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London, United Kingdom
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+ staff are nice enough + shuttle to the food shop/greyhound (although the van is going to fall apart any moment) + pool with sun loungers - the shuttle should take you into 1770 - everything feels dirty and unhygienic. The toilets always smell and the bowl is brown. - literally EVERYONE just sits around smoking weed all day every...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really relaxed hostel with a chilled community feel. No byo alcohol but very cheap drinks to make up for it. Not as close to town as the other hostels however they have regular shuttle buses to make up for this, if you have a car it's no problem at all. Lots of cool things to look at and play with,...

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving in Australia we heard of Agnes Water through backpackers in Brisbane. We stayed at Southern Cross in the shared room Germany. We lovvvvvved it here. Super funky hostel based on a tropical styled property. The rooms have hammocks on the verandas and the lounge/bar area has a pool, ping pong table and large open common area. I really...

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1Thank Deejephson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend an I came to Agnes Water and stayed at this hostel. Their friendly staff picked us up in the shuttle right at the bus stop. The hostel is on a gorgeous piece of property! We felt as if we staying in the middle of a tropical island! They have ping pong, a pool table, and foosball all in...

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1Thank Brayden A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a beautiful place and the grounds are lovely. A little drive from Agnes but not far enough to be a concern. The older couple who checked us into our room was lovely. We were surprised to find that our room didn't lock. Due to this we had to keep our bags in the car. The bunks...

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1Thank komak1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hostel for one night and it was good enough for the one night. It's kinda of out the way some you feel like your staying in the forest which is nice and a change from other hostels. The common room and kitchen are fairly clean and this is where you get the wifi which is pretty decent!...

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1Thank Liam R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a lovely pool area and had wifi in main area and computer/ tv room. Nice rooms but no air con!!! They offered a free stuttle into town but there's not much there so wouldn't recommend staying more than a few nights. They also have a little lake and a 2 man kayak free for guest use! Only...

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Sydney
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Staff were difficult to work with. Rooms were horrendous. Lack of activities. Most expensive room in town. Door to the room didn't even have a key. Parking was probably the best thing about this place.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights at southern cross my highlight was the SCOOTERROO TOUR (*its a must*) we stayed in Italy in a double room what an amazing little place! Set in a Thai garden feel / rainforest with little cabins (this doesn't feel like a hostel) Nice big rooms fridge in bedroom tv lakes bar hammocks kitchen Internet...

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Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

No early check in, despite the early pick up from the 6:30 grey hound, although they do offer free luggage storage. The free wifi is the best we have had so far on the east coast. It's really good that they offer $5 cooked meals which are delicious, fresh and change every day. Although not accommodating for veggies. Our rooms...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and experience for yourself, a resort style hostel with a Club Med feel! Get comfy in our large 4-6 share ensuite dorms that wont break your budget, or pamper yourself in our private deluxe double rooms or Family room with ensuite, TV, DVD & fridge. Dorms & doubles with shared facilities also available. Huge common area with Digital TV, Ping pong, Fuseball, Pool table and cozy fireplace for the Winter. We have a swimming pool with elephant fountains perfect for cooling off after a hot day at the beach. Hammocks to chill out with a good book and lots of under-cover areas to get out of the sun or rain. The resort is set on 15 acres of land with a pretty little lake that has a jetty a free paddle boat, horses grazing in the paddocks and loads of tropical gardens to stroll through, perfect for nature lovers. Lots of areas for a bit of meditation or yoga as the sun is rising or setting or a game of football, volley ball or cricket. During your stay why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in our "Healing Hut". (extra special prices for our guests)Our on site bar "Karma bar" with super cheap drinks and beer garden surrounds the pool area and is perfect for the afternoon drink to quench your thirst after you arrive home from any of the amazing tours Agnes / 1770 has to offer. Free Breakfast Free Tea & Coffee all day every day!Free Motel Quality Linen.Free DVD hire.Free Courtesy Shuttle to beach + shops (3 minute drive)Free pickup for the Greyhound bus service* FREE 24 hour WIFI, and a cinema room. We believe that we have something pretty special here at Southern Cross and we want to share it with YOU! Our Motto LIVE IN THE DREAM! Get up to date with life at the hostel on our Facebook page Southern Cross Backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers

Address: 2694 Round Hill Rd, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677, Australia (Formerly 1770 Southern Cross Tourist Retreat)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Agnes Water
Price Range: $16 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for a room with a hammock out front !”
 of 5 bubbles Deejephson, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Private doubles are quiet and reasonably priced.”
 of 5 bubbles sadiethecleaninglady, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay at this hostel”
 of 5 bubbles WeeeeBa, Apr 1, 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi in bar area. I stayed in the Austria room, it was quiet and I had a very comfy nights sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Annon1800, Feb 5, 2015 | Read review
“Doubles have a nice patio!!! Also at some of the cabins have a barbecue/bonfire place!”
 of 5 bubbles U6590GJgeorgeb, Jan 19, 2015 | Read review
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