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Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort

28 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Ingham, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 3 nights in late March 2014. Run by Jo and Raj who bought it in January. New carpet, freshly painted, crisp clean shets, well looked after and friendly. I am an older traveller and was impressed. The recreation area is large with a pool table, plenty of outdoor seating and large lounge. It is situated near the... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a small family run backpackers hostel which is under new management. I never stayed at the place before Jo and Raj bought it out but it has been amazing while I have been here (This is my second time staying here). Every time you walk by they know your name and will chat with you and ask you... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is an amazing hostel in Surfers Paradise! It has been recently taken over this year in January, the new owners are so generous and kind. They have really whipped this place into shape, they have redecorated rooms, new carpets, new pool table equipment and the kitchen has been updated! The owners Raj and Jo are so nice to talk... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This is the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in. I created my account on trip advisor just to warn other travellers about this place. We were 'upgraded' to a private room but it was filthy. Dust and balls of hair like I've never seen before. Holes in the walls and stains on the walls, and the bathroom had dried... More

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Jokalsi, Owner at Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

This revive is not current as no person with the name Sophie has stayed in the hostel for 5 weeks. We took over the hostel and it was run down, since then we have upgraded every room with new carpets, new paint work along with patching up every crack in the wall, each room has new bunk beds and mattress... More

Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we called to book they were so friendly. When we arrived they gave us all the info we needed for our stay. We stayed in a 4bed dorm which was very clean with own bathroom. Nice atmosphere around it at night, not crazy partying. Would very highly recommend this hostel.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We checked into our 3 bed dorm to find our room mate stuck in the bathroom as the door was broken - she had been in there for 15 minutes and was quite distressed. The walls and floors were dirty. There were no stairs to get onto the bunk bed and I had no pillow for the first night. The... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here during the month of august after having booked in to stay 3 nights. The reception area was clean and well presented, with free wifi after obtaining a code. We also managed to get a triple room which was ideal for us. The guy behind the desk was clearly heavily dosed up on drugs and the actual checking... More

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Jokalsi, Manager at Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi I am really Sorry for your bad experiences at Gold Coast International Backpackers. The Hostel is now under new management and has been cleaned up. Proud to say that very soon every room will host private lockers for customers. Each room boosts new beds, new mattresses, carpets, curtains and the rooms have been given a new lease of life... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I know its a hostle but my god you don't expect such dirty accommodation for Australia it was like they had put all their effort in keeping the reception area clean and presentable and forgotten about the rooms it had units hanging off the wall filthy toilet with hair all over the bathroom (not mine) the bunk bed steps hadn't... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I recently stayed here for one night. Thank God it was only for one night. Fan thick with dust vomit on the floor view from balcony was terrible smelly Very dodgy wires and sockets hanging from the ceiling. Toilet and shower was the worst I have ever seen. (very cheap hostels in Cambodia and Vietnam were far superior) damp, mould... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We live on the Gold Coast but often stay overnight at hotels on the Gold Coast as a treat and to 'pretend' we're on holidays. So we've stayed at quite a few.This hotel is in a great location - just across the road from the beach and close to all the action in Surfers Paradise. But this is probably the... More

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Additional Information about Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort

Also Known As:
Gold Coast International Backpacker Hotel Surfers Paradise
Gold Coast International Backpacker Hotel
Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort Surfers Paradise
Address: 28 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 90 Specialty lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, have a beer and play a friendly game of pool, watch the game on our large plasma TV or party it up with other backpackers in our fully licensed bar. Our friendly and fun staff will make sure you enjoy your stay on the Gold Coast with special activity nights, such as bbq's, pool competitions, drink specials and more. At Gold Coast International Backpackers it's Happy Hour every night so you can make new friends and save some money before going out to the clubs!!On site we have a fully licensed bar, secure underground parking, a fully equipped self-serve kitchen,self serve laundry facilities, a large bbq area, free pool, a comfy lounge area, darts, cheap internet, free Wi-Fi, and a free booking service for all the major theme parks.ALSO the bonus of having YOUR OWN PRIVATE ENSUITES AND BALCONY in every room with a max per room of only 4 people. Very female friendly!Accommodation InformationIf you are looking to meet great people and create great memories then this is the place to be! At the Gold Coast International Backpackers we will make your stay one to remember!Amenities:Free Wi-Fi no limitsTowels for Hire / SaleFree Pool TableBBQFully Equipped kitchenLinen IncludedCommon RoomFree ParkingTours/Travel deskLicensed BarOutdoor TerraceEvent NightsReception Open from 7:00am to 10:30pm*ALL GUESTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER**At time of check-in all guests must present an International Passport and a valid credit card.***Please note we do not accept schoolies, any schoolies bookings made will not be honoured and may not be subject to a refund.**We will be closed on Christmas day and New Years Day therefore will not be able to accept any check-ins / outs on these days. Please do not book these days as we will not be able to honour them.WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! ... more   less 
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