Sydney, Collaroy Beachouse YHA

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    I think that the YHA needs some serious repairs: eg the last room I slept in room 307 the door handle needs to be replaced, the door is very tricky to open from the inside and my key card had to be re scanned and/or replaced twice over the 24 hour period. Moreover, the hand dryers didn't work in the toilets and there were dripping taps throughout the hostel. Plus the communal dinning and pool side area needs some more control re cleanliness as people left filth and cigarette butts everywhere. Plus the kitchen needs more cooking pots and pans.
    Michaela L April 2017
    I'm 36 and stayed 3 nights with my mum in a private twin room. The hostel is great with it's location and helpful staff but the constant noise just means it's impossible to get a good sleep. I even went back to the hostel after lunch one day hoping it would be quieter through the day and I could get a few hours sleep but it was just as noisy through the day unfortunately. I guess it would be great for a 20-something looking to party everyday and night but I was there specifically for the cheap accommodation, not to make new friends and stay up all night partying. There were also a heap of young kids aged around 12 and under.... they were running around the entire hostel until late at night aswell. It looked like they were having a great time which is lovely for them but again it meant a lot of noise for those who wanted to sleep after driving for 11 hours (Or who needs sleep ahead of another 11 hour drive) It's only due to not being able to get descent sleep that I'll never stay there again. Apart from that it was a good place to stay. Walk to the beach, restaurants and shops, private car park at the back (although not many spots but I was lucky enough to get a spot each night I was there). If you're a heavy sleeper and can sleep through the shouting and laughter outside your room, or you like the party atmosphere then this is a great option. If you are like me and find it hard to sleep through the noise, you may not like it so much....
    Danielle M April 2017
    We weren't really told anything about the hostel when we checked in (like, how to find our room). Floor of the room was covered in sand. Everyone else on the floor had their doors propped open and shoes / surfboards in the corridor (fire hazard, surely). There was constant noise until about 2.30am, the communal areas were pokey and unfriendly (though the bathrooms were nice & clean). Just not a very welcoming place and we couldn't wait to check out.
    Liz P April 2017
    We were greeted by someone less than friendly, the room smelt like old dirty socks and whatever you do don't look at the doonas inside the cover. 1 single bed was remade not freshly changed. It'd do if you were backpacking for a night but not for someone who likes half decent accommodation.
    Vern D April 2017
    We found the first floor carpet unclean and the womens bathroom old and unattractive. The room smelt musty. However our friends stayed on the ground floor and had a much better experience. They had aircon and reported a clean newish bathroom! The car park could do with a cleanup also . There were old mattresses,pallets etc piled up making it difficult to park. It's a shame because it is a great location!
    Debora K March 2017
    Very average hostel with good enough facilities but nothing special!
    Hannah L March 2017
    The building is a bit run down. Corridors are smelly. Time for a good clean, especially the carpets. Location is great, value for money is reasonable. I would stay again, but would not rush back.
    Allen B March 2017
    Stayed here for a night on way in to Sydney after staying in many hostels over preceding 2 weeks. This was the worst hostel so far.......a crockery/utensils pack must be obtained from reception for a $20 deposit as there is nothing in kitchen. No atmosphere in hostel but it's very close to bars/restaurants and the coffee shop next door is lovely and offers people staying at the hostel a 10% discount. Parking is a problem - hostel has space for a few cars only. I parked in car park on main road but had to be up before 7am to pay day time tariff. Receptionist wasn't particularly friendly or welcoming and we were very glad to move on the next day.
    Joy T March 2017
    i enjoyed staying there in a good location not far from the beach
    Shane H March 2017
    Adelaide Central YHA is way better. Hopefully Collaroy Beachouse YHA will one day too.
    Martin V February 2017
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