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Backpackers @ 1770

22 Grahame Colyer Drive, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677 Australia
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#1 of 5 hostels in Agnes Water
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'A little out of the way, a lot out of the ordinary' Backpackers@1770 is a must stop of your east coast trip. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in our own little paradise, a home away from home. Step inside and be surrounded by a creative and welcoming culture. When travelling North, Agnes Water is the last place you can safely swim & surf, we are just a 5 minute walk from our pristine beach. At Backpackers at 1770 we cater to all of your home away from home needs including spacious dorms with the privacy of your own lockers and an ensuite per dorm room. All guests have access to free Wi-FI, BBQ and use of laundry! Socialise! Meet and greet in our outdoor living area. Friendly on site staff to assist with booking all of your Agnes Water/1770 & East Coast travel activities 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Full kitchen facilities, washing machine, book-swap, on-site van parking on request. We offer both mixed and single sex dorms, and provide work for accommodation opportunities.
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Free parking
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Lars A wrote a review June 2023
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This hostel is the best in Australia in my opinion, not because of the beds or anything like that, but becase of the people and the atmosphere. Oscar (the owner) is a super nice guy, he always treats guest with curtecy and respect. I stayed for a cupple of month and even worked a little as a cleaner (in exchanhe for living). Check this place out at least all you backpackers. Best of luck! -Larsikenz
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Get to know the locals, they’ll show you some secret beach spots away from all the noise!
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abcde96 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Pros: • Organised entertainment each night... pictionary, movie nights, werewolf etc which were good fun • Pool table • Sociable and chilled atmosphere • Duke and Roxy the dogs! Cons: • No lock or door on the bathroom... just a shower curtain. If this was open people can see you in the shower • The WiFi was poor and didn't reach our room. It also had a daily limit which didn't last long at all. You had to pay if you wanted extra • Towels not provided... you have to pay extra! We paid and got dirty towels twice and in the end gave up asking for a clean one • Kitchen was always very busy, VERY hot and VERY dirty. We didn't eat or cook in there as it was too dirty • No curtains on the windows so we woke up really early Sadly the negatives outweigh the positives for us at this hostel and we wouldn't visit again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Oscar Eunson, Owner at Backpackers @ 1770
Responded 27 Nov 2022
Thanks for the feedback, We will take it on board, There is a curtain to the bathroom and people respect that as well as you cant see through the frosted glass. We have done the wifi like that intentionally to make people more social and not sit in there rooms all night. We was all our towels and cloths, there no way you would have gotten a dirty towel. The kitchen gets cleaned from 10am - 12pm, 4pm and 9:45pm and when staff are around they swap out the dirty tea towels and top up the soaps etc. Sorry you felt this way, all the best and safe travels.
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Geno Figliolia wrote a review Jan 2022
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I stayed in this hostel for the first time in June 2019 and since then it is the place I always want to return to! the good vibe of the place is inexplicable! The staff, the owner and Duke 🐶 make the atmosphere of the hostel super special! Backpackers @ 1770 is MUST to do in Australia!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Oscar Eunson, Owner at Backpackers @ 1770
Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thank you very much Geno for leaving us a comment. It was a pleasure to have you back and we look forward to seeing you again before your next trips outside Australia. Backpackers@1770 Team
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Roscoe R wrote a review Jan 2022
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We’re not your regular backpackers, but we were back in the 1980’s. Staying at the backpackers was a sudden whim and are we glad we did. The place is funky, friendly, comfortable, professional and with plenty of character. We were welcome by all and had a great time. Big thanks to both the staff and the other residents…. Made me feel young again. Just love Agnes and the 1770 Backpackers, thank you
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Oscar Eunson, Dueño at Backpackers @ 1770
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for leaving us a comment. For us a hostel must transmit character and good vibes, a place to share travels and stories and we are very happy that your experience was like going back in time, old school backpackers! We hope to see you again, safe travels! Backpackers@1770 Team.
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Jessica F wrote a review Jan 2022
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Can’t rate this place high enough. The atmosphere and staff are amazing. 10/10 The rooms are large and comfortable. The group seating is great for meeting new people and the kitchen is large and very clean.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Jan 2022
Thank you for your comment, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Backpackers@1770 Team
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Tiffany D wrote a review Dec 2021
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Every time I come back here it feels like home. I just can’t seem to stay away! I love this place, the vibes, and the people make it so so special! Oscar and Javi have outdone themselves to create such an incredible space open for anybody. Definitely the perfect spot for solo travellers to come and meet other like-minded humans. If you’re into campfires, surfing, or just chillin in a hammock while petting a dog then this is the place for you. Crazy bunch of characters who you’ll meet, and it’s really the charm of the whole place. Every time I’m around the area I make sure to pop in, and you always bump into the same people coming back! Shoutout to Jack for taking me on a sunrise surf and for being permanently stoked~~
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Oscar Eunson, Dueño at Backpackers @ 1770
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a comment. It is a pleasure for us to have you here and to make you feel that this is your home. We hope to see you again soon! Backpackers@1770 Team
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Sam T wrote a review Dec 2021
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I very, very rarely leave reviews but I had to for this place, it's literally a Mecca for backpackers! An absolute MUST STAY! The owner is a genuine legend and has created a homely, quirky, chill environment that seems to bring people back again and again!! This place seems to attract the loveliest, most like minded people and Ive always have the best times here! It is the one place in Australia I felt the most at home and would recommend everyone to visit!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Oscar Eunson, Dueño at Backpackers @ 1770
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Hi Sam! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. It was a pleasure to have you here. Enjoy your new adventures and travels! Backpacker@1770 Team
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Francisco wrote a review Dec 2021
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Agnes Water took my heart a couple of years ago and after doing a loop to Australia I still consider this location to be the most magical place I've been. But my experience not only come from the place itself but also from what I experience at Backpackers@1770. I felt welcomed from the very beginning I stepped in. The atmosphere I could breath in from the staff members, the owner and the rest of the people who were also there was unreal. I've been coming back to Agnes every year ever since and stay at the hostel, vibes never changed. I'm definitely coming back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for leaving us a comment! this place will always be waiting for you for new adventures! Best of luck in your travels. Backpackers@1770 Team
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Adam wrote a review Dec 2021
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We had an amazing stay at Backpackers @ 1770. It is in a perfect location in town about 5 minute walk to the main surf beach or into town for a drink. Relaxed staff, awesome people and good vibes, we made friends in our stay we will have for life. What a great place!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 4 Jan 2022
Thank you Adam for leaving us a comment! It was so nice to have you here and we are super happy that you liked Agnes Water so much that you decided to stay and live in this beautiful town. Backpackers@1770 Team.
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Hannah W wrote a review Dec 2021
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We have been reoccurring guests at backpackers 1770, the staff are always amazing and can’t do enough for you, they are always so accomodating to myself and my children on our stays. The rooms are beautiful with a homely feel and you can find everything you need in the common areas, including plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied. Perfectly located right next to the beach and shopping facilities, there is also board hire available from reception, you can find everything you need for your time in Agnes just by talking to the friendly staff at backpackers 1770. I honestly couldn’t recommend this place high enough, hands down the nicest backpackers we have ever stayed in, we can’t wait until our next stay ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Jan 2022
Thank you Hannah for your comments. It is wonderful for us that the hostel is a place to visit as a family. We have already converted two rooms to private family rooms and we are also happy with the results. We look forward to seeing you and your children soon! Backpackers @1770 Team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backpackers @ 1770
Which popular attractions are close to Backpackers @ 1770?
Nearby attractions include Discover 1770 Holiday Shop (0.2 km) and Agnes Water- 1770 Cenotaph (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Backpackers @ 1770?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Backpackers @ 1770?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Backpackers @ 1770?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backpackers @ 1770?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Discovery at Agnes, Codie's Place, and Round Hill Road Pizza.
Is Backpackers @ 1770 located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Agnes Water.
Are any cleaning services offered at Backpackers @ 1770?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Backpackers @ 1770 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.