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Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Hostel is okay, furnitures and beds a bit old and torn down, so are the rooms, but it is not bad. You can totally stay there some nights. Wish that the hostel was operated 24/7. Wi-fi was super unstable. Friendly and party-ready staff. Good enough.

Thank Silje F
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We were only staying one night here so it was fine for what we needed but probably wouldn't want to stay any longer. The rooms are comfy enough although the ensuite bathroom is pretty grim. The whole place just seems like it needs an upgrade as all furniture is old and dirty/ripped. It could be nice as the staff are...

Thank Kristinalisle
North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at this hostel and its the best one we've stayed in so far in Australia! The location is perfect, 20 second walk to the beach and 10 mins into Surfers itself.We had a small flat practically to ourselves with a tv, dvd player downstairs in the living area aswell as in our very spacious bedroom...

Thank Carlybeaumont
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

By far the best hostel I've ever stayed at! Staff are amazing, helpful, sweet and always up for fun and location is perfect! 1 min walk to the beach, pool, wifi, tons of movies, clean kitchen and clean rooms! Party hostel with great deals and pre-drinking games every night by the hostel bar! Were gonna stay 2 nights, ended up...

Thank HannaJensen
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 27 April 2015

It definitely meets party hostel standards (Old, Dirty, Loud) which I expected, but its perfect if you want to party, and its also in the perfect location. The beach is a 2 minute walk from the hostel, around 10-15 minute walk to the main Surfers Paradise shopping and eating strips, and there's a tram station directly out front if you...

Thank CanadianKenz
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

The hostel is pretty crappy and the facilities are all quiet old and kind of dirty. The worst thing is that you will not find any sleep at all because there are allway some guests sitting infront of your door taking and plaing loud music in the middle of the night! The staff isnt doing anything. I know its a...

Thank David H
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend booked a private room while here. It was vile! Very dirty, dust, cobwebs, dead bugs, grime, mould, cockroaches! Couldnt walk on the floor without shoes on it felt gross. Dissapointing as it was like a little house with a lounge and kitchen down stairs and bathroom and 2 bedrooms upstairs, so it could be such a...

2Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Make no mistake, this is a party hostel. There is a frat house environment, everyone was very nice and respectful, but night time is party time. I had a great time, it was literally a minute walk to a beautiful spot on the beach, only a few blocks from the area with all the ships and restaurants. The TRAM stop...

Thank hauntas
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Surf'N Sun for two nights with my boyfriend, we are two 27-year-old backpackers travelling up the East Coast with a Peter Pan package, and we both have stayed in numerous hostels in Europe, Australia and the USA. This is so you know about the context of our stay. Also keep in mind that I did voice my...

1Thank bunny_deluxe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I felt like a party pooper here as everyone wanted to get on it and get fuelled. If I was in the mood or if thats what youre looking for, then this place would be awesome. The rooms were rather aged, but the place is generally chilled out Annoying that you had to pay for WIFI!

Thank Explorer4444

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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: ₹ 1,447 - ₹ 2,993 (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”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Social rooms by the pool. Quiet rooms closer to the kitchen. Upstairs is sunnier.”
 of 5 bubbles 382joyb, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Max 6 people per room. Ignore 3rd party advertising websites there wrong !”
 of 5 bubbles alwynbirch, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best Location - Opposite to Gold Coast Beach.....”
 of 5 bubbles sonik918, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles nicolalouise88, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
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