Christmas & New Years Eve Surfside Bondi Beach

Yes, We have availability for you if you would like to take it,

Bondi beach Christmas accommodation

HOW TO BOOK

To make a Christmas/New Years reservation either


1
Book through Surfside website secure reservations using this link https://booking.surfsidebackpackers.com.au
2

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DEAL

If you pay in full by the 31st October 2017 you get lots of extras and goodies.


  • Two hours of Wi-Fi for each person for each night you stay. Worth $5 per person per night. It’s Log on/Log off so you don’t have to use it all in one go.
  • A $15 OFF voucher for the Oz trails or Barefoot Downunder Blue Mountains day tour. This is something we recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • A $15 OFF surf day trip with Waves Learn to Surf day tours. This is something we also recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • We have several meal deals that give you daily discounts at McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks (Burger King), Oporto Chicken, Gelatissimo Gelato, Pizza Hut.
  • We also have deals at Globe skateboard shop, Bondi Beach Wine Cellers & Bondi Ink tattoos & piercings.
  • FREE Tax File Number applications for which we normally charge $8.00
  • Plus what ever else we can find between now and then.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Choose any number of night so long as you take them consecutively. You decide the start date.
  • All rooms the same price. Choose from small, medium, large mixed or female rooms, first come first served basis.
  • If you choose Just Accommodation expect extra charges if you want to involved in events/meals/parties/sports equipment/Wi-Fi.
  • Prices are person per night.
  • All bookings must be paid in full to be confirmed, no refunds for change of mind, early departure or any other circumstances.
  • Call us is best on 0412 509 279 (+61 412 509 279) or use our booking form but please understand that whatever payment option you use we will debit in full in order to confirm the booking and we will confirm by email. If you use the booking form please write in comments either WITH INCLUSIONS or JUST ACCOMMODATION so we know what you want. If you don’t write anything we charge the WITH INCLUSIONS price.
  • Prices for under 9 nights are charged at $99 per person per night with the 30th December being $129.00 per person per night, the 31st December charged at $199.00 per person per night and the 1st January being $129.00 per person per night.

Please read on for more details.

KATIE ROBERTS stayed 23rd December 2014 to 3rd January 2015.

“The most welcoming hostel i have stayed in. It feels like a big family all in one place. Amazing fun stay, Thank you”

 

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS EVE ON THE BEACH AT BONDI BEACH


Perfect weather, hot bodies and great parties. What better and more unique place to enjoy Christmas and/or New Years than on the beach at Bondi Beach.

When you book Christmas at Surfside Bondi Beach you are not just buying a bed or a room, you are buying an experience, the Surfside Bondi Beach experience! The group events, the explorer days, the beach BBQ’s, pizza & chilli nights and the awesome Christmas day dinner with wine and a dessert are all included FREE with your accommodation.

Whether you are coming in a group or on your own, no other place offers all of these opportunities to meet new people, eat, drink & be merry, all included in the price of a bed.

The only thing that you should plan to do at Christmas time is stay longer!

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JENNA JONESÂ stayed 23rd December 2014 to 3rd January 2015.

“Great stay at Surfside, stayed for 11 nights and the hostel is one bug family. Great staff and great atmosphere, Thanks”

KATIE HEPWORTHÂ stayed 22nd December 2014 to 4th January 2015.

“I have had an amazing time, the BBQ and goon has been class. I have also had a great experience at Bondi, the showers are really good!”

Australian Christmas

I DON’T KNOW IF SHOULD STAY ON THE BEACH OR IN THE CITY.


This is a common question. Mostly people want the beach for Christmas and the City for New Years because they think they cannot get back to the beach after the New Years celebrations. Well THIS IS NOT TRUE! The buses take 15-20 minutes & run 24 hours a day between Bondi Beach and City/ City and Bondi Beach all day everyday 365 days a year. In fact there are more buses on New Years than normal and you always get back.

We 100% recommend the City as the place to go for New Years celebrations, the fireworks at 9pm & midnight are awesome, you spend the day in the park, drinking, lounging around and having fun with your friends. At Surfside Bondi Beach you have the option to do your own thing or join our group so you are never alone (unless you want to be)

The celebrations are not confined to the City area either. Bondi Beach may host a massive party each year on the beach and thousands come to party here so when you get back from the City there lots to do. In past years we have had DJ Skrillex, The Chemical Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris & Pendulum plus David Guetta, Bob Sanchez, Carl Cox, Underworld, Fat Boy Slim, all were awesome. We will update you as soon as this years event is announced.

Please also remember that most backpacker hostels also have minimum stays so if you split your stay between City & the Beach you pay alot more in accommodation costs.

So party in the city and wake up at the beach, that the way the locals do it!!

Christmas in Bondi Beach swim every day especially Christmas Day!!

NAOMI ROSS stayed 23rd December 2014 to 1st January 2015.

“Great stay at Surfside, stayed for 11 nights and the hostel is one big family. Great staff and great atmosphere, had one of the best Christmas’s staying at Surfside. Everyone was like a big family and Surfside put on loads of events getting everyone together. Sad to leave! PS. thanks to Roxy and Lily hard work over Xmas!”

Cuties at Bondi Beach

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DEAL

If you pay in full by the 31st October 2016 you get lots of extras and goodies.


  • Two hours of Wi-Fi for each person for each night you stay. Worth $5 per person per night. It’s Log on/Log off so you don’t have to use it all in one go.
  • A $15 OFF voucher for the Oz trails or Barefoot Downunder Blue Mountains day tour. This is something we recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • A $15 OFF surf day trip with Waves Learn to Surf day tours. This is something we also recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • We have several meal deals that give you daily discounts at McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks (Burger King), Oporto Chicken, Gelatissimo Gelato, Pizza Hut.
  • We also have deals at Globe Skateboard Shop, Bondi Beach Wine Cellers, Bondi Ink Tattoos.
  • FREE Tax File Number applications for which we normally charge $8.00
  • Plus what ever else we can find between now and then.

OTHER SPECIAL OFFERS


We would like to offer you discounted entry to four major Sydney attractions.

This extends to…

  • Sydney Tower $19.99 (normally $26.00),
  • Sydney Aquarium & Sydney Wildlife World $25.00 each (normally $40.00 each)
  • Taronga Zoo $39.99 (normally $46.00)
  • FREE Tax File Number (TFN) application (normally $8.00)

We would be happy to apply for your Tax File Number @ check in. Bank accounts can be set up before you arrive so your ATM cards are ready to pick up at local branches.

our-family-bondi-beach

 

MARKUS HAEFNER stayed from 23rd December 2014 to 3rd January 2015.

Thanks Surfside for the nice time i had during Christmas and New Years Eve. I really enjoyed the atmosphere here with all the people, even though i was far away from home, especially everything that has been organised for Christmas… party bus, dinner, etc. Thanks to everybody, i really had a good time here and will always remember this very special Christmas and New Years

 

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS EVENTS/WHAT’S ON


Breakfast of pancakes every day from 21st December 2015 to 2nd January 2016.

22nd December


Beach football/frisbie/volleyball from 4pm.

Served @ Surfside at approx 6pm is our Aussie Beach BBQ with FREE meat & vegetarian foods, tons of salads & red and white wine followed by Open Mic Night @ Ravesis, a local bar approx 200 meters away or join the Pool Competition @ Beach Road Hotel with FREE entry plus they give you a beer at first game and a good prize if you win!

Please note this event is FREE! to those choosing “Inclusions”. Those booking “Just Accommodation” are welcome to be involved but please expect an extra charge and we would need to know 24 hours in advance.

23rd December


Beach football/frisbie/volleyball from 4pm.

GROUP OUTING (no one left behind!): There is only one choice for Wednesday nights and that is BIG WEDNESDAY @ the Beach Road Hotel. The last Wednesday before Christmas, it will be epic. We must be there by 9pm or face queues. Off to the Bondi Hotel after which opens till 4am.

24th December (Christmas Eve)


Several choices here

  • Stay local with PUB CRAWL in Bondi Beach (must have Christmas hat) hitting Bondi Icebergs, Ravesis, Bucket List, North Bondi Rsl, Beach Road Hotel ending up in Bondi Hotel for midnight. Crawl home @ 4am.
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise & Clubbin’. Each Christmas Eve see several backpacker boat cruises that hit Sydney Harbour for three hours then give you free entry into a Club (TBA). Approx AU$79.00 with free food and drink on the cruise its a popular option. We shall inform you of detail as soon as they come available and you can book tickets & collect @ check in.
backpacker boat cruise

Backpacker Sydney Harbour Cruise

25th December (Christmas Day)


Start with a swim on the beach to wake up then come and get your Christmas Day breakfast of sausage and eggs (9-10am).

We need to prepare for Christmas dinner now so you hit the beach again. Don’t forget to call home let your friends/family know what you are doing.

“Surfside Christmas Day Sit Down Dinner” served at approx 2pm with an Aussie style BBQ with salads, bread & dips, catering for meat eaters & vegetarians served to you by our staff with large amounts of FREE red & white wine and a dessert too.

Please note this event is FREE! to those choosing “Inclusions”. Those booking “Just Accommodation” are welcome to be involved but please expect an extra charge and we would need to know 24 hours in advance.

Followed by..

CHOICE 1, organized party called Sunburnt Christmas from 3pm till 10pm. The details/price of which are yet to be announced but we recommend it, it’s always awesome.

CHOICE 2, take it easy and hit the beach, relax, swim, surf & relax some more.

Next is..

Quiet time. From 6pm to 9pm, a chance to call home, nap, shower of sand & sun cream, take it easy!

Finally..

From 9pm till midnight, with nowhere else to go, we have a party at Surfside Bondi Beach with FREE red & white wine. If you still have the energy we hit the beach once more.

Please note this event is FREE! to those choosing “Inclusions”. Those booking “Just Accommodation” are welcome to be involved but please expect an extra charge and we would need to know 24 hours in advance.

Celebrate Christmas on Coogee Beach

26th December  (Boxing Day)


This is another busy day with lots to do….

  • Our recommendation is to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race from Watson’s Bay
  • A Day At The Races @ Randwick Racecourse
  • Boxing Day Movies, all the premier movies open on this day.
  • A Day at The Mall @ Bondi Westfield. All the major store have major sales on this day

At approx 6pm we have our Surfside Pizza Night with selection of meat & vegetarian pizzas locally made with red & white wine for all.

Please note this event is FREE! to those choosing “Inclusions”. Those booking “Just Accommodation” are welcome to be involved but please expect an extra charge and we would need to know 24 hours in advance.

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27th December


Is EXPLORER DAY NUMBER 1. We offer you a self guided day out including Watson’s Bay, Camp Cove snorkeling, the lighthouse & gum emplacements at the Southern entrance to Sydney Harbour, catch ferry through Sydney Harbour past Sydney Opera House/Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay ending with delightful walk through botanical gardens & Hyde Park. IT’S FREE!!, (You just buy bus & ferry tickets/minimum 6 people to be guided by Surfside staff or simply go yourself with a printed guide that will give you).

Clovelly Hotel is a great Sunday arvo option with great views, great food and a wicked band playing,

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28th December


GROUP EVENT Is our traditional SPORTS DAY from 2PM with guests from Surfside Bondi Beach & Surfside Coogee Beach meeting at Bronte Park (which at a beach halfway between Bondi Beach & Coogee Beach) for massive Sports Day.

It’s simply spectacular here, we spend the day swimming, surfing, body boarding, playing rounders, cricket, football whilst BBQ is prepared. Lots of wine too! Please bring hat, sun cream & towel.

bronte beach

Bronte Beach has to be one of the most beautiful places in Sydney!

29th December


A day to yourself, let us suggest some options…

Lazy options first, hit the beach, choose from…

  • Bondi Beach, Tamarama Beach or Bronte Beach (all walking distance),
  • Camp Cove, Neilson Park Beach (short bus ride)
  • Manly Beach (bus & ferry ride)

or get active….

  • Explore Sydney City, Blue Mountains day trip, Surf/Learn to Surf day trip or surf lessons
  • Bondi to Coogee Cliff walk with snorkeling at Clovelly Beach
  • Watson’s Bay, Rent bikes @ Centennial Park, Manly Beach
  • Skydive, Mountain Biking in Blue Mountains, Taronga Zoo or Aquarium or Sydney Tower or Wildlife World

Evening spent at either Open Mic Night @ Ravesis, a local bar approx 200 meters away or join the Pool Competition @ Beach Road Hotel with FREE entry plus they give you a beer at first game and a good prize if you win!

30th December


Is EXPLORER DAY NUMBER 2. We offer you an awesome self guided day out to Palm Beach, the home of TV show Home and Away. We check out the beach, the surf club, walk up to the lighthouse to check out awesome views, eat at beach cafe. We come back via Manly Wharf, take ferry through Sydney Harbour, past Sydney Opera House/Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay. ITS FREE!!, (You just buy bus & ferry tickets/minimum 6 people to be guided by Surfside staff or simply go yourself with a pre printed guide that we supply).

Sunset Feast over looking the beach at North Bondi with wine included.

Please note this event is FREE! to those choosing “Inclusions”. Those booking “Just Accommodation” are welcome to be involved but please expect an extra charge and we would need to know 24 hours in advance.

We hit the Beach Road Hotel hard no later than 9pm for another killer night.

31st December (New Years Eve)


GROUP EVENT. The Surfside New Years Eve group event extravaganza. Getting out early is the name of the game today so we meet @reception at 11am loaded with food, drink, hats, and sun cream to Sydney Harbour to get a spot in front of Sydney Harbour Bridge. We spend the day eating, drinking, hanging out and preparing for the world’s best fireworks show. The first show is at 9pm. The final show is on the stroke of midnight where Sydney Harbour simply explodes in an awesome light show of fire works throughout Sydney Harbour & on Sydney Harbour Bridge on the bridge.

There is a massive street party in the Rocks area afterwards. We then Bus back to Bondi Beach when you are ready for bed, checking our massive party on the beach at Bondi Beach on the way home.

In pasts years we have had DJ Skrillex, The Chemical Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris, Pendulum, David Guetta, Bob Sanchez, Carl Cox, Underworld, Fat Boy Slim.

If you still have the energy stay up and watch the first sunrise of 2015.

fireworks-sydney

CAN I GET BACK TO BONDI BEACH AFTER NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS


YES!!! There is always transport to and from the City and Bondi Beach, there has to date never been an issue so please don’t worry about getting from one to the other and any time of day or night. The buses run 24/7 every day of the year.

1st January (New Years Day)


Is a detox day for most guests but its New Years Day so there is a lot to see and do like Field Day (a massive all day festival on New Years day every year). Most events have details yet to be announced but be ready!

2nd January


Get up, get out, get active…

  • Paddington Markets is awesome every Saturday and its a short walk from here to the botanical gardens and The Rocks markets too.
  • Kayaking in local Rose Bay is great
  • Coogee to Bondi Cliff walk always a winner

GROUP EVENT: Evening out at Double Bay Golden Sheaf for something different.

3rd January


Hit Bondi markets in the morning then get yourselves to the first day of the Test Cricket Series between Australia and South Africa and Sri Lanka, a great day out, a treat!Sunday Session @ Beach Road Hotel or North Bondi RSL or Clovelly Hotel.

4th January


Is the second and third day of the Test Cricket Series between Australia & South Africa and Sri Lanka.

CIARA BROWNÂ stayed 23rd December 2011 to 3rd January 2012.

“Rooms were tidied every day and all our friends were able to stay in the same dorm which was brilliant. Had an amazing time, be back next year”

MICHAELA STEVENSON stayed 21st December 2011 to 4th January 2012.

“Had such an amazing time! Christmas and New Year were awesome! Lots of free food and goon! Lots of different activities and nights out organized. Perfect location! Very festive over the Christmas period. Met some lovely people and staff all very helpful and friendly! Would definitely come back!”

HOW TO BOOK

To make a Christmas/New Years reservation either


1
Book through Surfside website secure reservations using this link https://booking.surfsidebackpackers.com.au
2
Call us & we will take your booking over the phone. Call 0412 509 279 (within Australia) +61 412 509 279 (outside Australia)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DEAL

If you pay in full by the 31st October 2017 you get lots of extras and goodies.


  • Two hours of Wi-Fi for each person for each night you stay. Worth $5 per person per night. It’s Log on/Log off so you don’t have to use it all in one go.
  • A $15 OFF voucher for the Oz trails or Barefoot Downunder Blue Mountains day tour. This is something we recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • A $15 OFF surf day trip with Waves Learn to Surf day tours. This is something we also recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • We have several meal deals that give you daily discounts at McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks (Burger King), Oporto Chicken, Gelatissimo Gelato, Pizza Hut.
  • We also have deals at Globe Skateboard Shop, Bondi Beach Wine Cellers, Bondi Ink Tattoos.
  • FREE Tax File Number applications for which we normally charge $8.00
  • Plus what ever else we can find between now and then.
How do I cancel my booking? To cancel please don’t call us. Please email bondi@surfsidebackpackers.com.au with your name and arrival date letting us know that you want to cancel the booking. We will confirm back with you that the booking is cancelled. We are unable to refund any amounts paid or transfer to another person but from the moment you cancel no further payments will be made.

We recommend that you get travel insurance just in case your situation changes and you need to cancel your booking. As stated above we do not do refunds, name changes, transfers or credit you for another time so the best option for you not to lose out any monies paid for our accommodation is to buy travel insurance. We will be happy to give you any documentation so you can claim back for monies lost due to cancellation.

What if my credit/debit card declines If your credit/debit card declines for any payment we will first try a smaller amount, starting with 50%, 33% 25% & then contact you requesting to check your credit/debit cards fund or supply us with another credit debit card. If you do not respond to our emails your booking will be considered cancelled and any amounts paid will be non refundable/transferable.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


The full list of Surfside T & C’s are on our website www.surfsidebackpackers.com.au but here are some that are worth checking out.

  • We will be expecting you on the arrival date you requested, if you have not shown up by 8am on the NEXT DAY we will assume you are not coming at all and your whole booking will be considered cancelled. We don’t do refunds of any kind or credit you days for future nights. Please Please Please communicate with us if you intend to arrive later than your original arrival date.
  • If you leave Surfside mid stay we reserve the right to resell your bed or room. (Leaving to us means that you are no longer staying with Surfside. The fact that you still have your key when you room or bed is vacant does not show you are staying). If you then return to Surfside your space may not be available to you. No refunds will be given in this situation. If you take a days away for any reason or simply leave please tell us. If you want to leave and then come back, please tell us, what ever the reason please tell us. We expect you to communicate with us for safety reasons such as fire or other evacuation procedures.

Communication generally solves most problems. If you are unhappy, tell us when you are unhappy, please don’t wait till check out and complain you had a bad time. Give us a chance to make you happy and we will work hard to do so. Subject to availability.

YET MORE NEED TO KNOW INFO


SURFSIDE ROOMS


Surfside Bondi Beach have small, medium and large dorm rooms and we have both mixed and female only rooms too, we have a first choice and second choice on our booking form, please book early to get your first choice otherwise second choice will be given. If we cannot offer either choice we will contact you to let you know what is available.

Surfside Bondi Beach has double, twin & triple rooms which are located at our partner building just 150 meters away. Most events are held in our main building as we have more open space but you will have a key for both building and full access to all services, facilities and events.

WHERE WILL I STAY?


If you have booked a double, twin or triple room you will be housed at either Surfside Bondi Beach or our partner building, located 200 meters away. Those guests staying in our partner building have full 24 hour access to both buildings, have access to all the services, facilities & events at both locations. You will get a key for both buildings. The partner building is a little quieter and has a different layout but you can hang out at either location and use the facilities at both places.

SURFSIDE TV ROOM


We have a dedicated TV room with big screen TV, Foxtel and we have hundred of movies too available from 11am to 11pm. Our dining area also has a big flat screen TV with Foxtel so you can watch TV anytime 24 hours a day

BOXING DAY EPL


It’s on late on the night of the 26th/27th/28th December and we show all the games on our dining area TV.

DRINKING GAMES


Sure you can play drinking games, but if it gets noisy or we get complaints we have to end it.

PARKING MY CAR/VAN/FERRARI


Yes there is parking, but we don’t have a dedicated car park. We can help you park in nearby streets for FREE! if you are prepared to walk a few minutes. We have maps and information ready for you on arrival. We are located 100 meters from the beach and as such you have to pay for parking if you want to park outside of Surfside Bondi Beach. Its currently $4.40 per hour from 8am to 10pm.

WHERE WILL I STAY?


Surfside has a partner building located 200 meters away. Surfside has all the dorm rooms & our partner building has the doubles, twins and triple rooms. All guests have use of all facilities or Surfside and best of all the Christmas dinner and all the events planned. Those in the partner building get keys for the Surfside so they can come over anytime.

WILL EVENTS CHANGE?


Please note events are based may change due to weather/unforeseen circumstances with the same notice the weather gives us.

HOW TO BOOK

To make a Christmas/New Years reservation either..


1
Book through Surfside website secure reservations using this link https://booking.surfsidebackpackers.com.au To confirm your space you must pay in full so regardless of what option you choose on our booking form we will take full payment and confirm by email.
2
Call us & we will take your booking over the phone. Call 0412 509 279 (within Australia)+61 412 509 279 (outside Australia)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DEAL

If you pay in full by the 31st October 2017 you get lots of extras and goodies.


  • Two hours of Wi-Fi for each person for each night you stay. Worth $5 per person per night. It’s Log on/Log off so you don’t have to use it all in one go.
  • A $15 OFF voucher for the Oz trails or Barefoot Downunder Blue Mountains day tour. This is something we recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • A $15 OFF surf day trip with Waves Learn to Surf day tours. This is something we also recommend you do on 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th which are “inbetweener days”
  • We have several meal deals that give you daily discounts at McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks (Burger King), Oporto Chicken, Gelatissimo Gelato, Pizza Hut.
  • We also have deals at Globe Skateboard Shop, Bondi Beach Wine Cellers, Bondi Ink Tattoos.
  • FREE Tax File Number applications for which we normally charge $8.00
  • Plus what ever else we can find between now and then.

LAUREN TAPP stayed from 23rd December 2011 to 4th January 2012

“Atmosphere at the hostel was great and the effort that went into the events that were put on over Xmas and the New Year were good. Everyone who works here is friendly, best hostel I’ve stayed in, in Sydney”

So there it is. We hope to see you soon,

Kindest Regards,
The Surfside Bondi Beach Team.