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The world's first sand hotel opens on the Gold Coast

The world's first sand hotel opens on the Gold Coast”

"By teaming up with Gold Coast Tourism, we want to challenge the perception of hostels and show how they are unbelievable social hubs where you meet open-minded travellers and create extraordinary memories".

Hostelworld is rolling out a one-of-a-kind accommodation that's sure to be a hit with beach lovers.

A hotel built entirely from sand has opened on the Gold Coast, giving the term "beach house" a whole new meaning.

The joint project from Hostelworld and Gold Coast Tourism was developed by creative agency Lively Worldwide, along with production designer Jon Dowding, who has worked on films such as Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon.

The hostel can be booked on the Hostelworld site for the night of Thursday 21 September, and features an eight-bed dorm room and a luxury private room.

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.

While only a select few will actually be able to stay in the Sand Hostel, the property opened its doors from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Guests at the sand hostel also receive a food token to redeem at either Food Kartel or Zicatela Mexican and a drinks voucher for Burleigh Brewing. "You'll also indulge in a free breakfast the next day from BSKT before getting involved in a free yoga and/or surf class".

Check out some of the images below to view the sand hostel in all its granular glory.



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