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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
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights and can't fault the place. Rooms are cool with door open and nice breeze. Very intimate and small with lovely pool so get to know everyone at the hostel , staff also very helpful and get involved with going out and games around the pool. Also 2 minute from the beach with nice big bbq... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff gave us a complimentary upgrade to a private double room in a self contained apartment, we were SO chuffed with this. room comfortable and location close to beach!Free dvds available and free wifi, staff nice. free pickup from bus station.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives - really good location (right at the beach), nice pool area and really good kitchen, our room was nice and clean and had a good night sleep here. There is free wifi but it's touch and go. On the other side, felt some of the staff were too concerned in having a good time rather than looking after the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hostel for three nights, I have to admit I wasn't the biggest fan of Surfer's Paradise as I found it tacky and too Americanised for Australia so I may be a bit biased against this hostel. The faults with this hostel were the rooms were old and dirty and felt very unkept, I don't think it helped... More 

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

Hi. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us but Like you said you where not a big fan of surfers itself and seem to be taken it out on us. To call the staff clueless is a little mean when most where new and learning and all they where trying to do was help you and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not bother! booked for 10 people back in October over the phone then a mate booked in November for 5 people arrived ready to go excited for our holiday and the hotel owner claimed they had no booking and don't take group booking despite the email confirmation! Owner was extremely rude and told us it was too bad... More 

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

I am sorry but I find this review laughable if not for the seriousness of it. And very disappoint in trip advisor allowing you to write this review. It was you and your big group that were very rude and aggressive to us. We politely and calmly explained that we did not have your booking and unfortunately could not offer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fab location just metres from the beach, simple but clean dorm rooms, good kitchen facilities and the added bonus of a swimming pool makes this hostel the perfect backpacker base to explore Surfers. The staff were all really helpful and encouraged us all to get involved with the nights out which were great fun. I'd definitely recommend this hostel for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really enjoyed this hostel. It doesn't feel like a hostel, it feels like a home. It's pretty small and it can be a little rough around the edges but the staff are helpful. You have lots of space to relax and watch movies. There are regularly activities and events organised if you want to go out. This is my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was worth paying extra for a room on my own,despite I'd to share the bathroom-dining-lounge rooms & kitchen.It was set-up like a small cottage,near the dorm rooms.The location was nice & I only stayed overnight,but the other people staying in the other rooms seemed nice,too.It's near nightlife if you want it & the shops.If you want to travel from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

People who post poor reviews for hostels like this are either completely delusional as to what this sort of travelling entails, have had a one-off bad experience or are the type of person who loves to complain. From a budget (and I mean cheap, not poor quality) travellers perspective, the hostel is great. Rooms are adequately comfortable and have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Cheap, close to the beach, has a tourist desk where you can book tours, excursions and everything in between, and seems to attract a good crowd who're always up for a night out. What more could you ask for from a hostel?

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Address: 3323 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers Hotel Surfers Paradise
Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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