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Mooloolaba Beach Backpackers
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights in a very small 4 bed dorm. First and most important thing, there is no air con! Fans are provided in the rooms but all they do is push warm air around the room! Curtains and very thin, they may as well just not have curtains as they don't block out any light! Beds are no comfortable at all, I sank so far into the mattress I could feel the frame!
The room was very small for 4 people with big backpacks, it didn't leave much room for moving about in the room. Also there are only 2 lockers in the room for valuables.
Showers were average at best, no where to hang your towel or put your toiletries.
Nice location, short walk to the beach front and the canals are just around the corner.
Staff were very friendly! But on check in failed to let the guests know about have to put a deposit down if you need cutlery etc.
The kitchens were not kept clean at all! At one point a friend of mine put everything away and housekeeping just said "it will be dirty again in 5 minutes", so the upkeep of the kitchen needs to be more policed.
Common areas shut at 9.30pm, forcing you to either sit in your extremely hot, tiny rooms or go out of the premises.
Pool is nice, clean(ish).
Free stand up paddle session was great! Scott was a great guide and had a really great time!
Mooloolaba is a lovely little place but I would suggest as a backpacker 1 or 2 nights max is all you need here!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

At first glance it doesn't look like much but this hostel was a lot of fun. Everyone was incredibly friendly, including staff, and I met a ton of people without even trying.

The wifi is only in the lounge but it reaches the balconies and is good enough for Netflix and skype. They have daily activities and lots of freebies like surf boards and stand up paddle boarding. There's free breakfast (cereal and toast), and the occasional free BBQ.

There is a small kitchen on each level with an ok amount of refrigerator room. Kitchen was always clean, although not a ton of cutlery options.

Locations is awesome. Right next to bus stops, across the street from pizza, pasta, booze, and kebabs, and 10 minutes from the main beach.

The reason I left off a star is because of the rooms. My bunk was so incredibly squeaky that everyone in the room had a giggle fit because of how ridiculous it was. 3 lockers for 4 beds, and my locker didn't have a back so it was pointless. Bathroom was always wet because the water runs out of the shower.

It's not a trendy or clean hostel but it's loads of fun. I would recommend staying here especially if you're looking to meet people.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This review has just extremely positive or extremely negative aspects.
The location is good, the beach is not far.
The guys of the staff are amazing, everybody kind, always smiling.. very nice.
Something to do is organized every day, and usually, they are free activities.
There is the possibility to use bike or boards for free and this is very good.
Unfortunately, the hostel is very very dirty, toilettes and showers weren't clean in 4 days I stayed.
The rooms are very warm, there isn't blind in the window and here there is the sun at 4,30 in the morning.
The hostel is very noise, nobody respects the hours for rest and in the morning a guy blow leaves from the pool area with a very noise machine.
There isn't stuff to cook in the kitchen, just a few old dishes, not enough.
My stay here was good, but it could be better.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Free paddle boats and a guide each morning. Free trip to Noosa on Sunday so be smart and get dropped off their if you intend to stay there. Kitchen not well equipped so buy easy to make food. Good vibes from staff and guests.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
1  Thank Mouri K
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had a great time at this hostel but mainly because of the people, particularly the long-termers, that were staying here. Really welcoming and friendly. The staff however need to be more accommodating. It's very business-like with no personal feel. They do u no favours! There r signs and notices all over the walls and a very strict 9:30 curfew which was the worst. Even with no house u were sent off your balcony. It made no sense as people were still being noisy inside the building which kept everyone trying to sleep awake!The German dude doing night shift was rude and on a complete power trip. It's in a good location and they do free activities which was good.
It was clean, and free breakfast is a bonus... Thanks to the brekkie and cleaning staff who worked really hard and were really friendly!

Stayed: October 2016
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MooloolabaBackpacker, Manager at Mooloolaba Beach Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Hi there!

Thank you for your review! we welcome all feedback in order to improve our services :) Our small front office team really pride ourselves of being of great service, welcoming and very accommodating, so apologies if you did not feel as if you received this.
Unfortunately our 9:30pm curfew is set by our street noise regulations and we cannot do much about this but we encourage guests to head out and experience the nightlife Mooloolaba has to offer should they wish to keep partying :) We do hope you got to take part in our free adventure activities throughout the days as this is what we like to put a lot of thought and energy in to. :)
Thanks again for the feedback & enjoy the rest of your travels!

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Additional Information about Mooloolaba Beach Backpackers

Address: 75 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Mooloolaba
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Ranked #25 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Mooloolaba
Price Range: ₹ 2,792 - ₹ 4,221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Mooloolaba Beach Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 100
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