Aquarius backpackers is located in Southport Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast of Australia. Our group of four booked a whale watching package which included 1 nights’ accommodation.
The rooms were basic but good with shared bathroom facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We had a four bed dorm which had standard bunk beds with all bedding supplied (pillows, sheets and blankets). I would definitely recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are staying in winter. Prices are reasonable for what you get and they offer package deals if you want to spend the weekend whale watching or visiting other attractions in the area. Visit the website for further information – Aquarius Backpackers.
Staff: Kerry was very helpful and so were the other staff members during our stay.
Room: The dorm room was adequate, we had plenty of space. You have shared bathroom facilities and these were clean and tidy.
Internet: Free internet is available, either via the computers in the living space on the bottom floor or you can request a code for the wifi.
Location: Aquarius is located on Queen Street (as shown via the map below), it’s very easy to get to and they offer a free pickup service. There’s also free parking facilities at the rear of the building.
Facilities: This hostel has a fully licensed bar with pool table, a swimming pool, spa, large tv/living area and computer station. There’s also a pub crawl on Saturday nights, great for meeting other travellers.
Rating: Would recommended, a good place to stay if you’re travelling through or having a night out on the Gold Coast. It’s also a great place to meet fellow travellers/travel companions. 4 out of 5