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Plantation Backpackers

88 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was nice enough. I never felt uncomfortable and everything I needed was close by. Parking is round the corner and involves a little walk so don't have too much stuff. Close to shops for dinner or go downstairs as that was cheap and good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I arrived at 6am they let me in and let me sleep in the TV room even though they didn't open until 9 and I couldn't check in until 12. Staff were really friendly (if a little slow) and the downstairs bar area was really nice. No issues with cleanliness as far as I was concerned (perhaps because I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights in a 4 bed dorm. The backpackers is situated on top of a nightclub so if you're unlucky enough to stay here on the weekend (as I was) then you better hope you are a heavy sleeper as the bass will be pounding into the early hours! The beds themselves were reasonably comfortable... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Filthy - very sub Australian standard, especially for price. Noisy, poor ventilation, I wish I had visited this site before booking. Staff tried hard to be friendly. A central location and has potential to be much better simply by cleaning

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the plantation backpackers for one night. It was kind of an emergency, so we could handle the horrible conditions for one night, but I'd never stay there again. When we came into the room, there was the bin, dirty by some brown stuff (I don't wanna know what it was!) under the window, which was probably broken.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was recommended this for a cheap overnight stay whilst on a trip to Brisbane. Needless to say that I wish I had chosen to stay at a proper motel further back from the highway. It's noisy, poorly serviced and I even had the indignity of being supplied with 'new' towels which actually had skid marks on them from a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed here in late 2012 and we were dissappointed! The website and flyers at other hostels promised free welcome drinks, TV and games room (with Wii and a lot of channels) and kitchen. The drinks were not given since they had stopped with that 2 months earlier and when we said it still said so on their webpage, the... More

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Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The friendly and extremely helpful staff were literally the only blessing that this hideous place offered. Being placed above a night-club, it's lucky I was tired in my ten bed dorm, filled with hostile bad mannered people, when going to bed. The bathrooms were unreal with the typical disgustingness that you avoid no matter what, (pictures soon to come), and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Plantation backpackers are the only hostel in the area that don't collect guests from the bus stop. The walk is a good 15 minutes, and uncomfortable with a backpack. We arrived at the reception and thought our luck had changed when we were upgraded from a 10 bed to a 4 bed. We were even more thankful when we realised... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The staff here were fantastic; they were very friendly and upgraded us to a private room on our second night. They organised a shuttle bus to pick us up from the train station and drove us to the beach the next day and showed us the best surf shops. The facilities are fine, although the kitchen was quite small and... More

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Address: 88 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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