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Surf N Sun Beachside Backpackers
Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
“Absolutely brilliant”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We came to Surf 'n' Sun after a not so great experience at another hostel. Before we paid for a night one of the lovely staff members showed us around so we could make sure we wanted to stay. After a look around we booked ourselves in for a week and later ended up extending our stay. Pros include spacious rooms that are cleaned every morning, big kitchen with plenty of facilities, great TV room with a huge choice of TV shows and movies, TV in your room, organised nights out so a great place to meet people, nice pool area, 20 metre walk to the beach and a cheap bar. The best thing by far though is the staff! The staff are all absolutely brilliant and go out of there way to make sure you enjoy your stay. We all had the best time here and are genuinely sad to leave! Best hostel I've stayed at in Australia so far.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

The hostel is situated only a few metres from the beach and a very short walk into the town.
The workers here are friendly and step off the desk to give you a tour round the facilities.
Rooms are spacious with an en suite which is cleaned every morning so smells fresh.
Pool is clean and good sun loungers. Kitchen always clean.
The only downside was that there was chewing gum stuck to the side of the bunk bed right next to your head and the sheets had some suspicious stains on them.
Also - it would be good if there was a common area open past 10 if anyone's not going out as someone in my room went to bed very early and switched the lights off

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

I had a good night out with the hostel, i arrived on bar crawl night and met some great people. The hostel is run by english which was cool so their all friendly and wanting to get to know you apart from one miserable receptionist that seemed stuck up. The rooms were basic and ensuite which meant the bathroom was a lot smaller to shared ones. They had their own bar and pool so livened up in the evening with a chilled communal area. Id recommend surfing here i had a great time!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had such a great time staying at surf n sun. The staff was amazing, and always made sure that everyone felt at home. If there was ever any problem they were happy to help. A friendly environment with a lot of fun, you got to know a lot of people.
This is definitely a partyhostel for people who wants to have a good time. It's located in a good spot in the central of surfers.
The rooms were good, with a lot of space and your own bathroom.
We definitely recommend you guys to stay here if going to Surfers Paradise!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I chose to stay at this hostel after reading the good reviews & was happy with my choice. The best part hands-down is the proximity to the beach -- it's literally a minute from the doorstep to the sand.

The hostel itself was a good value; the bathrooms are particularly run-down and could use some upgrading, however. The staff was excellent and everyone was very friendly. As a solo traveler I appreciated the welcoming atmosphere in getting people together to play drinking games by the pool bar -- and the $3 cups of wine and $10 bottles were great.

Overall this was the perfect place to stay in Surfer's Paradise and I'd definitely recommend it to other backpackers looking to enjoy the beach!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Coolangatta, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Booked a room at Surf n Sun backpackers for the night and was amazed by how good the room was! My friend and I got the double room and had a kitchen and dining room which we shared with just one other room. Could not believe how much space we got for just $35 for the night. Staff were nice and friendly and the location was good aswell, only a short walk to Cavill Avenue the main strip of clubs and pubs. Will defo stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ireland
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stayed here for a week and it was a really nice place to stay. They pick you up from the bus stop and drop you back when you leave. The beach is across the road and its about a 15m walk to the city centre. The room was quite big and clean and the bathroom was ok not great for privacy though, kitchen was small but always clean! The staff were friendly and always keen to get people to go out at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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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 #60 of 122 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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