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488 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Is verg dirty, and old!

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's a big hostel but it wasn't very busy when I've been there so I was upgraded to a 4bed dorm and I had that one by my self for the first night. The kitchen is clean but the fridge was very dirty. The stuff was alright.. I enjoyed the pool, that was very nice. All in all a nice hostel close to the greyhound station, the beach and the city.


Really good location. Difficult facilities which made you enjoy staying there.


Different to a typical hostel as dorms are old hotel rooms. They are ok and have what you need. The whole place is in need of being updated. You get free use of hotel facilities (pool and spa) which is great.


No atmosphere, poor staff who really didn't care. Been staying in nomads all over Australia and this one let the company down unfortunately

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hotel/hostel resort! Definetley be back :) On the flipside... cleaners could of done a better job daily in the backpackers rooms!?! :(

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Nikki, Thank you for your kind feedback and we look forward to welcoming you on your return to Surfers Paradise. We appreciate you raising the Housekeeping related matters.


I am a girl and traveling by myself I did not felt safe. There was an homeless old lady in my room, but the personnel was very nice and changed my room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Giovanna, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your time in our dormitory rooms, we have 24 Hour reception and management and would have been happy to assist if the matters were raised while staying with us. All the best with your future travels and we appreciate your feedback on our wonderful staff.

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