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Wageningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at this hostel on Australian Day, so maybe not the best day to travel. I wanted to visit a smaller place in Australia, but if you don't have a car, there is really nothing to do in Gladstone. However, the hostel was a good place to stay for one day. The rooms are big and the beds are...

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Maike thanks for your review! We were very busy with Australia day celebrations so couldnt do our usual wakeboarding or island tours. If you manage to visit again try and stay a couple of nights to take advantage of our FREE wakeboarding and 4WD beach trips we do a couple of times a week

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good vibes, one of the nicest backpackers I've stayed at yet. Luke and Charlie are friendly. Pool is a sight for sore eyes after a long drive, beer on tap and off, pool table to pass time and lounge chairs out the back in the cool air. Wish I had 3 hands so I could give 3 thumbs up ;).

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Pete Thanks for taking the time for your great review! Its great you noticed all small things weve done to keep people entertained and relaxed:) Take care!

Reviewed 8 January 2017

The dirtiest place I've stayed at. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, definitely, a place I will never be back. toilets were not clean, no toilet paper, insects everywhere, rooms are very hot with no ventilation.

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Luke M, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Anderson, we are spending money on renovations at the moment im sorry if this was an inconvenience. The bathrooms are cleaned everyday, sometimes twice. It is a shared facility remember, no matter how clean it is it only takes one person to change this. Please let staff know if you are unhappy in future. Id be happy to offer...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I needed accommodation for the night on short notice and the staff were a huge help. The rooms are good and the location is highly desirable, being near the marina and a great fish and chip shop. I'll certainly be returning next time I'm in Gladstone.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to help and glad you enjoyed the fresh fish, where the boat is unloaded 150m from the hostel and cooked on the spot!

Rostock, Germany
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I stayed there for a period of 3,5 months, sort of a week on a week off. Luke is still in process to set up a few things but all rooms are newly renovated with new beds. The rooms are basic, beds, fans, a wardrope and clean but that's not the place to spent your time in your room anyway....

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review mate! Definitely missed having you around, and it would be pleasure to have you stay again! Otherwise might catch you somewhere else in oz for a bier! Take care!

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Ended up staying in Gladstone for a night, then found this place and decided to stay 2 more nights! Good vibes! It's a 2 level house that has been converted in a hostel, very clean, expecially the kitchen. A little bar downstairs, a beautiful garden, swimming pool, hammocks, pool table and A WOOD FIRED OVEN!!! Love this hostel! Will remind...

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and im so glad you felt comfortable and at home! Exactly the vibe I'm looking for:) Take care!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A very comfy hostel with clean rooms, a well equipped kitchen, and a beautiful outdoor area with a cool bar and a nice pool. The hostel offers a welcoming, relaxed, and familiar atmosphere and people are friendly and helpful.

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review which mentions most of the things we are trying to achieve! Enjoy your travels!

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This unassuming hostel turned out to be pretty good across the board. Lots of things to entertain you on a leisurely day like a swimming pool, pool table, PlayStation etc. The internet is free and brilliant which is rare in Australia! Kitchen was clean and shower and bathroom facilities were good

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We will have new bathrooms soon as well so if you get the chance to stay again hopefully it will be even better! Regards Luke

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Not good if youve been travelling and want a good nights sleep, very very loud music played says on sign noise curfew stops at 11 but music is still playing long after everyone is so noisy and the hallway is very close to the bar where everyone is drinking. No good

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Shauna Sorry you could hear the noise you are the first person this has been an issue with if you had mentioned something we would do our best to sort it out. We ask most guests how their sleep was specifically, and have had no issues with it yet. Upstairs has a curfew of 11pm, people are asked to...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you wanna break up your trip north or south on the east coast , Gladstone backpackers is the place to stopover! One of the friendliest hostels we've stayed at, felt like home the moment we walked in! Lovely staff, great atmosphere, lots of activities on offer and a great pool and bar to relax by! Oh and Michelle has...

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for the review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your haircut:)

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  • Free Parking
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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: £15 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The rooms sleep four people, so bringing friends is a good idea.”
 of 5 bubbles u5812122, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask if they offer weekly rates”
 of 5 bubbles _fady3dell, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is a hostel NOT a hotel”
 of 5 bubbles juliea893, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“rooms upstairs are fresher”
 of 5 bubbles daniloz166, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The double room totally worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles Barbaranuic, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
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