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3.7 out of 5

"A comfortable homely feeling away from home.. friendly staff, cheap drinks and plenty of room to meet others or just relax by yourself " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Aquarius Gold Coast you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Surfers Paradise Beach and 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Chevron Renaissance. Highlights at this hostel include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, rice cookers, and ceiling fans, featured in all 16 rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops make in-room dining convenient. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a garden. Other amenities include a spa tub, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area. There's also limited parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this Southport hostel, you'll be 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Sea World and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Cavill Avenue.

Standard Double or Twin Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$80* Per night/room 15 Jul. - 16 Jul.

Shared Dormitory Mixed - 1 Bed (4 Bed Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory Mixed - 1 Bed (6 Bed Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory Women Only - 1 Bed (4 Bed Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory Men Only - 1 Bed (4 Bed Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Aquarius Gold Coast ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aquarius Gold Coast

Everyone (19) Family (2) Other (1)
2 out of 5
The hostel is well kept BUT its a hostel. It doesnt say anywhere on their wotif advertising its a hostel and i wasnt expecting not to have a toilet in the room. Getting off the top bunk to run for the toilet down the hall wasn't fun. I would'nt have booked knowing it was a hostel. The other issue is when you check in they take a photo of your ID which is fair enough but then the guy took a photo of me too. And then i had to fill in my details on their ipad and it asked for everything except for my underwear size. It asked my DOB etc. I put in fake info. With the info they take, someone could easily steal my identity and i doubt this shack has the best online security system.

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Dec. 2019 by Manager

Hi, we are not a hostel we are a budget accommodation resort. All information on our profile is correct and it clearly states shared bathrooms. We take security of our guests seriously. By you putting fake information in only shows your disrespect to all the staff and guests who stay with us and all policies that businesses put in place to keep people safe. We have been in business for over 17 years and take pride in our policies that have kept thousands of guests safe. We suggest that you need to reconsider your method of travel as clearly nothing would keep you happy. Thanks Management

4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Aug. 2019 by Hotel Management

Thank you for your review. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future

4 out of 5

Perfect location and the best staff you could ask

A comfortable homely feeling away from home.. friendly staff, cheap drinks and plenty of room to meet others or just relax by yourself

Posted by , from Brisbane Australia on 8 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jun. 2018 by Manager

Thank you for your feedback Daniel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

4 out of 5

A good Backpackers

Cons: Better fans in the rooms for summer time.
First backpackers that i'd stayed at and it was a lot better than I expected. Room was clean, beds were comfy, hot water and a clean kitchen. Better than any other motel in the area and cheaper as well. Will definitely be coming back.

Posted by on 3 Dec. 2017

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2 out of 5

Very basic hostel with unreliable wifi

The hostel was alright in general, but the wifi was terrible. The main problem is not the reception but the old-school ticketing system, so you need to ask for access codes and enter them for time-to-time. The router is slow and can't handle the traffic when a few people are using it. 5+5 dollars for washing and drying is pricey, and the signs everywhere that I'm on camera made me slightly uncomfortable.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 8 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice place to stay!

Staff were great and rooms very clean. Be aware that it is an over 18's accommodation only. I booked thru Wotif stating I had a 12 year old with me and it still let me book.

Posted by , from Coffs Harbour on 12 Nov. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Nov. 2016 by Manager

Thank you Enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks Management.

3 out of 5

No city view as advertised

Pros: Location
Could feel the springs in the bed, rather uncomfortable.

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Nov. 2016 by Manager

Thank you Enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks Management.

3 out of 5
It was great just could of had more things that we could of done such as active stuff and more people know we're stuff is

Posted by , from brisbane on 22 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Close to Southport

Pros: The staff organised an airport shuttle pickup for me and they gave me the $20 key deposit back the night prior to my departure.
Cons: I had made two seperate bookings for one night each as it turned out, and they made me check out then check back in again, seemed a little strange.
Mine was a hastily organised visit to attend a funeral of family member. I stayed because it was close and convenient to family. A balcony outside near the window of our room meant the first night was noisy until around 11pm. On the 2nd night ione of the girls was moved from another room into ours she'd been attacked by bed bugs and she had welts on her arms and legs. How can this happen if linen is changed daily? I would only stay here again if nothing else around.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

5 days in Gold Coast

Pros: Price, atmosphere
Nice small hostel, very quiet and located just in front of the tram stop. The shopping centres and some restaurants are just 5 min walk from the backpackers. It was very quiet when I stayed there and that was enjoyable.

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2015

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Property Features

Aquarius Gold Coast offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Aquarius Gold Coast. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Gold Coast hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1995
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Coolangatta Airport (OOL) (33.2 km / 20.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aquarius Gold Coast offers 16 accommodations with safes and rice cookers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Rice cooker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ceiling fan

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

No check-in/check-out service is available on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Please note, there is no check-in after midnight.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD 20.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aquarius Gold Coast Hostel Southport
  • Aquarius Backpackers Hostel
  • Aquarius Backpackers Hostel Southport
  • Aquarius Backpackers Southport
  • Aquarius Gold Coast Hostel
  • Aquarius Gold Coast Southport
  • Aquarius Gold Coast Southport
  • Aquarius Gold Coast Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Aquarius Gold Coast Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Southport

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Aquarius Gold Coast.
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