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Surfside Coogee Beach Backpackers Reviews

186 Arden Street, Coogee, Sydney, Australia

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393 Total Reviews
  • 46%Value For Money
  • 50%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 55%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 40%Cleanliness
  • 46%Facilities

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Love this place. Perfect location next to the best beaches of Sydney. Every night smashing it

  • 16th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Perfect location on the beach front, comfy beds we got to stay in a double too which was lovely! Pans in kitchen are abit rubbish no chance of frying an egg as everything sticks and electric hobs take forever to get hot. As a couple everyone was really friendly and accomodating daniella was awesome. The lack of wifi is a downfall even the codes did not work. The 3 aud taken for washing bed sheets is also the reason i wont rate higher. No hot water in bathroom taps either but we enjoyed our stay


Rude staff, worst toilets I have seen. The free breakfest was a joke. Cereals but you had to buy your own milk.


There were multiple times where I over heard staff talking to other people staying at the hostel with an attitude. If you work in hospitality/customer service you should behave in a professional manner. The lock to our room was broken and unfixed the entire time I was there which meant leaving all our things we had to keep the door ajar. I found the staff again unfriendly the majority of the time. Other than that the location is of course amazing right on the beach but wouldn't return

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic location for Coogee beach, literally just across the road and also near all the bars, shops and restaurants. My room didn't have any lockers and I think only a couple of plug sockets. Bathroom was tiny and always soaking and was completely insufficient for the number of people trying to use it. On checkin they advised you that they would take an additional 3 dollars from your room key deposit for cleaning the bed sheets. Surely this is standard and should be included in advertised pri


not bad. the young bloke running the show there was good. the other staff where rude and tried to bully u into do things. Free breakfast is a joke, embarrassing actually. have to buy your milk. book at 6 bedroom but hot a 9 bedroom.


Great location over looking he beach and a fun atmosphere. The rooms and kitchen could have been cleaner, you have to pay for lockers, and you don't get your whole deposit back when you leave though.


The guy at the reception is a proper chav. They take $30 deposit. When I left he gave it back minus a few dollars. I asked why, he replied "we offer 30min free internet". Couldn't believe how stupid this guy was. I nicely explained that i didn't use their internet, anyway he can't call that "offering" for he charges for it. He simply replied "i suppose". This guy seemed pretty dumb to me. Just not very necesary to try to get a few more bucks in a cheeky way.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


They didnt accept my booking trough hostelworld

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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