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“Not as nice as I expected but good backpackers”
Review of Flashpackers Noosa

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Flashpackers Noosa
Ranked #3 of 141 Speciality Lodging in Noosa
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were travelling as a couple and stayed in a private room. It was generally quite clean and nicely decorated, very nice bathroom and TV in the room was great. Overall despite being very busy, it was quiet and peaceful.

Some negatives that can be improved - The bed was awful, the mattress desperately needs to be replaced cause the springs dig into you while you sleep and I only weigh 55kgs. Also they only ask you to bring your sheets and pillow cases to be washed, our duvet cover didn't look very clean, but this is not unusual for a backpackers. The bathroom has no curtains or blinds and the windows aren't frosted glass, which was weird. So we had to hang a sarong across the window so the neighbours couldn't see in while we shower. WiFi is not well suited for a full backpackers and drops out at busy times of day when everyone is using it.

I might stay here again if they get new mattresses, but I think for the price it's not so fantastic. Decor makes it look good but for me a comfy bed is more important.

The staff were very friendly and helpful! We had a car so location was good for us.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank MrsVZ
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Hi Mrs MV, thanks for taking the time to review us.
Our private rooms are smart, modern and trendy. The shower is a feature being designed with glass panels so it doesn't require a shower curtain. Our lush topical garden directly outside the floor to ceiling shower panel provides the necessary screening. So the shower is a little bit edgy! C'mon live a little..
We will check the mattresses again for comfort. Contrary to your belief, we do wash the entire linen. (Duvets included) Actually as a guest in a private room you are not required to strip the beds and we do this thoroughly after departure.
In peak periods our FREE WiFi is in high demand and on rare occasions it may drop out but our staff quickly reset this if told, for all to use again.
We do appreciate reviews but would prefer to be informed of any problems while guests are staying with us so we can rectify the situation immediately and make your stay the best it can be.
Noosa is a wonderful place and we hope you enjoyed the beaches, walks and restaurants while you were here.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I should probably start by saying this was the first hostel I'd ever stayed in and only stayed here with my partner to keep costs down on our road trip. We hoped this might be better than your average backpackers on account of its name but it was very basic. This wasn't necessarily a problem as everyone was friendly enough but the location is pretty bad. You have to rely on their shuttle service or have a car to get into town, but maybe I should've done a bit more research!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dan B
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dan, you say this is your first backpacker experience so we find your review very harsh as you have nothing to compare us to. I would be very confident that after travelling for a little longer and staying in other backpackers, then returning to us your review would be vastly different.
As you say you stayed here "to keep costs down". Yes we are a budget accommodation provider but we do also pride ourselves on being very clean (receiving top 3 in the cleanest hostels in Oceania), provide FREE WiFi, computers, breakfast, 2 pillows per person, amazing 8 inch shower heads, lockers, power points, individual bed lights, great friendly and helpful staff, the list goes on, that sets us apart from the backpacker market.
As you say we provide a shuttle service all day from 8-8 for those guests who prefer not to walk. Perhaps you missed the fact that we are a 10 minute walk from beautiful secluded Sunshine Beach, 15 minute walk from the locals shopping centre and only 2 minutes from the Noosa National Park.
Your research may have been better placed in understanding what hostel life is about. From the look of your other reviews, a beachside front location overrides quality every time.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed dorm. The room and the rest of the hostel were kept very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful and took the time to advise me on where to go and what to see during my limited time in Noosa.
One minor complaint was that the kitchen was a bit small for the number of guests staying there (but the place was fully booked!), which meant there wasn't much room to store food and there was often a queue for the stoves.
Overall, really enjoyed my stay here and wouldn't hesitate to return if I was ever passing through!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Thank gandalfthepink
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. We do have great staff who are very helpful and welcoming. It's funny you mention the kitchen as others think it's plenty big enough for everyone. Usually that's the place you get to have a chat with someone new or at least brush up on your culinary skills!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Best backpackers I have ever stayed in stayed for a week then came back staff very friendly shuttle bus into town all accommodation very clean big lounge with free movies different entertainment every night beautiful pool area very relaxing would recommend

Stayed: January 2014
Thank Marcus S
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Hey Marcus
Thanks for the awesome review, hope to see you back again to enjoy our wonderful facilities and chill out in Noosa!

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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here back in March for 2 nights, and I have come back again in July. I must say throughout my 6 months travels mainly along the east coast this is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Everything is spotless. And it's just a pleasant place to be in. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank Jessmyates
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Hi Jess
Thanks for the review. Your review is really very special having stayed with us twice. We must be doing OK! Hopefully this was not the last time we see you at Flashpackers!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at Flashpackers for three nights. We stayed in a double room, which was super clean, spacious enough with a beautiful bathroom. The staff is super friendly and the shuttle bus is convenient to get you around Noosa. The kitchen is clean, free WiFi is fast and you get a nice free bag.
Only thing we would comment is that the quality of the mattress wasn't optimal. We could feel the springs underneath.
When you're in Noosa: stay here, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Odette M
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Hi Odette
thanks for reviewing us. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for pointing out your thoughts on the mattress, we will investigate that.
Safe travels!

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stayed here for two nights in June and its definitely the best hostel we've been in on our current travels up the east coast, the room we were in was spotless, the shower and toilet were also very clean. All the staff we're friendly and the communal kitchen was perfect, had everything we needed and everyone cleaned up after themselves which was surprising after what we've seen in previous hostels!

The shuttle buses that they run multiple times everyday to main beach and the shopping center were always on time which was also good.

Our only qualm staying here was the WiFi didn't reach our room which was abit disappointing but that's us being fussy!

We would love to stay in Noosa again and this will definitely be our place to stay!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FlashpackersN, Owner at Flashpackers Noosa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Hi Brendan
thanks for the great review. We do take pride in having a clean hostel and have many awards to show this. I'm glad to hear our staff were friendly. We think they're a great bunch. The WiFi as you said doesn't work in all the rooms but is available 24 hours downstairs throughout the common areas. Hope to see you back here soon.

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Additional Information about Flashpackers Noosa

Address: 102 Pacific Ave | Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Queensland 4567, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Noosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 141 Speciality Lodging in Noosa
Price Range: £24 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Flashpackers Noosa 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE INTERNET & WIFI, FREE BREAKFAST, FREE SURFBOARDS , FREE BODYBOARDS WITH ALL BOOKINGS ! Noosa Flashpackers is the number 1 choice hostel for all backpackers. Whether you're travelling on your own or in a small group, backpackers will enjoy the hostel's quality facilities and friendly staff of Noosa Flashpackers. Number 1 rated Noosa Hostel on TRIPADVISOR. We pride ourselves on creating a home away from home for you. Chill out on our huge lounge in front of the plasma TV with a selection of movies to watch or find a quiet comfy spot on our daybed in the reading room overlooking our peaceful waterfall courtyard. Maybe you'd prefer to soak up the sun on one of our sun lounges by the pool. Be assured of security with all dorm rooms having access to their own lockers! Clean bathrooms, big shower heads and personal reading lights with power points all help to make you feel at home. AND most rooms have two pillows!! While in Noosa experience the beautiful beaches, scenery, walks, river, try surfing, Eumundi Markets, Fraser Island tours that backpackers have been enjoying for many years. ... more   less 
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