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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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Markham, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first when I walked into this hostel, I was very offput. It reeked of old beer and was ridiculously loud. However, I do need to take into account that it was Aussie day weekend and a few people got a little out of hand. After Aussie day, things settled down, got a bit cleaner and a lot more quiet.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the owner of the hostel is really rude and arrogant, the guy behind the desk makes out hes stressed out with too much work, he will be nice one minute and ignore you the next. The girl who works behind the desk is unbelievably rude! the bed sheets don't get cleaned and the kitchen its way too small and for... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in a hostel so didn't really know what to expect. I tried to check-in during the afternoon but was told to come back in half-hour. Returned to be told to come back again in half an hour. I was told I could leave my bag on this occasion but it would just be left in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the worse place I have stayed at in my life. The toilets were cleaned only once in my 10 day stay and the cockroaches were literally everywhere. The manager was rude upon arrival and then never there to deal with any complaints. The electricity did not work in the room and the WiFi was out all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plugs in rooms didn't work. No air con or fans. Cockroaches on balconies. Bedding was grim. Toilet repulsive. Piles of dirty paper and hair all over bathroom. Huge puddle in the middle of the floor. Smell from sink was horrendous. Great location but that's about the only positive. Staff seemed disorganised and had no control. People screaming in hall ways... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in for 10 nights over new yr left after 5. Would have left much Earlier if we could find anywhere else. Charged $800 each. No electric in rooms. Rooms full of bugs. Toilet shower room disgusting and smelly continuous puddle on the floor toilet never saw a cleaner the whole time we where there took us to complain for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here for 3 weeks as a backpacker before finding a flat, was put into room 7B (box room with 4 bunk beds so little space) staff were friendly and never had any major quarrels. Mayor issue was cleanliness being close to a beach means sand gets EVERYWHERE!!!!. Rooms were occasionally vacuumed so sandy beds became part of the routine,... More 

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inverness
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very dirty, smelly, no air con, terrible service, dirty sheets. The toilets were like a sauna with a large puddle on the floor with hair everywhere. NO CLEANERS ! Reception staff finish at 8 so anything goes after that. Loud parties all night! Doors slamming, bugs and dust everywhere. No electric .. The list continues! and when complained about anything... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First thing: All the 5 star ratings are from people who got free WiFi for that. The management offers it to everybody. I stayed here with a friend a few nights around NYE and we were really disappointed. At first it was really expensive, even for this time of the year. We paid about 100$ a night. For that much... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

stayed here for two weeks in November...unfortunately they forced me to pay it all upfront (as the manager said I had entered a verbal contract when I had enquired about the availability for two weeks and my card would be charged if I broke my word... Alarm bells started ringing at this point and got louder when I noticed a... More 

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Address: 186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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