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134 Total Reviews
  • 50%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 50%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

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Check in was really unorganised, people double booked and no sympathy from any staff even though it was their fault. If you book in hostel world you MUST ring to reconfirm because they don't even have an IT system. I don't understand why they are on here if they don't have an online check in system. The owner is very temperamental, and often rude to guests. Bedrooms were basic and bedding worn out. Also, no security. Only saving grace was the meal deal and the toilet and bathroom facilities.


Lucky if you can't speak english because that owner is rude as f*ck.


Everything was really good! There is only one little downside and thats the owner. He's very outspoken and can be kinda rude. But that didnt affect my stay at all! Great hostel! Go there if you're in agnes!


The owner is an absolute ASS!!! i would defiantly not recommend staying here. He abused us and i also witness him abusing other people!!! Hostel is clean thats about it! No security the rooms do not lock. I would not trust leaving anything valueable there. I would defiantly no recommend cool bananas......

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The rooms weren't locked as nobody locks the sliding doors plus there were no lockers. The biggest problem about the atmosphere was the boss always speaks harsh and loud. So even if you're at the other end of the room you hear what he says (or complains about).


The best backpacker i stayed in! The yard is amazing to chill and the free Internet is great. The staff is really helpful and nice and everything is clean. Plus the 6$ meal is good.


Owners made us feel unwelcome as though we were intruders in their personal space. Very particular about how things are kept. We arrived at 7pm and had booked a female dorm. Upon arrival, we were told that our room wasn't ready yet. When we finally checked in, it was not a female dorm as we had requested. When bought this to the owners attention, we were rudely told that there was nothing they could do because they were fully booked. There must be better hostels in 1770. Wouldn't recommend.


At cool bananas, they don't need a security guard as Greg the owner knows when someone isn't living there and he is also the cleanest person in the worlds and so is the hostel!! The staff are all lovely and wild! Location could not be better if they tried. Supermarket, gas station, tattoo & piercing studio and info centre and main beach are literally 5 minutes away. Kitchen has everything you need and spacious. Can't fault this hostel.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Honestly my favorite hostel so far and I would have loved to have stayed for a lot longer! The people staying there were the nicest, friendliest people ever, the lounge room with free wifi was awesome for hang outs with everyone and everything was very very clean especially the kitchen - great stay!

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


Very nice indoor and outdoor communal area which is very good for socializing, super clean, close to the beach and shops in town. Best hostel I've ever stayed at.


Cool bananas is one of the best places ive stayed in Australia! staff are really helpful and the hostel overall was really clean! i think the owner has a little OCD ;) I Loved the whole atmosphere of the place! i would recommend cool bananas to anyone! =D


Best hostel on the east coast! This hostel is perfect for meeting people and has a real good atmosphere. Booked an extra night to chill out a bit more. Beach and supermarket nearby. Only thing is everything is wide open always and all the time, no place for your valuables!


Very nice hostel with a good atmosphere. It's a great place to relax for a couple of days. Would recommend it to everyone.

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