Islander Backpacker Resort
Address: 6 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise
Islander Backpackers Resort is located smack bang in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast, a must-see destination as you travel along the Queensland coast. We are the closest hostel to everything you could want in Surfers Paradise - located right next door to the bus station, one block to the beach and only a short walk to shops, pubs, cafes, nightlife and public transport.
The hostel is located on the same property as the Islander Resort Hotel, so you get to use the resort facilities for FREE! A tropical pool, spa, steam room, tennis court, squash court and barbecue area - all for you to use at your leisure. Also onsite is a bottle shop, laundry, common room, kitchen, two internet cafes, car hire, tour bookings, 24 hour reception and DVD library to make you feel right at home.??The rooms are clean and comfortable with an awesome view of the pool. They offer four, five and six share dorm rooms as well as twin/double rooms. All rooms are well equipped with an ensuite bathroom, private lockers, bar fridge, television and balcony.
Islander Backpackers is in a fantastic location to take advantage of all there is to do on the Gold Coast. The tour desk can arrange all of your touring needs, or if you prefer, simply spend your days lazing by the pool or on the beach.....after all, this is Surfers Paradise.
Islander Backpacker Resort Review
The Islander has a really friendly and chilled vibe to it. When arriving in the Gold Coast after Byron Bay, I was quite taken aback by the difference in surroundings and so wanted to find somewhere that I could chill but still have a good night out and meet some quality people. Located right in the heart of Surfers, it saved me alot of cash having to get buses to the different areas of Surfers and beaches which I wanted to check out. With a 24 hour reception, life is made pretty easy at the Islander and the staff are more than helpful. The on-site bottleshop made things sweet on a night out and the tropical outdoor pool is a massive bonus! You can use the more expensive resort facilities for free; there is a spa, steam room, tennis and squash courts and loads of parking if you have a camper etc which was perfect for me and my friend. We also made full use of the BBQ and the travel desk where we were told the cheapest prices in the area for day trips. I'm not too keen on massive dorms and so the dorms here are perfect as they only have 4-6 people and its $30 a night which is the standard rate for the heart of the amazing Gold Coast city. I really enjoyed staying here as everything is kept clean, you have a private bathroom and an individual locker to keep all of your valuables in. Top hostel and a top crowd who stay here too. Would recommend it to anyone.
Sian Rowley, 24, UK
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