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Coogee Beach House Reviews

171 Arden st Coogee, Sydney, Australia

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255 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Coogee Beach House is a great place to stay, the atmosphere is friendly so it was easy to meet people. Despite it being winter there was still a nice mix of working travelers who helped me get a job straight away. The hostel is kind of older style but extremely clean and they do an excellent free breakfast every day!

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pretty good place to stay. The only thing I would say is that the hostel should make an effort to get long term residents to clean up their rooms. The smell of feet in my room was terrible and it took 2 days before I actually saw the floor for all the c$£p on it. Other than that not the worst place to stay. would recommend it to others.


Friendly staff and guests. Very well kept rooms and failities, and only a stone's throw away from the beach.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel in an excellent location (30m from the beach) Its good its has its free coffee and tea 24/7 and it also offers a simple breakfast. its not true there are free surfboards for the price there should be free wi fi in order to be a good value for money

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Hi Luca , there is 10 surfboards and body boardson the back balcony for guests to use free of charge .


The towels for rent were a bit small and grungy (clearly been used a lot!), but otherwise it was a pleasant enough stay!

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, good value - totally looked after me after a traumatic experience in Sydney. Coogee is awesome, stay here for sure!


Very friendly and helpful staff, fantastic location next to the beach. All facilities provided for a comfortable stay.


Just 2min.walk to Coogee Beach and bus stops. You have to pay for the Wifi, no alcohol allowed, stright breakfast times, clean bathrooms, nice tv room. The Hostel is under video control, but the door is open during the day and the reception is not open.


Can not say a bad word about this hostel, the staff were lovely, they cleaned the place top to bottom every single day, there wasn't a time I didn't notice someone cleaning actually, I thought to myself "do any of these staff take a break?!" The kitchen was so cute and well clean, again - the staff always cleaned up after you even when you tried washing up yourself they just insisted you didn't! The lounge was so comforting with an amazing tv to watch. It was so homely and I was sad to leave.


The hardest working staff except management you'll find. the clientele makes this place like hell at night and could be an asylum for insomniacs. if you like the out of control lifestyle, this is your Mecca. weekends are the best time to experience the street noise in addition to the resident hooligans, which make the english soccer fans blush.


Top location, friendly, clean, massive TV. Fair share of experiences in hostels around the world, and for Australian standards for me it did not meet requirements, very disappointed in the dorm rooms particularly the bunk beds no railing on the top to stop you rolling over, no ladder to climb up, very flimsy and wobbly. After having a family member die from a bunk bed accident, it's a big shock to me. For the money you pay I expect better. Mostly long termers.

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