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Islander Backpacker Resort

Cnr Beach Road and Surfers Paradise Blvd | Po Box 344, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night when we were in Surfers. Lovely friendly welcome by staff on the reception desk. We booked a four bed dorm, the room was lovely and spacious with very comfy beds. Lockers in the room were really good large enough to fit your whole bag into also it was great to have a dorm room which... More 

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mt cook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for 2 nights in 4 beds dormitory room 216, Better than I expected, clean room and shower, about 5 minutes walk to beach, close to bus stop and shopping centre, friendly staff They do need to change shower 🚿 room tapware as they super old,

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

Dear zahid34 Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at the Islander Resort Hotel. We aim to provide clean, comfortable accommodation in the heart of Surfers Paradise. It sounds like from your review this is exactly what you got! Thank you for your comments on the tapware. Please note we have a re-furbishment plan in place which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this review might be just down to a poor experience but we had a terrible time during our stay at islanders. To start with, the place is dirty and not well looked after. We stayed for 4 nights. Not once did the housekeeping clean the bathrooms or the floor, they only changed the sheets of the vacant beds and... More 

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

Dear Leah G Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay at the Islander Backpackers Resort. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay at the resort. We want to assure you that we take all guest comments very seriously and have passed on your comments to our housekeeping manager to address. We aim... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

not bad at all, nice place you will meet nice people, located just few meter from the beach. you will enjoy to be in the center of everything, all the pubs and fun its just there for you to enjoy. staff is really nice and if you book with time you will not have any problems.

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

Dear Cattyboi Thanks for taking the time to submit a review about your stay at the Islander Backpackers Resort. It's great to hear you enjoyed some of our many free facilities. We're very impressed you cooked curry for 15 people in our kitchen. Thank you also for your honest feedback about the lack of activities provided for the guests at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 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 

Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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

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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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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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 

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