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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very comfy hostel with clean rooms, a well equipped kitchen, and a beautiful outdoor area with a cool bar and a nice pool. The hostel offers a welcoming, relaxed, and familiar atmosphere and people are friendly and helpful.

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review which mentions most of the things we are trying to achieve! Enjoy your travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unassuming hostel turned out to be pretty good across the board. Lots of things to entertain you on a leisurely day like a swimming pool, pool table, PlayStation etc. The internet is free and brilliant which is rare in Australia! Kitchen was clean and shower and bathroom facilities were good

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We will have new bathrooms soon as well so if you get the chance to stay again hopefully it will be even better! Regards Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not good if youve been travelling and want a good nights sleep, very very loud music played says on sign noise curfew stops at 11 but music is still playing long after everyone is so noisy and the hallway is very close to the bar where everyone is drinking. No good

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Shauna Sorry you could hear the noise you are the first person this has been an issue with if you had mentioned something we would do our best to sort it out. We ask most guests how their sleep was specifically, and have had no issues with it yet. Upstairs has a curfew of 11pm, people are asked to...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you wanna break up your trip north or south on the east coast , Gladstone backpackers is the place to stopover! One of the friendliest hostels we've stayed at, felt like home the moment we walked in! Lovely staff, great atmosphere, lots of activities on offer and a great pool and bar to relax by! Oh and Michelle has...

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for the review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your haircut:)

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Gladstone is not really for tourists,but People whomay want a Job, and does not cater very much for the Tourist.Gladstone backpackers is also more a backpackers who are working. it is a very friendly clean hostel,the owners are friendly and helpful,and i do recommend it

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Wakeboarding, kitesurfing, beach 4wd access and beach camping, islands of white sand surrounded by reef and marine wildlife, secluded fresh water rivers and lakes. There is definitely plenty to do here, make sure you leave time to book a tour next time you stay:) Glad you enjoyed the hostel though and thankyou for taking the time to leave a review!

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

best place to stay in Gladstone ,very friendly staff ,special pizza nights ,affordable no noise after 10 :30 pm ,so you can guarantee a peaceful sleep experience ,you will enjoy turtle view in main living room

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for the review and glad you enjoyed our pizzas!

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Had one night here and was chuffed when I got a room to myself! Great kitchen facilities and free wifi, plus some great outdoor areas.. The place is clearly being renovated, but it didn't affect me! Would deffo recommend to friends.. Gladstone was a cute little town too.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the response! Sorry about the renos but we are nearly done, new paint, flooring, beds, mattresses! Hope to see you again so you see how good it turns out!:)

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The pick up was a really quick and helpful transfer from the airport, which was close by. The staff were friendly and easy going. A very laid back vibe with clean rooms and almost everything was eco-friendly! Would definitely recommend this place for anyone staying in Gladstone.

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Luke M, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again! Regards Luke

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Only got to stay one night here unfortunately. Staff went out of their way to make me feel at home. Fantastic set up out the back with couches, fire pit, pool, pool table, and loads more. The kitchen was well equipped with it and the whole building being clean with a very friendly atmosphere.

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to respond! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Cheers Luke

Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Super chilled out hostel. Couple that ran it were very friendly n helpful. Had heaps of fun. Good location right in town. The little things that make the difference between a good hostel or just a hostel were definitely taken care of. Enjoyed the stay guys. Will Def be back next time I'm in glady. Thanks again :)

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GladstoneBackpackers, Owner at Gladstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for taking the time to respond! Really glad you noticed the effort we put in and will be great to have a return visit! Cheers! Luke

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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 

Additional Information about Gladstone Backpackers

Address: 12 Rollo Street, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gladstone
Price Range: €18 - €38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“ask if they offer weekly rates”
 of 5 bubbles _fady3dell, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is a hostel NOT a hotel”
 of 5 bubbles juliea893, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“rooms upstairs are fresher”
 of 5 bubbles daniloz166, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The double room totally worth it!”
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“Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles CanberraEscapee, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
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