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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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