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Cronulla Beach Backpackers
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Reviewed March 8, 2010

We originally planned on staying two nights but decided after half an hour of first checking in that we would only be staying the one. The rooms were extremely hot with not A/C so I had to go to sleep with a wet cold towel over myself. The rooms were extremely small (we stayed in a 4person dorm), and the hostel overall was pretty dirty. Apparently guests can only stay in a YHA hostel for up to 2 weeks, but longer at the managers' discretion. The majority of people we spoke to in the hostel had been there for months on end, and so because of this, the hostel was being used more like a house-dirty pots, dirty carpets etc, middle aged men running naked down the corridor while no one bats an eyelid. Woke up to find a person in my dorm with blood all over her feet as they had been cut to shreds as she walked on a lot of broken glass in the hostel that someone had not cleaned up when they had dropped it coming in drunk at 3am. Lots of noise. The positive was there was a very good shower-as long as you were lucky enough to get some hot water. I am all for 'roughing it' while travelling, but this goes a bit too far. On the plus, it was funny the day after when we were on the train out of there and makes for funny and shocking story telling when we got home....

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2009

Plus Points:

Really friendly management, will help you to find a job and they make an effort to get to know everyone staying at the hostel.
Lots of people stay at this hostel to work so there is a good group atmosphere where everyone knows everyone, but people make an effort with new people too.
Free pool table (massive plus point!) and good tv room.
Very clean (apart from some of the dorm rooms which can get a bit messy - but thats the guests not the staff!).
Good location in Cronulla - close to the shops and beach.

Negative Points:

Far from Sydney Central (though that's not really a neg point for the hostel) - about 40 mins on the train into the centre of the city.
Noisy, especially at nights at the weekend - if you really need a good nights sleep then maybe consider getting a private room.
$175 a week is normal for YHAs but is expensive if you're a backpacker on a tight budget.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2016
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Room Tip: Richtiges 8- Mann Zimmer ist Pflicht
  • Stayed: January 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 2, 2015
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Room Tip: gar keins!
  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2010
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  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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