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“Friendly Atmosphere” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers
Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
“Friendly Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I had a good night out with the hostel, i arrived on bar crawl night and met some great people. The hostel is run by english which was cool so their all friendly and wanting to get to know you apart from one miserable receptionist that seemed stuck up. The rooms were basic and ensuite which meant the bathroom was a lot smaller to shared ones. They had their own bar and pool so livened up in the evening with a chilled communal area. Id recommend surfing here i had a great time!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had such a great time staying at surf n sun. The staff was amazing, and always made sure that everyone felt at home. If there was ever any problem they were happy to help. A friendly environment with a lot of fun, you got to know a lot of people.
This is definitely a partyhostel for people who wants to have a good time. It's located in a good spot in the central of surfers.
The rooms were good, with a lot of space and your own bathroom.
We definitely recommend you guys to stay here if going to Surfers Paradise!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebecka935
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I chose to stay at this hostel after reading the good reviews & was happy with my choice. The best part hands-down is the proximity to the beach -- it's literally a minute from the doorstep to the sand.

The hostel itself was a good value; the bathrooms are particularly run-down and could use some upgrading, however. The staff was excellent and everyone was very friendly. As a solo traveler I appreciated the welcoming atmosphere in getting people together to play drinking games by the pool bar -- and the $3 cups of wine and $10 bottles were great.

Overall this was the perfect place to stay in Surfer's Paradise and I'd definitely recommend it to other backpackers looking to enjoy the beach!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mallory F
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Coolangatta, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Booked a room at Surf n Sun backpackers for the night and was amazed by how good the room was! My friend and I got the double room and had a kitchen and dining room which we shared with just one other room. Could not believe how much space we got for just $35 for the night. Staff were nice and friendly and the location was good aswell, only a short walk to Cavill Avenue the main strip of clubs and pubs. Will defo stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kieran241
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Ireland
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed here for a week and it was a really nice place to stay. They pick you up from the bus stop and drop you back when you leave. The beach is across the road and its about a 15m walk to the city centre. The room was quite big and clean and the bathroom was ok not great for privacy though, kitchen was small but always clean! The staff were friendly and always keen to get people to go out at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank laura w
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Perth, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

No matter if you are travelling by yourself or in a group you will love it here! I orignally booked in to stay here for one night but ended up staying alot longer than expected! The moment I step foot in Surf n Sun i instantly felt at home! The staff were amazing, so welcoming and friendly! Always someone there to help with booking trips or even just to find out whats on in Surfers Paradise. Great location, 30 sec walk to beach and 10 mins walk to bars/shops.Very relaxed atmosphere with a tv room hosting a huge collection of movies and tv shows where you can chill out. By far the best kitchen I have come across in Australia on my travels! Very clean fully equipped with a microwave, stoves, utensils, free tea and coffee, they even have an oven!! If you like to party then this is the place for you! Always something on, very easy to meet other people as everyone drinks together and goes out together! Very cheap drink at the bar so no need to break the bank if you fancy a few drinks If i ever go back to Surfers Paradise I will definitely be staying here again...its a backpackers haven!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Best hostel I've ever stayed at! Checked in for 2 nights and ended up staying almost 2 months. Free shuttle from the bus station, 30 second walk to the beach, free wifi, cheap drinks at the hostel bar, nice pool, super friendly staff, helpful travel desk, lots of free movies to choose from, clean kitchen with an oven which most hostels don't have and each night there was a different bar/club to go to all together with cheap drinks once again. I could go on forever about all the positives about this hostel. I instantly felt like I was joining a family which was one of my favourite parts. Would recommend this to anyone looking to have a fun time in Surfer's!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Reily M
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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 #60 of 125 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers 2.5*
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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