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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Awful, awful, awful experience. Rude staff. Dirty and Smelly rooms (bed sheets had dirt/sand on them). The whole house is completely run down. Bathroom/Toilet right next to the kitchen. Arrived at the backpackers and found that the room we were allocated absolutely stunk. It was uninhabitable, unfortunately this was at 11pm at night and we had no way of going...

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1Thank James M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2012

The hostel is very run down. It needs a major uplift. Maybe they can exchange a paint job or something for accommodation for any working travellers. So that's my 1 out of 5. Two 5/5s--the atmosphere and the location. The atmosphere I think was more because of the residents there than anything, but still good. Everyone was really friendly, I'm...

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1Thank glache
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2012

The Cottontree website, and our guidebook had promised us a 'relaxed hostel' with free bike, boogie board and surf board hire. Well, relaxed is one way of putting it. The living room is cramped, and the springs in the sofas must have broken long ago. Admittedly, they have a tv and hard-drive with films on, but incessant re-reuns of Modern...

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Thank Rachel B
Brisbane
Reviewed 29 January 2012

While the reception staff were friendly this property is really just a big boarding house for young overseas and Australian people living and working in Maroochydore and surrounds. I stayed in an 8-bed dorm and it contained at least one hutch with personal items all over it, indicating that at least one person in the room lived there permanently. I...

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1Thank andrewgills
Sunshine Coast
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Positives: Great location NEGATIVES: Run down, to many unnecessary house rules, quality of rooms is poor and minimal, quite dirty for a backpackers, pet hair on supposedly 'clean' bed when arrived AND WORST OF ALL the manger seems to not be interested in people or any problems that are raised. Would not give refund due to our disgust of the...

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3Thank jared544
Esperance, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Thought I would write a quick review about our stay here. I visited Maroochydore with my fiance and booked a private room at this hostel. I've stayed at many backpackers so I know the deal and that's fine, we like the vibe in hostels. The problem was however for some reason the owner has the cleaners come in at around...

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Thank Simmosis
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2011

i came to stay at cotton tree backpackers alone as i wanted to explore maroochydore, i got to the hostel and the owner was very unhelpful, in fact it seemed like i was bothering her by checking in. i was then taken upstairs to an 8 bed dorm with windows flying open, no security at all and floor hadnt been...

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Thank likestoreview
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2011

This is the best backpacker i hav ever stayed till now. Ah, damn, i hav no words to define, its just cool, [-] perfect in every sense. Everyone visiting Maroochy, simply go to cotton tree backpacker. Be yourself

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Thank waz-the-raider
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2010

Booked a couple of nights and stayed 3 weeks. Hostel is old but clean and very homely. Everyone was very friendly and the staff were extremely helpful. It's so close to the beach and they have free surf boards and bikes. Not a party hostel - thank goodness! Loved it.

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Thank waytogo96
Sydney
Reviewed 21 December 2009

I'm just back from staying in this hostel for four days, and I feel strongly enough about it to post a review. Good points: The location is great - five minutes walk from the beach. The room was nice - small but clean and pleasant. The resident dog Nelson was friendly. Bad points: The kitchens were dirty. Okay, in backpackers...

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Address: 15 The Esplanade | Cottontree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maroochydore
Number of rooms: 12
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