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Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this hostel. The staff were all excellent and they make sure you are having a good time. They plan lots of socials which were really good fun! The room was pretty standard for a hostel but had the added bonus of a bathroom which was really convenient. They run shuttle busses into the city and to the greyhound bus... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hostel, they have events most nights and it's very social. Staff are friendly and even come out with you on some nights. Common areas are very well maintained and plenty of games and such for entertainment! Great pool and there's a tv room with ping pong table. We stayed nearly a week in our campervan and would stay again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, upon check in there was a form to fill in which took way too much personal information. I asked why they needed all the details and was told that queens land government required they took them. I believe this is rubbish as no where else in queensland took this information. Secondly, EN SUITE is not what we were given.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This one is a must for all solo travellers since it never lets you be alonr. Loved the hotel staff who were genuinely involved in giving you a fun time(Jack you were amusing).Every evening there are activities like quizz, volleyball etc organized for you to participate, even though you suck at it :) And then there is the pub crawl,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was not over priced yet it lacked basic amenities as like a separate locker facility, Wi-Fi in room which was really disappointing. Even the Wi-Fi In common area was not working most of the time. Even the charging points were not well organized within the room. I had a very good experience in Wake up - Sydney 2 days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We stayed in what we booked as a double room. What we got was like a small self-contained flat that had one other bedroom with two single beds in that were occupied by two other girls. The flat was like a holiday bungalow type set up. Small kitchen, but obviously better than sharing the hostel kitchen with everyone. Worked good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Thankfully we only stayed one night... some of the staff was nice, but the person working reception was disinterested and unfriendly towards us. He had an air that he was almost too cool for us or that we offended him in some way. Our room was lacking to say the least. In the pictures it shows that they have towels... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. We booked a twin room as a break from dorms as it was a great rate. We weren't really sure what to expect here but found the apartment style living really enjoyable. We had a kitchen and bathroom to ourselves practically all week as the second double room was empty. We had a balcony... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite hostels of the east coast so far. Rooms were clean and spacious and in the girls dorms they give you pink sheets and girly magazines - a nice homely touch! I met some awesome people here and you can tell the guys who run it are genuine people who care about making sure everyone's having a... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the better hostels we've stayed in during our 4 months in Aus. We booked a private room which overlooked the pool from the top floor. The apartment actually had 2 rooms but we were lucky enough that we didn't have company for the 6 nights of our stay so had the apartment to ourselves. Kitchen,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort. Cleanliness, friendly service and great value for money are qualities which have made us the destination of choice for so many travelers over the past 25 years. Fantastic and unrivaled facilities; spacious, en-suite dormitory rooms and fully contained, 2 bedroom apartments make us stand out above the others. Centrally positioned for clubbing, shopping, sporting events, cinema and restaurants. Only 150m to the beach and a local bus ride to the theme parks. We are also on the local bus route to and from Gold Coast airport and a cheap and easy trainlink ride from Brisbane. We offer a FREE pick up from the Transit Centre in Surfers Paradise. FREE WiFi 15 hours each day. FREE Sauna. FREE laundry facilities. FREE body board hire. FREE DVD or video hire. FREE Playstation 3. FREE table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis. Free nightly events with other backpackers in the area. Participating hostel in the famous Backpacker Big Night Out each Wednesday and Saturday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

Address: 2837 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: $22 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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