Yes. You heard that right.
Hostelworld has struck a deal with Gold Coast Tourism to bring a hostel made of sand to the iconic Gold Coast foreshore for three days only.
The Sand Hostel will be located on the Kurrawa Terrace and will be open to the public from 20 – 22 September.
It was designed and created by Lively Worldwide working alongside production designer, Jon Dowding, whose feature film achievements include Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon.
World champion sand sculptor Dennis Masoud, or ‘Sandman’ as he is known, is building the sand structure and will add impeccable finishing touches to the enormous construction, which will use approximately 24 tonnes of sand.
There will be two exclusive accommodation spaces available for guests (an eight-bed dorm and one private double room).
“By teaming up with Gold Coast Tourism, we want to challenge the perception of hostels and show how they are amazing social hubs where you meet open-minded travellers and create extraordinary memories. We’ve listened to what our customers want and created the ultimate dream hostel right here on the Gold Coast,” says Hostelworld’s Head of Acquisition, Niall Walsh.
Those not staying at the hostel can also come and enjoy the facilities during the day and live music into the evening at the beachfront lounge area and bar.
Guests can look forward to enjoying variety of onsite activities including beach volleyball, surf lessons, beach yoga, sand sculpting classes and more will also be on offer. Plus there’ll also be food trucks parked out front to feed the masses.
Anyone wishing to stay at the exclusive Sand Hostel will have to book one of the limited spots via the Hostelworld website.
Bookings open on Wednesday 20th September.