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Noosa Backpackers Resort Reviews

13 William Street, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland, Australia

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390 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Close to the Water and free surfboards and kayaks to borrow, Nice! And a Nice cafe, not too expensive. But the free wifi didn't work at all, 16 people had to share 1 shower, no aircon, our room was stinking hot. And it is far out. We also almost missed our bus because the shuttebusdriver forgot us. I would get a hostel closer to town, but it was a clean and quiet hostel.


It's a very clean and cute hostel! Liked it :-)

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location plays a big part of my stay. It was very quiet and also the atmosphere was maybe because of the location not very good. And the early closing time of the bar plays a part in that


Internet it s free but doesn t work well. My room was close to the kitchen and it was a lot of noise during the day and the night too. Kayak, bodysurf, surf for free was good.


Decent hostel with very comfortable beds, good location and free kayaks, surfboards and shuttle bus. Only thing that's missing is a washing line to hang wet clothes after the beach


laid back and calm but still a good place to stay!


In the middle of nowhere, you need to be at Noosa heads, staff were good and very helpful. Total rip off for what you get, it is in serious need of a clean and a lick of paint-run down doesn't cover it. Plus my bed linen was unclean a real pet peeve of mine. Rubbish atmosphere, v cliquish. Did one night (instead of 3) and moved to the YHA which was fab. Avoid!


Nice place in Noosa. A bit out of the centre, but lots of free buses go everyday from this place to the beach and Noosa Junction. Good place to have a beet or chill out. Ps. Good movie selecttion, but Please fix the sound of the television. People turn it very loud to hear the voices and other people walking around get nearly deaf.


Free shuttle around town was great as was secure locker with plug inside. Huge showers and toilet. Wifi was really bad but it was free.


kind of shabby


Booked for 3 nights stayed 7, a great place to stay, kayaks are free to hire and the river is a minute away. Shuttle bus in/out town , movies always being shown and a friendly atmosphere. Would stay here again


A little bit far out but free shuttle bus more than makes up for it and meets you at the bus terminal. Free equipment hire was great. Free small locker provided with two power points in the back was excellent, able to charge my valuables safely and at any time. One small downside, the room I stayed in has one partially open wall near the roof, I understand this is for ventilation which I appreciate but means you can hear anyone who is talking in the hall way. Overall a really good stay.


good location. helpful staff. only small blemish was the attention needed to the showers. maintenance required on the stall/dividing wall where some cheeky guest has drilled holes :D otherwise all good. will stay again/.


Very good :-)


On the day of my check in I called the place to say that I would get there late. Their staff cancelled my booking without contacting me. They said I didn't contact them. I lost my refund and almost couldn't find another place. Terrible approach

  • 30th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice comfy beds, big kitchen, bathrooms not great but not unclean. The location is the only thing, it's so far and there isn't anything around it. The shuttle bus put on by the hostel is great but it's a taxi journey anytime after 6.


Friendly and laid back


Great help in transportation to and from hostel. Area outside the dolphin room was not very well kept. Staff very friendly.


Pretty good hostel. The only downside is the location. That should be solved by the shuttle service but if this does not run on time and often leaves 15 minutes early, then it gets down to walking. No problem with that, it just takes a lot of time and that is a problem...

Owner Comment (Hide)
I am very sorry that you failed to notice that the road was closed for the Noosa Triathalon for some 8000 competitors. Unfortunately we need to walk out of the road closure area to get clear of competition, the nearest point to stop the courtesy bus. We therefore need to leave 15 min earlier for the first three courtesy runs to ensure we get you to meet your bus on time. This inconvenience is from 8am to 1pm for this day only. Thanks for your observation and understanding.


Good Hostel overall but would perfer to be closer to the Noosa town centre and beach but you do get lifts on the shuttle bus all day so is good. The lady behind the reception was very friendly and booked a few activites for me which was great!

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