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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Definitely the worse management ever. Staff do not care at all about customers. After spending 2 months in the hotel, Rhyanna, the manager evicted me for the only reason that I told her the way she manages was NOT fair. She was so rude, not even letting me speak and saying 'Do you even speak English' - Why do you... More 

1 Thank John C
Ingolstadt, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

First of all, I have been to many hostels in South Africa, Europe, the USA and in Australia. But this Hostel was definitely the worst I've been to. Dirty linen, very loud, smelly rooms, broken furniture and overall was the hostel in a bad condition. Out of 6 male Showers there was one without a defect. Lots of toilets broken... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I stayed one night by myself in a room which said Max occupancy of 4 people. How you would fit 4 in there with bags I would never know. The location is good but you only have to go a few kms up the highway to Brisbane to get a motel room for $60-75 with your own TV and bathroom.... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

The rooms are very small, sheets and blankts were'nt very clean, there's a disco right in front of the hotel wich is open from friday to sunday, it is very loud with plenty people on the streets during the opening times, drunk people, loud cars, the people that you have to deal with at the hostel specially the house keepers... More 

3 Thank El M
Paddington, Australia
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Reasonably comfortable and a great location, however staff weren't very friendly bordering on rude and it was very noisy as it is on top of a pub. Upon removing the top sheet on checkout as requested, I found the mattress cover to have been recently stained and not from me. Ok for the price paid but the lack of cleanliness... More 

1 Thank Rohan W
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights .80 dollars a night .The rooms were clean but souless.The room card key kept becoming inactive ...A problem if you went out early for a walk and coming back before 8.30 when staff arrive as one woman did .staff friendly enough .Polite .Breakfast offerings were a bit ramshackled . Next time id pay 20... More 

1 Thank Veronica C
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Just a review of restaurant at Sands Hotel in Coolangatta. Cold winter night in Queensland recently and we didn't want to walk too far for dinner! Decided on The Sands (pub) below our accommodation. Lovely ,warm interior with just a few patrons, but more arrived later on. Refurbished restaurant with good bar scene and kitchen type menu. Pleasant , efficient... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My first time in a hostel wasn't that great. The lady at reception wasn't the friendliest woman which wasn't a good first impression. The bed was comfortable but the pillow was an flat as a pancake. staying there on a saturday night when i needed to be awake early the next morning to go to the airport wasn't a good... More 

1 Thank Stacey K
South Coast
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Once again as older patrons, we enjoyed our stay. Keep in mind, you are not staying at a 5 star hotel. If you want full service don't stay in a hostel with young people enjoying themselves and your rooms are basic. Good beds, clean sheets, pillows not so good. Toilets and showers clean. There are no towels. Free coffee and... More 

2 Thank koallahid
Noosa, Australia
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This was definitely not the best hostel on my trip along the east coast. The people are pretty great and the location is fantastic with the Main Beach and Snappers just around the corner, but it would be just nice to have another option, a good hostel in Coolangatta. Good for them that it is the only one. When I... More 

2 Thank PatD017

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is the closest hostel on the Gold Coast to the beach. Our new hostel boasts beautiful new facilities, a backpacker's night club, lounge bar, top quality restaurant and sports bar. It is a perfect hostel for anyone keen to chill out, surf, take on the beautiful beaches of Coolangatta, Wine & Dine in some of the leading restaurants on the Gold Coast or just enjoy the great view of Kirra Point whilst relaxing on the day beds upstairs on the hostel balcony. Don't wait!! Book now!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

Address: Cnr Griffith & McLean St, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia (Formerly Coolangatta Sands Hostel)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Price Range: €21 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Coolangatta Sands Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Room 4 is used to get from the balcony to the bathroom regardless if it is occupied or not.”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Keep the distances specially if you're a clean person. Mentally and fisically.”
 of 5 bubbles 308elm, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Also backpackers residences plus their restaurant / dining facilities”
 of 5 bubbles BabsGoldCoast, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Better check for the other hostels or think about airBnB there ;)”
 of 5 bubbles PatD017, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Good food , backpackers accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles BabsGoldCoast, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
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