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Cable Beach Backpackers
Ranked #11 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Broome
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Ok, but nothing special”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

The staff are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are adequate, but not particularly clean. The whole hostel has a slight used and worn appearance. The location is good, with the beach being a short walk away.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Room is very basic: only beds, nothing else. Cleaning is not so good and bathrooms were definitely not cleaned at all. The pool is nice and much appreciated! Place and staff are nice too. Breakfast is included but it's very poor. Good for short stay, not more

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

I stayed in a private room with air con. The room was a fair size anlthough, I really only spent time in my room to sleep. The bar on site was fun as were the people hangng out. Sure the amenities were basic but really, what do you expect. I look forward to coming back again in June!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I arrived from a late flight in the dark, the staff were helpful and I got me checked in within a few minutes. The single room was basic by all means, however the floors had not been vacuumed for a long time and were full of sand and dirt, so I could not take my shoes off. The bed had numerous stains and a blanket was not provided, only a sheet. The air-conditioning is set on timers from 5:36pm to about 7:42 am. The temperature was not adjustable from 17 degrees. Once the aircon is off it is extremely uncomfortable. The room had a window which was obstructed and it was impossible to get any light or fresh air in.

There was also a series of lengthy power cuts due to their internal electrical system being faulty. The facilities were all very basic, they were run down and not very clean. The place has potential but needs some serious re-investment. The staff and location were nice and the price was reasonable. Due to the lack of hygiene and un-cleanliness of facilities I cannot recommend Cable Beach backpackers unless you are on a very tight budget and have nowhere else to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I don't generally like staying in hostels but this one was great! It was affordable and in a great location. The staff were really cool, the drinks were cheap and the facilities were clean. The bed was comfortable and I got a great night's sleep. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Yes, this place offers very basic accommodation but LOTS of character! I stayed here for about a month and met some wonderful people that I will call friends for life. The place has a very laid-back feel and the staff is super-friendly and helpful. You will find a range of folks staying here, from the long-term guests who are on a working holiday visa to the short-term folks only passing through Broome. I met both old and young, party-goers and the more reserved, locals and visitors. The location can't be beat and the Broome-time vibe is contagious. Depending on when you stay, it could be a bit loud (especially weekends during high season). And yes, the bathrooms could stand some improvement, but then again, the flipper that's used as a doorstop for the women's restroom adds so much character to the place, I'd almost hate to see it go... :-)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in nov. place was very quiet as out of the peak season. double room was extremly basic... no towels, bedside table or lamp.
aircon turned off between 7am -5pm
windows lodged open and no sound proofing (wooden floors) so could hear people walking around. apart from this staff were friendly and bathrooms were ok.
Next time I would probably spend a few $ more just to be a bit more comfortable.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cable Beach Backpackers
Address: 12 Sanctuary Rd, Broome, Western Australia 6726, Australia
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Region: Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley Region > Broome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Broome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cable Beach Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cable Beach Backpackers is located a short walk from famous Cable Beach, Broome. We are young, fun and relaxed and offer clean basic dorm room accommodation with shared facilities for international backpackers and young adventurous travellers. Everything you need is here including our fully licensed bar, large outdoor dining area, pool, hammocks and much more. Come and mix and mingle with people from all over the world. Cable Beach Backpackers...it's all good! ... more   less 
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