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Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge

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2 Springs Road | 1770, north of Bundaberg, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677 , Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here overnight in an 8 bed dorm. The staff are very friendly and introduced themselves and their dogs to us on arrival. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The bathrooms are clean. They also offer a meal and pancakes at a reasonable price - the pancakes are pretty good! Would recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel itself is great, clean and really chilled. However the stay was ruined by the crazy owner. I accidentally smashed a bowl that was an ashtray because there were only 2 chairs outside so I perched on the little side table. I hit it with my butt getting up when I had finished calling my mum and the owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely the best Australian hostel I have stayed in so far! All off the staff I met were friendly and helpful Very clean! The cleanest hostel kitchen I have seen Bunk beds that don't squeak Safe luggage storage for trips Chilled out Just a great hostel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights. Cool place, cool backpackers, can play your own music. Free tea and coffee and milk for it. Rooms of 8 and only 2 plug sockets which is stupid. Kitchen is always clean but that's no surprise as the owner will kick you out mid cook so he can clean for 30 minutes even though it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I absolutely loved this hostel. The facilities were great and I loved the cosy living room type common area. Really made you feel at home. I've read that people had issues with the owner saying he was awful. I actually really liked him. He is a bit rough around the edges but he was cool and always helpful. And I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed for one night, but I wish we could've stayed for longer! Really welcoming and friendly. Picked us up from the bus stop and gave us a short tour. Incredibly clean and well kept with open communal areas and spacious dorms. 100% recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Only thing is there's no air con but it's one of the best hostels I've been too!! Getting picked up from the greyhound drop off even though it's just a 2 minute walk away. The owner is a legend and everyone is so friendly and knows how to have a laugh. The Kitchen is cleaned 3-4 times a day and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This hostel is amazing apart from one thing, the rooms are so hot to sleep in at night. If they had air con I think this would be the best hostel I've stayed at so far. $7 for a nice home cooked dinner, clean showers and dorm rooms. Relaxed chilled out atmosphere with a really good comfortable communal area. Please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

For the sleepy town of Agnes Water, Cool Bananas fits in perfectly! Relaxed atmosphere, pleasant, large rooms, a big kitchen and clean facilities! The free wifi in the comfortable communal space is some of the best wifi we've had in Australia even when there's 10s of people using it! There's no rush to do anything, the staff are there to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Then hostel is great. Really nice vibe and lots of place to chill with some beerzies and chat to people. Free wifi and free shuttle BONUS! However I would NEVER stay there again. The owners are VILE!! I have never in my experience of staying in hotels or hostels encountered such aggressive and rude people. He is constantly have a... More 

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