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3.8 out of 5

"We hired a room for a couple with a double bed.The room had steel frame bunks for 7 people with a double bed as the bottom bunk of a two tier setup. I ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

At The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Pelican Plaza and Blue Bay Beach. Highlights at this beach hostel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

All 30 shared rooms feature digital TV and DVD players. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Limited housekeeping is available.

Enjoy access to surfing/boogie boarding and bike rentals. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this The Entrance hostel, you'll be 9.9 km (6.2 mi) from Terrigal Beach and 24.7 km (15.4 mi) from Copacabana Beach.

8 Bed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

12 Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Private/Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Great location: beaches, shops, cinemas, restaurants just on the doorsteps. The owner Julie is a lovely lady. The room is nice and comfortable. The bathrooms are clean. Kitchen is good. But the amenities are very basic: no plugs for phone in the room, no towels and hair dryer (you need to hire them). Wifi didn't work in my room. For a short stay I absolutely recommend you to stay with them.

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Dec. 2019 by Teb's Owner

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate honest reviews and listen to all of them. I'm the new owner, Chris, and I will take this on board. The wifi is already being upgraded, I'll look at putting more power recepticles in for phone charging. We've had problems with people stealing the towels, but trying to create a solution that works. Hope we can contribute to your stay at The Entrance next time :)

5 out of 5
very clean neat and tidy and surprisingly very quiet considering it is in the main street on The Entrance. We have no hesitation in recommending the hostel to anyone. Herbie and Lydia,

Posted by , from Nowra on 29 Oct. 2018

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5 Dec. 2018 by Sunshine

Our hostel is well located close to all amenities yet still nice and peaceful. Thanks for the review.

3 out of 5
Room smelt badly like dirty socks. Doonas ripped and old lumpy pillows. Bathroom and kitchen basic and only reasonably clean. Easy entry and sign in procedure. Breakfast bag supplied with 2 slices of frozen white bread and some cornflakes.

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

Central Backpackers

Pros: We had a quiet room at the rear of the building, away from the main street.
Cons: Unisex toilet/shower/basin facilities may not suit everyone.
Location: The Backpackers is in the middle of the main strteet of The Entrance but this is just a suburb really. There is a supermarket (Coles) very close,
We hired a room for a couple with a double bed.The room had steel frame bunks for 7 people with a double bed as the bottom bunk of a two tier setup. In the end we chose to sleep in separate single bunks. The facility was clean. We were pretty much alone and although there were others staying there we only had contact with one person in the morning we left, apart from the man who gave us the key when we arrived but he left early. Someone did their washing at 3:00 AM and the spin cycle made one heck of a noise - we think it was a permanent resident.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 17 Oct. 2017

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1 out of 5

No room despite booking confirmation!

I booked this room well in advance for a pre-planned event but when I tried to check in on the day I was told that no room was allocated to me and no other similar room was available. Due to the event being on there were very limited options without having to pay A LOT for another hotel. I managed to scab a night on a lounge at a friends place but this was definitely not the night I wanted before the event.

Posted by , from Coonamble on 4 Dec. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Dec. 2016 by Dan

Hi Cian, There are no words to describe my disappointment in this situation. Unfortunately your reservation came through at the worst possible moment, as I was halfway through transitioning between reservation management systems. Although this transition only took a couple of hours, your booking somehow was made without any notification, and therefore wasn't recorded in the new system. By the time I had realised your booking was there we were already booked out. I did call you to advise you of the situation to which you said you would arrange something else. Usually we are far more organised and I would like to invite you to spend the night with us free of charge next time you are up this way. All the best.

5 out of 5

So grateful

First time at a backers an i was very impressed. After a long flight i needed a place to sleep an they went out of their way to provide a room all to myself which was incredible quiet an warm an clean an very comfotable, i was so appreciative of their care.

Posted by , from vancouver canada on 26 Sep. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Dec. 2016 by Dan

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here, and we look forward to seeing you again.

3 out of 5
Pros: Cheap enough that I could afford to find something else for the night!
Cons: I felt very uncomfortable there and chose not to stay
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Nothing special; Value: Cheap; Service: Sloppy; Cleanliness: Lacking; better facilities at same price right across road in a private room with clean linen

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Geelong on 12 Mar. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2014 by

Hi Jackie, I'm Dan, the new manager here at The Entrance Backpackers. My appointment came about due to yours, and a couple of other recent customers bad experiences. I can only apologise to you about your recent experience and can assure you that every step has been taken to ensure that this situation will be avoided in the future. I do hope that you choose to visit us again, and if you do I would like to offer you discounted rates by way of reparations. Dan

4 out of 5
Pros: Clean
Cons: Snorers in the room. (8 beds)

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Coffs Harbour on 27 Jan. 2014

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27 Jan. 2014 by

Hi Rog Thank you for the review. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Entrance Backpackers in the near future. Cheers. :)

5 out of 5
Pros: Location and space
Cons: Skylight and hard mattresses

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 17 Jan. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jan. 2014 by

Hi Jane Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to The Entrance Backpackers. It was fantastic to read you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and you were greeted upon arrival from one of our friendly staff members. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Entrance Backpackers in the near future.

5 out of 5
Pros: Right on Main Street.
Cons: Air conditioner in room made noise all night.
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Bargain; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Hunter Valley on 13 Jan. 2014

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13 Jan. 2014 by

Hi Sione Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to The Entrance Backpackers. It was fantastic to read you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and you were greeted upon arrival from one of our friendly staff members. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Entrance Backpackers in the near future.

About the The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel

Location 2/56 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW 2261

Property Features

The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, an arcade/games room, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel also features coffee/tea in common area, concierge services, and laundry facilities. This The Entrance hostel is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Corner/local shop
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (114.4 km / 71.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel offers 30 forms of shared accommodation with DVD players and shared/communal kitchens. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower. This The Entrance hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Communal kitchen
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Climate control

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 7 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card or debit 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: AUD 10 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Entrance Backpackers Hostel
  • Entrance Backpackers
  • The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel The Entrance

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at The Entrance Backpackers - Hostel.
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