Budds In Surfers Backpackers Resort


Budds In Surfers Backpackers Resort

6 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Bus 700, 705, TX2, TX3v (stop: Ferny Avenue at Palm Avenue) Tram Cypress Avenue
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(07) 5538 9661
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A good place to stay if your not too demanding
30 December 2010
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cleaning
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quiet, barbecue
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The atmosphere in this hostel is very good, quiet and friendly. If there are not to much people booked in this hostel you get a dorm for your own, so that it is like a private room. The pool is very big compared to other hostels and also good maintained. Unfortunately the cleaning of this hostel is very bad. In the 5 nights I stayed there nobody came in the dorm to clean the floor and to put away the rubbish. There was somebody cleaning the bathrooms every morning, but when you came in just after the cleaning it was as dirty as before and stinking after urine. The kitchen was the only room that was really cleaned every night. They have a shuttlebus but I never saw it in use! The staff is nice and helpful.

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Disgusting!!
26 May 2006
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Rooms and bathroom are terrible, people not friendly, bugs
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There was a bar
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I found this place to be the w orst hostel I have stayed in since I came to Oz! The rooms were extremely basic and there were bugs crawling around the bed...not to mention the sheets that smelt like smokey bacon crisps!! The bathrooms were never clean and the showers kept flooding. Although there was a bar there was no other communal area were you could just chill out and while I was there the pigeons used the kitchen as their bathroom! The staff were terribly unfriendly, if you were not part of their "gang" then they didn't talk to you.

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Awesome people!
25 May 2006
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The kitchen was a tad bad- but there was a cheap bbq
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The atmosphere was brilliant- you couldn't stay in
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Me and my friend had the best time at Cheers because of the fab group of people we met! The staff were great- as soon as we'd walked in they'd already got us to agree to stay longer to do the club crawl (hilarious!). SO friendly and such party-goers, I miss them so much! JP, Brad, Arthur, Pauly, Jonny, Liam, Rosco... Hilarious group of people, and most of them are still there! You'll be knackered when you leave, but do it- do it now!!

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The best 4 weeks of my travels!
23 May 2006
Cons
I had to leave
Pros
Fun Fun Fun!
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I came to Cheers after 3 weeks in Australia! i thought i had been living the high life until i got here! they were right when they said Surfers is the party capital Queensland! the staff and reps at cheers made extra effort to make you feel at home, make sure you have fun and make sure your happy, what more could you ask for???? i stayed 4 weeks and will remember every day as one of the best of my Journey, the pool comps every night were a great way for me to get a bar tab (my liver thanks you!) and the cheap BBQ's every night gave my stomach the perfect lining for the nights out ( going out clubbing every night, i didnt think i would be able to do it, but i did) as for cleanlyness, facilities and conditions ive got no complaints, its a hostel not the Ritz! if you dont want to rough it dont come travelling stay at home and let mummy look after you and let the rest of us have the fun! ive already recommended cheers to people ive met and they've also had the time of their lives (although they had more will power than me and managed to leave after the 3 or 4 days they booked in for) Thanks again to all the staff you guys Rock!

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Skanky!
18 March 2006
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Disgusting room and showers
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There is a bar
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Thankfully i only stayed here for one night. The room was absolutely stinking! and the sheets stained (with god only knows what!). I was also itching all night, so im pretty sure there were bugs in the matress. The showers were in individual blocks with a toilet in each, and were situated beside the bar. This meant that piss heads had access to the toilets (which resulted in pee over the floor) at the same time as those who simply wanted a wash! Rank! I would not advise anyone to stay here.

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Anonymous
Stay Away
22 January 2006
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I have no idea why this hostel has been awarded 5 stars. It is definitely has to be one of the worst I've stayed in yet. The rooms are small, dark and dingy. The mattresses are practically non existant and the 'clean bed linen' stinks. There is no air conditioning or ceiling fans. On the day we arrived loads of the staff had walked out so there was no driver to pick us up and we had to pay for a taxi. The toilets are disgusting. The only positive thing I can say is that the staff (that were left) were very friendly.

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Lauren
Atmosphere like this does not come around often!
3 January 2006
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Let me tell you i will never forget the experience i just recently had at Cheers! Everynoe, especially the staff there were fantastic, the atmosphere created by all was out there and everyone was made to feel welcome... The social scene is what most ppl travel for and remember once they have left a place and it was such a shame to leave after meeting so many party hard ppl who loved to have a laugh, always had time for everyone and made my new years the best one i ahve had for ages... thanx guys will miss you all

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Ian
Best place in the world
30 November 2005
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been here 5 rockin weeks met tsome of the best people in the world, bit of a liver problem but hey thats what backpackers do!! i worked here for 4 weeks and every1 i worked with is amazin, staff are totally friendly wouldnt want to stay anywere else. im only leaving because i have a house to pay for, or i would be here forever!

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Anonymous
Party Party Party!
13 September 2005
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Cheers was great! Everyone was super nice and the night life in Surfer's was so good. I like that the hostel makes an effort to get everyone out partying and has a super friendly atmosphere. The facilities were good too, everything you need is there and there were no rats I dont know what that guy is talking about :)

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Anonymous
Good times !!
15 August 2005
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I think that hearing all those old reviews from two years ago Cheers has changed ten fold.. I had one of the most enjoyable times ever in Cheers , I was meant to stay a couple of days and stayed for three weeks. It has just under gone a new shower and toilet refurb and the bar has got Draught beer the only hostel in Surfers to have that. All the staff were amazing and made sure that I had a great time, I hope that the old reviews don't deter people as Cheers was amazing the place is set up for you to enjoy Surfers nightlife and warm weather and that it does. If you want to stay at the Hilton do that and pay $200 per night . Thanks GUYS for an amazing time..

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Anonymous
i now have a liver problem!!!
30 March 2005
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this place rocks if your after a good time drinkin and carring on its da place to be, i stayed there for "3 MONTHS" got a job bringin everyone 2 the pubs every nite, for this i got free drink free food and free accomadation every nite and now i have a liver problem, rock and roll.

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Natalie
Pool, people, parties...PERFECT!!!
6 February 2004
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Cheers Backpackers is a clean and lively place to stay. The bar and bbq area is fantastic and provides a great place to socialise. The pool and spa area, surrounded by beautiful palm trees, provides such a relaxing atmosphere that there is no need to even leave the hostel! All staff are extremely friendly and obliging. After reading prior reviews I think some people need to take into consideration that Cheers is a backpackers hostel not a hotel or resort, and for a hostel it's damn fine!!!

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Anonymous
owner tryed to fight me!
1 February 2004
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Although I want to remain anonymous, what I write is honestly true! (Just cause that crazy drunk owner may still remember me) A friend and I worked there for about a month... We were responsible for keeping the rooms clean in return for free accomidation, and I gotta admit what people write about the rooms are true! We just swept the dirt under the beds and moved garbage into other rooms... I mean HEY! They hire backpackers as roomkeeps what do you expect! This is no Four Seasons we're talking about! Let me tell you! There is some serious shady stuff going on there (if you needed "anything" it wasn't hard to find)... They did hook us up with some "under the table work" which was cool... and for partying there was no better place. If your looking for a spiritually enhancing atmosphere (see the movie: the beach) you've gone to the wrong place. If you're looking for "fun" in a pool, well you've found the right place! Oh the fight? Can't say cause he'll remember if he reads this... but he dragged me out of a club and tryed to fight me for a little accident I had on a club crawl! (I'm sure he's tryed it with others) Wish I could be more specific... (email me for details) My review is this... If your really "backpacking" looking for a cheap place and some great stories to tell your kids one day... check out this place out... I don't regret staying here.. I met some great friends! If your anal about clean rooms, need quite spaces and can't put up with a few inconviences, don't backpack around australlia! Cause you'll get this kind of thing anywhere! I wish you all good travels and great experiences!

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Anonymous
Yuck
21 April 2003
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The only good part of Cheers were the people that I met staying there. The beds are horrible. The might as well not have a mattess. The showers were gross and you feel like everyone can see in. The beanches are uncomfortable. Do not be fooled by their brouchure, it is not as nice as it says

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Alastair Revfeim
Cheers to Cheers
24 March 2003
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I felt I didn't stay long enough just 3 days. There was alot happening with pub crawls & Shooters nights. I was in a 4 bedroom dorm with 3 others. All though sleeping on the top bunk there was problem with access from the bed to the floor. The Showers were good & so was the bar but in the Pool Comp. they did play Killer.

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