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Reviews of Backpackers In Paradise

Hostel | 40 Peninsular Drive, 100 metres from TRANSIT CENTER, Surfers Paradise, Australia QLD

79.9% Overall Rating

96 out of 167 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/06/2014)

Sophie Losfeld thinks…

"In the center, 5 minutes walk from the beach and the stores. 2 minutes walk from the Greyhound bus, but a Shuttle can also pick you up. Swimming pool, chill place in the morning."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 4.69

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

If you are later than 9pm please call before arrival. Reception closes at 10.30pm though security will check in anyone that arrives after this time. If you arrive after 6pm please, note that the backpacker's information desk will be closed For group bookings for more than 8 people should go through hostelbookers groups department otherwise it'll be cancelled by the property without refund. At check in you will require a valid ID such as a passport We do NOT take schoolies; you must have an International Passport to Check in and be over 18 years old WARNING: No Check in or Check out on the 24th December or 31st December. NO EXECPTIONS.

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79.9%

Overall Rating

96 out of 167 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Backpackers In Paradise'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
77.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
74.4%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect!

Disliked: The shared bathroom had doors directly to the private room which was a bit strange.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sophie Losfeld

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 June 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: In the center, 5 minutes walk from the beach and the stores. 2 minutes walk from the Greyhound bus, but a Shuttle can also pick you up. Swimming pool, chill place in the morning.

Disliked: We are in the party city, so party all the day and night in the establishment. Lack of secure (no luggage room...)

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 June 2014

Liked: location was fine, otherwise I was very disappointed

Disliked: The place was dirty. I was in a 4 girl share room and there was sh*t lying around everywhere! Not just clothes but food and started drinks. It looked like a party had been celebrated in there the previous night but it always looked like that! The entertainment area was right outside my room and people would sit out there and talk and listen to music until very late. Then the bottles would be collected which is also very loud. My room was also right next to the convenience store that opened at 5.30 am. This is a great thing to have but they seemed to think it was necessary to play loud music at 5.30 am as well. Which means I got quiet between midnight and 5.30. I got unlucky with one disrespectful roommate but can't really blame this on the hostel. I have stayed in many hostels before and this one has got to be one of the worst! But if you want to party all the time then it might be right for you. If you are wanting to sleep so you can enjoy the gold coast during the day: STAY AWAY! when I wanted to check out early, cause I needed a good nights sleep and an opportunity arose, I could not get a refund, not even partial and the receptionist was no help what so ever!

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

11 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and rounded everybody up for a bar crawl. The hostel was close to everything.

Disliked: The mattresses were sponge and had all indentations in, not making it a comfy stay. It was annoying that you can't bring your own alcohol in and had to buy from the bar.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ni Putu Gianitri Widyashanti

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2014 Ni Putu Gianitri would recommend this property

Liked: Close enough with surfer paradise transit centre, worth value of money.

Disliked: Door in one of room at 2nd floor was stuck! Hard to open from inside, thanks for the guy outside who push it for us.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The 4 bed rooms had a private ensuite which was great. Also the hostel had a fun vibe and everyone was so nice.

Disliked: No air con just a small fan. Queensland is super hot I wouldn't have enjoyed staying there so much mid summer.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kara Tollworthy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2014 Kara would recommend this property

Liked: It has a swimming pool

Disliked: Music comes on very early

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

02 March 2014

Liked: Free movie room, friendly backpacker vibe

Disliked: Really basic rooms, not well looked after

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

28 February 2014

Liked: Location, kitchen was decent.

Disliked: Upon arrival they tried to overcharge us, we were put into separate 4 bed rooms when we booked an 8 bed to stay together which wasnt a problem, it just wasn't what we booked. Rooms weren't great, but fine to sleep in.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Grace White

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: shared areas, grass look.

Disliked: rooms were hot!

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2013

Liked: very central

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nataliya Pasyak

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

28 October 2013 Nataliya would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms, friendly staff, great location

Disliked: Kitchen smells

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ricky Humble

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 July 2013 Ricky would recommend this property

Liked: Location and outdoor pool

Disliked: Hard floor, cold at times

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Fiedler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Good stay at this backpacker, was a really great place for surfing & party. Good price aswell.

Disliked: nothing

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Deanne Lesley

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

23 June 2013

Liked: The beds were comfortable

Disliked: The rule of NO BYO. Too late notice when you are checking in & already have all your alcohol.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Luke de Gouw

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 June 2013 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic staff, treated us really well. Big thanks to Alex. Great location, always something to do every night even if we weeny up for it. Great bar/shop. Nice tidy rooms for the price. Thanks from the 3 ozzies

Disliked: Nothing really

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

01 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the bedroom, the cleanliness in general, the kitchen is very big and very clean too. The staff at the reception is always smily and very friendly. You can hire a bike for 2 hours FREE. There is a shuttle all day to drive us to the city (a bit far...)

Disliked: A bit too far compared to the city

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

13 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big rooms, very clean, good location, swimming pool

Disliked: unfriendly barkeeper at the hostel's bar

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

11 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to everything, big nights were organised for every night which was good if you don't know the place or where is good to go, was a great idea to meet everyone too! They got you good deals on places too! Staff were lovely and happy to help with anything! I would definately go back!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Kim Cordell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2013

Liked: The staff were very friendly and there was a nice sun lounging area. The hostel was so close to the main strip of surfers and close to the bus station which was great for us!

Disliked: There was only one bathroom in our dorm room of 14 and no other bathrooms on site other than in rooms which meant it was a bit of hassle if you had to leave and other people were in the bathroom. The room was quite dirty with dirty crockery on the side and a paper cup of drink that was obviously untouched and leaking but hadn't been put in the bin. The door to the room was always open although there were lockers.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to everything in Surfers Paradise.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Skye Harper

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

12 March 2013 Skye would recommend this property

Liked: location, price and how fun it was.

Disliked: nothing really

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Francesca Thompson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 February 2013 Francesca would recommend this property

Liked: We liked having the big lockers in the rooms

Disliked: The kitchen was very long and narrow making it difficult to move about when there were a lot of people using it

The property's response is...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2013

Liked: Staff were friendly

Disliked: Only two plugs for a rm that had ten ppl. And the availability of sockets outside opening hrs virtually non exsists my unless you want to sit by the BBQ. Had to make your own bed (first time) in hostel I have so far stayed in. Toilet bowl if cleaned every day should not be the state it is in. Very Shabby accommodation, without any saving grace. Also croachroaches to be found but probably a normal occurrence in Australia.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a 14 bed dorm which we thought would be horrific but turned out to be ok, enjoyed the pool and location and the nights out that were organised through the hostel.

Disliked: Unfriendly staff at check in, unhelpful. Due to having a bar you cannot drink your own alcohol and the bar was EXPENSIVE so we sat by the river for drinks before heading out.

The property's response is...