This hostel really could be so great, fantastic location, the building interior has character but I am sad to say it is up in my top 2 dirtiest places I have ever stayed in all the countries I have been too. I booked a 4 bed dorm, which could only be accessed through a large 8 bed dorm kind of defeating the point of booking a smaller dorm. The small bathroom that was shared with 8 bed & 2 x 4 bed dorms was not cleaned in the 2 days I stayed. The shower had black mould growing up the side, I have photos for proof. The main corridors, understandably in a large hostel near the beach were dirty, but i saw it mopped once. The shared walk-in refrigerator is a universe of filth with raw meat left uncovered and the smell! There seemed to be a few volunteers with no organization. With a decent manager and some coordination this place could be amazing. There were definitely a lack of power points for people who wanted to charge devices or work from laptops. But you can't beat the location over looking Coogee beach, so if a bit of dirt doesn't affect you then this place is suitable for you. Such a shame though as it could be so much better.
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- Surfside Backpackers Hotel Coogee
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