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"The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the wifi is pretty good."
50 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||0.5 km|
|Nearest airport||Gold Coast Airport (OOL)|
|Distance to airport||23.6 km|
Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Aquarius Gold Coast has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Gold Coast with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.
Aquarius Gold Coast does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"The location is very convenient for shops and the seafront."
March 5, 2020
"I stayed in a private room, and it was really spacious."
March 5, 2020
"Overall, I would highly recommend staying here."
March 5, 2020
If what you are looking for is a conveniently located property in Southport, look no further than Aquarius Gold Coast. Only two kilometers away from Southport Transit Center, this property is set in an inviting atmosphere and is near to major attractions like the Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast which is only four kilometers away. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Aquarius Gold Coast is set in a friendly environment, offering a comfortable dormitory-styled accommodation with a number of standard amenities. After a long day, guests can explore more fun activities at the property like play in the game room and pool table or have drinks at the bar for a relaxing day. For those who want to cook for themselves, the property also provides kitchen facilities. If guests requires a transfer from the airport, the property can arrange and book this for you.
Whatever your purpose of visit, Aquarius Gold Coast is an excellent choice for your stay in Southport.
"The staff and people staying were friendly and welcoming;"
July 3, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 8 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 8-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Aquarius Gold Coast
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Flexible and Friendly”
I was looking for a last minute room to myself for my trip to the Gold Coast that didn’t break the bank. I was able to move my check in to late in the night due to excellent communications with the staff. The staff and people staying were friendly and welcoming; something I have not experienced at a hostel previously. The room was clean, the bathroom facilities were clean and the common areas were clean. I did not use or visit the kitchen. The facilities were fantastic including a pool, a pool table, live sport, library and a bar. The hostel is on the tram line also which would be handy for visiting other areas of Gold Coast. I would consider booking at Aquarius again for a similar business trip or a short stay.
Hi Ryan, Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
This is the best backpacker i ever stayed ”
Friendly staff: Nathan was nice and approachable throughout. Comfortable environment:clean kitchen for cooking, hotel-like toilet, cute design, good location of bedroom(able to get sunshine in the morning) great location:1 minute walking distance from Southport south light rail station, so convenient to main beach and surfers paradise. I’ll definitely stay here again when traveling to Gold Coast next time!! Oh btw, i learnt from one of the local driver that this has been the safest backpacker for years( no records/news of stolen stuff).
good place for relax n shopping”
I will choose this hostel if i visit gold coast again! Close to bus stop, easy transport from airport or to anywhere else. Friendly staff and clean kitchen/bath room. They are also nice on helping booking travel package. Nice place to stay!
Excellent value for money”
I've stayed in many hotels over the years, but I'm fairly new to hostels. I have to say that this was fantastic. The hostel is immaculately clean and maintained, with excellent facilities, including a kitchen, communal lounge, laundry, and pool table/bar. Their bar and vending machine prices are really competitive. I stayed in a private room, and it was really spacious. There was a little balcony just outside the room for people to use, and also a big sofa. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the wifi is pretty good. It's good for a wide range of ages. The location is very convenient for shops and the seafront. Overall, I would highly recommend staying here.
Friendly staff :)”
Conveniently located near the tram and central Southport. Nothing special except the bed and the pillow which I found very comfortable. Price was average. But the staff were very friendly :)
Recommended for budget travelling, though room is small and pack but the service is owesome. There are few good place to enjoy food, Daniel Stuart is one of it, they serve a very good breakfast. There is one Japanese restaurant, can't remember the name within 500m from Aquarius Backpacker, value for mony and taste good.
Location, Good Staff”
The best thing is location. 30 seconds from Southport south tram statiom by walk. Also staffs are so kind. However, There is nothing to enjoy at the backpacker. Eventhough the price is quite cheap so it is really nice to stay.
What I love the most about this place is the hospitality offered by the staffs. They are very friendly and accommodative and as a solo traveller I myself felt at home. The kitchen area is not that big but equipped with everything that you need to cater to your stomach's desire 😊. The place is quite hygiene except for the room that I stayed (a 4-persons room). There were 2 students who have been there for 6 months perhaps? In my case, the room was quite smelly and very untidy. But don't get me wrong for the hostel has done their part but my young roommates didn't know how to manage their stuffs and the room was so packed with their things to the extent half of the room was invaded by their belongings. Seriously the room had bad odour n tidiness issues. My suggestion is for the hostel to look for a solution i. e. giving them penalty charges if reminder to keep the room tidy does not work? Overall the hostel is amazing, 100m away from the tram station & nearby to a mall.
next to southport south station ”
It s located next to a big shopping mall , australian fair. Southport is a nice place to live in , with chemist warehouse , cinema , asian grocery. Dont miss the anzac park and lagoon there . It will be fun to kids. The bedroom is a bit dirty without airconditioning. Staffs are very friendly and helpful
Was very happy with the Aquarius
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future! :)
Just a simple hostel”
It was at a good location for my purpose of visit in Gold Coast, but it's far from the tourist areas like Surfers Paradise. The building is like an old house that's converted into a hostel. I don't like the layout though because it's confusing, like a maze. What I really didn't like in this hostel was the fact that the wifi connection is limited to 200mb - you need to ask for another wifi credentials after every 200mb session. I went there at winter, so I didn't experience the hostel during the hot season. The staff were quite friendly.
Friendly staff who like to party all night long.”
I booked into the Aquarius backpackers while on the Gold Coast for a four days of physical training, as i couldnt get a room where the course was being held.. The Irish girls on the front counter were lovely and welcoming.. The room was ok, a thicker matress would of been nice, the bathrooms were clean, the kitchen was disguisting (please parents teach your kids to do the dishes)althou one morning i was the first for breakfast and found the kitchen nice and tidy, they do need to upgrade their pots & pans and some cutlery would be great. My first nights sleep after a big day was great, my roomies and i all asleep at 10pm even with the flashing lights and beeps from the all night road works. (Yes its on a major intersection) My final night however my horrible i arrived back exhausted just before 10pm and the music was extremely loud, when asked if they were going to turn it down i was met with a blank look. with more house guests trying to sleep than the five in the bar i assumed it would atleast by turned down by 10.30ish. WRONG the tunes continued flat out til midnight (even with a phone call of complaint from me @ 11.30pm) i had had enough, even just half level would of pleased all... The guy who had recieved my angry call was on the front desk in the morning when i grumpily checked out seemed amused. i have been put off backpackers for life.. i certainly wont ever go back to this one, nor reccommend it to anyone....
Good spot in the CBD of the Gold Coast”
The place is located 2 mins away from the Southport South tram station- which runs 24 hours. It has its own mini bar, self-service kitchen, laundry room, a pool, and a lounge. The only down point is the lack of Air Condition which can be a bit of a pain on summer nights but, in general, is a good place to stay for short term.
Clean. Just too hot in summer ”
🙂Really good location, right next to the train station, 15 away from CBD area. 5 min walking distance away from grocery 🙂Clean. Room and public area is really clean, especially bathroom, staffs did good job cleaning every morning 👍 ☹️It was really really hot in the room, no way to sleep in the room at night, even with 3 fans all on. You guys really need AC in room. 😊Staff really nice
Good location clean could be better”
The Aquarius hostel is across the road from the light rail and about 400 m walk to Australia Fair Shopping Centre The hostel has a range of accommodation in bunk bed Style rooms which are compact and unfortunately which do not have any ceiling fans or reconditioning which is really required in a Queensland climate. Banks are banks are there isn't much to say about them but they are clean and the sheets that was provided were clean. There is only one toilet on the entire floor which I thought was a little poor & which I think would be an issue if it was very busy. Overall it's a friendly hostel and it's ok for a couple of nights stay but it's nothing special.
Nice location,kindly stuff,clean room,well equipped kitchen ”
A very nice hostel .very nice location just next to the tram station and 500m to the business center .stuff are very nice and helpful,they will show you around when you check-in .room is clean and comfortable.it has a large kitchen ,a bar and a swimming pool,all is nice and clean
Maybe the best hostel in Gc”
I study in bond uni but this semester I decide not renting a house, so I have tried many hostels in this city. To be honest this one is much better than others I have stayed. Especially after last time I was unsatisfied with the lack of hot water during the day, when I came back they told me they changed the whole system for me. I know it’s a joke but I felt they value every comment guests leave.
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad we could help solve any issues you had while you were here, we want our hostel to feel like a home away from home! Enjoy the rest of your university and if you are ever back in the area, please come and visit! :)
unbeatable hostel ”
great stay few times in this hostel. much better than expected. such as price, flexibility , will be sure come back again.
Roommates are horrible”
I’ve been here for several times and most of the time I was satisfied about the experience here. But this time I met several weird roommates! It’s in room 12, two girls like to speak when they were dreaming, and it wasn’t a short talk, always kept a few minutes. It woke me up and kept me awake for a while. Another middle-aged Chinese lady, likes to play music in a loud volume, and always woke up at 5am and then do her exercise by waving here hands in the middle of the room! And after she woke everyone up she would started to chat with them! And she always talks on the phone atriums 7am. When she found that I’m from China, she was quite rude, questioned me that if I were a coronavirus carrier. But actually she was the one who had a heavy cold and cough a lot, I should be the one who worries! When I ask the reception if I can change the room they said all the female dorm is full and the system put others in. I hope next time the operation can be more flexible because I’ve met some other places which would move me immediately because the staff is able to change the arrangement of the automotive system!
Great friendly staff, many facilities, great clean, tidy rooms and amenities.. overall a great experience..
50 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!