I stayed for 2 nights in a girl's dorm and it was my first hostel expereince. Pretty much what I expected.
I caught a bus from Coolangatta airport and it was walking distance to shops and across the road from a beach.
In the dorm there were 3 bunks plus 2 single beds in a separate room. I had the company of 3 other dorm mates for those 2 nights, so we each had our own space. No locks provided on the cupboards. Pillow was ok - a bit firm. I needed some extra blankets but luckily there were empty beds to borrow blankets from.
The bathroom was wiped over once a day. No hand soap or hairdryer. There was a washing machine in the bathroom. Shower was a stupid handheld thing that was completely BROKEN and had duct-tape holding it together. It would not fit on the holder so good luck washing your hair! At least the water was hot and had good pressure. They did have a bathmat and you got a towel when you picked up your sheets.
The bar/taco shop/foyer are decorated modernly. The loud party music stopped at midnight so you could sleep (music is easily heard from several storeys up). Breakfast is a decent hostel sort of weetbix, toast/bread, jam or vegemite, tinned fruit, tea/coffee. The $5 lunch/dinner menu is a dodgy taco (with cabbage and 1/4 tomato chopped into a "salsa") or a bean/rice dish (chicken or guacomole was $2 extra!). Choices on the regular menu ranged from $15 to $25. Not many staff seemed to be working when I tried the $5 taco for lunch. I ended up at McDonald's, 2 mins down the road and it had wifi too. Wifi in Kumone foyer was free but signal strength poor in eating area.
The pool looked nice but it was pouring rain the whole weekend I stayed. Plenty of backpackers to meet of a night, if you're so inclined. Staff were helpful giving directions to bus stops.
I would stay here again if I had to save money but I would eat lunch elsewhere :) Happy travels.
- Also Known As:
- Komune Hotel
- Komune Hotel Coolangatta
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Komune Resort – Australia’s No.1 Ocean Front Resort and Beach Club. Overlooking the world famous "Superbank" surf break at Coolangatta, Komune is the new entertainment and accommodation hub for surfers and travellers who thrive on the beach lifestyle. Enjoy the magical location, exotic design, great beats and a friendly community spirited atmosphere. Komune is dedicated to connecting adventurous, fun-loving, environmentally conscious travellers who share a passion for surf and beach culture. Komune is a Mecca for surfers and ocean lovers, located in what is the most prized position on the entire eastern seaboard with views over Greenmount, Kirra, the Tweed Boat Harbour and back to Surfers Paradise. There is a variety of stylish accommodation to suit all budgets. Komune has been designed to include all the features of a beach lovers resort, but also to be a sanctuary for rest and social activity. KOMUNE BEACH CLUB: Komune Beach Club is designed as your all day place to hang, re-charge and charge! Kick back & listen to tunes, trawl the net, check the waves and mix good times with good people. Unlike most hotels, on weekends you'll find a vibrant scene in our Beach Club with local and international DJ sets and some delicious live acts and poolside sunset sessions. Our fully licensed public Beach Club hosts regular DJ sets, fashion parades and live entertainment and may at times not be suitable for families with young children or "fuddy duddys." Sit back with the latest movies and sporting action on the pool deck with personal noise cancelling headsets, or go for highest score on the beach club’s classic arcade machine. Fresh, local, organic produce is used for a simple, but world class menu including pizzas and salads to ensure that all tastes and budgets are catered for. Those with a thirst can get quenched with a cold beer or sublime cocktail at the bar. ... more less
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