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Sand Hostel


The world’s first ever hostel made of sand has sprung up on the Broadbeach foreshore thanks to Hostelworld and Destination Gold Coast.

A completely functional and bookable hostel with beach front views, the Sand Hostel will be open to the public to enjoy from 12pm to 10pm on Wednesday September 20 and Thursday September 21.

Just like an overstuffed backpack, Kurrawa Terrace will be bursting at the seams with beach activities, live music and live sand sculpting.

Celebrate life on the Gold Coast with sandy feet and happy hearts at our incredible Sand Hostel.



Production designer wiz Jon Dowding, who has already racked up feature film achievements from his work on Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon, has worked hand in hand with world champion Sand Sculptor, Denis ‘The Sandman’ Masoud to create this larger than life sand castle. With a team of over 10 builders, the Sand Hostel has been sculpted out of 24 tonnes of sand in as little as three weeks.


Long gone are the days of hostels simply being a cheap place to crash. Hostels have undergone a revolution and have evolved into stylish, social hubs encouraging new, once in a lifetime experiences - and the best bit? Still a bargin price.


Sand Hostel is also proudly supported by Burleigh Brewing Co., Jellurgal Cultural Centre, Get Wet Surf School, BSKT, Cocowhip, 8th Ave Terrace, Griffith University Seed Series, Elixiba, Food Kartel and Zicatelas.



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