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Coolangatta YHA - Kirra Beach, Gold Coast

  • Customer reviews of Coolangatta YHA - Kirra Beach, Gold Coast

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    Very convenient beach location where there are nice walking path and convenient public transport access. Only 500m from the airport so very convenient for very early morning flights. Day staff are very friendly.
    David L August 2015
    Ideal for late evening arrival at airport.Hostel was relaxed and not crowded.
    kevin w August 2015
    Nothing beats an extremely friendly staff! Excellent service! Thank you so much! YHA never fails me in any way!
    Keye L August 2015
    The atmosphere is friendly & happy.Great position with a courtesy bus 4 times a day to drop you off & pick you up from the best beaches & shops. You can walk from the airport. The staff are the best! Ebonie Joelene & Pip are SO helpful with tours & travel. Woza the owner/manager is the perfect host! You are sure to have a great stay at the Cooly YHA! Big thank you to all the staff! I will be back for sure!
    Chris D August 2015
    Despite assurances, reception staff failed to note my name, venue and timing for the last pick-up of the day so I was left waiting in the freezing cold at the pick-up point until I rang YHA and learned that I had been forgotten. No pick-up options were offered so I had to make the 40 minutes walk back in the cold night. Dorm room was messy and a locker door was missing.
    Andre L August 2015
    One of the, if not the, best hostel/s I've stayed in. Great staff, great location (lack of proximity to grocery stores aside, but the beach just across the road more than makes up for that), great facilities (including table tennis and a pool), great rooms (not one but three paintings hanging in my single-bed room, plus a chest of drawers and a desk and chair; I'm telling you, you get more than you pay for), and an overall "harmony" to the place, it really feels like it was designed from the ground up as a welcoming beach backpackers, rather than, as so many hostels feel, repurposed and retrofitted into one.
    Laird S August 2015
    It is close to the airport, which saves money and time for transport; but if you are coming or going to Brisbane, it may be a little difficult as there is no direct train service; the best option is taking the shuttle bus from the airport ( e.g. linktransfer for one)
    Bit Mo H August 2015
    Great location and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. Regular free transport into town and back. A couple of minutes walk from gold coast airport!!
    Trevor I August 2015
    Good place right across from the airport
    Max K July 2015
    This hostel is super handy if you have an early flight. It is an old building but it is well maintained. The staff was friendly and kind all the times. We stayed during the winter and the night was extremely cold, the room felt as cold as sleeping outside, so be aware of that!
    Hugo P July 2015
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