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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Coffs Harbour Saturday morning with no reception until 10..waited around (did request early check in) when we checked in at apprx half 2 only to be told we hadn't been booked in our private room which we booked 2 months ago through Booking.com and a managers error! Not the most helpful to solve this just to offer... More 

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Thank Challisss
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed at, clearly made a massive effort to keep it clean and tidy, despite the previous reviews! The manager was super helpful, and made me and my husband feel very welcome engaging in various conversations. Even giving us free meal vouchers, which we used in the super nice restaurant downstairs. For anyone British, it's... More 

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Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Spent a few hours in this pub, the meals were very good, in particular the steaks. We travelled with friends and all enjoyed the food. Apart from the steaks one person had the shepherds pie which was also very good. Location is very central to Coffs Harbour township but on the main highway so a little noisy outsife

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Thank Classik H
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

My friend & I stayed, and it was nice. The beds are comfortable. The only downside to the rooms was the bass that pounded up from the club below on the weekend. Aside from that, we both felt that the customer service was great! Hayden was wonderful to deal with! When we arrived, unfortunately we had to stay at another... More 

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Thank Jamie F
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Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I only stayed here for one night and that was one night too many! very poorly kept hostel, lockers inadequately kept with most of the locks not even working and doors hanging off. we tried to avoid the kitchen as much as we could during our short stay as it was utterly repulsive. the pots and pans were put back... More 

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2 Thank hazbaeman
Hayden R, Manager at Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for us. We use feedback to constantly improve our offering and ensure we’re on the right track. My name is Hayden and I am the Accommodation Manager of Plantation Backpackers. Firstly, I’d like to address a couple of your complaints. Our bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis. There... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

Me and my friend stayed for one night as there was no space in our previous hostel..I'm so happy it was only one night. The whole place just isn't clean. The kitchen felt sticky and dirty, and the rooms smell. I'm on a budget so am used to staying in hostels but this one jut wasn't up to scratch..if you... More 

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Thank Marthaannie
Hayden R, Manager at Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Martha, I am very disappointed to hear of your experience. We aim for a high standard of cleanliness, and what you've experienced isn't good enough. We are in the process of replacing the flooring in our kitchen as it is not suitable for a high-traffic kitchen area. We are hoping that this will eliminate the "stickiness". Every morning, we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Roms are very bad and it smells in the rooms. Most time nobody is at the Reception. Service is not avalable. We asked for pillow nothing happened. Rooms and Bathrooms haven't been cleand, bins haven't been emty and under the bed was rubbish.

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2 Thank Conrad R
Hayden R, Manager at Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Conrad, I am very disappointed to hear of your experience. We aim for a high standard of cleanliness, and what you've experienced isn't good enough. Every morning, we apply an odour neutralizer and deodorizer to our carpets to ensure they are smelling fresh. We also sanitize our carpets on a regular basis with a commercial cleaner/sanitizer and have a... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

You don't expect an amazing room for 80 dollars, but neither do you expect a week's worth of scum round the sink, crap all over the floor, and someone else's pubes on the bed. Room was revolting so we asked for another, which was equally as rough. Do yourself a favour and hit one of the motels 20 yards down... More 

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Thank Jason E
Hayden R, Manager at Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jason, I am very disappointed to hear of your experience. We aim for a high standard of cleanliness, and what you've experienced isn't good enough. Please send an email to hayden@plantationhotel.com.au with details of your stay (what date you arrived, what room you were allocated) so I can investigate this further. Regards, Hayden Ryan Accommodation Manager Plantation Backpackers More 

New South Wales, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2014

i think the backpackers at the plantation hotel is very clean i love the beds very private and the nice balcony i go there every new years 3 years runnen now i enjoy it my name is leslie smith keep up the good work hayden and ill seeya on the 31st mate

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Thank graftonguy36
Hayden R, Manager at Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Leslie, Thanks for the feedback - we really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you over the New Year! Regards, Hayden Ryan Accommodation Manager Plantation Backpackers More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

Las minute one night booking as first choice hostel was full. Room dirty- sink not clean and dusty, decor dated, corridor carpets dated and dirty. Bed clean and ok and price ok. Part of hostel closed for renovation so will hopefully improve. Restaurant downstairs ok for quick meal. Served its purpose for one night. Parking on street only if you... More 

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Hayden R, Manager at Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience with us – it is good to hear about your experience (whether it was positive or negative) as we are under new management and are constantly looking for ways to improve. I’m disappointed to hear that the cleanliness of the venue wasn’t up to your standards –... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Coffs Harbour, close to everything, Central Backpackers offers clean and tidy accommodation for the budget traveler with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. With an onsite Bar and Restaurant, in the Plantation Hotel we have all your needs covered including FREE WiFi, complementary toiletries on arrival,'Our staff have a wealth of knowledge about the local area and everything it has to offer. "Come join us for the time of your LIFE." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central Backpackers

Address: 88 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia (Formerly Plantation Backpackers)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $31 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“good hotel nice food nice hostel 2 stay overnight and a great nightlife and great staff”
 of 5 bubbles graftonguy36, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs to block out the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles mrdamage101, 16 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Room 12(6share)- Access to the porch Room 15(10share) - Access to the balcony 4,6,7,9,10,12,14 have windows all overlooking the balcony. On the balcony for those of you who smoke can smoke, also chairs and a table are located on the balcony. Room 15 has shower and toilet in room. Other rooms use a Male and Female common toilets. Also for those of you in transit and have a bus at like 03:00 and are waiting in the lounge and you still fancy a shower, there is a shower next to the lounge.”
  • Room 15 (10 dorm) own shower and toilet in room
 of 5 bubbles Mattheww23, 29 Feb 2012 | Read review
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