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Cable Beach Backpackers

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#11 of 30 Specialty lodging in Broome
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Free internet
Public wifi
Snack bar
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Absolutely loved my stay. I was only there for two nights but am definitely going back next time I'm in Broome. Everyone always talks about the YHA, but I found it quite impersonal and lacking character. If you prefer the real, typical backpackers vibe, as I do: Cable Beach Backpackers is the way to go for sure! Great family atmosphere: a lot of long-termers who know each other, yet make you feel welcome and invite you into the group right away . The owners were really friendly and accommodating as well, hostel was clean, very cheap for the size of the dorms and has a huge amount of showers/toilets for its size. See you guys after our boat's next unload :)
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A big family, nicest staff ever, a lot of events, good vibes, close to the beach, everything is great, went there alone and I found a big family to enjoy my time there, definitely good Rooms are clean, beers are cheap, you can even play chess ! What a dream ..
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Response from cbbpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Cable Beach Backpackers
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your 5/5 review! we love our big family here at Cable Beach Backpackers and we are glad you did to. We hope to see you back soon, good luck with your travels. Kind Regards, CBBP xx
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It was an ok hostel as far as any hostel goes, nice hammocks, pool and free bbq the night we arrived, quite nice and friendly guests. However wifi was ok, but doesn't reach all rooms. All the rooms are located around the reception common area so if someone is upp partying you'll DEFINITELY hear them from your room and no one seemed to make an effort in trying to make people keep it down. If you need wifi to call someone or watch a movie it's a bit annoying as you have to sit in the common area to have wifi, which unfortunately means you'll be disturbed both by people chatting and by reception BLASTING music (not necessarily good music either). You can use their tv to watch netflix and movies which WOULD be cool, but again this is located right between the bar/reception and the common area. So again, you wont hear anything. As far as service goes they weren't rude, but not friendly. Clear that it is people who live there who just work in reception which leads to more "we are nice to our friends"-sorta thing, which I think is unprofessional. Time and time again I would either feel like I interrupted the staff when they had a convo with their friend and felt like an inconvenience or was myself interrupted while they were checking me out while also checking someone else in simultaneously. When I went to pay with cash one night I was told the girl had already cashed up and would have to pay by card eventhough there is a cardfee AND they were still open to sell drinks. Just seems dumb. But I agreed because I didn't want to make a fuss only to see the staff let her friend pay for a drink with cash just a second later. Rude!! Kitchen closed at 10pm which is fair, however that just meant that you can't reach ANYTHING you want even cold after 10pm (no cold drinks as the bar closes then as well) as well as you can't get boiled water OR regular tapwater unless you want to make a mess in the bathroom sinks. Quite inconvenient. To top everything off we were told this hostel is more pricey as they are "a better hostel than the others" - what a joke. We are now staying at the yha which has the same things only better, for less money! Also Cable beach hostel has a bad location with an HOUR walk to the towncenter. Only stay here if you are so in love with the beach that you would rather take the bus into town than to the beach...
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Response from cbbpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Cable Beach Backpackers
Responded Jun 7, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We very much appreciate your honest feedback. We have a noise curfew of10:30pm Weekdays and 11pm on weekends and we try to police this as much as we can. We try to provide the best Wifi we can to our guests however being in such an isolated town and with current NBN upgrades happening we have to be patient - It is however getting better and better! Please if you decide to stay again let us know what music you would like to listen to, we are very open with adding playlists and songs to list - we want everyone to have a great time! The music turns off after 10pm and that is when most people choose to take advantage of the TV - again please let us know if you would like to turn the music down so you can enjoy a movie. Our staff do live on site and we encourage friendships between guests and staff, none of our guests are an inconvenience and apologies if you felt that way! Please if you do decided to stay again let us know your problems and any issues you may be having so we can address them, we want everyone to walk away having a great stay! We hope your enjoy the rest of your time here in Broome. Kind Regards, Cable Beach Backpackers.
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Awesome place to stay, comfy beds, wicked pool, clean kitchen and cheap beer! Lively, lovely welcoming staff and people! A 10 minute walk to the best sunset you might ever see in your life! What more do you need?
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Response from cbbpackers, Public Relations Manager at Cable Beach Backpackers
Responded May 6, 2019
Thank you for your great review! We love that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we see you back soon. Kind Regards, CBB xx
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Great place to stay when you are in Broome, great professional staff, pool, tv, music, air con, clean kitchen, great atmosphere. Beach 10 minutes walk down the road as well as the local bar. Bus stop just outside for a convenience
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Response from cbbpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Cable Beach Backpackers
Responded May 6, 2019
Thank you for your 5/5 review Marcus! We very much enjoyed having you here at CBBP. We wish you a safe journey home and hope you don't miss the sun too much. Love, CBB xx
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$20 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaWestern AustraliaKimberley RegionBroome
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