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Surfside Coogee Beach Backpackers Reviews

186 Arden Street, Coogee, Sydney, Australia

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391 Total Reviews
  • 53%Value For Money
  • 55%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 59%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 46%Cleanliness
  • 49%Facilities

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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)


One of the rooms had no lock on the door, they fixed it within a day or so but i think it shouldve been more of a priority seeing as tho there are no lockers. You get two free 30 mins of internet when you have to buy the bed sheets. Thats annoying when there are better deals nearby with wifi included. No milk with the free cereal. So there really isnt a free breakfast. However, id highly recommend if you want to stay in Coogee.

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice location.the hostel is just facing the sea. Good atmosphere. Not the cleanest hostel i ve been


I did land up extending my stay , and even though there are no actual photos which put me off to begin with , the place turned out to be surprisingly alright. Was kind of annoying they advertise free wifi when it's not free at all you have to pay. But other than that it was lovely and the people were pretty chill. Love being right across the beach ! And such a good location for some bars and food. Btw only saw one cockroach the whole time thank The Lord!!!

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