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Aquarius Backpackers

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44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4215, Australia
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been in Aquarius Backpackers for 2 nights last week and it's been a pleasure staying there. The staff is friendly, the living room and kitchen are really clean and big. The rooms and the toilet are cleaned and nice. I will suggest to everyone this hostel

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here before jet setting back off to NZ! We were lucky we paid for a dorm but it was just My friend and I so we got the room to ourselves which was nice! Very clean hostel with lovely staff!! They had a pool and it's close to one of the big shopping centres! Nice location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aquarius backpackers is a very homly place. Great people, staff and facilities make an enjoyable stay. It is also close to public transport which is very helpful. They will even pick you up when required.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked online during the Easter holidays, just one day before my trip and it was smooth. I had to knock on the door and call the reception from outside once I arrived. Check in was simple and as usual. The room, toilets, shower and common areas were extremely clean. One little problem was the noise made by two wall-mounted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The hostel overall was clean. Front desk staff was friendly and very helpful. Did not use pool but area was clean and well maintained. The rooms are a bit noisy with windows open at night due to closeness to busy street. The plus side of this was tram stop and bus stop very close by. Easy to get to Surfers... More 

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We wish you a safe and fun travel around Australia. Hope to see you again one day. Thanks Management. More 

New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

good clean place and enjoyable, nice people around you, nice connectivity to surrounding place of gold coast, we stayed dere for 4 days and enjoyed the whole experience and like all abt backpackers living.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Its great to see you enjoying our hostel and its great facilities. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and may see you again. Thanks Management. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I was trying to check in at 8pm after a horribly exhausting day and the staff at reception was unsure of letting me in because i didnt have a key. I asked if I can still check in and with a big sigh shes like,do you have a booking?? I said no,so there was a bed and only one other... More 

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. It gives us the opportunity to better our customer service skills and the way we run the hostel. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay here and can only apologise if any of the staff have come across as cranky of rude. We understand what... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Enjoyed, good services. Would recommend & return. One night round 4, discovered I was locked out of my dorm. Make sure to know the specific hours you're checked in. Some staff difficult to understand.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would return. Although there may be some communication barriers at times we enjoy having a diverse range of staff at Aquarius and helping them to better their English. Thanks again Happy travels from the staff at Aquarius More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stay here for a few nights. It seems nice at first and then after a while you get to notice little negative things which add up to bring this hostel down in my eyes. - No air conditioning and one fan on the wall which was fought over by 4 people in my room trying to cool down. -Very authoritative... More 

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry that you didn't quite like your stay at Aquarius. The airflow is definitely something we are working on in the hostel. Unfortunately I believe you stayed with us when majority of our fans had died and we were waiting on new ones to arrive. We close... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed at Aquarius for 5 nights just last week. We were extremely impressed with the cleanliness of the place, as well as the friendliness of the staff. We paid a little bit extra to have our own room which was definitely worth it! Only downfall was being quite a way out of the main part of surfers, as well... More 

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to other people. Happy travels from all the Aquarius Staff More 

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