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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite multiple signs stating alcohol is prohibited on this premises I found a group of long term guests totally disregarded management and drank on the balcony outside the rooms every night. The management turned a blind eye to this as the person in charge of the morning shift would remove the bottles and cans first thing as I believe it... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

There was limited accommodation available in Coolangatta for some reason when I stayed so I ended up in this backpackers hostel. It was busy but not too noisy, and very accessible to local attractions. It could have done with a very good clean and a fix up of lots of small things than needed attention. It was relatively expensive for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

was last minutes booking.I booled one bed in the 6 person Female Dorm Room with air con. the room is too small for 6 pax. lack of space. it was so.messy when i was check in, i guess 2 of my room mates was their long term guest. so their belonging are hanging all over the rooms without packing. My... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Here is a cosy little place with the emphasis on communal, where downstairs you can mix & mingle in the public bar with some of the rougher locals (if you really want to). More for the younger set, especially surfing types.

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Thank Kim U
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to the hostel to spend a few days and ended up staying almost two months. The location is incredible. You just cross the road and find yourself in one of the best surfspots in the world and a beautiful beach to chill. Most of the people on the hostel are longterms but everyone new is welcome to hang out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place, great location, clean bedroom and cool people. Could be better if there was a breakfast. The price is fair to staying in front of the Beach. Excelente for a backpacker or a single traveller.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was one of the worst hostel experience in my entire life. When I checked in around 1pm and came to the room, my bed looked like no one changed the bed linen after the previous person left. There was mess everywhere, the locker was dirty, too. I have to admit they had a brilliant idea to put the power... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

my boyfriend and i stayed in a private room for 9 nights. The kitchen was dirty and so badly organised, we had cockroaches in our room and the staff didnt really seem to care. Our food got thrown out for apparently not having a label on it (it defo did), when brought up with management (the most useless person ever)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Definitely the worse management ever. Staff do not care at all about customers. After spending 2 months in the hotel, Rhyanna, the manager evicted me for the only reason that I told her the way she manages was NOT fair. She was so rude, not even letting me speak and saying 'Do you even speak English' - Why do you... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

First of all, I have been to many hostels in South Africa, Europe, the USA and in Australia. But this Hostel was definitely the worst I've been to. Dirty linen, very loud, smelly rooms, broken furniture and overall was the hostel in a bad condition. Out of 6 male Showers there was one without a defect. Lots of toilets broken... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is the closest hostel on the Gold Coast to the beach. Our new hostel boasts beautiful new facilities, a backpacker's night club, lounge bar, top quality restaurant and sports bar. It is a perfect hostel for anyone keen to chill out, surf, take on the beautiful beaches of Coolangatta, Wine & Dine in some of the leading restaurants on the Gold Coast or just enjoy the great view of Kirra Point whilst relaxing on the day beds upstairs on the hostel balcony. Don't wait!! Book now!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

Address: Cnr Griffith & McLean St, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Coolangatta Sands Hostel)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Price Range: $29 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Coolangatta Sands Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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