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“The best hostel I have ever stayed in” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
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“The best hostel I have ever stayed in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Surf and sun is the best hostel I have stayed in, the staff are so friendly and work incredibly hard to ensure the hostel is clean and tidy. The hostel is right on the beach and 5 minutes walk from the shops and bars. The hostel is perfect for partying at night and chilling by day, although if you need a night off it is not noisy in the rooms. Everyone that stays here is friendly and out to have fun. The rooms are spacious and you have your own bathroom, there is a nice sized pool as well.
If your going to Surfers Paradise stay here you wont regret it.

Room Tip: All rooms arespacious with good facilities
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

6 dorm was a decent stay - pretty clean rooms, and friendly staff! just a quick walk to the beach!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank NMH16
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Calgary,AB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights in February in a 6 bed dorm room. The room, bed and bathroom wasn't anything special but it was all clean and well kept so we had no complaints.

Pros - Nice location, grocery store, liquor store, and the beach are all within 7 minute walking distance.
- They had a huge amount of Movies and TV that they played in the lounge area.
- Nice pool and beach chairs.
- Helpful staff, they provided towels and bodyboards for free.
- Supplied pick up and drop off to/from the bus station.

Cons - Kitchen was a little on the small side, it would get very busy at peak times.
- The bathroom in the dorm only had a half door and no fan, the dorm would smell like whatever it did.
- It can get loud if you're not into the partying scene, it usually calms down around 11 and then gets loud when everyone gets back.

We would stay here again, a great location.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Been travelling around australia for 10 months now and this is by far the best hostel i have stayed in, staff are very friendly and go out of there way to help you, great atmosphere as the hostel hosts free nights out, this is a great way to get to know people if travelling on your own. Location is excellent as the hostel is only seconds away from the beach and only a few minutes walk into the town centre.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

excellent time there. v friendly and v chillout. good nights out with the hostel reps. surf n sun made my stay in surfers paradise amazing! actually stayed in may 2009 but it didnt let me go back that far.

Room Tip: hada corner room on the top near where laundry is hung.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Loved it from start to end with free pick up and drop off from bus station with really friendly staff. Room was very clean and it has a great location, 30 seconds from the beach and 5 min walk into the city centre. Definitely staying here again. Place to be in Surfers Paradise.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Fenners1
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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Stayed in a 6 bed dorm, cleaned everyday. Very friendly staff. Hostel in general was very clean. Would recommend Surf N Sun to anyone. Will definitely be staying here on my way back down the coast!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

Property: Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers
Address: 3323 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 125 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOVE THE BEACH! GOT THE LOCATION! Come Home to the best Hostel On the Gold Goast.All Dorms and En suites have been fully renovated.FREE UNLIMITED WIFI AND FREE INTERNET COMPUTERS.Surf n Sun is the only hostel in Surfers Paradise with a fabulous 'beachside' location.If you love the beach well we have the location.Just 30 seconds walk from our hostel to the golden sands of surfers Paradise Beach Voted No 4 Hostel in Australia Hoscar Awards 2012If you want the true backpacking experience that is friendly and fun then come home to* Free WiFi* Free Washing* Free Body Boards* Free Movies* Free Tea and Sugar* Play the wii* Free linen* Free Blankets* Free Towels* Free Nights out and Free Drinks* No Deposits for the kitcken!! all plates, cups, bowls etc are free . * Free bag storage* Free use of the B.B.Q* Surfboard Hire* Free pick up and drop off* Cheap Drink at the Hostel Bar 'The Surf Shack'Free WiFi and Free Laundry to hostelworld Guests.(Please ask at reception,conditions apply)Lonely Planet - 'The Epitome of Surfers Paradise wrapped up in one big bundle of backpacker heaven.With an emphasis on fun and frivolity and staff that love to party, it's no wonder that rooms here get booked up well in advance'.Backpackers have traditionally voted with their feet. That's why this family owned and operated hostel, has been the No 1 hostel for travellers from all over the world, for over 20 years. ... more   less 
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