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“Hated It!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Aquarius Backpackers
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4215, Australia   |  
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“Hated It!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2008

Myself and my boyfriend stayed there and had a terrible experience. The manager is a stuck up, unfriendly woman. To make you aware

THIS HOSTEL IS NOT IN SURFERS!
IT IS IN SOUTHPORT. A 45 MINUTE WALK TO SURFERS.

We booked two nights extra by an accident and told the manger (Jo) who refused to give us a refund even though we told her straight away and she could have easily filled the space. They had a car not a bus to transport us in and this stopped at 5pm. So we had to pay $15 taxis each time to go in and out!

The rooms are tiny, they don't have lockers in the rooms as advertised.
STAY AWAY IF YOU CAN HELP IT!!

  • Liked — hated it
  • Disliked — all of it
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers

Address: 44 Queen Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4215, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Aquarius Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise

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