amazing experience and met some incredible people at the hostel i was able to work full time, volunteer and also have some fun in my days off big thanks to everyone, miss you guys already ✌🏼

27 days ago



My first volunteering gig at the hostel Cooly was a total blast. Despite the hostel's slightly distant location and the journey from Surfers Paradise being quite long (over an hour by bus), the experience was amazing thanks to the awesome managers, Ebonie and Erin, who were both super cool and respectful of our hours. Shoutout to the fellow volunteers for forming a strong team. Most of my tasks were cleaning and housekeeping, which was straightforward but sometimes tiring. Ebonie and Erin, you made the hostel Cooly feel like a second home, and I'm eager to return for more!

about 2 months ago



I'm really happy I decided to join the hostel as a volunteer. I met really nice people and had a great time.

about 2 months ago

Cooly replied

Thanks so much Kana! :)

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Hosted by Cooly

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