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Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge

2 Springs Road | 1770, north of Bundaberg, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677 , Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The hostel itself is great, rooms very spacious, bathroom has everything you need and all the facilities are kept clean and tidy. Kept clean because the owner has some kind of OCD. People can stay there for free if they do certain duties, but it seemed to me like the people that were worked there were like the boss's (Greg)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I truly loved our 3 night stay at cool bananas. It's the cleanest hostel you will ever stay in, literally spotless and the staff work so hard to keep it that way. It has a very homely welcoming feeling, free tea and coffee and wifi. A big sitting room with lovely comfy sofas, lovely outdoor sitting areas... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We arrived early in the morning, a guy picked us up from the bus station which was a great service! But as soon as we arrived at cool bananas the owner of the hostel was the most unfriendly host I have ever met during my travels! He was very short answering questions if he already took the time to answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Really nice hostel, with great evening meals for $6!!! (Much better than in any other hostel I've stayed at) the reception guy in the evening was awesome and super helpful :-) only thing is that although it's nice to have free internet to talk to friends and family it seems to have turned the common room into the quietest place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great clean hostel! Wifi is very quick! Close to the beach and shops! Agnes Waters is super small not much to do there at all. I took a surf lesson with a company that has posters up around the hostel very good price! Owner seemed very friendly as long as you were clean and tidied up after yourself. Night life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've travelled nearly all the east coast and Cool Bananas is by far is the cleanest hostel I've stayed in. There's a massive kitchen with all the right utensils available throughout the day. Dinner in the evening is $6 and the hostel is only a five minute walk from the beach.

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Rainbow Beach, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Positive: The hostel is clean and not far from the beach. Negative: The staff smokes weed and the manager is unfriendly and coarse. I left 1770 with the Premier bus company who drops you off a half hour away from town. The bus should pick us up at 2:15 AM but it wasn't in time. Cool Bananas said to us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed here both before and after the castaway trip and would definitely recommend. It's in a great location, about 3-4 minutes from the greyhound and a little bit longer to the beach. They offer great food, cooked by a farmer every night for $6 - bargain! The only negative is that the rooms did not lock, which was worrying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great backpackers! Very clean, 6$ dinners, 10$ surfboard hire, close to a great beach and to the greyhound. A perfect place to meet people and make friends. They also have a free Freddy tour. Freddy will take up to town of 1770 to see some great views, turtles, dolphines and finish it off with a nice cool beer in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here in a dorm room that had 4 bunk beds and plenty of space. December 2013. There are only dorms no individual rooms at this hostel. I liked this place. It was basic but there was a cool atmosphere and it was a good place to meet people. Excellent free wifi, the kitchen is cleaned several times a... More 

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