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Surfside Backpackers

186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We booked online from England 6 months before our check in date and received email confirmation at the time. We arrived on our arranged date (the day before New Year's Eve) to be told that they could not accommodate us as we had only booked for 5 nights and over the holidays their rules were that we needed to stay... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed due to this hostel being the only one available over maradi gras. There are cockroaches everywhere and talk of how many bites the bed bugs had given you. There are 3 thin flights of stairs to climb to reception and on arrival we were told that are 6 bed dorm we had booked was full... So we... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

stayed for new year, crazy price for 14bed smelly dorm,no showers on the floor, one sink- awful bathroom facilities, overcrowded, loads of cockroaches on bedrooms. have stayed in numerous hostels and by far the worst. Never so happy to leave a hostel.

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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Got made to sleep outside the first night because of over booking the place and payed $100 for it. Second night we got promised a ROOM but got made to sleep on matresses in the communal room, rang up and he wouldn't refund because he is greedy!! Took us hours to make sense with him and refund us some of... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was the first hostel I stayed in in Aus, it's in a great location right on the beach. As other people have mentioned the service isn't great and it's annoying when the reception closes at peak times! But I spent most of my time out of the hostel and didn't book any trips through them so didn't cause me... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Well what can i say, this place is brilliant. I can't fault it. I arrived in Australia July 2009 and this was my first hostel i stayed in, Staff were friendly. Met a great bunch of people as it was through Oz Intro i stayed there. When it came to leaving Australia i thought why not end it where i... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was only the second hostel i booked into in Austrailia and although we all thought it was cool to be next to the sea. we paid $31 a night and went out to buy some food to cook, come back to be told their is no hot water and the stoves were not working we had to wait for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Good Points: Location Bad points: 30AUD per night 30AUD key deposit (a key cut only cost 8AUD) Internet works only sometimes Unclean bathrooms and rooms No hot water due to a fire downstairs in Mc Donalds last week BUT staff never informed me of this. FREE breakfast is only cereal but you have to buy your own milk! Staff were... More

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Sydney
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I was coming to Sydney to spend a year abroad at a local university. My plan was to stay 8 nights at the hostel in late February and then look for permanent accomodation in the area. I booked the nights at Surfside Coogee and paid for them. So far so good. Approximately one week later I got an offer for... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The worst hostel i have ever stayed in! Originally booked into Bondi surfside in 14 bed dorm(be aware they can and they will change your stay to Coogee surfside, as they did with us, even though Bondi is more expensive , they will charge you Bondi prices!) On arrival we wernt even greeted , as reception is closed at peak... More

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Also Known As:
Surfside Backpackers Hotel
Surfside Backpackers Hotel Coogee
Address: 186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty lodging in Coogee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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