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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't stay at the hotel at last. But, we experienced good service when check in. The staffs very friendly and eager to wait after hours. Not really sure about the transportation access but you can easily get a quick uber ride! It is an option when you got no hotel vacancy in the surfers paradise.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wouldn't recommend this hostel for a chilled out stay. Authoritarian/passive aggressive signs, seems as though someone got very excited over the laminator. Constantly reminded that there is CCTV all over the property: doesn't make you feel safe just on edge. Also lots of threats to lose key deposit if you don't check out by 10:01 or clean dishes. Lots of...

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Thank ashleighhunter2017
Spain
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Be in Aquarius was an amazing experience. Since the first moment I felt like at home. The guys that worked there were so friendly, full of beautiful energy. I arrived to Australia just a week before and find people like them makes me so happy and lucky. They are my small first family here. The hostel is just perfect. Clean,...

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1Thank Denise S
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Pretty clean and nice communal area. The staff were friendly enough. My biggest criticism was the size of the 6bed dorm we had, tiny. You were very close together. The location was ok just depends what suits you if you want to be close to surfers paradise and the shops and clubs this isn't great. However if you want to...

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Thank Helen M
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I have never experienced such poor customer service from a hostel, ever! While understanding that certain policies and procedures are in place for a reason (which I am certain will be robotically spewed back in response, again...) sometimes you need to have a little empathy and understanding that not every situation will be identical, and having flexibility here is crucial....

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Cooroy, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very clean, there were even towels under the wooden bath mats to step out of the shower onto. Kitchen areas exceptionally clean. All staff were friendly and informative. There are strict rules regarding all areas of the complex which made my stay really good. I would definitely stay there again.

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Thank Jude S
Gold Coast, Austrálie
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice location, close to tram station, markets, banks, restaurant, public transport and more. Rooms, bathroom and kitchen - everything is clear! Wi-fi is fast and with good signal. Good and helpful people are here. I just can recomend!

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1Thank Jakub K
Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Clean and nice room, facilities, bathroom and full-equipped kitchen, the bed is clean and ok, no bed bug problem, but you might need earplug that the rooms are facing one of the main road of Southport. It's walking distance to the tram station, coles, woolworth and anything you may need.

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1Thank sfeagle90
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Stayed for two nights at second floor. Closest transit station is only takes 2min walk but traffic isn't heavy to create bothersome noise. Sleeping area is simple and clean. The given blanket might not be enough for colder temp. Shower and toilet area are bright n clean. Staffs are really friendly and super helpful. One night, I wanted to book...

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Valinhos, SP
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel is in a nice location close to everything you need, markets, restaurants, banks, public transport. Staff are nice and friendly, very helpful. Just arrived and I already like it here, would definetly recommend for friends that might come to Gold Coast.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surf, sand, nature, adventure, shopping, nightlife, theme parks, FUN... it's here and waiting for you!Aquarius Backpackers is a BaseMates hostel located in Southport Surfers Paradise is a lovely boutique hostel that caters for all those who share a love of travel. Situated on the famous Gold Coast, we offer a very friendly home away from home experience. Here you will find clean, modern, safe and friendly accommodation. We are closely situated to all your needs - shopping centres - banks - post offices - pubs, and above all, our world-famous beaches and lush green Hinterland.We offer dormitory style accommodation with either 4 or 6 share as well as private queens and twins. We also cater for all female & male rooms. With a fully equipped kitchen, you’ll be cooking up a feast in no time. Why not take a dip in our beautiful outdoor pool and spa or sit back in our big comfy leather couches, relax & watch a DVD from our 500+ library. Rates also include linen & FREE wireless internet. Join the crew and meet people from all around the world! Have a drink and a boogie at our licensed bar - Jacks Spot. It’s open seven days/nightly from 7am – midnight. Check out our fantastic hostel today and see for yourself what your missing out on! Recommended by Lonely Planet!“ In an area where backpackers are a dime a dozen there’s always the danger that budget accommodation just won’t make an effort. Not so for this colourful Hostel where cleanliness is as important as having a good time - and that’s considered very important”. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers

Address: 44 Queen St, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: $33 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aquarius Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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