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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I dont get it. Owners prefer painting the walls with notes of invented fines, rather than cleaning up the kitchen. Our room had no aircondition, the fan made it ok. Wifi didnt work in the room, though it works in the common area which is closed between 10pm and 7am. Service was disappointing even for a hostel. On the upside,...

Thank Smithzonian
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The owners are lovely and the location for this hostel is brilliant. Large communal area inside and out and a modern kitchen, although the signs are contradicting stating a $2 deposit for plates and cutlery, another saying $5 but they were available free? Dorm room was small, not much attention had been made to cleaning with rubbish still under the...

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 9 November 2016

As a newcomer to GC I stayed there approx for three weeks in May 2016 before I found a place to stay long term. During that time the owners were greeting me by my name and were always helpful to provide any info. By the end they offered me a job for their friends friend. It was just nice of...

Thank Veronika P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights in December - it was very expensive for what it was, very small room and the smallest en suite I've ever seen - the whole place could do with a lick of paint - having said that the hosts were very friendly and very helpful - there was a nice large communal kitchen and...

2Thank Chrismarog
United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The owners/hosts were very welcoming and friendly throughout our 3 day stay. Our double room was on the small side and very dirty. There were stains on the walls and bedcovers and an empty lucozade bottle left behind the curtain in the room. The bed was comfortable. No tv or wifi in the room however a large communal area downstairs...

1Thank DaisyV4
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The property is shabby and not managed well. Every effort is being made to cut cost such as providing tiny bathroom, uncomfortable bed and room with practically for no space to move around. The mattresses are tattered, the hallways stink. One is asked to vacate the common room at 10 pm. The only great aspect of this Hostel is the...

1Thank nijora2811
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

It was very nice staying at this hostel! We were a big group of 13 people staying here. Everyone had a great time and found the staff very friendly and helpful! The rooms were a bit small but very clean - great beds! Overall - one of our best hostel experiences after traveling for 1,5 months!

Thank Jonas V
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Raj and his lovely wife are great managers with great people skills but not in your face. Hey helped me out when ever I needed it. The kitchen is well equipped and the common spaces were well looked after and comfortable. Great location being one block from the beach and just out of the heart of town so as not...

Thank Renae S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Prices is really good for goldcoast cheap drinks and free pool table , kitchen was really handy as well wile traveling , friendly staff really helpful, beach is like 2 min walk and 5 min walk to city centre, definitely great place for the price .. Will be back when in goldcoast

Thank gagzi86
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night in a private 2 person room with the bunk beds. Room was small but tidy. Bathroom was slightly dirty and mouldy. If visiting in winter months be sure to bring your own blanket. We're only provided with one small fleece. Went to reception and managed to get another but was still freezing. The lady working reception...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax, have a beer and play a friendly game of pool, watch the game on our large plasma TV or party it up with other backpackers in our fully licensed bar. Our friendly and fun staff will make sure you enjoy your stay on the Gold Coast with special activity nights, such as bbq's, pool competitions, drink specials and more. At Gold Coast International Backpackers it's Happy Hour every night so you can make new friends and save some money before going out to the clubs!!On site we have a fully licensed bar, secure underground parking, a fully equipped self-serve kitchen,self serve laundry facilities, a large bbq area, free pool, a comfy lounge area, darts, cheap internet, free Wi-Fi, and a free booking service for all the major theme parks.ALSO the bonus of having YOUR OWN PRIVATE ENSUITES AND BALCONY in every room with a max per room of only 4 people. Very female friendly!Accommodation InformationIf you are looking to meet great people and create great memories then this is the place to be! At the Gold Coast International Backpackers we will make your stay one to remember!Amenities:Free Wi-Fi no limitsTowels for Hire / SaleFree Pool TableBBQFully Equipped kitchenLinen IncludedCommon RoomFree ParkingTours/Travel deskLicensed BarOutdoor TerraceEvent NightsReception Open from 7:00am to 10:30pm*ALL GUESTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER**At time of check-in all guests must present an International Passport and a valid credit card.***Please note we do not accept schoolies, any schoolies bookings made will not be honoured and may not be subject to a refund.**We will be closed on Christmas day and New Years Day therefore will not be able to accept any check-ins / outs on these days. Please do not book these days as we will not be able to honour them.WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort

Address: 28 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: ₹ 1,563 - ₹ 5,521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gold Coast International Backpacker Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“27 is quiet and got a balcony.”
empaemp, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in a room with three beds. Rooms also had lockers.”
livriz, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Personally i didn't spend much time in the rooms as i was always meeting and talking to new people in the main common area which is spacious, comfortable and fairly big!”
toml978, 7 Mar 2014 | Read review
“dont stay here!!”
emmajane6, 29 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Some rooms seem to have a larger balcony (double the size), if that's important.”
jaybD8012ZT, 22 Apr 2012 | Read review
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