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Aquarius Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 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
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awsome place with friendly staff, really clean and great facilities from pool to BBQ and has fantastic beds unlike some places you stay! highly recommended working walking distance to amenities like Kmart and Coles and runs a free shuttle right into surfers and back again if you want to explore or need anything else

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey James, It was awesome to have you guys here, the Big Night Out won't be the same without you. I hope you come back to stay with us soon. Thanks for leaving us a review, Aquarius Staff More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aquarius had a great atmosphere, it was small so it was quiet but the staff created an awesome, fun and social environment. Adam and James were incredibly helpful and hilarious. I will definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to Surfers.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Tamara, Thanks for leaving a review. I'm glad you had a great time. We try our hardest to be fun and funny, I'm glad it's finally working. I hope your enjoying the rest of your trip. Thanks from Adam, James and the rest of the Aquarius crew. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutelly awesome customer service, easy going staff want to help you with everything what you need, clean and tidy environment, a have had very good time there and a lot of fun. Met new cool people. Thank you Aquarius backpackers i was very sutisfied and i"ll recomend to everyone:)

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review Jakub. We really enjoyed having you stay with us. Sad to see you leave but I'm sure we'll see you soon. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff try to get everyone down for evening activities, something on every night. Daily cleaning of common areas. Cleanest bathrooms of any backpackers I've ever stayed. Modern keycard security for front door and rooms. 6-share dorm room was musty but liveable.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Kelvin, We really enjoyed having you stay and hope it made your trip more fun. We try our hardest to get everyone involved and cleanliness is one of our top priorities. Thanks from everyone at Aquarius for leaving us a review. More

Leusden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Herbie, We all sure miss you "heaps" here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Thanks for leaving us a review. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, Were so glad you had fun staying with us. We try to make customer service one of our top priorities. Thanks from all the Aquarius staff for taking the time to leave a review. More

Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Greg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We cater to 195 countries in the world and a mandatory requirement to work at Aquarius is to be fluent in English. We wish you well in your future travels. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, Aquarius Backpackers. More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for leaving us a review. It was a delight to have you here. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip, Jo, James and the rest of the Aquarius Crew. More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and sorry about the stairs placement, we tried to move them but they just won't budge. Thanks from everyone at Aquarius. More

Huddersfield
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Joe, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather is getting warmer again so the bar is filling up. I hope you think of us if you're in the area again. Thanks from all the staff at Aquarius. 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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Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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