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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I totally agree with the last review; I was pretty apprehensive about checking into this hostel and gave a close inspection upon arrival but it was fine! The room was clean; the staff were helpful; the location is incredible with all night buses to bondi/town... The showers are powerful and clean and the value for money is better than other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't quite understand all the terrible reviews...stayed here last night and was pretty nervous before check in considering others comments... We have found none of the troubles. 3 of us were offered to have a private room for $5 extra each a night, a treat after dorm rooms of 8 plus. Toilets and showers are basic but clean. The reception... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

got there between check in times and had to wait till 5pm to check in. got assigned the room closest to the common kitchen and lounge room. got no sleep due to noise all night from people drinking swearing, running around banging doors all night till the morning. toilets filthy stains on the sheets. great location- pity the management lets... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

If I could rate this with a 0 I would. It's the worse hostel ever. Old mattresses blocking fire doors, filthy toilets and showers, and I mean proper rotten, the laundry room would make your clothes dirty not clean them, bed linen was filthy, disgusting place. it was so bad i forfeited what I paid and slept in the car.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We've met some really cool people here. The management are really friendly, the staff are great and the patrons are easy fun loving people. If you're after an unforgettable fun experience we recommend staying at Surfside coogee.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I don't even know where to begin. This hostel was just nasty. Surely the worst hostel I've ever been in... The bathroom STINKS. And it's tiny. And dirty. I've stayed there for 3 whole days and I'm pretty sure the bathroom was not cleaned while I was there. There's a puddle of disgusting smelly water in the middle of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the worst backpackers I've stayes at whilst being in Australia. Poor cleanliness- bathrooms were basically a disgrace, shower heads broken, doors don't lock, toilet seats handing off, pool of water and sand gathered in the middle of the floor. Gross. Beds are ok however the floors are constantly covered in sand and grit which gets into your bed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Clean, friendly atmosphere, perfect location on the beaxh. Godd pkace to start your ozzy experience . The staff is very friendly and helpful . You will get to meet lots of people very fast . I recommend this place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Worst hostel I've ever been to. Dirty, awful place with only drunk and loud people. Bedbugs, and the girls toilet had a big pile of dirty water and hair in the middle of the bathroom. Awful service and no cleaning what so ever. Not quite and nice, more like a party house filled with high and drunk people. I will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Saw some bed bugs in our very small and packed dirty room. Too warm in there as well. Clearing rarely happens. Good things are that the staff is pretty friendly. There is cereal (not milk) for free at breakfast and location is really good. The rates of the rooms are pretty random and the manager wanted to raise the pay... More 

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