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Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

Cnr Griffith & McLean St, Coolangatta, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The hostel is OK but the staff reception is very unfriendly!!! The housekeeper took my stuff in the room,I asked information about it at the reception and they told me that is not their problem and really rude!!! And then you can t have a good sleep because of the aloud music downstairs.Not recommended at all!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible customer service. I booked the only room available on a Saturday night, which was a private room. Very dirty floor. Toilets had no toilet paper. Next day booked 2 nights in an 8 share dorm room there as a bed had opened. Stains on the sheets. Went to the beach for a couple of hours and came back,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Ive been travelling for 5 weeks and never cared enough to write a good review for a hostel as much as i do now, my hat goes out to the staff they are so sweet and friendly and the vibe is really special great atmosphere at night outside and facitilties were amazing, even the small things like providing washing powder... More 

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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a great stay here for a few nights. The atmosphere in the hostel is contagious and the other people there including the live I staff are what makes it. Location to good surf beaches is also ideal. Beds are clean and comfortable and facilities are generally pretty good. There are also discount deals for food and drink in... More 

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