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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Disgusting hostel, not clean at all, toilet is not working properly, common areas are very old, no safe in your room (staff takes your laptops etc in their safe but they don't ask for your name or anything and you could just go there and pick whatever you like they would give it to you. Not quiet, party's in the...

Thank nadjaa87
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is not the first backpackers that I've stayed in but definitely the most social. The staff are all about the work, work, work. The check in and check out is painless and as a licensed venue having a well stocked bar on site definitely comes in handy. And every night of the week has a different planned night out...

1Thank Joy B
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a total of three nights and would never go back. On the third night whilst we were all asleep someone came into our room and stole our phones, wallets, gopro's and passports. The hostel is not secure and there is no lockers to put your belongings in. This is the 4th time this has happened in...

1Thank Olivia0312
kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi It was a terrible thing that had happened to you and i understand your anger but it is not fair then to lie about it. You were angry and rude to us and would not let me talk to you making up all kinds of false claims. Now the facts 1. You left your door open that night 2....

Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Surf'n Sun backpackers is the Best. Staff so friendly and helpful! We were 6 guys staying and we had the best time. Thumbs up for the purple haired staff member .. Really cool! They got everything you need. I Can definately recommend this hostel to other People!

Thank Morten D
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Compared to yha and other chains this place offers a unique experience and the staff are all very welcoming, looking to make you enjoy your stay at every opportunity. I really enjoyed my stay here, the rooms are all cleaned regularly and there is constantly a great atmosphere around the hostel whether it is at the bar in the evening...

Thank EdwardS201
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Booked an all female dorm room for 3 nights stayed 2! rules were not laid out well as females bought several male partners into room on several occasions during night for one night stands. Told by staff it was our fault as we should have gone to them sooner. Walked into the office as soon as it opened at 7am...

Thank MPxx71
kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi. Your review is a bit unfair and not quite the true.You came into reception to tell us that a girl in your room brought home a boy in the middle of the night two days prior.We explained that you should of told us when it happened.Like we explained there is not much we can do late at night if...

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 nights at this hostel and had a brilliant time, the staff are very friendly and constantly organise new evening activities. It was really easy to meet new people which made my stay here, everyone came to get her in the evening to play drinking games and hang out which created a great atmosphere, it also helped that...

Thank hkstanger
kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. That's what we are all about, meeting people and having fun , the true backpacker experience. Thanks

Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time at this hostel and met some cool people to go on a club crawl with. It was easy to get to the beach and city centre and there was also a bus stop nearby that took me directly to the theme parks Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild for a very cheap price! Cool place to...

Thank Sabrina C
kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Most important I am glad you get us and what we are all about which is a Fun place and meeting fellow backpackers. Thanks

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I enjoyed my 2 night stay at the hostel however, I didn't enjoy Surfers Paradise itself so couldn't wait to leave. With only a 30 second walk away from the beach, I found the hostel to be clean, as were the rooms, kitchen and pool area. The free tea and coffee is perfect for a tea addict like myself and...

Thank WeenaWilkins
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Whatever you do, do not stay here. My husband and I booked 6 nights and left after the first. We had an absolutely awful experience in our room of two different couples drunkenly having one-night-stands in the bathroom, on the bed, and on the bunk bed both at the same time. I listened to this for two hours and was...

1Thank WorldWanderer29
kelo_11, General Manager at Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers, responded to this review

The Gold Coast City Council inspects us very regularly and we work closely with them to provide our guests a great backpacker experience. Our Hostel License is current and our business has been operating for over 25 years. You are correct in stating there is a six person limit in all of our rooms, signs display that and that is...

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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: $26 - $55 (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”
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“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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