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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

An excellent beach , sister to Bondi beach up the road and with that becoming a popular destination for all. The Surfside is located on the seafront on top of a Maccas. This is a brilliant place with amenities , breakfast and some great people. One of the highlights of NSW and a must for anyone. Well suited to social... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The people that give this hostel anything more than a one star are either very naive or very drunk and have no recollection of their stay. The rooms are filthy, the bathrooms are disgusting, I've travelled the world and can honestly say this is the worst place I've ever stayed. God forbid anything ever happened here as safety rules are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Stayed there for one night and that was enough, I could no sleep properly, rooms are full of BED BUGS, I was eaten alive and had the marks on my body for over a week, and if that wasn't bad enough the place is filthy, one staff in the reception with beard maybe the guy is English not Australian, very... More 

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Seriate, Italy
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

- RUDE staff - 3$ compulsory to pay for the "cleaning" - no ladder at the bunk beds, you need climbing skills - very BAD cereals at the FREE BREAKFAST - NO POTS just pans in the kitchen - the stove takes literally 25mins to get hot - you can SEE small COCKROACH wandering around the kitchen - no WI-FI... More 

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1 Thank de4thelement
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The WORST hostel I have ever stayed at. I spent 4 nights here with my boyfriend and another female friend. First of all, upon arrival we were asked to pay extra money because the host said the listing price online was only for one person. They blamed Airbnb for this mistake. Beware of this when booking. After this was sorted... More 

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Essex
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

as soon as we walked up to the place we could tell it was going to be unpleasant. It felt very unsafe and didn't have a nice feel to it. The man who owns it was very rude and seemed a bit too keen to grab your money off you before you can even look around the place (what a... More 

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1 Thank Alesia G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Worst hostel ever !!! Staff is VERY rude never see that ! No free wifi, bathroom was duty with blood on the floor and wall. I had no blanket but i had to pay a FEE for it !!! Drap were duty too. The room are small with too much beds, and with no lockers !!! You have to pay... More 

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1 Thank Guillaume C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable unfriendly personal. He shouted when we just entered the facility that we are the reason that he missed his lunch and that we have to hurry up. After paying the guy I asked him for a receit, he asked me three times if I'm really really sure I want to have one, because he's now missing his lunch with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

not your conventional hostel, had a great time made some great friends (Seb and Charlie) allways a laugh and the best place i have ever stayed in the world!!!!!! the clenlyness is a good standard now that they have a great manager i think everytime i come back to sydney in going here

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Rooms not prepared on entry. One room stunk of urine. Staines on beds. The next morning showers and bathrooms were filthy, there was vomit and pubic hair in the basins and toilets were that dirty we used the public toilets at the beach. Terrible!!!!

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Additional Information about Surfside Backpackers

Address: 186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee
Price Range: $20 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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