Backpackers In Paradise

40 Peninsular DriveSurfers Paradise4217Australia
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About Backpackers In Paradise

Backpackers In Paradise is a fun hostel offering accommodation for adult travellers on a budget. - just 600 metres from the beach in the heart of Surfers' Paradise.

The mixed or female only dormitories - catering for four, eight, fourteen or twenty guests - offer the best value. Each is cleaned daily and has a bathroom and WC. Guests can also opt for an en-suite double or twin room or a self-contained apartment.

Meeting new people is what a stay here at Backpackers In Paradise is all about. Social activities are a gogo and guests can mingle in communal areas, the pool or cinema room.

Guests can prepare their own meals in a shared kitchen, with provisions available in the onsite store. They can also chill out in the cafe or enjoy the vibe of The Billabong Bar.

Surfers' Paradise's theme parks, such as Wet n' Wild and Warner Bros Movies, are close by.


40 Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise, 4217, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)55384344 | Fax: +61(7)55382222 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Amazingly low tariffs

Guests are amazed with the very cheap rates that they pay for such a well-run and spacious accommodation. Yes, it is basic, but you get quite a bit for what you pay for.

Incredible service

The staff help create the amazing and friendly vibe. Guests find them extremely outgoing and helpful. They could certainly teach a lot of other hotel staff how to treat customers.

Lots going on

This hostel is always buzzing with activity - it is easy to meet new people and make new friends. There is something happening all the time and special theme evenings are organised frequently. Guests enjoy catching a film in the TV room, a few games of pool and a swim in the swimming pool. The bar, however, is where everything happens and guests really get to know each other.

Negative Reviews

Poor Wi-Fi

Guests are promised free Wi-Fi. However, in reality that means 30 minutes free before you have to pay. As the connection is so slow, guests say it is barely worth  the hassle.


A little party never hurt anybody. However, when there are drunken people screaming and yelling all the time, it can be too much for some guests. Although there is supposedly a noise curfew, guests complain that people are running wild and yelling until the early hours. As the hostel actively promotes itself as a fun-packed place to stay, if partying is not top of your list, you may feel out of place and not get much sleep.

Uncomfortable beds

There are many complaints of poor quality mattresses and uncomfortable beds. After paying such a small rate, many guests just put up with this inconvenience as "part of the deal".

Rating Overview

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6.7 /10
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    7.3 /10
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    6.7 /10
6.7 out of 10 based on 803 reviews