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Aussitel Backpackers
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 20 July 2011

I came to Coffs Harbour after a very hectic time in Sydney, and was pleasantly surprised, the place was friendly, relaxing and welcoming. The whole of Coffs Harbour was a nice rest from Sydney.
From just sitting, chilling out on the sofa watching a few films with other people, to the free activities, there was never a time I felt out of place.
It's not a big hostel but that's where it gains points as you make friends there, and I would definitely return. Thanks for a great stay x

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2011

Aussitel is great, everything you would want a hostel to be. Staff are friendly, facilities great, eg brilliant selection of movies for if wether is rubbish.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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England
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

The hostel has a nice homely feeling to it, the staff especially Kath are really nice. There are pictures etc. on the wall that you can tell people have put a lot of effort into! Only downside is that it's a bit of a walk from the town, but that does make it closer to the beaches. You get free use of canoes and stuff which I've not seen at any other hostel!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

I checked in for 1 night... and stayed much longer. I absolutely loved it. Everyone is your friend, ive been away for over a year and met some great people, but those at Aussitel will remain friends. The staff were fantastic, and couldnt do enough to help you and make you feel at home. There are things to do everyday and every night, although they arent pushy about it, I found that their 'all you can eat pancake night' was great fun, and a great way to meet fellow travels. Free Canoe, boogie board, skim boards, fishing rods etc. We even had a 'pub quiz' and punch night, even though this is not a party hostel, you can still have a good time with a small group of like minded people, but when you wanted to sleep the noise from, the social area never drifted back to the dorms, and then I could just crash out and watch any film for free!!. Great times, thanks guys

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2010

We stayed at Aussitel in a 6 bed dorm for 2 nights and enjoyed it. We aren't looking for partying and so have been trying to avoid larger hostels and this was good. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were too. The kitchen had a few little cockroachs and flies but on the whole was clean and reasonably well equipped.

The guests were mostly travelling passing through between Sydney/Newcastle and Bryon Bay and everyone was friendly. The staff are the real asset of this place as Frank and co helped sort out onward travel (when we thought we'd be sleeping on the beach in Bryon) and trips. They have been backpackers themselves but have setled down for a bit and so bring experience and a continuity to the place.

The location is about a 15 minute walk from the beach/harbour but nearer to town for it and the river is right next door if you want to borrow a canoe for the day.

If you want some night life it's in the form of the fellow travellers as they is plenty of space and due to the layout noise doesn't travel to the rooms allowing the hostel to cater for all.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aussitel Backpackers
Address: 312 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Coffs Harbour
Price range (per night): $26 - $56
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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