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Budds in Surfers
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Very clean rooms and immaculately clean toilets and bathrooms. Centrally located, walking distance to Coles and BWS (the world of alcohol hahaha).

Extremely friendly staff and for $15 bucks they organised a visit to three discos ... massive party assured :-)

And they allow you to bring and freeze as much beer you´re able to drink.

For $28/night is definitely a place I will go again everytime I travel there :)

Ahhh and and top there´s is free pull and great to play ping pong !!!

Tourists from Europe and Latin America made it so funny to stay there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Angie N, Manager at Budds in Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Hi Javier,
Thank you for staying at Budds.
That's awesome that you joined in some of the activities during your stay!!

We love it that everyone gets to know each other, have a good time and explore the coast and it sounds like you had an awesome experience.
Hope you come back.
Best wishes
The Budds Team

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Check in was smooth and seamless. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The place is well kept and neat. Loved the atmosphere too. for a place thats pretty new (i was told), we liked how things were being run. After checking out the brochures of things to do in the area, we were trying to get some help from the counter staff. however they were busy with some other matters, seems there were some authorities reviewing the place or something. the staff were too occupied engaging them and did not address me while I was waiting at the counter. didnt quite like that. a simple "hold on, we'll get back to you" would have been nice. but otherwise their chill disposition and great attitude after that more than made up for it. will be recommending this place to any other friends heading over.

Room Tip: NIL. The staff are very thoughtful and efficient in handling room arrangements.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

I'm not keen on hostels normally; I like to have my own space and for the facilities to be clean, which is not normally the case! But Budds in certainly different. Our room was immaculate, as were the showers and toilets. The kitchen was big and had lots of appliances to use. The pool looked nice and there was generally a good atmosphere here. It is located on a quiet street with lots of free parking and a short walk from the beach and shops. We really enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adam H, Manager at Budds in Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Hey Lilo!!
Thanks so much for your review.
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to get some positive feed back, the owners like to have their personal touch throughout the place.
We hope that you choose to stay with us again, it would be a delight to have you.
All the best on your travels!
The team at Budds

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

My favorite hostile in Australia, I wish every place was like this. They are doing everything right. Here goes: comfortable beds/pillows, free lockers in the room (keyed, don't need your own lock), free breakfast (cereal, milk, and toast everyday --- pancakes on Sunday), free pool & lounge chairs, free ping pong, new bar about to open, pub crawls (cheap and great way to meet people), surfboards/body boards/bikes for hire, free transport to/from bus stop (schedule ahead of time by calling reception), the most amazing showers and toilet facilities (always clean, brand new, and very private with fully closed doors), full kitchen (basically always open) and full cutlery sets. And last but not least, the couple that owns the place has put their heart into it and it shows. You will see them around maintaining the place, say hi if you get a chance. The staff is also super cool and helpful, be friendly and cool and they will be like family to you. Only thing I would say is that the free Internet is kind of slow (but it's free, so...) also the place can be hard to find (until they install the new sign out front) so look at the address on the mailbox out front.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Adam H, Manager at Budds in Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Hi, and thank you for the great review. Great to read you enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the our new hostel. We do work very hard to make every stay as special as yours.

Warm Regards,

Adam

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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

From the moment I walked in the staff were amazing & very helpful. All the fellow back packers were friendly and we found a life timeate. The resort was CLEAN and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Would stay here over and over again. High 5 budds ;)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Adam H, Manager at Budds in Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Hi Vanessa, and thank you for the great review. Great to read that we could exceed your expectations and a big high 5 straight back at you!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Budds in the future.

Warm Regards

Adam

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed for two nights as a young couple in a private room with on suite.

Positives : GREAT location, a five minute walk to the main beach and restaurants and shops. We loved the location. It was clean and the staff was very pleasant.

Negatives : the 'private' bathroom in our room was actually a toilet with a half wall... so zero privacy. The walls were just so thin and we were right by the kitchen so there was a lot of noise most of the night. We stayed there during the winter and it was quite cold and humid... so bring warm clothes to sleep in!

Room Tip: Ask for a room further from the kitchen area as the guests gather there, often late at night and aft...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adam H, Manager at Budds in Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Hi Marie

It was disappointing to read that you and your partner did not enjoy our ensuite on this occasion. We do take pride in being able to deliver on all experiences for our guests, and it seems our ensuite did not meet your standards. By law we are required to have this ensuite to be wheel chair accessible. However we must have missed a few of those nice touches in the newly renovated bathroom during your stay. We have taken your feedback very well, we have replaced our thin blankets with nice new thick duvet's.

I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed how close we were to the heart of Surfers; also I'm very happy to hear you appreciated how clean the hostel is. We clean the bathrooms 6 times a day, and I'm so happy you noticed it. We would like to have you back so you could truly enjoy the full buds experience. Please email me at adam@buudsinsurfers.com.au so we can talk further about any issues that you might have.

Warm Regards

Adam

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Great friendly staff, clean organised hostel. Fast $2 hour internet kiosk! Wish we could have stayed longer, Would differently recommend. Free breakfast, Free WiFi, social hostel quiet at night kitchen open late 10:00pm.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Adam H, Manager at Budds in Surfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Hi Blinka, and thank you for the great review. Sounds like you had a great time at the hostel, and you were able to relax and enjoy the service.

Thanks again for letting us know about your experience, we look forward to welcoming you back to Budds.

Warm Regards

Adam

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Address: 6 Pine Ave | Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range: £32 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budds in Surfers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE HI SPEED WIFI, FREE BREAKFAST. Budds in Surfers, backpackers resort is a new approach to backpacker accommodation for Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise. Located in Budds Beach, nestled between the river and the beaches of Surfers Paradise, Budds in Surfers is for the independent backpacking tourist who has a more discerning approach to their accommodation. We promise boutique accommodation at affordable rates in our clean and newly refurbished rooms, with a focus on great service aimed at helping you get the most from your stay in Australia and the Gold Coast. This month only we are offering FREE SURFBOARD HIRE FREE BODYBOARD HIRE. ... more   less 
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