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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean, very modern and really really nice people. Honestly, I can't complain about anything. Moreover, they have lots of Kayaks, SUPs, Surfboards and Bodyboarss and you can hire them all for free! Amazing

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been travelling for over two months now and this is still one of the best hostels we've stayed in. We stayed in a private double and compared to others it was relatively cheap, clean and cosy. The hostel had free wifi that we could connect to in our room as well as free Netflix on the TV. The facilities... More 

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great stay, I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our staff. We look forward to maybe seeing you again some day. Enjoy the rest of your travels :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like home for two days. Big room for 8 beds, clean communal bathrooms. Lovely staff. Hired some paddle boards for no extra charge and went across the road to the river. 15min walk to jetty or grocery store. Kitchen was a little small but had everything you could need.

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Thank 166crw
Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us :) and that you took advantage of our location to enjoy the creek (our backyard) and our beautiful beaches. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our fabulous staff. Enjoy the rest of your travels More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manager is the worst person I've ever met, he doesn't respect anybody.The kitchen is small and dirty, showers are cold, really noisy ever after 11pm. Manager got cameras everywhere so he can watch you at all time. Don't go there !

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Thank Jean-Philippe P
Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Firstly I would like to say that our manager often gets compliments on how he runs our hostel. So I am unsure if you have had any direct issue with them? Which if it’s the case then perhaps you should contact us directly to discuss. Our Kitchen is on a strict cleaning regimen throughout the... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Hostel is really cosy! Rooms are nice and lockers in the room! Clean and safe place. A lot of free activities and the staff is really nice. I really enjoyed my time there. Detinitely could go again!!!

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Thank Elli R
Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Elli :) we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff. Safe travels and we would be more than happy to have you stay with us again! More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Free pick ups and drop offs to the bus stop. Activities on every day. The owners are really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The hostel was a lot bigger that I thought it was going to be. There are outdoor and indoor areas. There are a lot of workers so it was quite quiet during the day then... More 

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us :) Enjoy the rest of your travels it was a pleasure to meet you. More 

Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were travelling through from Sydney to Brisbane and decided that we needed to get off the road for the night. When we came across this place I was amazed at how cool the place was! The Hostel itself had a cool vibe with everyone mingling and have a ball! When we checked in the staff had everyone playing Beer... More 

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! We love hearing that our guests take advantage of all that the Coffs Coast and Aussitel have to offer. Safe travels and we hope to see you again some day. More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

For the grand total of $0 we were able to surf, kayak and paddleboard. No other hostel competes with that value. The owners and staff are incredible and help create a unique vibe. They offer a plethora of activities to keep you busy. I personally recommend the "look at me now" headland at emerald beach for a sunset or dorrigo... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay during farm work with no expectations this can be your place but, if you're looking rest and sleep keep away from this place! Is a YHA backpackers much better for a little more, don't worth to stay in aussitel as you need to share with people that are "permanent residents"... More 

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Thank Ana T
Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ana T We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us however there are a few points i would like to make, we do try and keep the noise level down after 11.00 pm and as such have a sign at reception where you could have contacted us about your concerns. We live on... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Friendly staff, we were all picked up from our bus at 0600AM but could not check in to our room until 1000AM, but we just slept on the sofa's. Clean environment. Has a pool table which is good for friendly competitions. My only complaint would be we found there was a slight clique within the hostel. Would recommend as has... More 

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found our staff friendly as we all aim to please and make our guests feel welcome. Enjoy the rest of your travels :) More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aussitel Coffs Harbour Backpackers is owned and managed by Paul and Cath, with excellent staff to help you have a great time. It is a friendly, open place that many people have been happy to call home! It is busy, active and vibrant with exceptionally high standards of professional service. We keep up to date with all the latest developments and ensure we can offer you the best quality activities and prices available. Free Surfboards, Free Bodyboards, Free Surf Kayaks, Free Canoes, Free Stand Up Paddleboards, Free Snorkel Gear, Free Fishing Rods, Free WiFi in all areas! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aussitel Backpackers

Address: 312 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $27 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Dorms are super clean as well as the bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles bulldogs2266, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“12 has a pool view ;)”
 of 5 bubbles brookea533, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“dorms obviosuly have betetr value, but if you want privateness go for a single room.”
 of 5 bubbles Sarasadventures, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't bother paying for a private room as you'll want to spend most of your time socialising here anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles izandstu, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“For Five dollars more a day you can rent the private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles DGNZ88, 22 Jul 2014 | Read review
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