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Cottontree Backpackers

15 The Esplanade | Cottontree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for a week and didn't want to leave! So close to the beach, staff are fantastic and so helpful and friendly. Very laid back and cruisy. Owner is upgrading the place, it has a beach house vibe Made some amazing friends, definitely want to come back! Hover bro!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were extremely disappointed on arrival at the state of the house. First impressions were not good, the garden is a mess and the inside of the house is not much better. Staff were not that helpful and the only good thing was how close it was to the beach. Wifi is available but you have to pay, which is... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed here five days in summer time. Everyone and everything is very laid back and easy going, sometimes a bit too much. Needs an upgrade when it comes to, well, pretty much everything. All the rooms are basic, kitchen is basic, bathrooms are basic. You just get what you pay for really. They do offer farm work, but you have... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have been here wile the change over took place and the new owner has amazing plans he has all ready painted and is doing a great job. The people are welcoming kind helpfull and other plenty of work in return all they ask for is respect. Love the place so much I will be back in August. It's new... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Awful, awful, awful experience. Rude staff. Dirty and Smelly rooms (bed sheets had dirt/sand on them). The whole house is completely run down. Bathroom/Toilet right next to the kitchen. Arrived at the backpackers and found that the room we were allocated absolutely stunk. It was uninhabitable, unfortunately this was at 11pm at night and we had no way of going... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The hostel is very run down. It needs a major uplift. Maybe they can exchange a paint job or something for accommodation for any working travellers. So that's my 1 out of 5. Two 5/5s--the atmosphere and the location. The atmosphere I think was more because of the residents there than anything, but still good. Everyone was really friendly, I'm... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The Cottontree website, and our guidebook had promised us a 'relaxed hostel' with free bike, boogie board and surf board hire. Well, relaxed is one way of putting it. The living room is cramped, and the springs in the sofas must have broken long ago. Admittedly, they have a tv and hard-drive with films on, but incessant re-reuns of Modern... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

While the reception staff were friendly this property is really just a big boarding house for young overseas and Australian people living and working in Maroochydore and surrounds. I stayed in an 8-bed dorm and it contained at least one hutch with personal items all over it, indicating that at least one person in the room lived there permanently. I... More 

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Sunshine Coast
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Positives: Great location NEGATIVES: Run down, to many unnecessary house rules, quality of rooms is poor and minimal, quite dirty for a backpackers, pet hair on supposedly 'clean' bed when arrived AND WORST OF ALL the manger seems to not be interested in people or any problems that are raised. Would not give refund due to our disgust of the... More 

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Esperance, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Thought I would write a quick review about our stay here. I visited Maroochydore with my fiance and booked a private room at this hostel. I've stayed at many backpackers so I know the deal and that's fine, we like the vibe in hostels. The problem was however for some reason the owner has the cleaners come in at around... More 

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Address: 15 The Esplanade | Cottontree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maroochydore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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