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Reviews of Gold Coast Backpackers

Hostel | 28 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Australia QLD 4217

80.9% Overall Rating

91 out of 121 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/01/2015)

"After reading a few bad comments online of the Hostel i was a little dubious to arrive.But upon arrival the hostel was clean pleasant and the staff very friendly. Ive been in hotels where they dont show you to your room…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.13

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

*ALL GUESTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER **At time of check-in all guests must present a Passport and a valid credit card. ***Please note we do not accept schools, any schools 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.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Surfers Paradise?

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80.9%

Overall Rating

91 out of 121 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Gold Coast Backpackers'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
90.4%
Value
79.2%
Safety
82.4%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: size of the room

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed atmosphere, own bathroom in room, well equipped kitchen, friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Aarron Brown

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 February 2015 Aarron would recommend this property

Liked: friendly people and clean rooms

Disliked: nothing not to like

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vincent Ridder

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2015 Vincent would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: After reading a few bad comments online of the Hostel i was a little dubious to arrive.But upon arrival the hostel was clean pleasant and the staff very friendly. Ive been in hotels where they dont show you to your room and explain everything to you. For a hostel to give you a guided tour and carry your bags is a big suprise. Rooms are a little on the small side but we were lucky as only 2 of us in a 3 share (our bags are pretty big) Rooms are clean, beds comfortable and all round nice feel. Only thing missing in rooms is A/C we slept with windows open to combat the heat and was still pleasantly suprised at the noise levels.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

HIU WAN LEE

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2014 HIU WAN would recommend this property

Liked: Receptionist is very nice and friendly!

Disliked: Room wifi is unstable

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

08 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient, Hosts are super friendly and very helpful

Disliked: Bathroom was quite dirty

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, close to the shops and the beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The showers were nice and hot.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

arianto arianto

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2014 arianto would recommend this property

Liked: from friends

Disliked: kitchen doesnt have any proper equipments for cooking.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is perfect for the beach and downtown. Very quiet inside/outside of the hostel. Large kitchen and dining area. Comfy bed.

Disliked: Bathroom never cleaned.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2014

Liked: Good Location

Disliked: Rooms to small for 4people., internet only available in main area not in rooms, main area not available all night hence need to sit outside and use youse the internet. Not a social hostel.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location!!

Disliked: Rooms could be abit bigger

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Grace White

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2014 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: Family atmosphere, free wifi, small dorms, not so many people staying there.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marcus Haigh

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

19 February 2014 Marcus would recommend this property

Liked: The staff knew your name, very friendly. It was reasonably priced, good location to Surfers Paradise, the beach, shops etc.

Disliked: N/A

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Annika Czichon

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2014 Annika would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is a nice hostel to stay in surfers paradise. It's not far from the city but in a nice and quiet street. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The facilities are very good. The carpark safed us a lot of money. It's not a party hostel and you can't drink your own alcohol, but there is alcohol at the hostel bar. The rooms were clean when we arrived but werenot cleaned once during own 5 days stay. Even the bins werenot emtied once. There were many renovations during own stay, so I think it's a positive development.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike. Cleaning your room is mostly up to yourself.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen

Disliked: The rooms are small

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2014

Liked: Close to the beach

Disliked: No Byo alcohol and none on offer to guests. Kitchen was a mess and room was not big enough for 4 people Nd luggage. Bathroom was mouldy and door didn't close or lock properly.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Facilities (kitchen, bathroom) are dirty and old and defect. No Toilet Paper in bathroom!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

09 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's nice and very closed to town! Good!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Reto Schefer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2013

Liked: Hostel is quite central and not too big

Disliked: Kitchen was a mess... nobody washed his dishes... old cooked pasta were still there...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Wai Lun Fung

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 December 2013 Wai Lun would recommend this property

Liked: beds are clean. location is good, 5-10 mins walk from center of Surfers Paradise. Not far from there and not noise at night! 3-5 mins from bus stop.

Disliked: private bathroom is quite small. no air con, but not really hot at night.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013

Liked: The staff were really nice and friendly

Disliked: The size of the rooms were the smallest I've come across. Definitely not enough room for 4 people let alone their luggage aswell

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Visiting friends or family

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, great location, helpful staff, well priced.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

xiaoliang wu

As a family with children

Family Holiday

30 November 2013 xiaoliang would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is really nice and helpful. I strongly recommend this hostel.

Disliked: xiaoliang left no negative feedback.