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1770 Southern Cross Backpackers

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The setting of the hostel is lovely and the staff are friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in (superior double) was a decent size and good value for money. Unfortunately the hostel lacks the very basics - it has so much potential. There were signs all round the hostel informing guests that blankets are available, but when I went...

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1770southerncross, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments on our lovely hostel and our friendly staff. I am sure if you had made a complaint about the blanket and towels that my staff would have contacted me. We are a family run hostel and we live on the property. I am so sorry, but it must have been one of...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I've come across, the place is huge, pool, walking tracks, bar, scooteroo, there is so much to do and at the same time you can spend a few days doing nothing like chilling out by the lake. Regular shuttles into town so you're not to far out.

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1770southerncross, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. As my husband and I built this whole thing from virgin bush to what it is now, it makes me so proud to see people enjoying what we have created. It has been a true labor of love. What makes us so unique is that the hostel is set in 15acres of...

Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I had a really nice time at Southern Cross Backpackers. I got picked up by a shuttle from the Greyhound bus stop and while I checked in, my backpack was already taken to my room. The staff is very friendly and the athmosphere is nice. The rooms were clean and in bungalow-style. The whole property looks really nice, with a...

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lisa c, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise. I am also glad that you mentioned about there not being much to do in the town. The town of Agnes is only tiny but there are lots of things to do to keep people occupied for...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a really good time. The hostel is a bit out of the town, but a shuttle bus runs from the hostel and back all day so this was never a problem. The rooms were clean and the staff were really friendly. There is free wifi in the common area (which was surprisingly...

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lisa c, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Sounds as though you had a wonderful time here at Southern Cross. It is unfortunate that we don't have laundry facilities, but as we run on pure rain water here, it is impossible to put in washing machines. Our shuttle busses do run into the town laundry. We have a $5 day...

Emsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean, set in beautiful surroundings, so it serves the needs of the average backpacker. It's a bit out of Agnes Water, but there is a shuttle bus (though beware, the Swedish girls who drive it are among the worst drivers I've ever encountered!), and quite often the free WiFi doesn't work. The hostel lacks an atmosphere however;...

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lisa c, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your nice comment regarding our lovely surroundings. I am sorry if you thought that the Swedish girls driving the bus back then were bad drivers. We had no reports of this from any of the hundreds of guests who stayed during the time those girls were with us. Even our other staff who travelled...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The grounds of the hostel are beautiful on 16 acres of land and rooms/beds were clean.Staff was mostly helpful, shuttle into town and free breakfast is a nice bonus but unfortunately they owners don't do a lot to encourage a social atmosphere. Since it is out of town I expected there to be more of a social vibe but it...

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lisa c, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes I do agree that the social atmosphere was lacking a bit but now that my husband and I are back driving the wheel, so to speak, we have bought back the parties, the evening games, the camp fires, home cooked meals and our bar is pumping. I am so glad that you enjoyed everything...

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying the only thing about this hostel is that it's a little way from town. But they have a shuttle bus that runs, so it's easy to get to town and back. It's a nice hostel with a great atmosphere. A common area with ping pong & pool. Free wifi!

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lisa c, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review. So glad you enjoyed your stay here in our little piece of paradise. Being a little way out of the town is what makes our Hostel so special. If we were any closer we would not have our16 acres of beautiful nature, kangaroos hopping in for a visit and our gorgeous little private...

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I got in from the Premier bus at 3am and the shuttle was quick and we went straight into an overnight room. The bathrooms were clean but the toilets need some serious bleach. The $5 day stay is really good if you're leaving on a late bus as well. It gives you complete access to all the facilities there. Even...

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1770southerncross, Manager at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and I am very pleased you enjoy your stay. Re the toilets - As you know we use rainwater here, not town water supply and we use our pure water for drinking and cooking. This means recycled water is used on the gardens and water to flush the loos is in fact drawn from the dam....

Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Manager was very rude. I think they need a younger, cooler person who can inject a bit of life into the place. Bar close's early, and the atmosphere was a bit dull. Otherwise a great place place and all the other staff where nice, friendly, and helpful.

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1770southerncross, Manager at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. It is the role of a hostel manager to operate in the best interests of the owner and, from time to time, this might mean that more firmness in dealing with customers than is usual. If you construed this as rudeness, this is unfortunate. It would appear on the basis of previous reviewer comments as well,...

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Although there isn't much going on in the town of 1770, I came here and stayed at Southern Cross Backpackers for 2 nights. I've stayed at many hostels in Australia and this by far was my favourite so far on my tour up the east coast. I wouldn't even call it a hostel, it's like glamping. You stay in dorm...

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lisa c, Owner at 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review. You obviously took in the whole beautiful vibe of our little piece of paradise. I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience. I am sure you will always keep a little piece of us in your heart.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and experience for yourself, a resort style hostel with a Club Med feel! Get comfy in our large 4-6 share ensuite dorms that wont break your budget, or pamper yourself in our private deluxe double rooms or Family room with ensuite, TV, DVD & fridge. Dorms & doubles with shared facilities also available. Huge common area with Digital TV, Ping pong, Fuseball, Pool table and cozy fireplace for the Winter. We have a swimming pool with elephant fountains perfect for cooling off after a hot day at the beach. Hammocks to chill out with a good book and lots of under-cover areas to get out of the sun or rain. The resort is set on 15 acres of land with a pretty little lake that has a jetty a free paddle boat, horses grazing in the paddocks and loads of tropical gardens to stroll through, perfect for nature lovers. Lots of areas for a bit of meditation or yoga as the sun is rising or setting or a game of football, volley ball or cricket. During your stay why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in our "Healing Hut". (extra special prices for our guests)Our on site bar "Karma bar" with super cheap drinks and beer garden surrounds the pool area and is perfect for the afternoon drink to quench your thirst after you arrive home from any of the amazing tours Agnes / 1770 has to offer. Free Breakfast Free Tea & Coffee all day every day!Free Motel Quality Linen.Free DVD hire.Free Courtesy Shuttle to beach + shops (3 minute drive)Free pickup for the Greyhound bus service* FREE 24 hour WIFI, and a cinema room. We believe that we have something pretty special here at Southern Cross and we want to share it with YOU! Our Motto LIVE IN THE DREAM! Get up to date with life at the hostel on our Facebook page Southern Cross Backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers

Address: 2694 Round Hill Rd, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677, Australia (Formerly 1770 Southern Cross Tourist Retreat)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Agnes Water
Price Range: $22 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 1770 Southern Cross Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for a room with a hammock out front !”
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“Private doubles are quiet and reasonably priced.”
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WeeeeBa, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi in bar area. I stayed in the Austria room, it was quiet and I had a very comfy nights sleep.”
Annon1800, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Doubles have a nice patio!!! Also at some of the cabins have a barbecue/bonfire place!”
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