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Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

An old hostel that's 10 minute walk from all the action in town tho 2 min walk to beach. Only fan rooms but shower and toilet in room is always handy. Not for you if you want to be in the centre of it all. Didn't hear great things about hostels in surfers so maybe it's just the way it...

Thank Abbie R
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

As said before location is amazing! Rooms very average and not being properly cleaned.. Gets loud,but then they always leave to go out at 10 latest so you can still get sleep. Downstairs rooms are unbearably hot! Lots of english people! Car parking very limited,so best to walk. Also the bar is super cheap so that was good.

Thank Lauriita
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Our experience with Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers - Gold Coast has been excellent. It is not expensive and the quality is excellent. Full value and fun for our 10 days stay n trip!! We took a double private room - Apartment type wherein you have your own pvt room with bathroom shared with other roomie. Shared kitchen in apt...

Thank Soni K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Most welcome I've felt at any hostel I've stayed in so far in Australia. The staff are really approachable and willing to help in any situation, Also they love a night out and will get you raving !! Standards of the rooms is pretty typical cleaned every day and always good standards. Big up the receptionists <3

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This hostel was dirty, both in the room and in communal areas. The bathroom was smelly and the light in the toilet didn't work. Our door was see through with no privacy so anyone going past could look in, I noticed other rooms had frosted glass so I didn't see why ours didn't. We didn't feel the hostel was very...

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

The hostel has a great location next to the beach and close to the city. It is small and cosy, but unfortunately VERY unclean. The indoors common area were not clean and in serious need of an upgrade. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Lars Å
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and can't fault the place. Rooms are cool with door open and nice breeze. Very intimate and small with lovely pool so get to know everyone at the hostel , staff also very helpful and get involved with going out and games around the pool. Also 2 minute from the beach with nice big bbq...

Thank jakkus1
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Staff gave us a complimentary upgrade to a private double room in a self contained apartment, we were SO chuffed with this. room comfortable and location close to beach!Free dvds available and free wifi, staff nice. free pickup from bus station.

Thank Shauna K
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Positives - really good location (right at the beach), nice pool area and really good kitchen, our room was nice and clean and had a good night sleep here. There is free wifi but it's touch and go. On the other side, felt some of the staff were too concerned in having a good time rather than looking after the...

Thank Skinger1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for three nights, I have to admit I wasn't the biggest fan of Surfer's Paradise as I found it tacky and too Americanised for Australia so I may be a bit biased against this hostel. The faults with this hostel were the rooms were old and dirty and felt very unkept, I don't think it helped...

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kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us but Like you said you where not a big fan of surfers itself and seem to be taken it out on us. To call the staff clueless is a little mean when most where new and learning and all they where trying to do was help you and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
LOVE THE BEACH! GOT THE LOCATION! Come Home to the best Hostel On the Gold Goast.All Dorms and En suites have been fully renovated.FREE UNLIMITED WIFI AND FREE INTERNET COMPUTERS.Surf n Sun is the only hostel in Surfers Paradise with a fabulous 'beachside' location.If you love the beach well we have the location.Just 30 seconds walk from our hostel to the golden sands of surfers Paradise Beach Voted No 4 Hostel in Australia Hoscar Awards 2012If you want the true backpacking experience that is friendly and fun then come home to* Free WiFi* Free Washing* Free Body Boards* Free Movies* Free Tea and Sugar* Play the wii* Free linen* Free Blankets* Free Towels* Free Nights out and Free Drinks* No Deposits for the kitcken!! all plates, cups, bowls etc are free . * Free bag storage* Free use of the B.B.Q* Surfboard Hire* Free pick up and drop off* Cheap Drink at the Hostel Bar 'The Surf Shack'Free WiFi and Free Laundry to hostelworld Guests.(Please ask at reception,conditions apply)Lonely Planet - 'The Epitome of Surfers Paradise wrapped up in one big bundle of backpacker heaven.With an emphasis on fun and frivolity and staff that love to party, it's no wonder that rooms here get booked up well in advance'.Backpackers have traditionally voted with their feet. That's why this family owned and operated hostel, has been the No 1 hostel for travellers from all over the world, for over 20 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

Address: 3323 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: RM103 - RM226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Rooms on the top floor are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Social rooms by the pool. Quiet rooms closer to the kitchen. Upstairs is sunnier.”
 of 5 bubbles 382joyb, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Max 6 people per room. Ignore 3rd party advertising websites there wrong !”
 of 5 bubbles alwynbirch, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best Location - Opposite to Gold Coast Beach.....”
 of 5 bubbles sonik918, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles nicolalouise88, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
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