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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The staff is very friendly and definitely make your stay better! The whole place is very clean, the pool is great, the wifi was good, nothing but positives! Overall definitely one of the best places I've stayed! (:

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

Republic of korea
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Kind staff Activities Close to beach, tram, bus stop ect Room is clean(every day staff clean the room, bath ..good!!) there are many people come around the world If i come to Aus i reserve this backpack

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay with a helpful staff. Very clean as well. It is quite calm, eapecially evenings, but they do organize an activity every evening. It is next to a tram stop, so easy to reach by public transport, though it is about 15 minutes to the bars/clubs by tram.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Super kind, super friendly, always welcoming any questions, understanding. There is always 'but', but I would forget about it, because, after all, they were nice people and I don't want to ruin my compliment. Good luck with the place. Anyone reading this, hope you have great journey with them.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jooyoung From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

Hong Kong
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The location is good that it is just opposite to the light rail station. The room is spacious and clean, with enough shelves and space for placing luggage cases and our things. However, the room was little bit dim. The toilet and kitchen were also clean and well-equipped. Cooking utensils and pots were provided for residents to use freely. Residents...

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Aquarius Backpackers is a nice place, however it is not really conveniently located. There is a woolworths and shopping complex about 800m down the road, however to get to the beach or surfers paradise i recommend getting an Uber car, (it cost us 10$ each way). However the biggest flaw in this establishment is the absolute ban of alcohol, there...

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ross, We promote we are a licensed premise. Our bar prices are that of a local pub not a nightclub. To walk to the beach is about 8-10 minute walk and to walk to public transport is less than 20 second walk. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks Management

Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

the location is no where near the centre and requires a shuttle bus or a tram to access. The wifi is extremely slow and they only offer it on a 200MB sheet which runs out quickly. The staff were very friendly though and I cant fault the rooms or price, the location just isn't great.

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed 3 nights at this hostel. The 4dorm bedrooms are fairly spacious, bathroom was always clean, the kitchen is very functional with plenty of pots however an extra fridge wouldn't have been too much, the living room is nice and the outside bar/dining area is spacious. In addition of the great facilities, reception will drive you...

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Elodie, From all the staff at Aquarius we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it helps us to better our services. Happy travels :-)

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in October. Booked and paid the extra for a private room - worst hostel we stayed in with regards to a private room. No private bathroom, no television, tiny room with a bunkbed and barely enough room to swing a car, very dull looking and not worth the extra cost compared with every other...

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for reviewing the hostel. We don't promote we have TVs our bathrooms in any of our rooms our profile clearly states all share facilities. Each private room as a double and single bed to accommodate all types of travellers. The bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. We wish you safe travels. thanks Management

Yarm, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This was one of the nicest hostels we have stayed in on our travels and would definitely recommend to any backpacker. Positives: Very friendly/helpful staff Good location, near light rail station & woolworths Free wifi Nice mix of party and quiet atmosphere Clean kitchen & bathrooms Negatives: Possibly do with air con in the rooms (it got uncomfortably hot in...

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Backpackinggoldcoast, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you giving us some negatives as we can definitely work on these to better our services. Happy Travels from all the staff at Aquarius

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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”. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers

Address: 44 Queen St, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Price Range: €32 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aquarius Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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