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Islander Backpacker Resort

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   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
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Winchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Such a great hostel, I read all the reviews and wasn't looking forward to it. However, I had the best time! The staff are all lovely and so chilled...Jamie is a legend and dyan is also a nice guy and likes to have a laugh with you. The room is really nice, you all get your own balcony, bathroom in... More

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

Thank you for your valuable feedback Katie2700. It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay with us at the Islander Backpackers Resort. We really appreciate your compliments and hope that your recommendations are of useful to those who are heading this way. We'll pass on your feedback concerning our team members Dylan and Jamie to the reservations team. We hope... More

York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not Bad, stayed for 1 night as I was moving on but not bad for a backpacker and wanted only the basic of stay. good location and staff were very friendly. I was in a dorm but wasn't full but if it was it would feel cramped,

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

Dear TravellingP82 thank you for taking the time to review our hostel and for your positive feedback. We think our 4, 5 and 6 share dorms with private bathrooms offer a great budget alternative for travellers who are happy to share a room. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the team at the Islander.... More

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at the hostel for 8 days in February 2014. We had reserved a private double room in the hostel which we were definitely looking forward to after a previous horrible stay else where. The room was extremely basic and looked as though it hadn't been updated for many years but after 4 weeks of sharing rooms with strangers... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Traces of vomit on the back side of the WC in our room (imagine the smell). We had to wait until next morning to have someone clean it. Blankets are very old, and I believe they haven´t washed them in ages (bedsheets were clean though). Carpets are old and smell. The place is run-down and needs urgent maintenance. Pictures on... More

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irh, General Manager at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paola M, We are sincerely sorry that your experience at the property was not to your expectations. As we have communicated post stay directly via email, I won't go into scrutinising all matters individually. Although I will say we do genuinely appreciate the feedback and can use this information to improve our services. Kind Regards Dean Cooper More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My son had the dubious pleasure of staying in this hostel. To say it was a pigsty would be an insult to the pigs. I accept that backpacking means roughing it some times but this takes advantage of the backpackers vulnerability. His room was about 10x10 ft square. In it were two bunk beds with a bottom sheet and a... More

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irh, General Manager at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear springer1951, We are sorry to hear that you are unable to recommend our property. I am not sure if you stayed with your son but I would welcome you contacting me directly so I can investigate the matter personally. All our rooms contain bathrooms including shower, basin and toilet and as such we do not have common bathroom facilities... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

There is a nice pool and the location is good, but that's about all it has going for it. It's a miserable hostel with strange guests. 4 bed rooms are very awkward compared to 8 bed because there's less chance of being put with someone you get on with and no way of avoiding them if you don't. Unfortunately most... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While reading this review, please remember that I stayed in the hostel part of the Islander! Considering it is a hostel, this is the best one I have stayed at so far during my time in Australia. It is clean, the rooms are made for 4-5 people, and the backpackers passing through are always looking for a good time. The... More

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irh, General Manager at Islander Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Dear Candice P, It is so pleasing to hear that you experienced such a wonderful time at the Islander and Surfers Paradise. As noted we offer an unbeatable location that is one block to the beach and one block to Cavill Mall. Our facilities include onsite heated spa, pool, tennis court, squash court, restaurant, bar, bottle shop and more. We... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Nice rooms and a hot tub. Not good for meeting other travelers though, common area is always empty and has a bad vibe. Worst of all is the staff. The cleaners are these cranky midlife crisers and then there's this smug, smug, smug, old hag at reception looking down on you. Ruined the experience for me

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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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Islander Backpacker Resort Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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