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Surfside Backpackers

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to stay in this hostel for a week and ended up staying there for 2 months, the idea of the "coogee bubble" is the perfect way to describe the atmosphere, make friends that will last a lifetime! Perfect location right by the wonderful coogee beach, staff helped with any queries or problems. Wouldn't hesitate to come back again!!!

Thank Josh G
Coogee, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most wonderful two months here with my three friends. The atmosphere was buzzing and met lots of new friends along the way. The view is mesmerising when the sun is shining, location perfect for a stroll to the local shops!! Very efficient staff helped if there was a problem or any queries. Would I come back? Yes

Thank jackaston1998
Scone, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in all types of backpackers in and out of OZ and this one is in a great location, right on Coogee beach which is what you're paying for. Comparing the standards to others, it was dirty with stains in curtains and bedsheets and the 'free parking' is street parking so in the busy, touristy location, this makes it...

Thank traciegila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a quick stay and ended up leaving 4 months later with a load of memories and several handful of friends. It's all about location location location and it's a Coogee bubble that u never want to end. A very easy goin hostel with all the means that u need. For a single person traveling I always felt I...

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I have really enjoyed my time at Surfside my partner and I stayed here while searching for a place to rent. The people are lovely and the community feeling is so rare in Sydney that you instantly at home. Loving my stay 😁😁

Thank Keerie B
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. It is dingy dirty , and I did not feel safe due to the questionable characters who stay here. There was a 60 year old man in my room , who was constantly rolling joints on his bed and he shouted at me in the middle of the night ....

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting, it's a shame as the staff are all really lovely. But the Place literally stinks and the floors are filthy. It's completely infested with bed bugs you can literally see them crawling about. Everyone is covered in bites it just seemed to be the norm. I have stayed in hostels all over Asia for penny's and never came...

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with two friends and stayed 7 nights over Christmas and New year. It was by far the worst hostel I have stayed at in the 10 months I have been travelling. Firstly there was 7 people crammed into a tiny room with no lockers, fan or air con so it was uncomfortably hot. The balcony outside our...

Thank Roxanne S
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Keep in mind if you book that this is in fact a hostel, that means shared accommodation and often loud. This place is literally right across the street from the beach, so lovely. Staying here definitely made my time in Sydney more memorable with the beach time. I found it to be clean and the staff was helpful. For a...

Thank jnjacobs21
Bingley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I booked in to stay at the hostel for a week. We left after 2 nights it was that bad and were not refunded. We have stayed in many hostels and this one is by far the worst. We noticed many people leaving during our short stay here and everyone we spoke to was having a bad...

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Staying in Coogee

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Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs that does not have big waves, making it an excellent family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity footballers! A little further south is Wylie’s Baths, offering sweeping 180 degree views over the Pacific Ocean, and it is perfect for a swim or a few laps. Plenty of dining choices surround the beach, including the famous fish and chips.
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Additional Information about Surfside Backpackers

Address: 186 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee > Coogee
Price Range: $27 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“all bad, dark rooms, over crowded and filthy”
metal6666, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“dont's step in this place”
de4thelement, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“brilliant staff good views great times”
C881YPjeffb, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a room at all here”
SidneyVdA, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“there are no good rooms. stay somewhere else”
562davew, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
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