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“Good vibes!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gladstone Backpackers

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Gladstone Backpackers
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good vibes!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed at this backpackers as a university group heading out to and coming back from one of the reef islands. Although an older place, it had undergone and was still undergoing renovations. The rooms were fresh and the beds new and the kitchen was renovated just after we arrived so we experienced the new one upon our return from the reef trip. I'm not sure if they would have proceeded to renovate the bathroom as well, which would be a good idea, not bad, but could use a refresher.

Staff are very, very helpful and polite and we all absolutely adored their (big) friendly canine, Pandi (if I'm not mistaken on the name). They also have a free transfer at certain times during the day to and from the airport! Very much appreciated, thank you!

Overall this place had some good, good vibes, which I find extremely important!

P.S. Do enjoy the back balcony/patio with a cuppa. Good times!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Leapkin
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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Hi!

Thank you for your review. Pandy is doing well - I'll give her a pat and a treat for you. The kitchen and renovations are complete now. We continue to get regular university groups through heading out to the islands and individuals studing at the CQ University Gladstone Campus. I'll make sure to sit out on the deck this afternoon with a cuppa! Hope to see you back some time soon.

Lesley
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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70 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We arrived here for one night. The room was quite expensive - we payed for a double with shared facilities and it was $70 I think. There are 2 showers and 3 toilets between the rooms. The room was clean - minimally furnished but there was use of a kitchen and deck area.
It was a pleasant enough stay. There is not a lot of choice in the area and so this was a welcome stop for us.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us.
- Lesley
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Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

I stayed in a shared room with one other...the staff and the other occupants were very friendly...I was there a week and was allowed to feel at home, I felt my gear was safe, even though there were people around most of the time, there was always a place you could be alone if you needed to be...I would stay again...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank leprechaun2013
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GladstoneBackpackers, Manager at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 August 2013
Thanks for you for your 5 star rating review. We aim to please and positive feedback makes it all worth while.
-Lesley
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wellington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

I stayed here for nearly a week whilst passing through Gladstone and was very impressed!

I was in a twin room that was very clean and spacious and excellent value for money. The owners were very helpful and friendly and there was generally a nice vibe in the place!

The communal areas were always clean and tidy and there was some nice outdoor areas including a pool to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank munstermunch
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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Hey Munstermunch, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Hope you are enjoying the rest of your trip and enjoy Australia as a Whole! Lynda and the team @ Gladstone Backpackers
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Bowen
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

A very homely hostel, extremely clean and welcoming. We have stayed in many hostels and this is one of the best. Lesley was very friendly and helpful. Free tea and coffee plus towels supplied and a lovely pool. Overall a excellent value!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dazzab69
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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
Hi Daz, will pass your compliments onto Lesley and glad you enjoyed your stay. We do aim to look after our guests. Enjoy your stay in Australia.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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361 reviews
79 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

This backpackers was a good find. After 9.5 hours driving needed a place to stay the night in Gladstone (wasn't originally planning to stay here as not too much to do). Came across road signs to backpackers and found it reasonably easily. House is fresh and airy and nicely laid out. Weren't there for long so didn't use kitchen/pool/lounge facilities. Double room was rather small but all we needed and no ensuite. Beds were OK

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chch2010
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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
We are only too happy to assist in your travel arrangements and understand when things go astray. Hope everything went well and you enjoy your trip.
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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We made an error when booking and the owners were fine with the changes and refunded money and we booked day rates so we could access shower facilities. Great prices. One of the loveliest Hostels i have seen. Spacious and light with good facilities. Pool facilities.
Staff very welcoming, picked us up from the car rental place and also dropped us off as the train station for no extra charge. will go out of their way to meet the guests needs!
Not much to do in Gladstone, so wouldnt stay there longer than one night. We came here as it was the only place that we could drop the rental car off and it was also the place that we could get the tilt train to the whitsundays/ prosperine.
would definatley recommend :)

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jess2605
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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
Thank you for taking time to post a review we know how hard it is to juggle your time on holidays. Enjoy your travels wherever they take you.
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Property: Gladstone Backpackers
Address: 12 Rollo Street, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gladstone
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Gladstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Gladstone Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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