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Islander Backpacker Resort

Cnr Beach Road and Surfers Paradise Blvd | Po Box 344, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel rooms very much felt like a hotel but shoved some extra beds in. It's wasn't luxury, but we had a good amount of space and half a kitchen with a private fridge. We made good use of the jacuzzi, that was free! The kitchen was great as it had industrial stoves and huge fridges. They were so good... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cattyboi Thanks for your review, we really appreciate guests leaving feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed some of our fantastic free facilities including large swimming pool, spa, tennis court, squash court, backpacker common room and kitchen, and much more. It sounds like you made good use of the kitchen as well. As we offer a variety of room styles... More 

Phnom Penh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a hostel in what was clearly an old hotel, so the pros were an en suite to the dorm rooms and a jacuzzi, as well as a tv in the room. However there was absolutely no hostel vibe. Kitchen facilities seemed fine. They were the worst quality mattresses I have stayed on in any hostel in the UK... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear EvieAki Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're sorry to hear that your stay with us at the Islander Backpackers didn't meet your expectations. We take all of our guests feedback very seriously and have forwarded your comments to our housekeeping, maintenance and front desk departments to address. We pride ourselves on offering budget accommodation... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here over the long weekend. Would say the best thing about the place was its location - very convenient. Pretty much right across Paradise mall which had a Woolies, a 3 minute walk to the main street of Surfers Paradise and the beach. Was satisfied with the amenities provided: shampoo, soap, toilet paper, towels, thermos water heater, cold and... More 

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Dear triciaanne2015 Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at the Islander Backpackers Resort. We take all feedback very seriously and have passed on your comments about the TV channels to our maintenance department to address. Being so centrally located in the heart of Surfers Paradise we do experience some noise pollution. We have... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed at this backpackers for 4 nights, and although we had a private room, it was still just as cheap as any hostel around. It was such a great deal because we could still use all the hotel facilities like the tennis court, pool, and spa. The staff were also very friendly and helpful, particularly Shannon! We had a... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear rachel o It's always good to get guests feedback; so thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay at the Islander Backpackers. It sounds like you had a great time staying with us in Surfers. We'll be sure to pass on your comments onto our team and especially Shannon. We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My friend and I went for backpacking in surfers paradise for 4 days 3 nights. We booked a four person dorm but ended up with occupying the room on our own for 2 nights. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The location is just so nice. Near to the bus station, beach and shops. All in walking distance. Highly recommending... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear peishin14 Thanks so much for positive feedback. We welcome all of our guests feedback; but it's always lovely to hear when a guest has enjoyed their stay. It sounds like you had a great time at the Islander. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our awesome staff as well. We hope you'll be back to stay... More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This hostel is almost like a hotel with an ensuite bathroom, not too big rooms and very clean. The hotel pool can be used by the backpackers as well. The staff is very friendly and luggage storage is possible. The kitchen and fridge is small and so clean, so cooking is not recommendable. The location is excellent. It is one... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear Hannah S Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at the Islander. It sounds like you had a great time staying at the resort. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback about our fantastic staff to the appropriate departments. We hope you'll stay with us again soon! Kind regards Brooke More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I am travelling by myself and didn't really feel the Islander had the charm of a Backpackers at all. I stayed only for 1 night. Rooms were clean and secure but had no chance to meet anyone. The room was in the basement which was also a little odd. Really close to everything and the beach. Cant really argue but... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear Flav K, Thanks for taking the time to write feedback on your stay with us at the Islander Backpackers Resort. You're 100% correct in saying we're not your typical backpackers - we have resort style facilities pool, spa, sauna, squash court and tennis court to name a few. We see ourselves as a property that provides a fantastic base... More 

Greater Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Everything was horrible in this hostel. Staff were unfriendly, rooms were in need of a big update, the rooms were not clean as their was dust, grime and bugs. There was no air conditionioning and with multiple people in the room got very hot to sleep.nthe room was tiny and the beds were awful. I would not recommend at all... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear ZoeS, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the Islander. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the hostel and found the staff unfriendly and the room dirty. We pride ourselves on providing clean and comfortable accommodation along with fantastic customer service from our staff. I will be following up with the appropriate department... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I want to start by saying the location within surfers paradise and facilities are very good (en suite bathrooms, TV in the room and a pool, tennis courts etc outside). However the room felt outdated and wasn't very clean. The hostel is attached to the hotel and didn't feel very 'backpackery' after staying in excellent accommodation so far, the staff... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear JoeS, We really appreciated your feedback. You're correct in saying the hostel is a fantastic base to explore Surfers Paradise. We also feel that with the tram and bus stops located less than 300 metres walk from the hostel guests can explore the rest of the Gold Coast before returning to our hostel and enjoying our resort style facilities.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

the plus: -room basically has everything that u need (except that it has no air-con) -the hotel has some good facilities though i didn't use any of them -the location is simply perfect, just a few minutes walk to the beach -tram stop is just across the street, this is important because travellers use tram often in gold coast the... More 

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irh, National Sales Executive at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback Tin903, We pride ourselves on offering the most centrally located hostel in Surfers Paradise! It's all about 'location, location, location' for us. We appreciate that in summer it can get very warm in the rooms; therefore we do have pedestal fans available. I will pass on your feedback to the company directors for their... More 

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