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Islander Backpacker Resort

3.0 of 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a really big room which was great, however the room next door was tiny so they probably weren't as happy. Bathrooms didn't feel very nice, I was happily surprised that I didn't find cockroaches in there cause something about it made me feel like I would. Did find ants that were trying to get into my toiletries and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Island backpackers is huge, they apparently have a spa area with jacuzzi and sauna, a pool and large kitchen. I didn't use any of the facilities so I can't really review them, but it's a nice bonus! It has a very central location, our room was spacious and I had nice roommates. Did not find it too noisy. The cleaning... More 

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback HannaGabrielsson. It sounds like you had a great time at the hostel. We pride ourselves on our fantastic facilities, clean and comfortable accommodation, and our amazing staff. My apologies for the areas of your stay where we have fallen short. I will be following up with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

However no aircon let it down too hot. The bathroom wasn't the nicest but rooms were nice and nice balcony lovely pool excellent location in the heart of everything including beaches nightclubs and shops. Beware the cleaners will take your food or alcohol if left out which was annoying

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Hi Reviewershaz thank you for your feedback on your stay at the Islander. We don't currently have air conditioning in our backpacker rooms however pedestal fans can be provided from our 24 hour reception if required. There is always someone on the desk to assist you. As a 3 star property we are undertaking soft refurbishments on our rooms and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Having seen photos and read a couple of reviews, we were looking forward to our stay here, but my god were we disappointed! The pictures are clearly from a very long time ago. The whole place needs a lick of paint. The carpets are filthy and stink. There are posters on the wall from 2012. We stayed in the backpacker... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a average place to stay with a good pool/spa which you can enjoy even if your not staying here an don't fancy the beach ;) it's a noisy hotel but in surfers expect nothing less. It offers good value for money and located in the heart of the city.

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

Thank you for your review Morrisguides. We appreciate all feedback from our guests. It sounds you had a great time relaxing in our pool and spa area! You're correct that being so centrally located in Surfers Paradise we do sometimes experience noise pollution. Our 24 hour reception does have complimentary ear plugs available to assist with this. We hope you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Islander resort was in a great spot in surfers and not too expensive. They had many amenities at the hotel if you plan a longer stay. By the time I went to sleep I needed earplugs to do so. Rooms had there own bathroom with shower. Could have been worse I guess

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

Thanks for taking the time to submit your feedback Mark A. We pride on supplying clean and comfortable budget friendly accommodation right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Due to our amazing central location we sometimes experience noise pollution. We do urge all of our guests to contact reception (this is manned 24 hours a day) should you encounter any... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed here by myself in a dorm with four bunk beds. At first I was a bit taken aback by the realization that my room mates would be changing everyday, but luckily that stopped after the first night anyway, and I spent all week with just me and my new kiwi / phillipino friend! We hung out, had dinners... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback 83vmarie. It sounds like you had a great time at the Islander and enjoyed our open air spa! We aim to provide budget friendly, clean and comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. We hope you consider staying with us again soon. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Travelling the east coast of Australia at the moment so been staying in loads of hostels! This has to be one of the worst! The whole place needs closing and a total revamp! Although the majority of the staff were friendly and the general facilities on offer are quite good, there is a bad side to this hostel aswell. Carpets... More 

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

Dear Jhworld Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on your stay at the Islander Backpackers Hostel. We highly value guest feedback as it assists us in providing you and many other guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We pride ourselves on supplying clean, comfortable and budget friendly accommodation right in the heart of Surfers Paradise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed here for the maximum time,( which is 28 days)The rooms are mostly of only 4 beds and they all have a ensuite, TV and little fridge.Their female only share rooms are great too. The pool and sauna are always full of people who meet up and chat and the lounge/common room are spacious and always tidy. The staff... More 

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

Dear anursesemail Thanks so much for your feedback about your stay at the Islander. It sounds like you had a great time and got the chance to use all of our amazing facilities as well as catch the new 'G' tram which is so convenient with stops either side of the resort. Your compliments mean a lot to the team... More 

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Address: Cnr Beach Road and Surfers Paradise Blvd | Po Box 344, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Islander Backpacker Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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