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“The only positive is the location” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Beach Backpackers

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Ocean Beach Backpackers
Shirley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The only positive is the location”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2010

The title of this review says it all. This was our final week in Australia and just wanted beach and sun. We were recommended this hostel by a travel agent. We had met up with some friends who were traveling and seen their hostel and was pleasantly surprised. This was what made me agree to trying the hostel. It was less than a minute walk from the beach but we found ourselves staying on the beach from 9am to 6pm just to avoid going back. The rooms were dirty, the staff were rude and the kitchen...dont get me started. There was no backpackers vibe and the other people staying there weren't to impressed either (reassuring that it wasnt just me!). The bed was like sleeping on bare springs and my flip flops didnt leave my feet in the washroom. Shockingly poor.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank skylapuds
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kampala, Uganda
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29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2010

if this hostel were any closer to the beach, it would be washed away at high tide. you get all the amenities of the beachfront bar that is attached to the Ocean Beach Hotel with the gorgeous views of the infamous cottesloe sunsets, except at backpackers' prices. i was in a 6-bed female dorm, with a window overlooking the ocean. linens were clean and generous (i.e. they gave you a pillow, which many other hostels in oz did not), and importantly, the area is super quiet despite being on a main street. staff were friendly and helpful and the burger place next door was top. would definitely stay here again if i was ever back in the neighborhood!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HibiscusByTheSea
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2009

Booked in for several nights, didn't stay one. The 8 bed dorm had dirty dinner plates and sand on the mattresses of the empty beds, smelled of damp, and had people's stuff everywhere. One shower/toilet for the whole room too. The room mates were very friendly but this place just needs a total refurb. Kitchen is small and surprise surprise, dirty dishes and mess everywhere. Stay at the excellent emperors crown and get the bus to the beach here - do yourself a favour!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank manchesterrocks
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Travelers are raving about these Cottesloe hotels

Down, Northern Ireland
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67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2009

We booked a double room and were put in a dorm that would hold 6. The check-in process was so unorganised we didn't know if more people would be coming into the room or not! It was so dirty, the shower was full of sand, mud and hairs. The whole bathroom was really dirty. Sand all over the floor. The bedsheets were all dirty and old. There were cockroaches everywhere, in the room, kitchen etc. When you switched the light on at night you would just see beetles all over the floor. In the kitchen there are no bowls, plates or cutlery, you have to give a deposit for these, and when they give them to you they are unwashed! The kitchen is very dirty and has no seating so you don't really want to cook anyway. Quite noisy at night. Only good thing is the location so you can spend all your time away from the place at the beach!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sorrel J
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New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2009

Worst experience of my backpacking life, this place was awful. Yes the beach was great but the staff, the room and the overall feel of it was horrible, lasted a few hours before we packed our bags and headed back into the city. AWFUL!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cab1981
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Dublin
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2008

Only stayed a week but it was our inspiration to live and work in WA.

Located on the most beautiful beach in an up-market superb, it would be easy to stay here for months, which most of the people staying there seemed to be doing.

Good atmosphere there and staff were very helpful, but it's the location beside the beach and next door to the Ocean Beach Hotel that make it a winner.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank KaiserShane
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Manchester
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2007

Excellent Backpackers!!! Right facing the beach, the bottle shop, bars next door, couldn't get much better. (not loud though!) Staff great although the cafe could be alot better. Value for money!! Make sure you check out Sunday day at the Cott!!!

  • Liked — Atmosphere!
  • Disliked — Cafe next door
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank AlisonMcNab
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Property: Ocean Beach Backpackers
Address: 1 Eric St, Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Cottesloe
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Cottesloe
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Number of rooms: 75
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