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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

3323 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Positives: -Really friendly staff, one of the best atmospheres I came across at a hostel in oz -Genuinely cheap bar ($2 a drink), lots of places say cheap bar but few mean it -Great pool and free bbq -Not very big, so very social and everyone tends to go out as a group. Negatives: -If you're not looking for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This hostel has everything you expect as well as a pool. The staff were friendly, they picked us up from the bus station and helped us book a surf lesson. The kitchen and bathroom facilities are all good and clean. The location is great, within walking distance from the beach and town. Also we had a great time with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is honestly one of the best I have stayed in, the location and the staff made our trip. Gemma and Stacey are the hostel receptionist/reps and were really welcoming, friendly and just amazing! Definatly life long friends!! We ended up staying and working in Surfers for a few months as we enjoyed it that much! Thankyou guys love... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed here on the 17th May. On arrival we thought this place looked really cool. Staff were really friendly and happy to show us our room and inform us of the rules. We understood that this was a party hostel and we knew we would be dealing with a bunch of noise. We have stayed in many party hostels... More 

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kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry to hear that you had a noisy night at the hostel. A guest had a 21 st birthday with us and the whole hostel made it a night to remember for him. Unfortunately they made a bit of noise when they came back.They have all been told off for this and understand not to do it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hostel is okay, furnitures and beds a bit old and torn down, so are the rooms, but it is not bad. You can totally stay there some nights. Wish that the hostel was operated 24/7. Wi-fi was super unstable. Friendly and party-ready staff. Good enough.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were only staying one night here so it was fine for what we needed but probably wouldn't want to stay any longer. The rooms are comfy enough although the ensuite bathroom is pretty grim. The whole place just seems like it needs an upgrade as all furniture is old and dirty/ripped. It could be nice as the staff are... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My partner and I stayed at this hostel and its the best one we've stayed in so far in Australia! The location is perfect, 20 second walk to the beach and 10 mins into Surfers itself.We had a small flat practically to ourselves with a tv, dvd player downstairs in the living area aswell as in our very spacious bedroom... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

By far the best hostel I've ever stayed at! Staff are amazing, helpful, sweet and always up for fun and location is perfect! 1 min walk to the beach, pool, wifi, tons of movies, clean kitchen and clean rooms! Party hostel with great deals and pre-drinking games every night by the hostel bar! Were gonna stay 2 nights, ended up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It definitely meets party hostel standards (Old, Dirty, Loud) which I expected, but its perfect if you want to party, and its also in the perfect location. The beach is a 2 minute walk from the hostel, around 10-15 minute walk to the main Surfers Paradise shopping and eating strips, and there's a tram station directly out front if you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The hostel is pretty crappy and the facilities are all quiet old and kind of dirty. The worst thing is that you will not find any sleep at all because there are allway some guests sitting infront of your door taking and plaing loud music in the middle of the night! The staff isnt doing anything. I know its a... More 

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