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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

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Northern Ireland
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great hostel located a few minutes walk from the beach. Surfers Paradise North Tram stop is located outside the building which gives easy access to the city and other places of interest. Few things to note *free wifi * free use of computers and printing *kitchen has some big fridges *common area with large tv to chill *rooms clean, I...

Thank NItraveller1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Booked this hostel based on the fact we were here one night and they claimed to be a very social hostel with good location. For starts, the place could really do with some updating, the sofas in the living area are extremely worn, stairs feel like they'll fall through and the toilets don't even flush toilet paper. The beds themselves...

Thank Sophiehuts
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival, we were greeted by minimally friendly staff. The rooms were okay, however, the bathroom was filthy (the shower head was about 5 feet off the ground, had to duck to use). The fan didn't rotate making the room uncomfortably hot. The kitchen closes at 9pm (no late night snacks?!) and when we went to make breakfast at 10am,...

Thank leahhamz
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is by far the best hostel I've stay in Australia 🇦🇺. Still currently here as a long termer now, as am working in surfers paradise 😊. The staff are the main attraction there more like family so friendly helpful in every way! And wee always have fun days out here and there! The bedrooms are a good sizes...

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights, in Jan 2017. In terms of appearance this hostel doesn't look great. The sofa is a bit tatty in the communal area, with springs sticking out of the seats. But if you're just looking for a place to stay for a few days, this place is great! Rooms are very basic, only 2 plug...

Thank Amy L
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Pool area, kitchen and TV room are all really good. Great atmosphere with everyone being so friendly. Majority of staff were beyond friendly and helpful. Free bus pick up and good location. Only problem is the lack of air con, hopeless fans, but everyone sleeps with their door open so it's not too bad. Would definitely recommend!

Thank jbryans
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Okay, so this is the most hostelly hostel I've been to. It has a communal TV room which they play movies on and usually attracts a fair crowd which I quite liked. They offer a free shuttle bus service to the bus station if you are travelling with Greyhound or Premier. The rooms were alright, plenty of plugs, toilet and...

1Thank Brad H
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel 6 nights, had the absolute best time! Lisa at reception was extremely helpful when it came to our room requirements and also when we needed to go out for a boogie she always pointed us in the right direction. Literally the friendliest person!

Thank Stan H
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful, they offered nights out each night as it's a party hostel. Saying this I was glad the noise at the hostel was kept to minimum and everyone was very respectable of others at the hostel. The kitchen was kept clean and they had a lounge that offered a...

1Thank Annmarie S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself was great. Close to the beach, The rooms were decent, the common area was a cool place to chill (wish it opened later though), the kitchen is the first hostel where I've seen an oven! What let the hostel down is the rude staff! They have organised nights out every night of the week with a rep,...

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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 

Additional Information about Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

Address: 3323 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: ₹ 1,205 - ₹ 2,698 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Rooms on the top floor are quieter”
, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Social rooms by the pool. Quiet rooms closer to the kitchen. Upstairs is sunnier.”
382joyb, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Max 6 people per room. Ignore 3rd party advertising websites there wrong !”
alwynbirch, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best Location - Opposite to Gold Coast Beach.....”
sonik918, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
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