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Aquarius Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leusden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

been there for 3 weeks and it was the place to be! it's nice and tidy. nice guests and it's easy to know everybody because it's not so big. the only thing what i didn't liked is that the TV is always on on TMF with a quite high volume during the day. but for the rest, it was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel is like one non stop party and for once we were actually in the mood. We had so much fun staying here we didn't want to leave. Hats off to jo and other staff for practically bending over backwards to make oir stay enjoyable.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to rail & tram services on a busy corner. All types of shopping facilities & food, clubs an easy walk, so use free bus & don't drive in the busy streets. Fairly basic kitchen & eating is outside, through the lounge , in bar & smoking area. Pool table & dart board area outside. Drinks must be purchased on... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my sister stayed here for 3 nights. clean hostel, friendly staff. We booked our theme park tours with one of the workers James, who is a sweetheart, but was unaware the pick up for the shuttle to the theme parks had changed, this wasnt a problem as the hostel owner Jo took us herself! she also informed staff... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 July 12, 2014

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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Address: 44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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