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“Great Hostel”
Review of Coffs Harbour YHA

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Coffs Harbour YHA
ontario
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Hostel”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed in for 2 nights at the end of April.Great hostel,clean room,great pool and very friendly staff.Would highly recommend.We were able to walk anywhere because of the great location.Only cooked here once but the kitchen was clean and it was quiet for sleeping.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights and loved it! As soon as I got there the manager/owner pulled out a map and showed me where all the shops/attractions were and told me all the things I could do on my stay. I went to see the dolphins and seals which was only a 5 minute walk, had beautiful breakfasts a 2 minute walk away, jumped off the jetty and loads more. The hostel was great. It was full of lovely people, the pool was awesome, the premises was very clean and tidy, the bed was comfortable and warm and they lent you surfboards for free. I'll definitely be coming again. I've stayed in a lot of hostels and this is one of the best.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I had the best stay here at Coffs YHA. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The rooms were really good, very clean and great showers. I couldn't have asked for a better location- only a moment stroll to the pier where I swarm near the local dolphin. Back at the hostel, there is a really spacious lounge area right next to the pool, which was so ideal after packed out days camel riding, snorkeling and surfig (AND they provide free surf boards too!). I loved it here and can not wait to come back. I strongly recommend staying YHA Coffs Harbour.

  • Stayed March 2013
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woodbridge
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13 reviews
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Wow really shocked by the good feedback here. The worst YHA I've stayed in, I'm surprised they are allowed to call it a YHA. Rooms were ok, my bed was almost falling apart though, didn't feel stable, the fan made annoying noises so couldn't turn it on and it was mega hot. Showers need some serious cleaning and the night I stayed (I made sure this was only one) the lights in neither boys or girls toilets worked...great fun
Kitchen was disgusting, I know that's down to guests but clearly it wasn't all fresh dirt, it was long term nasty greasy yuk yuk yuk.. The tv room equally gross but in fairness a good DVD selection and good tv. The guy was nice behind reception but by the time I realised the shortcomings of the room the reception had closed. Just a bad place to stay and in honesty thought Coffs Harbour was pretty lame, don't waste time or money here when you could be somewhere nice

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We initially booked for two nights after seeing some good reviews online. After one night we decided to stay longer, the staff are very friendly, extremely helpful and knowledgable about the local area. The kitchen is well equipped and a very good size, plenty of space to eat and cook. We were able to relax in the evening and there were plenty of people around to chat to. The room was comfortable and clean, we stayed in a double ensuite at the front of the building and it was very quiet. The outside area was also well kept with benches and sun loungers around the very attractive pool.

Would recommend this hostel to everyone, its a 5 min walk to the harbour and beach, there are free shuttle buses into the centre of town, the rail station is walking distance and they arrange collections and drop offs for the coaches. Well worth a stay!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Went to YHA after i had a bad time elsehwere in coffs harbour, the staff were really appologetic about my time in coffs and made me feel really welcome. Cant wait to come back, im going to stay longer next time!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Tempe, Arizona
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51 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I guess not too many people come through here which is a shame because it's a really nice hostel! The person at reception was very friendly and helpful - all the facilities were as expected. I was able to make some small chat with the person at the reception probably because it was a slow Saturday night.

It's a great location with lots of restaurants nearby for you to choose from. I wasn't sure what to expect from Coff's Harbour but this was a nice stop on my way up to Brisbane.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Coffs Harbour YHA

Property: Coffs Harbour YHA
Address: 51 Collingwood St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Coffs Harbour YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Midway between Sydney and Brisbane, Coffs Harbour YHA makes a great stopover for backpackers travelling the east coast. The purpose-built YHA hostel is located close to the jetty and beach. Choice of multi-share backpacker rooms and en-suite twin/double room accommodation. Spacious dining and common rooms, TV, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), BBQ, pool area. FREE surfboard and body boards hire, and bikes available. YHA member discounts for local tours and backpacker activities at hostel tour desk. ... more   less 
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