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1770 Southern Cross Backpackers

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2694 Roundhill Rd, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677, Australia (Formerly 1770 Southern Cross Tourist Retreat)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not very impressed by this hostel... Most of the people staying here are working here and don't seem to know what they are doing or bothered about helping you. I was on a late bus and the kitchen closed whilst I was asleep and they wanted to charge me $20 to get into the kitchen! So I have no food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I arrived by 9 in the morning (from the Greyhound bus) and was tired but the lovely staff took care of my luggage and knew already who I was so I had no trouble checking-in. The hostel itself is lovely as well it's quite remote but the shuttle runs frequently and it's quiet so you can enjoy a good night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long through the night bus my boyfriend and myself were glad we booked a stop off. We were even happier to spend two nights in the tranquil town of Agnes Water after a week in Airlie Beach and we could not have picked a better hostel then Southern Cross. The hostel is situated on a large piece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The remoteness of this hostel makes it really special, it's quiet, has it's own lake and beautiful gardens, but you still can get to town easily with the frequent shuttle bus. When you have relaxed enough at the pool or in one of the hammocks, you can keep yourself busy with yoga, scooteroo (chopper style scooter tours), ping pong or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful! They have a little lake in the garden where they also do yoga classes every day in the morning. Its absolutely georgous to sit down there, and with a book in your hand its perfect. So relaxing and peacefull. Its nice to have one quiet hostel down the east-coast for once haha! They have a... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for three nights in a lovely 6 Bed Bungalow and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. When you arrive with the bus they pick you up at the station and give you a good overview about Agnes Water. The residence where the Bungalows are, is huge clean and decorated really cute. The pool was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best hostel on the East Coast!! First of all i arrived at the Greyhound stop and was met by a free shuttle bus and friendly staff who loaded my bags up for me and carried them to my room after checking in. I was pleased to see the grounds of the hostel were so big and beautiful!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival, the hostel had messed up booking our room. I had booked for both of us to have two beds in a 6-bed dorm with en suite. And on the booking form for booking.com there was evidence of this. However the hostel only booked one room. So we had to be moved to another 6-bed dorm far away with... More 

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1770southerncross, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review.... A Minus 10. hahaha I showed all my staff and some of our guests while we were up sitting by the camp fire under the stars and they all just said the same thing....WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?... my answer was YOU CAN PLEASE SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME BUT YOU CANT... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had a great stay in 1770. I got picked up from the Greyhound which i thought was handy and good service. the hostel was a little bit outside the town center but that kinda made it very special. Its a huge property with lovely areas to chill and relax. I got greeted by very helpful staff and could check... More 

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1770southerncross, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and honest review. I see that you have read through some of our past reviews and understand what we have to deal with some times. You have totally lifted my spirit. I just wish I could be up there every night chatting to our guests, as so many love hearing about the history... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hello I know this is very late as I stayed here somewhat two years ago but I have only just seen your response to my '4 our of 5' rating I gave you where we said we enjoyed our stay and I simply stated it was a shame that rude staff members make the trip dissatisfying. I couldn't figure out... More 

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1770southerncross, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Darl, thanks for your response to our response of two years ago. WHOOO guess this one tops the Trip Advisor reputation that anyone can just jump on here whenever and say whatever they want. Seems like its becoming a bit like a facebook page. haha I really am glad though that you brought this to our attention. Our manager... More 

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