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Surfside Coogee Beach Backpackers Reviews

186 Arden Street, Coogee, Sydney, Australia

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395 Total Reviews
  • 54%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 51%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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It's a backpacker party hostel. The location is awesome , very good bus connections. Don't stay if you want a quiet night. I met awesome people there and had a great weekend.


DO NOT STAY HERE!! Without doubt the dirtiest hostel i have ever stayed in (even in developing countries we had not seen anything like it: layers of dirt in the bathroom, really grimy sinks, with puddles of stagnant water on the floor due to the drains not working properly. There is no way the bedrooms can get cleaned regularly as the floors are hardly visible due to so much rubbish.Tiny, dirty kitchen, not big enough at all for the amount of guests. Only positive was the location next the beach

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I am happy suprised about this place. Good vibes, great location and friendly staff. I was staying in 6-bed female dormitory and this room is top! Totally recommend this hostel to everyone.


Pretty average for a hostel. We really liked the walk in fridge, large kitchen, and balconies. The room we were in didn't have a door handle... also the beds are missing some bottom slats so you tend to sink through if you're on a top bunk. Also it would help if their were hooks on the doors in the bathroom to hang towels or clothes while you shower or change.


Very dirty guesthouse. To be avoided!


I would not recommend this hostel to my worst enemy. Disgusting and unclean. Sleeping on the beach would of been a much better option. This place needs to be inspected and shut down.

  • 28th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really friendly staff. Very helpful, thank you.


It's rather pricey for how dirty it is, there's cockroaches everywhere, which I found to be quite common in Australia, but they were everywhere. No a/c it was super steamy. Fun atmosphere Tho we met some cool people and it was right across from a beautiful beach and close to some restaurants and shops. Great spot to crash, u really don't need to spend too much time in the hostel anyway with the beach right there. I would stay again cuz of the location.


Being an international client, a need for a shuttle bus to and from the airport, would have me recommend my colleagues and networking partners or families to consider your hotel for their next holiday. You can incorporate the cost of into your hotel room fares because the taxi fare for an individual or a group is very expensive and varies from taxi to taxi. Public Transport was very convenient. and I did enjoy my stay there!

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Was robbed of my deposit

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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