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Aussitel Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is mine and my friends favorite hostel in our 6 week travel in Australia. Lovely atmosphere, clean rooms, friendly staff and large washing machines/tumble dryers. They allow use of paddle boards and canoes which is good fun. And they also have organised trips each day in the mini bus for a small amount to take you to attractions that...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top top marks! Gary, Cherie and Jamie go above and beyond to make your stay an enjoyable one. The free/inexpensive daily activities are awesome! Paddle boarding & kayaking down the creek in the morning and the trip to emerald beach in the afternoon to walk amongst wild kangaroos in a spectacular setting were not to be missed. Real family vibe...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow thank you guys for such an awesome review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are so happy that you enjoyed the activities on offer. We wish you all the very best on the rest of your travels :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here on our way to a skate comp in our camper, the lad Jamie at reception was so helpful and friendly, there's equipment you can use for FREE! (Which is rare) to go kayaking and surfing, the place was warm and clean the kitchen facilities were great, bathrooms spotless, we had a great stay we got to...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to pass on your kind words to Jamie :)

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The hostel is extremely clean, all facilities are pretty good. The whole staff is nice and welcoming. Many thanks especially to the owner, he is simply a great person. Go Kangaroo watching with him, you won't regret it. The only downside of the hostel is the location, it takes some time to get to the beaches or the supermarkets without...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the activities on offer. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff and Gary. Enjoy the rest of your travels

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Cherie and gary go absolutely out of their way to make sure you have the best stay possible. Free rental of paddle boards (for the creek literally less than 100 m from the hostel) free rental of surf boards and activities put on every morning and night really makes you feel so much more welcome than some of the almost...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us :) We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Aussitel and look forward to seeing you again some day. Safe travels

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I booked into the hostel for one week and seven months later I was still there!! I cannot speak more highly of this hostel and its staff, they cannot do enough for you and they join in on all the amazing activities and trips that are organised within the hostel! And even better, most are FREE!! The place is always...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we are so happy that you chose to stay with us and wish you all the very best for your future travels :)

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you want hostile vibes, dark rooms and mardy people, head over to the Hoey Moey round the corner. If you're looking for an awesome hostel then look no further! We ended up staying at Aussitel for a whopping 5 months while we ticked off our pesky 88 days (with the hostel helping us find a job in the first...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow what kind words! 5 months is a long time but by the sounds of it you'll remember your time here for the rest of your lives. Hopefully see you guys back here again if you ever return to Australia, Jamie

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing hostel. Very clean with good kitchen, but the best part is the activities they run on a daily basis. They charged $3 dollars per trip and the bus goes to all the major tourist spots that you wouldn't be able to reach otherwise. The bus driver is also super knowledgable and explains everything you're looking at. In...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, we are stoked to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Aussitel. Our organised daily activities sure do have a great reputation and we are glad you enjoyed them. Safe travels!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed there 3 nights in a double room. The room was "normal", but the atmosphere in the hostel, the facilities, the common area and the staff were absolutely great !! The manager is really helpful and accommodating. Moreover, although the city is not that attractive (there is not that much to do), 2 activities per day are offered by...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Aussitel. We pride ourselves on our staff, atmosphere and equipment available to use for free. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

4 nights turned into 4 weeks, that says it all. This is undoubtedly the best hostel we have stayed in. The atmosphere is great and there is a lot of activities put on and things to do including the free use of SUPS, kayaks and surfboards. The swimming pool are hammocks are a great way to relax after a busy...

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Cherie T, Owner at Aussitel Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, it really does mean a lot to us all. The use of all the free equipment really is something special! The swimming pool is a welcoming area too when the weather is as hot as it's been. We are pleased you found the hostel so clean too. Safe travels and welcome back anytime!

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aussitel Coffs Harbour Backpackers is owned and managed by Paul and Cath, with excellent staff to help you have a great time. It is a friendly, open place that many people have been happy to call home! It is busy, active and vibrant with exceptionally high standards of professional service. We keep up to date with all the latest developments and ensure we can offer you the best quality activities and prices available. Free Surfboards, Free Bodyboards, Free Surf Kayaks, Free Canoes, Free Stand Up Paddleboards, Free Snorkel Gear, Free Fishing Rods, Free WiFi in all areas! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aussitel Backpackers

Address: 312 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $26 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“dorms obviosuly have betetr value, but if you want privateness go for a single room.”
Sarasadventures, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't bother paying for a private room as you'll want to spend most of your time socialising here anyway.”
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