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Aquarius Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good hostel located around 20 minutes from Surfer Paradise/Gold Coast. Its room, bathroom, and kitchen are clean. The receptionists are kind and informative. However, its stairs placement is somewhat confusing, but it was not a big problem.

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Huddersfield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location. Clean. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good. Appreciated the complimentary buses to the town centre. Bar is quite good downstairs but very quiet. Good pool table and music. Was pretty cold at night, but survived. Would also recommend the kebab shop up the road.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for sports event with starting point at broadwater parklands (southport)! (e.g. gold coast marathon, gold coast triathlon). Also located next to Australia Fair shopping centre, which is really convenient. Pleasant service, clean rooms, toilets…highly recommended!

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nateaquarius, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time and leaving us a 5 star review. we really do appreciate this! We are a very popular choice for sports events as they only start about 800m from us! We do try and be one of the friendliest and cleanest hostel in Australia. GOOD OLD FASHION SERVICE is what you can expect here with smile.... More

Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aquarius Backpacker is located just opposite the G-link Station at Southport which will soon to operate. It is minutes away to minimart and Coles just down the street. There are stalls just right across the road. Next to Aquarius, you can find Angler Arm's Hotel serving set meals with a jackpot room. The staffs at Aquarius are friendly and they... More

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nateaquarius, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Janet, Thanks for leaving us a review - we do try to be one of the cleanness hostel in Australia. The staff get very excited when the see the hard work they do pays off!! Very exciting as the Tram starts this week 21/7/14. It going to be great. Also having Australia Fair one of the biggest shopping centers... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is a great location if not a little noisy, when the "G" tram (stop right out side the door) starts accepting passengers it will be an a great place for any where on the coast. The staff opened the kitchen early on Saturday and Sunday for us to get ready for the run. Overall clean and afordable place... More

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nateaquarius, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Josh, Thanks for taking the time in leaving us a review! We love hearing feedback from our guest! We are very excited as the trams will start as of the 21st of July! This service will be every 7.5 minutes during the day and 15 mins at night. with the stop right at our front door it is going... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for the Gold Coast Marathon weekend because of the location, which was perfect! Stayed in a shared dorm which was clean and comfortable. Bathroom and kitchen was super clean. The highlight for me was that the staff member Nathan opened the kitchen early at 5am, for us guys in the marathon. It was really appreciated. We were even... More

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nateaquarius, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

That is great!! Thanks for leaving us an amazing review! We love hearing guest feedback. It is a very very busy weekend here for the Gold Coast Marathon and we are a popular hostel as we are only 500m from the starting line. We understand how important it is to have breakfast (as it is the most important meal of... More

Queensland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stay over here was great ! I reached 12am+ to check in and the staff still woke up with a smile on his face to check me in. Everything is good, enough place to hang around. Room and toilet are clean enough. The downside is the WIFI is not reachable to my room and it's a little bit noisy... More

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nateaquarius, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nathan - Thanks for taking the time and leaving us a review. We do try hard to go above and beyond customer expectation here at Aquarius backpackers. I will make sure the staff member sees your praise about the late check in and the smile on there face. In regards to the unlimited WIFI - we only have it... More

Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with a friend and really enjoyed it! Met some really nice people and the staff were great!! The hostel itself is just what you want, very clean and lots of space. There's so much to do there and the hostel provides a free shuttle bus. Would definitely stay here again! Have to say a huge... More

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nateaquarius, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi guys! We are glad you enjoyed you stay here at Aquarius Backpackers. We are a small boutique hostel that strives on customer service and the cleanness of the hostel. I will make sure Adam sees this review as it is the staff that really make Aquarius what it is today! Free shuttle bus runs 7 times a day from... More

Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy booking and check-in process, friendly staff, small but clean rooms. The bar was quiet the night I was there, but still seemed like it could be more lively on busier weekends when half the residents weren't going to be up early to run in one of the GC Marathon events! Would definitely stay here again.

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We like to make things easy here at Aquarius - We have nighty activities every night- eg Pizza nights, Backpackers big night out and BBQ nights but you are right with the GC marathon on it was a early start for a LOT of our guest. We only have 4 and 6 bed dorms here at Aquarius. Being a small... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and clean pleasant room. Surprised to have heating in which was nice as it can get chilly at night. The staff at the desk were very helpful and friendly. Would stay again. Location is close to public transport to the other beaches and attractions.

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Hi there, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Yeah it is a little chilly at the moment! - We also have extra blankets at reception if you needed them too. Thanks for the positive feedback about staff!! We do try hard to go above an beyond what is expected! Love to have you back any time! Safe Travels More

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Address: 44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
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Hotel Class:2 star — Aquarius Backpackers 2*
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Surf, sand, nature, adventure, shopping, nightlife, theme parks, FUN... it's here and waiting for you!Aquarius Backpackers is a BaseMates hostel located in Southport Surfers Paradise is a lovely boutique hostel that caters for all those who share a love of travel. Situated on the famous Gold Coast, we offer a very friendly home away from home experience. Here you will find clean, modern, safe and friendly accommodation. We are closely situated to all your needs - shopping centres - banks - post offices - pubs, and above all, our world-famous beaches and lush green Hinterland.We offer dormitory style accommodation with either 4 or 6 share as well as private queens and twins. We also cater for all female & male rooms. With a fully equipped kitchen, you’ll be cooking up a feast in no time. Why not take a dip in our beautiful outdoor pool and spa or sit back in our big comfy leather couches, relax & watch a DVD from our 500+ library. Rates also include linen & FREE wireless internet. Join the crew and meet people from all around the world! Have a drink and a boogie at our licensed bar - Jacks Spot. It’s open seven days/nightly from 7am – midnight. Check out our fantastic hostel today and see for yourself what your missing out on! Recommended by Lonely Planet!“ In an area where backpackers are a dime a dozen there’s always the danger that budget accommodation just won’t make an effort. Not so for this colourful Hostel where cleanliness is as important as having a good time - and that’s considered very important”. ... more   less 
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