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Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights for a bit of a chill out detox as we were coming from airlie beach. On arrival we were told we needed to pay an extra $100 even though we had already paid online and it wasn't until we proved it the guy finally believed us. Also, we all wouldn't need a key because they don't lock the doors. The hostel was clean and tidy but that was about all that was good. The staff and people who had been staying there long term were unbelievably rude. Didn't even acknowledge you unless it was to moan at you for something. No hellos or goodbyes. Absolutely no manors. Also no wifi. To top it all off we offered Acid from one of he guys who worked there. We've been travelling 11 months and never ever felt the need to write a review and warn people not to go places.. But this was an exception!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Super clean hostel, great facilities for campers, friendly staff, awesome atmosphere 2 night stay turned into 2/3 weeks Jamie & Dave completely summed the place up ;-) not found anywhere that comes near as good as this place. Cool bananas rules!
Good on ya Greg from
B n mike

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank camperbradford
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights following a recommendation from a girl I met in Rainbow Beach. And thank-you Jess!

As good a hostel as you will find. Very friendly and enthusiastic owner and staff. This place is spotlessly clean, the rooms have fans and the beds are comfy.

Unlike most hostels, this one actually has free wi-fi - no 'voucher for 30 minutes and you find you can't get logged in or the signal strength is too weak to bother' rubbish. This is good, free (and therefore rare) hostel wi-fi.

On the second night I was there the owner got a nice fire going and it was a great atmosphere sitting around the chilled out outside area chatting and getting to know people.

On the third night the guys grilled up some tuna that one of the residents had caught while fishing, and we all got to have tuna for dinner but we weren't charged! Amazing!

If you're going to stay in Agnes Water, whether to surf or head out to the Reef for diving, then you have to stay here, it's as simple as that.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
Thank Lee H
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very clean, relaxing hostel. Only five minutes to the beach. The $6.00 evening meal was excellent. Staff very helpful and could not do enough for you. Great place to stay for as long as you like. The rooms are large with four bunks. A laundry room is available, and WiFi is free as of today - October 26.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank EXPLORETHEWORLD26
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Greg the owner of Cool Bananas is the best manager for this place. He always makes you feel welcome and the atmosphere at the hostel is very chilled out and it is almost like a home away from home. There is not loads to do in Agnes Water/1770 but the beach is very nice and Greg took a bus load of people out to 1770 were James Cook landed after Botany Bay and Sydney. I would 100% recommend people to come to Agnes for a couple of days and stay at Cool Bananas.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
Thank mjd6888
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed one night here.
The first thing I notest was that the hostel was so clean, seriously spotless. Kitchen was cleaned many times doing the day, and for me that's really important.
The room's was nice, good beds, okay space, but one thing the room needed, was some more plugs.
The area was nice, close to the beach and the shops, and you could bring your own alcoho. lOnly thing missing was a pool.
Staff and one of the owners was friendly.
So all in all the stay at cool bananas was really nice.

I'll definitely recommend this hostel.

Denmark..

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank GithaT
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful hostel. When you are inside, seems to be in a film. The staff was incredible, I really miss this cool place.
N.B. They pick up me for free to the bus stop and I can used all the services after check out.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Rox102
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Additional Information about Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge

Address: 2 Springs Rd | 1770, north of Bundaberg, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Agnes Water
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Agnes Water
Price Range: $42 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 76
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