Gold Coast Schoolies - Most Popular Places to Stay

Gold Coast Schoolies - Most Popular Places to Stay

Choosing a hotel for Schoolies can be a little daunting. You have to factor in where your friends are staying, who you will be sharing a room with, whether you want to be close to the beach and Cavill Avenue or slightly removed from the action, and most importantly, how much it will all cost!  

To make things a little less stressful, we’ve compiled a list of five of our most popular hotels with a brief rundown on what they offer and how much you’ll need to pay per person for the week.

REMEMBER** $100 DEPOSIT LOCKS IN YOUR ROOM! It’s better to be safe than sorry so make sure you get in and book ASAP to avoid disappointment. Call 1800 300 797 or visit TO BOOK!

Hilton Surfers Paradise

Considered one of our most sought after hotels and the most luxurious, the Hilton is just a two minute walk to Cavill Avenue and within walking distance of the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast.

Although you may pay a little extra for your room, no expense is spared in this deluxe hotel with each room featuring a spacious layout, private balcony and all of the latest mod cons. Facilities include a theatre room, gym, sauna, indoor and outdoor pool, plunge pool, onsite restaurant and BBQ facilities.

Beach: 150m

Cavill Ave: 75m

COST: Room rates start at $777 per person for the week

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Outrigger Surfers Paradise

Outrigger Surfers Paradise is also located just a short walk from the beach and Cavill Avenue. All rooms are refurbished and have their own balcony – perfect for those rest days when you need to stop, sit and refuel before the next party.

The hotel features plenty of facilities to keep you busy, including a gym, outdoor pool and a tennis court. There is also a vending machine for those of you who may need a midnight snack ;). This is one of our favourites and almost always sells out!

Beach 100m

Cavill Avenue 550m

COST: Room rates start at $629 per person for the week

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Mantra Circle on Cavill

Giving you direct access to Cavill Avenue’s retail precinct and situated just minutes to the beach, Mantra Circle on Cavill is one of our most popular Schoolies destinations.  Renowned for its prime position, the property consists of two towers that provide direct access to Circle on Cavill’s retail precinct featuring fashion stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, tenpin bowling and a supermarket. The property also has an open-air piazza featuring a massive TV screen!

Key features of the hotel include 24 hour reception, gym, outdoor covered heated lap pool, recreational outdoor pool, and sauna, BBQ Facilities, games room, internet lounge, private theatre, steam room and undercover parking.

Beach: 100m

Cavill: 500m

COST: Rooms rates start at $639 per person for the week

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Islander Resort Hotel 

The Islander is THE place to stay for Schoolies. Affordable and right in the middle of all the action, the resort has a reputation as one of the most popular places to stay during schoolies week.

The hotel is just one block from Cavill Avenue and a two minute walk to local clubs, restaurants and shops. 

Features of the hotel include 24 hour reception, BBQ Facilities, communal laundry, spa, steam room, tour desk, vending machines, bar, communal kitchen, games room, squash court, tennis court, tropical pool, Vegas in paradise restaurant and Wifi Access. The main Gold Coast bus station is also right next door.

Beach: 100m

Cavill: 86m

COST: Room rates start at $485 per person for the week

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Wyndham Surfers Paradise

Renowned for its luxurious features, the Wyndham Surfers Paradise is a 17 storey high rise located on the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard. Super close to absolutely everything, the hotel is within walking distance of both Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue.

All apartments include first-class features including European appliances, air conditioning, LCD televisions with DVD and CD players and acoustically sound sliding doors that open out onto a spacious balcony. The expansive balconies provide a great place for you and your friends to sit back chill out and get a bird’s eye view of all the party action.

The Wyndham sells out fast so we suggest getting in quick to secure your booking!

Beach: 200m

Cavill: 550m

COST: Room rates start at $556 per person for the week

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