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Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 12 days which is pretty long for a hostel. Me and 2 buddy's showed up not really sure what to expect. Met so many new friends now traveling with 4 people. It's not super clean but for $30 a night you can't expect a lot. Would 100% stay here again.

Thank Tyler P
Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed staying here. It's close to the tram that takes you into town to the shops and the beach is just behind the hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful in suggesting places to go and see and things to do. The kitchen area was okay. Some of the hobs were really slow at cooking things. We met some... More 

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this hostel is perfect as its right next to the beach and the town can also be reached in 20 minutes in a leisurely stroll. The hostel has spacious rooms and faculties include a pool and hammocks as well as a seating area and cooking facilities etc. The hostel also arranges nights out and I would recommend... More 

Thank Georgiecattani
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is pretty basic. So don't expect anything fancy there's no mod cons here but the beds were comfortable and the showers worked. Our dorm of 5 was big enough so we didn't feel like we were all ontop of one another and because we were on the bottom floor near reception the free reception wifi was available in... More 

Thank MollsB94
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It's not awful. The staff are nice and I wouldn't say they're unfriendly. However they do knock on your door every morning (8/9am!!) to either change your bins or offer cleaning services. Which, when you're hungover isn't ideal. The room, on the other hand was abysmal. It's a lovely room as far as hostels go, and the beds are very... More 

Thank texnbo
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Really enjoyed staying here. Stayed in one of the apartments which had 2 rooms, a generous living area and a balcony. For a group of friends or two couples this place was perfect if you just wanted an affordable place to crash or a place to kick off some pre-drinks before hitting the town. Loads of fun activities at the... More 

Thank Zinky5127
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Loved this hostel. The staff were all excellent and they make sure you are having a good time. They plan lots of socials which were really good fun! The room was pretty standard for a hostel but had the added bonus of a bathroom which was really convenient. They run shuttle busses into the city and to the greyhound bus... More 

Thank HayleyMarks
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome hostel, they have events most nights and it's very social. Staff are friendly and even come out with you on some nights. Common areas are very well maintained and plenty of games and such for entertainment! Great pool and there's a tv room with ping pong table. We stayed nearly a week in our campervan and would stay again.

Thank AusTrip16
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Firstly, upon check in there was a form to fill in which took way too much personal information. I asked why they needed all the details and was told that queens land government required they took them. I believe this is rubbish as no where else in queensland took this information. Secondly, EN SUITE is not what we were given.... More 

Thank Joanne M
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This one is a must for all solo travellers since it never lets you be alonr. Loved the hotel staff who were genuinely involved in giving you a fun time(Jack you were amusing).Every evening there are activities like quizz, volleyball etc organized for you to participate, even though you suck at it :) And then there is the pub crawl,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort. Cleanliness, friendly service and great value for money are qualities which have made us the destination of choice for so many travelers over the past 25 years. Fantastic and unrivaled facilities; spacious, en-suite dormitory rooms and fully contained, 2 bedroom apartments make us stand out above the others. Centrally positioned for clubbing, shopping, sporting events, cinema and restaurants. Only 150m to the beach and a local bus ride to the theme parks. We are also on the local bus route to and from Gold Coast airport and a cheap and easy trainlink ride from Brisbane. We offer a FREE pick up from the Transit Centre in Surfers Paradise. FREE WiFi 15 hours each day. FREE Sauna. FREE laundry facilities. FREE body board hire. FREE DVD or video hire. FREE Playstation 3. FREE table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis. Free nightly events with other backpackers in the area. Participating hostel in the famous Backpacker Big Night Out each Wednesday and Saturday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

Address: 2837 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: RM121 - RM612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“For a quieter nights sleep try and get one away from the main bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles Chelseadaggers, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“i had a very lovely room, It all seemed great!”
 of 5 bubbles olly1232015, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Wi-fi was a bit hit and miss in our 1st floor room behind reception on the road side. Worked well in reception itself though. Just have any room you will love this place.”
 of 5 bubbles GUESStheGUEST, 5 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Twin rooms have bathroom, lounge room and kitchen included”
 of 5 bubbles 36rhih, 30 May 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a higher floor or a quiet room if you want to sleep any time before 3am.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandst0rm, 11 Oct 2012 | Read review
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