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Surfside Backpackers

186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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  • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best locations for a hostel anywhere you will ever go,right on the beach,great pubs and restaurants nearby you couldn't ask for more in that regard,stayed there for a week in January 2012 was staggered how much they charged for filthy rooms that had to be fumigated while we stayed there,a girl in our room got a bad... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The staff here are incredibly friendly! They helped us plan the rest of our trip through Aus and were very pleasant! The room was very clean, as were the bathroom and kitchen facilities. On top of this the location is perfect, right across the street from coogee beach, buses to the Opera House stop practically outside the front door and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed here for one night and February and can honestly say it was horrendous! Seems that there are people living here permanently and have taken over the dorms with all their belongings and rubbish. Rooms were disgusting, no lockers, no space for luggage, filthy, revolting smelling with drunk male roommates (who were not young by any means) telling you to... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Sydney, 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: 186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee
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