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Cable Beach Backpackers

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I was there for a few nightts in May. The staff was really nice but that is where the positivs ends. The hostel is quite expensive, eventhough the bathroom is horrible and not really clean. The hostel is close to the beach, like all the accomodations. My advise if you stay in Broome without a car, stay in town. The... More 

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Thank noerli88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Located only 300m from the the beach, Cable Beach Backpackers is the place to be. Awesome friendly staff, free Airport pick-up, free shuttle to town twice a day, free barbecue on saturday night, lots of entertainment (pool comp, ticket raffle, chase the ace, theme nights...) . Green chill areas, hammocks all around, cheap drinks at the bar, Cable Beach Backpackers... More 

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1 Thank Camille W
Broome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

stayed here for a week with my partner whilst looking for work, wich the staff pointed in me the right direction to find!!! happy to help and with lots of local knowledge. we met some awesome people and had a great time, table tennis, beautiful pool, free bbq's, easy walk to cable beach, it was great. Building seems a bit... More 

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1 Thank saxassassin
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I stayed there just for one night and moved to beaches of broome the next day. The atmosphere is good but the dorms and toilets are dirty and disgusting. The staff was friendly, but i felt like the abused me.. They charged me 4$ for a 0,5 bottle of water because i came 5 minutes before they closed the bar!... More 

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Thank markusbrunner2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I went on a road trip to Darwin with our little girl, we stopped off in Broome originally for a couple of days at cable Beach backpackers and we were met by amazing staff, friendly social atmosphere and a beautiful pool area. Both ourselves and our 7 yr old daughter made life long friends there. Awesome time... More 

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Thank Katie J
Brantford, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for New Years 2015-2016 this is the best place you can stay. Broome itself is a bit slow but the vibe at this place is amazing. Great pool, good advice, free body boards and a decent bar. Rock up and enjoy.

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Thank Julia C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I've stayed here twice both times for a few months the staff are great and always helpful and friendly the atmosphere and location are amazing only a five minute walk to gable beach it's the perfect place to just chill or to party it has a really cool outdoor feel the pool is great and the bar always has great... More 

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Rainbow Beach, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We had problems with the manager. He didnt want to listen to our problem. When we explain it he just walked a way. And because of that they canceld or free shuttle. They say if you think it is a bad hostel you dont get your free shuttle. Also the kitchen is not clean, lots of ants. I never had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Among some of the nicest and friendliest staff you'll meet, bound with a bunch of local knowledge to share with you and advise! There are air-conditioned rooms which made our stay very relaxing. There isn't air-con anywhere else in the hostel though (making the kitchen extremely hot and humid in wet season) - I would advise showering after making dinner!)... More 

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1 Thank Danielle B
Broome, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Cable Beach Backpackers is located about 5min walk to the beach out of the city center but it runs a free bus shuttle every day to the two shopping centers in town. The place apparently used to be an old zoo so it's quite spacious and open with an interesting set up. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cable Beach Backpackers is located a short walk from famous Cable Beach, Broome. We are young, fun and relaxed and offer clean basic dorm room accommodation with shared facilities for international backpackers and young adventurous travellers. Everything you need is here including our fully licensed bar, large outdoor dining area, pool, hammocks and much more. Come and mix and mingle with people from all over the world. Cable Beach Backpackers...it's all good! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cable Beach Backpackers

Address: 12 Sanctuary Rd, Broome, Western Australia 6726, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley Region > Broome
Price Range: $29 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cable Beach Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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