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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a lovely hostel ! The owners Linda and Carrie make you feel instantly welcome and so do the other members of staff ! The hostel is very clean, and there is an option to pay $8 for a meal which was really nice home cooked food. There is a friendly , social vibe at the hostel and it is...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stayed in cool bananas for 3 nights and I know now it was not enough at all. You come into this hostel and that's when you know you should have booked more nights in.. it's such an amazing relaxing vibe which surrounds this hostel. Staff is definitely Making your stay! The owners Linda and Cary are absolutely outstanding. You...

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cool B, Manager at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tara! What a magnificent review of our hostel! "the strawberry on your chocolate cake" is just about the most gorgeous reference in a review ever!!! It truly was wonderful having you stay with us and we felt blessed when you decided to extend your stay. As promised we will be visiting you on the East coast...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked at first for 3 nights but stayed 4 because I loved it. The couple that run the hostel are very nice and helpful ! The first nice, the lady asked me if I wanted to change room because I was only with guys there, even know I booked a mix dorm. It was okay with me but that...

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cool B, Owner at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Margot, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review. It's wonderful to hear that the little things are memorable and count with our guests. I remember very well the night you checked in. Thank you for being a lovely guest and for staying with us at Cool Bananas. We would welcome...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights and it was lovely. The owners are super friendly and easy to talk to, they made us feel so safe from the start. The location is good, just a few minutes walk to shops and cafes and 5 mins to the beach. The hostel was very chilled and relaxed and had nice vibes in the...

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cool B, Owner at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anna, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the temperature certainly did heat up over those few days and even the sea breeze and ceiling fans didn't help us on those days! I will pass on your lovely comments to the staff. They do work...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hostel! Stayed three nights and so easy to meet people and the owners could not have been more welcoming. It's got great wifi, a optional meal for $8 (and it's really good), amazing cheap surfing and cheap bar. They'll pick you up and drop you off from the bus and it's very clean. I couldn't recommend this place enough....

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cool B, Manager at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Will, thank you so much for your wonderfully detailed review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you the very best for the rest of your trip and hope to see you again one day. Take care, Linda & Cary

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best hostel I've stayed in. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Option for an $8 meal and a cheap bar. $20 surf lessons. Couldn't do anything better. The beach is just around the corner.

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cool B, Owner at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Andrew M Thanks for great review we are happy you had a good time in our hostel.The staff do a fantastic job to help this place feel like home. It is hard to go past the meals for $8. We are nice and central to beach and shops I will let the surf instructor know you liked his school.We...

Reviewed 2 January 2017

One of the best hostels I`ve been on the East Coast of australia so far. Very very nice staff and a chilled out atmosphere. Short walk from the beach and the shops, comfy beds, clean facilities. All great! Really recommend it

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cool B, Manager at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Paula, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. It was lovely to have you here. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in Australia. Take care, Linda & Cary

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, great place! It's the most chilled out hostel I've ever stayed at. You become part of a family instantly when you get here ☺️you get a free banana sweet when you check in! The rooms are really clean and the atmosphere is super awesome!

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cool B, Manager at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Oliver! Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being a part of the 'banana bunch'. Happy Travels and a very Happy New Year. Linda & Cary

Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had some money problems when I first arrived in Agnes Waters and Lisa and her partner (the managers) were understanding and allowed me to stay the night and pay the next day. This was a huge relief as being in a small town without access to money was a big problem. They are great managers, very friendly and happy...

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cool B, Manager at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sam, thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was lovely having you stay here with us. It is lovely to hear that our guests enjoy the cleanliness and family friendly atmosphere. You were a wonderful guest at our hostel and we would love to welcome you here at Cool bananas again. Kind regards, Linda & Cary

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

1770 is a must and this hostel is perfect for your stay! Really good wifi and an amazing atmosphere. There is a trust policy so rooms don't have locks and the whole place is filled with backpackers who are respectful and considerate towards eachother. I wasn't sure about this at first but it made the trip so much more enjoyable...

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cool B, Manager at Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, what a lovely review! We really appreciate you taking the time to comment on our hostel and love that you enjoyed the atmosphere that is created here in our friendly little space. We would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Linda & Cary.

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge

Address: 2 Springs Rd | 1770, north of Bundaberg, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Agnes Water
Price Range: $29 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 76
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“stay more than one night! room 10 has a view :D”
 of 5 bubbles lozenga2014, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are nice!!”
 of 5 bubbles Alanaw359, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I've stayed here several times, all the rooms are pretty spot on!”
 of 5 bubbles chrisobyrne5, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Eu fiquei no alojamento e estava perfeito para mim. Não sei se têm quartos privados”
 of 5 bubbles rgsmaster, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I booked an eight bed dorm - there was lots of room”
 of 5 bubbles 971rebeccap, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
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