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Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

Cnr Griffith & McLean St, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Coolangatta Sands Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paddington, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably comfortable and a great location, however staff weren't very friendly bordering on rude and it was very noisy as it is on top of a pub. Upon removing the top sheet on checkout as requested, I found the mattress cover to have been recently stained and not from me. Ok for the price paid but the lack of cleanliness... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights .80 dollars a night .The rooms were clean but souless.The room card key kept becoming inactive ...A problem if you went out early for a walk and coming back before 8.30 when staff arrive as one woman did .staff friendly enough .Polite .Breakfast offerings were a bit ramshackled . Next time id pay 20... More 

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just a review of restaurant at Sands Hotel in Coolangatta. Cold winter night in Queensland recently and we didn't want to walk too far for dinner! Decided on The Sands (pub) below our accommodation. Lovely ,warm interior with just a few patrons, but more arrived later on. Refurbished restaurant with good bar scene and kitchen type menu. Pleasant , efficient... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My first time in a hostel wasn't that great. The lady at reception wasn't the friendliest woman which wasn't a good first impression. The bed was comfortable but the pillow was an flat as a pancake. staying there on a saturday night when i needed to be awake early the next morning to go to the airport wasn't a good... More 

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South Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Once again as older patrons, we enjoyed our stay. Keep in mind, you are not staying at a 5 star hotel. If you want full service don't stay in a hostel with young people enjoying themselves and your rooms are basic. Good beds, clean sheets, pillows not so good. Toilets and showers clean. There are no towels. Free coffee and... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was definitely not the best hostel on my trip along the east coast. The people are pretty great and the location is fantastic with the Main Beach and Snappers just around the corner, but it would be just nice to have another option, a good hostel in Coolangatta. Good for them that it is the only one. When I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

After walking into our room there was barely any space to put our bags onto the floor- due to so many belongings thrown around the place- seemingly not belonging to anyone and not thrown out by the staff. Our room backed onto the balcony social area- which was nice. However in the evening we had shut the door to go... More 

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

near the beach, great beds and matresses, each room has a door to the huge terrace, where you are prohibited to drink alcohol or smoke. Below there i a noisy bar open til late and each night there is a party til past 2am on the terrace with people getting very drunk and loud. Sleeping here is an issue! Because... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Me and my friends stopped at coolangatta inbetween byron bay and surfers paradise. This hostel was exactly what we needed!!! completely chilled!! they have and huge decking area, 5 minute walk from the beach and free breakfast!!!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed here for 4nights while in coolangatta...only a 5min walk from greyhound bus stop,easy to find...I found hostel to be clean and tidy,free wifi only works near reception,free breakfast of tea/coffee,toast and cereals...TV room with DVDs and X box,and a nice veranda to chill out on....would stay again..

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