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“Good location, noisy guests.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Beach Backpackers

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Ocean Beach Backpackers
Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good location, noisy guests.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

We arrived at this beach front backing hostel following a 17 hour flight and were exhausted.
Found the staff to be precise and to the point but not especially welcoming or friendly. Our room was pretty good for a hostel having a mini fridge and en-suite.
Excellent location being 50 metres from the sea-wonderful walking and views to be had.
A real negative was the extremely poor sleep quality whilst staying at this hostel. Notices were placed all over the hostel requesting that guests were respectful of others and quiet after 10pm-unfortunately this was not the case. Every night was like a Saturday night with guests drinking/shouting/fighting into the wee hours.
We are all for partying and enjoying life, but it is a basic requirement of human functioning to have adequate sleep!!!-and not 2-3 hours per night! If you are young and/or a party animal then this place is ideal for you. However, if you do like to sleep for more than a few hours, I suggest that you look elsewhere-you may end up grouchy!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lorddodo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2011

I have heard that generally hostels in Perth & Freemantle are not good. So I was glad I was staying at OBB in Cottesloe, seconds from the beach which is perfect for those hit days, away from all the hustle and bustle. Rooms are a good size with ensuite bathrooms and good level of cleanliness. Kitchen is a little small for everyone but cleaned twice a day. No alcohol policy so you can get some sleep at night!

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Snibbug
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2011

I moved this backpacker from terrible "backpacker's inn frematle". When I got in the room, I was surprised that there was clean,big&bathroom!!!! It looked like standard hotel!! The locataion was really nice!!! While I had been staying here,I went to beach in the morning&nigth everyday!! The kitchen was a little bit small but it was clean and comfortable for me to use it :D People also stayed here were really friendly&nice!!!
I will definately recommend my friends to stay here if they would like to have good time in australian life!!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank skykate255103
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Shirley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

The title of this review says it all. This was our final week in Australia and just wanted beach and sun. We were recommended this hostel by a travel agent. We had met up with some friends who were traveling and seen their hostel and was pleasantly surprised. This was what made me agree to trying the hostel. It was less than a minute walk from the beach but we found ourselves staying on the beach from 9am to 6pm just to avoid going back. The rooms were dirty, the staff were rude and the kitchen...dont get me started. There was no backpackers vibe and the other people staying there weren't to impressed either (reassuring that it wasnt just me!). The bed was like sleeping on bare springs and my flip flops didnt leave my feet in the washroom. Shockingly poor.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank skylapuds
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Kampala, Uganda
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2010

if this hostel were any closer to the beach, it would be washed away at high tide. you get all the amenities of the beachfront bar that is attached to the Ocean Beach Hotel with the gorgeous views of the infamous cottesloe sunsets, except at backpackers' prices. i was in a 6-bed female dorm, with a window overlooking the ocean. linens were clean and generous (i.e. they gave you a pillow, which many other hostels in oz did not), and importantly, the area is super quiet despite being on a main street. staff were friendly and helpful and the burger place next door was top. would definitely stay here again if i was ever back in the neighborhood!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2009

Booked in for several nights, didn't stay one. The 8 bed dorm had dirty dinner plates and sand on the mattresses of the empty beds, smelled of damp, and had people's stuff everywhere. One shower/toilet for the whole room too. The room mates were very friendly but this place just needs a total refurb. Kitchen is small and surprise surprise, dirty dishes and mess everywhere. Stay at the excellent emperors crown and get the bus to the beach here - do yourself a favour!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank manchesterrocks
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Down, Northern Ireland
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67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2009

We booked a double room and were put in a dorm that would hold 6. The check-in process was so unorganised we didn't know if more people would be coming into the room or not! It was so dirty, the shower was full of sand, mud and hairs. The whole bathroom was really dirty. Sand all over the floor. The bedsheets were all dirty and old. There were cockroaches everywhere, in the room, kitchen etc. When you switched the light on at night you would just see beetles all over the floor. In the kitchen there are no bowls, plates or cutlery, you have to give a deposit for these, and when they give them to you they are unwashed! The kitchen is very dirty and has no seating so you don't really want to cook anyway. Quite noisy at night. Only good thing is the location so you can spend all your time away from the place at the beach!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sorrel J
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Property: Ocean Beach Backpackers
Address: 1 Eric St, Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Cottesloe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Cottesloe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 75
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Ocean Beach Backpackers Hotel Cottesloe

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