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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I stayed at the Gladstone Backpackers for a total of three weeks during Nov-Dec 2015 and had a great experience. The staff (and everybody else!) was always friendly and willing to help-I was very impressed that they worked to find room for me when the hostel was booked out! The dorms and the hostel itself were always clean and I...

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for the response and recommendation! We love having return visitors, as we are always making changes and improving the hostel. Its great to see how happy people are with all the improvements! Cheers Luke

Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostel!! I accidentally came here for the night, I was supposed to sleep in Rockhampton. The reception was very friendly and showed me all the facilities. There is free thee and coffee in the morning. You can buy cereal and coffee for 1 dollar if you like. They give you a towel to shower (I loved this the most!)....

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for the review! We are glad you found us and enjoyed your stay! We also have free breakfast now aswell:) Cheers Luke

Reviewed 16 September 2015

Stayed here again and enjoyed every minute. There's always interesting people to have an intelligent conversation with. Clean beyond belief, quiet and always a GOOD vibe. If you're looking for somewhere without a loud party atmosphere, this is your spot.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for the great review! Its always great when people appreciate how hard we work at keeping everything clean! Cheers Luke

Kununurra, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The location was close to town and the property was beautiful. My dorm room was very clean and tidy. There was also a backyard and balcony! The kitchen had everything you needed, including one of the fancy coffee machines (buy pods from reception)

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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the fantastic review. Enjoy your travels and hope to see you again!:) Regards Michelle

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I only stopped here briefly for one night but the service and hospitality I received was faultless! Errol went above and beyond to ensure my stay was enjoyable. The hostel is spacious yet has a very homey vibe, and the facilities are incredibly clean. There is a pool, outdoor deck with bbq, great kitchen, book exchange.. I went to bed...

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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We aim for everything you have mentioned for every guest so its great to hear we are achieving this:) Safe travels and hope to see you again soon! Cheers Errol

Moray, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Quiet backpackers in great location. Helpful staff and clean accommodation. Kitchen had everything you could need and more. They've even got a lovely laid back dog to keep you company in the lounge. A home away from home.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Pandi is always up for a good belly rub!!!

Colmar, France
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Hello! I really recommand that bpk hostel. For a low price, I got a very clean place, my bed was nice, the kitchen looks pretty new and the owners are helpful. Was a pleasure to stay in that place. Thank you for your hospitality.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for staying with us at Gladstone Backpackers. It was a pleasure to host you and your friends. Enjoy the rest of your travels! Kind Regards, Lesley

Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

A perfect little stay. We used Gladstone as a stop off on our long car trip south. This backpackers is super clean and nicely managed - love the green initiatives in place! The Aussie Bulldog who likes to sleep in the kitchen doorway is a beautiful big ol' gentle giant. 😊 Thanks for having us.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay and noticed our attempts to assist our environment. Pandi is becoming a 'STAR' as people actually arrive and ask where she is and no we don't make her up!!! Funny

Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Nothing to say except that we had a very good sleep! Beds, kitchen and facilities were very clean and we had a warm welcoming! Plus it's cheap and you get 30 min of wifi if you book with them directly If you want to make a night stopover while driving down its the perfect place!

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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay as you were traveling down the coast. Being half way between Airlie Beach and Sunshine Coast areas we get many people, like yourselves, needing a good night sleep on their way. Travel safe, Lesley Belcham Hostel Manager

Reviewed 20 April 2015

For over three years I am travelling around the world by bicycle. I stay in guesthouses, hostels, hotels, wild camping with my tent, caravan parks with my tent or in a cabin. My need for luxury is quite low. it must be reasonable and clean ! there are 10 rooms, max. 30 people as guests, two showers, three toilets, kitchen,...

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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and the postcard you left. It was truly a very kind and thoughtful gesture. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I wish you all the very best as you continue on your cycle travels north. Travel safe, Lesley and Pandi

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2011 Capricorn Tourism Award winning Gladstone Backpackers is a family owned and operated backpackers located within the CBD of Gladstone, which is midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach. The hostel has a mix of accommodation available including doubles, twins and 4 bed dorms. A great place to take a break and rewind. Take a stroll around the marina, ride the free bikes around to Spinnaker Park or climb the 111 steps to the lookout. Alternatively, relax by the pool with a great book or just sit on the deck and watch the world go by. Free kayak and fishing gear hire for 2 nights stay or more. Wakeboarding, camping and 4wd trips also available. pool side bar with wood fired pizza oven, pool table and fuse ball table. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gladstone Backpackers

Address: 12 Rollo Street, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gladstone
Price Range: $25 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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