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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

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

We planned to stay here for 3 nights & ended up staying 5 nights. Staff are so friendly & helpful, they go out every night & get everyone involved. Shuttle picks up & drops off very convenient. Rooms good size & clean with own bathroom. toilet/showers were fine but could do with a refurb. Bit of a walk of a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at surf n sun, they have a good communal area with big tvs and huge dvd collection. Also have (very tiny) tv in the dorm rooms which also play the movies which was a good extra. Only one toilet/shower per dorm which isn't enough seeing as there is only one public toilet in the hostel. Kitchen... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bed was cranky,making funny noises while turning. Bathroom very very old. Room not clean, very dirty. No wifi in the room. Hotel quite far from surfer's paradise...say around 20 mins. Yhe good thing was that v got a discount as the day rate was reduced n v received 11$ back. The hall seating not very clean either. V asked... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They have a free pickup-service and a nice small pool. It's very near to the beach but quite far from the centre. They make party every night so it's never boring ;) I slept in a 8-bed-dorm and the bathroom was very little for 8 people, but it was clean.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Spent almost 2 weeks living here and absolutely loved it! I met loads of really nice people and the staff were great. I actually accidentally booked the hostel for the day before I arrived - but the manager gave me a day extra for free to make up for it! As well as this, on my birthday they gave me... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stayed here 4 nights as part of our travels up the east coast. 3 nights was probably enough. Hostel was basic needed some renovation and clean bed linen that didn't have stains on them. Gemma on reception was the most helpful all other staff were too busy either watching films or chatting sitting outside. The kitchen sitting area/computer area and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Resonably good hostel. Positive points: + Just next to beach + Hostel kept clean and tidy + Events every night + No noise after 10pm Negative points: - Very loud TV and music all day. Some times You can't even talk with someone in the kitchen or skype because it is to loud. - You can't access food or drinks... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Surf N Sun is a bit of walk away from the main park of Surfers, very pleasant walk in the day though along the beach promenade, not so fun when carrying your backpack. Easy to meet people with the arranged nights out and I had lots of fun here but wouldn't be eager to stay more than the few nights... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Location - not to far from center. really close to a nice beach - more quite than the main one in surfers. rooms - were very clean. a bit small though. showers in the room is pretty rare in the east coast. I liked that they said clearly that it is a party hostel. its very important. The Backpacker big... More

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

Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry that you felt that you were left waiting but it was only for a few minutes. upon check in we ask you to take a seat when filling out the check in form and ask you to stay seated until we can check you in. This helps us with checking in... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Decent enough location as it's at the end of the main surfers paradise boulevard and the high way and beach are the parallel streets but the hostel was an overall anticlimax, reviews say it's a party hostel and it's in their disclaimer and welcome speach but we felt it wasn't at all, yes it's down to the individuals getting involved... More

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Address: 3323 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
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LOVE THE BEACH! GOT THE LOCATION! Come Home to the best Hostel On the Gold Goast.Surf n Sun is the only hostel in Surfers Paradise with a fabulous 'beachside' location.If you love the beach well we have the location.Just 30 seconds walk from our hostel to the golden sands of surfers Paradise BeachVoted No 4 Hostel in Australia Hoscar Awards 2012If you want the true backpacking experience that is friendly and fun then come home to* Free WiFi* Free Washing* Free Body Boards* Free Movies* Free Tea and Sugar* Play the wii* Free linen* Free Blankets* Free Towels* Free Nights out and Free Drinks* No Deposits for the kitcken!! all plates, cups, bowls etc are free . * Free bag storage* Free use of the B.B.Q* Bike Hire* Surfboard Hire* Free pick up and drop off* Cheap Drink at the Hostel Bar 'The Surf Shack'Free WiFi and Free Laundry to hostelworld Guests.(Please ask at reception,conditions apply)Lonely Planet - 'The Epitome of Surfers Paradise wrapped up in one big bundle of backpacker heaven.With an emphasis on fun and frivolity and staff that love to party, it's no wonder that rooms here get booked up well in advance'.Backpackers have traditionally voted with their feet. That's why this family owned and operated hostel, has been the No 1 hostel for travellers from all over the world, for over 20 years. ... more   less 
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