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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 13 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 6 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.

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel, and Agnes Waters in general are SO worth the stop on the east coast! The hostel has a relax friends vibe and the owners and staff are dedicated to making sure everyone has a great stay... When my phone didn't work they offered me there's, when the internet went down for a bit they had a technician working...

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

Hi Heather, you are lovely for leaving such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Lorenzo will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed his surf lessons. New pillows - absolutely! Have already started replacing them! Thank you so much again for your invaluable feedback. Take care and safe travels, Linda & Cary.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a wonderful place! A beautiful hostel with a relaxed and familiar atmosphere. Chill on the comfy couches or have a little nap in one of the hammocks. The staff is great, so friendly, easy-going, and very obliging. The sunset tour is amazing, I can highly recommend it! Feeding and petting the cute kangaroos was awesome and it was very...

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

Dear Achschneider, thank you for your wonderful review of our hostel. We are so pleased you enjoyed relaxing and hanging out at in our special little space here. The sunset tour certainly is a wonderfully interesting tour that packs a huge amount of knowledge and fun about Agnes Water into one afternoon! Richard will be pleased to hear you loved...

Agnes Water, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Wow! i mean from the greeting at the bus stop to the ease of checking in! cary and linda the new owners took soooo much care and made me feel welcome that i extended my stay! the kitchen has everything and they even have a chef! who cooks great food for only $8!!! and after the creps!! $4 and they...

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

WOW!!! What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for your feedback. I will be sure to pass onto staff how much you enjoyed your stay and the food! If you are ever back in Agnes, please come and say hi. We would love to welcome you back to Cool Bananas. Safe and happy travels, Linda & Cary.

Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the Sunset tour! You will see kangeroos, which is cool! Besides that, the view and sunset itself is really awesome. Finally, the guide knows a lot about different birds, bugs, plants etc. when on the way

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

Dear Tuen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Cool Bananas and had a great time doing the Sunset Tour. We hope to see you again some time. Linda and Cary

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

has been the best hostel since i've been in australia. not noisy, very kind and helpful staff, very clean, luxurously designed balinesian bathrooms and good wifi. i really loved it there. if enough bps, then also very delicious meals, freshly homemade.

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

Dear honeybeeleipzig, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I will make sure to tell all the staff how happy you were with their service. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Cool Bananas. We hope to see you again in your future travels. Linda and Cary

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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: £17 - £36 (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”
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“Eu fiquei no alojamento e estava perfeito para mim. Não sei se têm quartos privados”
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