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3.7 out of 5

"Great associated hotel ( Plantation hotel ) Dorm type accom, clean, entrances could be patched up. Good value for (say ) backpackers or aircrew etc ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 23 Nov 2017

Hotel Description

At Central Backpackers - Hostel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant, a nightclub, and free self parking.

All 14 shared rooms feature washers/dryers, free WiFi, and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves, and hobs.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free parking nearby.

Sights within a 30-minute walk of this Coffs Harbour hostel include North Coast Botanic Gardens and Coffs Harbour Golf Club.

Standard Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Dorm)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Double Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds (Female Only)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Balcony

Bed Count 10 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Dorm)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Central Backpackers - Hostel ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Central Backpackers - Hostel

Everyone (14) Couples (3) Students (2)
2 out of 5

Waited 10 minutes to get checked by rude staff

Rude arrogant staff. Place is in poor condition. Dirty floor in room. Common areas and facilities in need of repair

Posted by , from Belgium on 1 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5

Know what you are booking

Pros: see above
Cons: soap
Location: Coffs is Coffs. You need a hire car to do the place.
Great associated hotel ( Plantation hotel ) Dorm type accom, clean, entrances could be patched up. Good value for (say ) backpackers or aircrew etc on transit.. No towels or soap ( soap should be included, towels should be optional ) When leaving at 6am used computer at accommodation entrance to send an urgent email, wonderful. NOT for cuddling couples. Twin accom is a 2 level bunk.

Posted by , from Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA on 23 Nov 2017

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3 out of 5

Cheap hostel above a pub

Was the cheapest stay in coffs harbour and for good reason. I imagine it was what sleeping in a prison cell would feel like. You will need a great deal of tolerance to stay here. Shared bathroom was old but at least the hot water worked. Smell of cigarettes just teased through into my room from someone either next doir or from the pub.

Posted by , from sydney on 19 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Little gem in centre of town

Fantastic stay....clean, good facilities, excellent staff, quiet and right in centre of town!

Posted by on 3 Sep 2017

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3 out of 5

Central to everything

Pros: The hotel was clean,had good meals
Cons: A descent bed to sleep on
Location: There was a swimming pool ,shopping centres,clubs and pubs,food stores and the buses where you could go to Grafton. Sawtell was a very nice place.
I thought it was a nice hotel really great meals at a good price.But they didn't have any entertainment, other than big screens showing football games.The hotel was just across the road from the rsl club where they had bands playing.It was a short walk from shopping the centre and buses where you could go anywhere.The bed was so uncomfortable it was giving me a sore back if you have trouble with your back don't stay there.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 4 May 2017

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5 out of 5
I had a nice time, the place was very clean and the staff effective and kind.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 14 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Had all the facilities I required - the accomodation was above average for the money.
Cons: A bit noisy Friday and Saturday nights but I was aware of this when I booked.
Location: Central
Facilities: Very good for price; Value: Bargain; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Good for price; Shared accomodation may not be for everyone but suitable for my needs - facilities were excellent value and management were polite and helpful.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 22 Oct 2014

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2 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: 45 minute wait to be checked in because no one wanted to leave a staff meeting to give us a key.Arrived to room and bed was unmade¬iceably unclean.
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Horrible, Run-down, Bare minimum; Value: Exorbitant, Rip-off, Unreasonable; Service: Rude, Awful; Cleanliness: Filthy, Grubby; Out of room facility's and tiny tiny room. Nothing like pictures. Nightclub down stairs

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 18 Aug 2014

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2 out of 5
Pros: On the high way to Sydney
Cons: Very noisy, very poor customer service

Posted by on 12 Aug 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: 2 for 1 meals in the bistro
Cons: Small room
Location: Central, Accessible
Facilities: Basic; Value: Affordable; Service: Helpful; Cleanliness: Tidy; close to shopping centre

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 10 Jan 2014

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About the Central Backpackers - Hostel

Location 88 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Central Backpackers - Hostel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Coffs Harbour hostel.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS) (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Train station: Coffs Harbour Station (3.2 km / 2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Central Backpackers - Hostel offers 14 forms of shared accommodation with washers/dryers and shared/communal kitchens. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and a ceiling fan.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Communal kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Central Backpackers - Hostel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM until 10 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10 AM - 10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Hotel Names

  • Central Backpackers Hostel Coffs Harbour
  • Central Backpackers Coffs Harbour

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.