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Coolibah Lodge Backpackers

194 Brisbane Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Perth
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the cleanest backpackers I have ever seen. But they start to clean at 5am so we woke up always to early except at the weekend. The breakfast is good for a backpackers and the kitchen supplys everything you need. We just met nice staff and they were really helpful if you need something. Not to far from the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NOT HAPPY AT ALL I am homeless, after being woken at 1am on the 1st of April I walked around the streets of perth waiting for an appropriate time to check in at approximately 9.50am I found the Coolibah lodge where reception told me to come back at 1pm or 2pm for check in, they said quote that I should... More 

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Hi Melissa, If there was a misunderstanding then I am sorry but you were advised that check-in is not before 1-2 pm but we would be happy to store your luggage or you could just wait in the TV area or go and walk around in the city. I am a little confused about you thinking we would rip you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I spent a night at Coolibah lodge and had a good experience. The conditions of the interiors aren't too flash, but decent, the atmosphere quite relaxed and peaceful. Licensed venue, so you can buy alcohol on the premises. It's located in Perth's Chinatown so there's a big number of oriental groceries' shops and restaurants, cheaper than the average Perth eatery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast is free, good location, people always up for doing something, staff look after u, met some really kool people, have got some kool friends for life, parks and life is so relaxed, try for yourself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Definitely one of the best hostel I've ever been! Maybe 10-15 minutes walk (easy also If you've got heavy baggage) to the CBD, situated in Northbridge cool area also for the nightlife, is anyway one of the closest hostel to the airport. The reception is open 24h and late check-in is available. I felt like the manager really care about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I stayed here a few years ago and it was a breath of fresh air, really inspirational! I was coming over from the UK and wanted a break after years of misery (called marriage) and I met a lot of fantastic people at Coolibah, including the owners, and some I still keep in touch with. I looked at the Duxton... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Staff friendly, good position, quiet. Not so clean, boring alcool policy, extremely bad price/quality balance. But it is f u c k ing Australia, everything SUCK_ S here. Think twice before come to Western Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When I arrived at 10-30 the staff member took the trouble to show me around and to explain things to me. Staff were always friendly and helpful. The hostel was always kept clean and you could get a free light breakfast - a plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Absolutely the best hostel where I ever stayed!! All facilities available, yummy breakfast, two large fully equipped kitchen, secure storage for own food, shelves in the rooms, large tv rooms (actually the tv rooms are three), lot of toilets always clean, very welcoming and the staff is absolutely fabulous, they know all the guests by name, is like feeling in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Coolibah Lodge was the first hostel I stayed in when I arrived in Australia on a working holiday visa. Out of any hostel I have stayed in before or since this is by far the best one I've been to. The staff go out of their way to help you, and they always ensure the safety and well-being of all... More 

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