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Surf, sand, nature, adventure, shopping, nightlife, theme parks, FUN... it's here and waiting for you!Aquarius Backpackers is a BaseMates hostel located in Southport Surfers Paradise is a lovely boutique hostel that caters for all those who share a love of travel. Situated on the famous Gold Coast, we offer a very friendly home away from home experience. Here you will find clean, modern, safe and friendly accommodation. We are closely situated to all your needs - shopping centres - banks - post offices - pubs, and above all, our world-famous beaches and lush green Hinterland.We offer dormitory style accommodation with either 4 or 6 share as well as private queens and twins. We also cater for all female & male rooms. With a fully equipped kitchen, you’ll be cooking up a feast in no time. Why not take a dip in our beautiful outdoor pool and spa or sit back in our big comfy leather couches, relax & watch a DVD from our 500+ library. Rates also include linen & FREE wireless internet. Join the crew and meet people from all around the world! Have a drink and a boogie at our licensed bar - Jacks Spot. It’s open seven days/nightly from 7am – midnight. Check out our fantastic hostel today and see for yourself what your missing out on! Recommended by Lonely Planet!“ In an area where backpackers are a dime a dozen there’s always the danger that budget accommodation just won’t make an effort. Not so for this colourful Hostel where cleanliness is as important as having a good time - and that’s considered very important”.
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Free Parking
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Multilingual Staff
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I had a great 3 nights here. Probably the most genuinely welcoming, friendly staff I have come across in any hostel. Warm showers, power point beside bed, clean, respectful of other guests, pool table and nice big pool+jacuzzi. Free parking on site I wish I could have stayed
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While we all know that Backpackers are not meant to be 5 star hotels as they offer an affordable option for people who like to travel or experience new cultures but with a budget, I find that the Aquarius is better than most of the ones I've stayed at. I have stayed at the
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We stayed 6 nights here. The staff were excellent. Location great. The kitchen good. Barbeque great. Free bicycles great! Pool nice but we didn't use it. The room (#2) was simple good with a double bed with a bunk single on top. There was a closet and a fan & no tv. Was
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I stayed for a week here while looking for accommodation for my exchange in Gold Coast. The staff is really nice and helpful, and they get to know you as they are around all day. Can definitely recommend staying here.
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Stayed there just one night, because we were just passing trough. But next time I'm there I'll stay longer. All the staff is super friendly, and the atmosphere is really cool as it's not a huge but also not a tiny hostel and and nice common areas are provided. It had a home-like
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Hey, sorry we are strictly over 18 years of age, due to us being a licensed establishment . Sorry for any inconvenience.
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"Do not stay in room #1 facing the road"
"You can ask to have a room not on the traffic side, as it can be noisy at night from main road."
"nothing special generally all good"
"Beautiful people"
"ask them not to give any room near the street"
US$27 - US$3,952 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandGold CoastSurfers Paradise
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