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Review of Coffs Harbour YHA

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Coffs Harbour YHA
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Wow really shocked by the good feedback here. The worst YHA I've stayed in, I'm surprised they are allowed to call it a YHA. Rooms were ok, my bed was almost falling apart though, didn't feel stable, the fan made annoying noises so couldn't turn it on and it was mega hot. Showers need some serious cleaning and the night I stayed (I made sure this was only one) the lights in neither boys or girls toilets worked...great fun
Kitchen was disgusting, I know that's down to guests but clearly it wasn't all fresh dirt, it was long term nasty greasy yuk yuk yuk.. The tv room equally gross but in fairness a good DVD selection and good tv. The guy was nice behind reception but by the time I realised the shortcomings of the room the reception had closed. Just a bad place to stay and in honesty thought Coffs Harbour was pretty lame, don't waste time or money here when you could be somewhere nice

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We initially booked for two nights after seeing some good reviews online. After one night we decided to stay longer, the staff are very friendly, extremely helpful and knowledgable about the local area. The kitchen is well equipped and a very good size, plenty of space to eat and cook. We were able to relax in the evening and there were plenty of people around to chat to. The room was comfortable and clean, we stayed in a double ensuite at the front of the building and it was very quiet. The outside area was also well kept with benches and sun loungers around the very attractive pool.

Would recommend this hostel to everyone, its a 5 min walk to the harbour and beach, there are free shuttle buses into the centre of town, the rail station is walking distance and they arrange collections and drop offs for the coaches. Well worth a stay!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Elm325
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Went to YHA after i had a bad time elsehwere in coffs harbour, the staff were really appologetic about my time in coffs and made me feel really welcome. Cant wait to come back, im going to stay longer next time!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

I guess not too many people come through here which is a shame because it's a really nice hostel! The person at reception was very friendly and helpful - all the facilities were as expected. I was able to make some small chat with the person at the reception probably because it was a slow Saturday night.

It's a great location with lots of restaurants nearby for you to choose from. I wasn't sure what to expect from Coff's Harbour but this was a nice stop on my way up to Brisbane.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

tHe best yha ever, for me. Nice staff, nice activities, great place. I've ben working there for 1 month and all the people were so.nice. pRobably one of my best memories in Australia, i will come back one day.
the beach is so close, good
to surf.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank MaxBalaj
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

This hostel was such a relieve after staying in the Nomads in Byron Bay! I had a great time here, with lots of sleep. The dorm was very clean and quite spacious. A little bit dark, but I didn't mind. The toilets were very clean, the showers could have been a bit cleaner. The living room was nice and cosy and a good place to relax and meet other travellers. The pool was great too! Clean and again a nice place to relax! The hostel is situated in a quiet neighbourhood, close to the beach and with some restaurants nearby. It's a nice, beautiful walk to the center (about 25 minutes). (december 2011)

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I made a last minute booking and the only room available was a family room which I paid $140 for. (It was between Christmas and New Year). Even if a family was staying in there I don't think it would be worth it. There were 2 bunk beds with doubles on the bottom of each and that was about it for the room. No air conditioning and just a little fan which you couldn't use if you wanted to watch TV. There were only 2 power outlets and you needed to use both to watch the TV. No bathroom either. Shared one down the hall. The communal areas were nice and large and the staff was friendly but I wouldn't stay there again if I had to pay the same as I did. Maybe if I booked earlier and got a smaller, cheaper room I might feel I got value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Coffs Harbour YHA

Address: 51 Collingwood St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Coffs Harbour
Price Range: £17 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coffs Harbour YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Midway between Sydney and Brisbane, Coffs Harbour YHA makes a great stopover for backpackers travelling the east coast. The purpose-built YHA hostel is located close to the jetty and beach. Choice of multi-share backpacker rooms and en-suite twin/double room accommodation. Spacious dining and common rooms, TV, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), BBQ, pool area. FREE surfboard and body boards hire, and bikes available. YHA member discounts for local tours and backpacker activities at hostel tour desk. ... more   less 
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