Aquarius


Aquarius

44 Queen Street, Southport
Tram Southport South
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(07) 5527 1300 or 1800 229 955
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not bad
9 December 2008
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bit far from surfers
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friendly female staff
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found this place alright,just a little far from surfers but the girls behind the desk run a bus in every few hours,nice little bar area too

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Why would you stay anywhere else
1 December 2008
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Leaving Aquarius
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Clean, Friendly, had a great time
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Stayed at Aquarius Gold Coast didn't want to leave. Spent my days lazing around the pool with a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. At night joined Aquarius party team and spent time at Jacks Spot (hostel bar) then was driven to the clubs by the hostel staff and showed where to go and given a free drink and entry by the hostel. My bed was made when we arrived it was like being at home and even smelt like home. Cooked our meals in the kitchen and everything you could imagine is in the kitchen when they say fully equipped they are correct. Well done hopefully see you next year. :O

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Very clean hostel, uncomfortable beds, small rooms, tiny kitchen and boring.
25 July 2007
Cons
It is miles from Surfers'. It gets very boring there, the beds are terrible.
Pros
It's very clean. The TV is big.
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This is a good hostel if you want to be in Southport, if you are working for instance. But not if you want to be in the middle of things. You have to get a bus into Surfers, which can be a wait. The hostel is very clean and some of the staff are lovely (Tom, Dave). The atmosphere though is very boring. There is nothing really to do and it is a small hostel, so people can be quite clique. Most of the time I was there the TV was always on. Also there is not really anywhere to sit and eat your food. There is a small table that will fit 4 people, or you can sit outside in the bar area, not nice if you don't like fag smoke. You can't eat in the lounge though, as the numerous signs tell you. You may also end up eating in the dark if the TV is on and they want the lights of. The beds are uncomfortable, although they give you plenty of blankets. The hostel is also on a main road, so there is a fair bit of traffic noise, even at night. One good thing is that they have balconies, lovely to sit in the sun and read your book. Too noisy to chat on the phone though.

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The best Hostel i have stayed in!!!!
22 May 2006
Cons
The Sofas are toooooo comfy
Pros
Clean, Great Staff, Great Partys, Great Atmosphere
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I Had the best time at this Hostel... its the best ive stayed in ive been in oz 10 months now and travelled nearly all of it!! The Staff are Fantastic, Freindly and they love to party!!!! The Hostel is really Clean, and new they have a huge swimming pool, BBQ and a Bar what more could you want!! The Staff arrange activitys everynight.. the Clubs Crawls are awsome!!!!!! Nothing but great things to say.. was an awsome experince...

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Cleaner than Wake Up!
25 March 2006
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Kitchens a bit small
Pros
Cleanest Hostel in the World
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Aquarius was possibly the nicest hostel we have stayed in whilst travelling in Australia. A large part of this was the fact that the hostel was so clean with no cockroaches or ants crawling round the kitchen. The staff are particularly friendly and helpful and create a good atomosphere. The hostels other facilities are a large pool and massive screen tv with a proper surround sound set up. The bar can have a good atmosphere, with $1 pool, and relatively cheap drinks before the backpackers big night out. I can't finish the review without mentioning the lovely hostel owner jo who was very friendly and a big help. :grin: I would recommend this hostel as the place to stay on the gold coast. Although its not in the centre of Surfers Paradise the hostel has a regular minibus to surfers and the local bus runs all night.

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Anonymous
Abrubt and rude sums it up
12 January 2006
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the hostel is very clean and faclitlities are ok and I didnt mind the fact it was out of town, but the Manager is very very rude. There is no excuse. I was really disapointed with my stay here and I ended up checking out within a day. I still had a good time in surfers tho (in another hostel). I wish I had read these reviews before I checked in.

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Anonymous
Very clean hostel
22 October 2005
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This hostel is increadibly clean, the double rooms are spacious, bathrooms are ok, the kitchen is well equiped and there are over 200 dvd's that you can rent with no cost/deposit. The reason we have given this 4 stars and not 5 is because the live in staff and permanent residents take over the communal areas too much.

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Joanne and Emer
Top of the morning to you!!!
16 June 2005
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Had a brill time and stay at Aquairus, lovely staff especially the Owners. Thanks for your help when I got myself into a spot of botter. Very Clean and modern. hopefully we will meet again and when little baby Aquairus travels he has a place with us. Thanks

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Julia
I'll be back
16 June 2005
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You guys became my second family in 3 days. I would have stayed forever. Thanks

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Anonymous
Best Hostel In Australia
16 June 2005
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Thankyou very much for the good time in the Aquarius. It was the best backpacker. The staff was very nice. They gave me every time a lots of information. Thanks for all

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Anonymous
They sold my room
1 March 2005
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Booked this hostel online through their only website the night before securing with a credit card. On turning up at the hostel to be greeting by a guy who was not friendly to be told the room had gone. A female then informed that the email with my booking had come in late so the room had already gone. I asked why they didnt call me on my mobile, they claimed they tried but I have messagebank so they could have left a message! Needless to say not impressed after a long drive, they did offer to phone round but I declined. Pretty poor be wary of what purports to be realtime online booking but clearly is not

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cosmicdonkey
Terrible - Nov 2003
21 April 2004
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I agree with a previous review - the owner of this place needs a course in customer sevices, she was rude and the rest of the staff were not much better. The room was clean but I found a sink covered in blood in the ladies toilet one day. I would not recommend at all.

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Anonymous
Great friendly safe hostel
28 January 2004
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Had a fantastic time, the hostel was the cleanest I've ever stayed at, the staff were friendly and helpfull (the owner spent a couple of hours organising some tours for me). Situated 5mins drive from Surfers Paradise and they have a bus that runs regularly in and out so I was able to get to SP for free. The beaches are only a 5min walk and there is plenty of activities there. The BBQ's at night are great, they have live music most times, great atmosphere at the bar and the owner gives you a free shot on Club Crawl night. They also have a great selection of DVD's that are free to watch, all said I had a great time at this hostel and would highly recomend a stay here to anyone.

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Anonymous
Idiot
27 January 2004
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The idiot that wrote the previous comment doesn't know customer service or a great hostel when they see one. I have now spent 2 weeks here and I am from New Zealand and had the most fantastic time. Cheers to the owner best owner of any hostel that I have stayed at. Would recommend this hostel to everone who is travelling. Cheers your Kiwi freind

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Anonymous
Very poor service
27 January 2004
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Came to stay here in December because the brochure looked good, unfortunately did not live up to expectations at ALL!!! Some of the staff were rude and abrubt, in fact the rudest turned out to be the owner of the hostel. (she could use some customer service skills!) The bathrooms were not very clean and the kitchen was pretty skanky. The other thing is the hostel is miles out of Surfers, its in the middle of Southport so you have to take the bus into Surfers, plus after you go out and party you have to pay about $15 for a taxi home every night. I was disappointed, and especially considering how rude the owner was, would not recommend this to anyone.

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