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Backpackers In Paradise
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Had a good stay at the backpacker! The hostel was in a good place , close to the beach & shops of surfer paradise. We had a relaxing time during daytimed & party all night. All the staff arranged activities and we meet everyone & it a big backpacker. Would say very good.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Hi there Bavaria2785,
We love to read our guests had a good time while staying here with us.
We appreciate all feed back & thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Was my 3rd hostel i stay in australia & my favourite!! was only going to stay 2 day but was there for nearly a week, met some really good freinds. Felt at home, it's good because its the only one where the toilet/shower is in the room instead of out in hallway. Staff were great here made some freinds. will definitely go back next time I travel. Surfer Paradise is a fun place.

Room Tip: I was in rm 1 and was great
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank 937happyj937
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

HI there 937happyj973,

Thank you so much for leaving a response.

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

We appreciate all feed back & thank you for the time you took to do so.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This hostel was very loud because they have a bar downstairs.
The room wasn't so clean and the bathroom terrible... The good points were the location close to the beach, shops, restaurants, clubs and also they have a pool.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank Marjorie C
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

HI there Marjorie C,

We are sorry to read that you seemed to have not enjoyed your time here with us.

We do pride ourselves on being a party hostel & the bar closes at 10.30pm which is at a fairly decent hour.

Our rooms are cleaned every day so if there seemed to have been a problem with the room the receptionist would have been able to action your complaint if they had been informed.

We appreciate all feedback & thank you for the time you have taken to do so.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is the first non-YHA hostel that I stayed in and I wasn't sure how this would be but I was pleased. I have heard that this hostel has the potential to be a party hostel, however that didn't seem to be the case for the one night that I stayed here probably because it was raining and cloudy - it seemed like there wasn't too much going on.

My room came with an en-suite bathroom which I wasn't expecting - I stayed in a 4-share room for $31. It was a pretty good deal and it's a close walk to the main beach in Surfer's Paradise. There are tons of restaurants within walking distance as well, as this was the main reason why I chose to stay here instead of the YHA because the YHA is further away from all the action other than the beach.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
Thank nmestar99
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. Im glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately while you were in house we had terible weather and it put a dampener on the party vibe as normally our hostel has a great party atmosphere and is great for meeting new people.

Again thank you for your review and if you make it back to the gold coast please come stay with us again.

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Markus Warren
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I stayed here for 3 days in thier apartment unit cost me $90/night, my first time to stay in a backpackers accomodation so i didnt expect anything, i arrived around 8pm lots of people inside thier compound they're chatting, dringking etc so pretty much noisy when i get in, smooth transaction during check-in and check-out, living room was spacious but bit damp smell, bedroom is okay but i slept in a couch because the aircon is located in a living room. the bathroom dont have soap and shampoo holder so i put all my toiletres stuff in a kitchen and brush my teeth in a kitchen sink because there was mold in a bathroom sink. overall it was okay i guess, but im not going to stay here again.

Room Tip: if you can afford $100 - $110/night there are plenty of good accomodation around surfers paradise, f...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Hi there amos3407,

If there were any problems with the room receptionist should have been informed & then your complaints could have been actioned.

Since reading your review we are working along side the owner to improve the bathroom in that unit.

We appreciate all feedback & thank you for the time you have taken to do so.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

You will not find the best party, but it have the best combination of all what you need in surfers paradise. The hostel it's very nice, good design, pool, playing areas, eating places, drinking places (you cant bring your own alcohol, you have to buy it there) but it's not so expensive, it's cool enough. Recomended

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Hi migueluranga ,
Thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear you had a good time in our hostel.

We appreciate all feed back and hope to see you again.


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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night in a four bedded dorm with ensuite bathroom. Couldn't have handled another night due to the roach infestation!! There was not one but several cockroaches of various sizes scuttling across the floors and walls every time I turned the lights on in the toilet. I have a severe phobia but normally I can handle the odd cockroach, however this was a proper infestation. It's a miracle I stayed the whole night albeit without sleeping a wink. Couldn't really comment on anything else in the hostel as this completely ruined the stay for me.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Markus_bip, Manager at Backpackers In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Hi Ronn,
Its a shame that you had to leave this comment as i can 100% guarantee that we do not have a cockroach problem. Unfortunately with queenslands weather all areas of the gold coast you will find cockroaches we go to extra lengths like all properties to remove the problem by having pest controle come on a regular basis. If you would have came and told us while you were in house we would have moved you rooms and had the room sprayed straight away. Please when you stay somewhere and you are not happy with your stay see reception and ask to speak to a manager as i would have fixed the problem for you either by refunding you for the night or moving you rooms to make sure you had a great stay like all our other guest.

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Additional Information about Backpackers In Paradise

Address: 40 Peninsular Dr, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range: $19 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Backpackers In Paradise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpackers in Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise close to the beaches, night life, shopping and only 100 metres walk from the Bus Terminal. We offer travellers a fun and inviting place to stay in the perfect location to see and do everything the Gold Coast has to offer ... more   less 
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