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Reviews of Gold Coast Backpackers

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

79.3% Overall Rating

81 out of 110 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/04/2014)

"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."

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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 3.73

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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79.3%

Overall Rating

81 out of 110 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Gold Coast Backpackers'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
88.0%
Value
78.4%
Safety
80.0%
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97.1%
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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%
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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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

20 November 2013

Liked: Cheap and in great location - reasonably close to everything

Disliked: Bathroom was not well maintained - small cupboard was falling apart, tap would unexpectedly spray everywhere when in use, shower head appeared unclean and we were only supplied with less than half a roll of toilet paper for the three of us. Broken glass/cigarette butts on the only set of stairs.

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

Grace White

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

16 November 2013 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are very spacious, the way it is laid out makes it a sociable place, lounge area is really nice and the air con is great! Relaxed and chilled out feel.

Disliked: Bunk beds didn't have railings so I was worried about falling :P other than that it was perfect!

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

marcus aussie-stone

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

16 November 2013 marcus would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly management staff, Managers Paul and Jock specially nice and helpful,easily accessible fully equipped kitchen, outdoor covered dining area, BBQ available, bang in the heart of Surfers next door to K1, TV room, downstairs toilets and laundry, and half the tariff of anywhere else at Surfers Paradise. You can ask For no more. 6stars. Thanks guys, Marc & George

Disliked: I can't think of a single thing.

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

Keith Legge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Keith would recommend this property

Liked: where it is

Disliked: nothing ordinary appearance no credit facility

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kelsey Leiterman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2013 Kelsey would recommend this property

Liked: This is a nice Hostel if you want a bit of a chilled experience in Surfers. The free wi-fi is the best, and the kitchen is well equipped. Staff are very friendly.

Disliked: The no alcohol policy.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Here was not noisy, clean.

Disliked: shower room was small.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, was more like a cheap hotel

Disliked: unpersonal

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

24 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice tv

Disliked: shower curtains were moldy, no outlets in the bedroom, only in the washrooms or common area

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2013

Liked: Good location, only one block away from the beach

Disliked: Internet is awful, so slow that I couldn't use skype. Rooms are dirty and en suite is a joke!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

04 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.