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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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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 

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Additional Information about Islander Backpacker Resort

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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