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“Noisy nights” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers

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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers
Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Noisy nights”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

I booked a 4 bed dorm over the phone but the staffs put me in a 6 beds dorm when we arrived. That was fine & they placed us in the room near the gate (entrance). The ensuite room is simple & basic. The toilet is quite small but the shower is ok. My room's toilet's window can't shut properly which I think the block opposite can see you easily. If you ever booked this hostel, ask for a room away from the main entrance as the noise of people talking can wake you up easily when they return from bar in the middle of the night. It can also wake you up when people are chatting in the morning right in front of the gate which I find is very annoying. It didn't happen every night, just a couple of nights of our stay, still.........
The up side of this hostel is the staffs, excellent & helpful. The hostel is also located about 10 mins walking from town center.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Fantastic location, exactly 15 steps away from the beach. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They'll help you with anything you want literally! We had taken up a private room with shared bathroom and we got a shared apartment (2 bed room apartment). You can book for all shows, theme parks, clubs at their reception. They have club nights and you get free booze sometimes. They even have free sunscreen lotions!..... if backpackers is what you are looking for then just go for Surf N Sun.

Room Tip: private room with shared bathrooms are the best. Don't count on the swimming pool...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Abhi M
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London
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68 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

We stayed in a private apartment so I can't comment on the dorms but our room was ok, not great but decent. Worst thing by far was the heat of the room, sometimes it was so hot I couldn't breathe and the fan on the wall did absolutely nothing so that was definitely a negative. Also the kitchen in the private apartment wasn't great, I actually couldn't bring myself to use it but the one in the main hostel looked much better! Other than that, and the fact the apartments could have done with a little updating, it was great! A decent enough place to sleep and close enough to everything to really enjoy yourself! Staff were great and everyone is really social and friendly so you'll definitely have a good time!

Room Tip: Private apartments are located in the building next door to the actual hostel so are a little quiete...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Petal89
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

The beach was really close, about 100 meters away. Short walking distance from the nightlife and shops. ATM and liquor store were next to the hostel. The staff was young and friendly. We had so much fun at organized nights (made going out so much easier) and everyone was participating every night! We had apartment and it was really clean, out-dated though but still cozy.

Room Tip: Apartment good if you want to be alone. Doorms are at better place if you wish to make new friends.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laura M
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Noosa, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

Surf n sun is one of the best hostels i have stayed in! I had an amazing time there. The staff are all super friendly and the facilities are excellent. I was impressed with how clean the whole hostel was kept and the rooms were extremely comfortable. It is also a great party hostel with great value 'Big nights out' twice a week which are always amazing. I had the best time at surf n sun and would strongly reccommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joe W
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Cairns
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

Had a great stay, rooms kept constantly clean, staff were really helpfull and approachable. The organised nights out were fantastic and excellent value. The movie selection is fantastic and offers an alternative to going out! Fantastic pool area to have a good laugh and a few cheeky beers! Definitly the only place to stay for backpackers!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SamDH201289
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

It was a magical little stay, supposed to stay for a few days but liked it and ended up staying a lot longer!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TomJeffery
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Property: Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers
Address: 3323 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOVE THE BEACH! GOT THE LOCATION! Come Home to the best Hostel On the Gold Goast.All Dorms and En suites have been fully renovated.FREE UNLIMITED WIFI AND FREE INTERNET COMPUTERS.Surf n Sun is the only hostel in Surfers Paradise with a fabulous 'beachside' location.If you love the beach well we have the location.Just 30 seconds walk from our hostel to the golden sands of surfers Paradise Beach Voted No 4 Hostel in Australia Hoscar Awards 2012If you want the true backpacking experience that is friendly and fun then come home to* Free WiFi* Free Washing* Free Body Boards* Free Movies* Free Tea and Sugar* Play the wii* Free linen* Free Blankets* Free Towels* Free Nights out and Free Drinks* No Deposits for the kitcken!! all plates, cups, bowls etc are free . * Free bag storage* Free use of the B.B.Q* Surfboard Hire* Free pick up and drop off* Cheap Drink at the Hostel Bar 'The Surf Shack'Free WiFi and Free Laundry to hostelworld Guests.(Please ask at reception,conditions apply)Lonely Planet - 'The Epitome of Surfers Paradise wrapped up in one big bundle of backpacker heaven.With an emphasis on fun and frivolity and staff that love to party, it's no wonder that rooms here get booked up well in advance'.Backpackers have traditionally voted with their feet. That's why this family owned and operated hostel, has been the No 1 hostel for travellers from all over the world, for over 20 years. ... more   less 
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