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Sleeping Inn Backpackers
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“Overprised and disgusting.....”
Reviewed January 23, 2006

If you are looking to crash on a floor in a miserable hostel, whilst paying way over the odds then stay here.

Reception is separate to any of the building so your first impression is that it is an ok place with a pool. However then they take you to your room which is smelly and dirty. I was horified, in the guide it was described as a motel coverted into a hostel which was more upmarket than most other hostels. This could not have been further from the truth.

We went back to reception and said that it was not what we wanted, but they refused to give any money back even though we had jsut paid. We found a motel in the centre of Surfers which was only slightly more expensive.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed April 25, 2005

this place was the worst on the east coast, after a night there I had to leave to pay an extra $10 to stay in a hotel about 5 mins closer to the action in surfers.

very overpriced, couldn't sleep due to noise constantly through out the night, I partied till 3am and came back to rest only to find the place loud and not very restful

fleas in the bed rooms.

showers were dirty.

the only good thing was the staff, very friendly and obviously hasseled with many complaints in the past.

  • Stayed March 2005
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5 Thank BridgeSyders
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Reviewed February 6, 2005

I stayed at The Sleeping Inn in a shared dorm for 4 nights recently and found it to be a great place to stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, there was a nice pool and spa and the location was good, walking distance to the beach and centre of town.

The rooms had a tv, fridge, kitchen and bathroom. The room was filthy at times, but that's more to do with the people you are sharing the room with, no fault of the hostel, you get that at any hostel. Most of the time it was clean. The bathroom could do with some maintenance (leaking taps) and a cafe would be nice. Dreamworld is by far the best theme park to go to.

They arrange great pub crawls and promote a friendly atmosphere. The RSL club down the road has great meals at affordable prices.

The only thing I had trouble with was the hot rooms. I found it difficult to sleep at night. They had a fan in the rooms, but that did little to cool the place down. The rooms were so much hotter than outside. I was in an upstairs room, other rooms might be cooler. I think that you would have the same problem in any place without air con and after all, it is a hostel. You get what you pay for. Hotels are $80-$300 per night.

I spoke to other people on the pub crawls who were staying at other hostels, they all told a similiar story of hot, sometimes dirty rooms....that's backpacking life.

Overall I would recommend 'The Sleeping Inn'. I have stayed at 'Surf n Sun' and 'Cheers' before. I would probably request to be in a apartment or a ground floor room next time, they might be a bit cooler.


Thank mrdavemac
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Property: Sleeping Inn Backpackers
Address: Sleeping in Surfers 26 - 28 Peninsular Dr, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #40 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sleeping Inn Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Introducing Surfers Paradise BEST Hostel. MultiAward winning Sleeping Inn Backpackers!Apartment style living at its best, all rooms include kitchens,bathrooms and TV's. Sleeping Inn is only 5 minute walk to central surfers and we are happy to book any tour you may be interested in!NEWLY RENOVATED HOSTEL with a brand new Cinema Room, Games/Pool Room and more. There is always something happening at Sleeping Inn Surfers!Pay for 3 nights and your 4th night is FREE!FREE WIFIFREE unique Pick Up Free use of BBQ FREE linenFREE Boogie Boards FREE Nightclub Entry SPECIAL NANDOS AND SUBWAY BACKPACKERS CARDSPrize Giveaways and so much more..So get excited about where you sleep..... ... more   less 
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