Nomads Noosa Backpackers Hostel


Nomads Noosa Backpackers Hostel

44 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Bus 620, 626, 627, 629, 630, 631 (stop: Sunshine Beach Road at Noosa Plaza)
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(07) 5447 3355 or 1800 666 237
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overpriced scumhole
26 December 2009
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having to pay for crockery, too many beds in bedrooms, bar stinks of pee
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I was warned about this place when I traveling to Noosa. The rooms were 7 beds but really there should of only been up to 6 in a room. Ensuite shower was ok but if you wanted to use the toilet and someone was in the shower you had to wait. The kitchen was awful, flies everywhere and you have pay a deposit for crockery and cutlery (getting so fed up with hostels that do this) Dont stay at this hostel appartently Dolphin Beach Backpackers is much better and this goes for all koala hostels (Hervey Bay, Airlie etc - I have not heard a good word about any of them!)

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Fabulous fun
28 October 2009
Cons
A bit run down
Pros
Atmosphere and pool volleyball competition
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Great spot. We had loads of fun and great place to meet other people. Will be back.

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Good Party hostel
29 January 2009
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The location
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This is a good hostel if you want one with a lively atmosphere. The rooms are pretty basic, but they are very spacious and have everything you need. The pool is a good place to chill, and the hostel staff are friendly and helpful. There's a bar too where everyone goes and the drinks were pretty cheap. Basically, if you want a hostel where you want to meet lots of people, this is the one you want to be at.

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A great place to stay and meet people!
21 June 2008
Cons
Bar should be opened till later.
Pros
Bar and location
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I had a great time here - its actually really clean! Love the bar too and the reception staff are all friendly! I recommend on doing the surf lessons with Jez from Noosa Learn to surf. Great location and lots of things to do in Noosa. I had a ball! Thanks. :laugh: :laugh:

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FUN! FUN! FUN!
21 June 2008
Cons
deposits, but you do get them back
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Great Bar
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Fun! Fun! Fun! I went to koala's to stay 2 nights and i ended up staying over a week! Great hostel, they even provided free pick up and drop off to the bus station. I've heard good and bad comments about koala's, but i found it to be great. Heaps of fun at the bar, even dressed up in garbage bags for one of their theme nights. The staff a crazy (in a good way), they are so much fun and helpfull. Thanks guys, i will be back! :laugh: :p :)

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Fun atmosphere, but facilities are kind of gross.
28 May 2006
Cons
All the facilities, especially the rooms!
Pros
The Bar.
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Kickin, fun bar, but after you party you have to return to a fairly nasty room (IF you return to your room....). Basically, thought it was a fun place, but the facilities could all use a major re-do. :rock:

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dirty, infested and full of idiots
2 April 2006
Cons
dirty, noisy and you have to pay for a sheet to sleep on!
Pros
nothing.........not even near the beach
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i paid for a double room to get a decent sleep but found that for the extra $25 i was sleeping in a dorm behind a sheet of paper with door. the 'room' was filthy and crawling with fleas. the attached dorm was dirty and the bathroom (shared by 8 of us) was rancid. there was no chance of sleeping what with the chomping of the bed bugs, the shrieks of the intoxicated/stoned dorm residents and the relentlessly bright outside light by my window. the free bus service has a very frequent timetable but doesnt actually follow this - hence i was stranded at the furthest beach with a boogie board and back pack to lug back to the pit, sorry hostel.

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Don't stay there!
15 February 2006
Cons
was disgusting
Pros
had a pub
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Only spent a night at this hostel in 2004 as we got out there asap! The place was crawling with cockroaches and the toilet/shower was disgusting. There were a lot of facilities and it was a great night out in the pub! Also had to pay extra money for a blanket on your bed and had found it quite pricey already for low season! But overall i wound not recommend this hostel!

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Anonymous
Try and book the YHA if you can!
17 October 2005
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We stayed in a double room for 2 nights. It was ok for 2 nights, but would have much rather stayed at the YHA which had a more central location and looked really nice. The rooms were old, and had a kind of stale smell. The double room is a locked room in a 6 bed dorm, and you share the bathroom with them and one other double room. We were lucky, as there was only one other person in the double room and the dorm was empty. Might be a bit of a nightmare sharing the bathroom with a 6 bed dorm though if it was full! Also you had to walk through the dorm to get to the bathroom. This place definately needs a major uplift. I have paid less for double rooms and have had a lot nicer!

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Anonymous
stayed there try working there!!!
19 July 2005
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if you are looking at getting work in this hostel don't really!! bad idea, bad management, bad pay, the staff house is shit, you get sacked for everything, the bar is overcrowded with 18 yr old locals wanting a cheap shag forget sleeping, if your female and on your own stay at the thomas street hostel much nicer safer and more central xxxx

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Anonymous
Bugs!
6 June 2005
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I had the "pleasure" of staying here for two nights ($24 a night with VIP) and yes there is a good atmosphere if you get the right group of people (which I fortunately did) and the staff were really friendly and helpful but they were HUGELY let down by the fact that the place is disgusting! There were cockroaches in the room I was staying in and a rat in the kitchen on the first day and then some kind of creature (rat or possum possibly) that ate a hole through my shopping bag and ate my bread in the kitchen!! The ensuite bathroom is a joke, apart from the cockroaches it was pretty much mouldy, smelly and everything dripped! I stayed at Koala's because it was meant to be a well known place with a good repuation but this has put me off staying at any other koala place again.

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Miles
Dead Marsupial
1 June 2005
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Read the place name again - it's a resort, not a hostel. It does, however, advertise itself as a backpackers (which is presumably where all the funding has disappeared) and therefore must be judged as so. It's appallingly dirty, badly-maintained, contains an unfunny joke of a kitchen with no utensils and contains nothing but horned-up frat boys trying desperately to score. The 'doubles' are part of the dorms, seperated entirely by walls constructed from tracing paper. Don't get me wrong, I've stayed in some fairly 'rustic' hostels. But they've all substituted facilities with charm and friendly staff. These cheeky swindlers have tossed off a kids disco and ugly volleyball sandpit to palm off the stupid. This is a lazy, offensive and downright unpleasant place to be. It's doesn't even have the courtesy to be cheap and to cap it all, is nowhere near the beach. Unless you are a walking erection with a suntan for a soul, I suggest you don't set foot in this dump.

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sticky koala
please ignore the 5 star reviews....its a hole!
7 April 2005
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i stayed here last january and this was the worst hostel i saw whilst in oz. it was filthy - i mean fleas, bed bugs, the lot! the bed is not changed between guests and you have to pay extra if you want to put 'clean' sheets over the grubby mattress. this is meant to be a party hostel - don't be misled. the definition of 'party' here is smoking joints with the radio on at 2am. the people staying here were the dirtiest i met whilst travelling. the dorms are ensuite - so that's 1 toilet between 8 people. nice. please don't go here..........

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nicolajean
What a shit hole
20 July 2004
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I agree with this being a big party hostel but everybody thought the same thing. The carpets in the rooms are crawling with flees and the beds, well, they don't change the bottom sheet after somebody checks out. The toilets are disgusting. I can't belive a place this dirty stays open. It is a good fun place to stay but the noise is terrible, no sleeping is done here at night. If you don't mind the dirty rooms and toilets then you will be fine.

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Anonymous
Ho House
16 April 2004
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The place to go in Noosa if you're hunting for a shag. This place was kicking, i mean i've experienced people shagging in dorm rooms before, but 4 people scoring in the same night, bloody hell its like a roman orgy in this place!!

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Tracey Lee
Best time! Great Staff! Fantastic Hostel!
19 December 2003
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We spent a week at Koala resort noosa, original we only booked 1 night, we had the best time. The atmosphere is fabulous and social. We meet so many travellers and really made some great friendships. Highly recommend this hostel close to everything, great bar and love the staff.

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Anonymous
Friendly party hostel
2 December 2003
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Good points: V nice friendly staff All rooms have ensuite bathrooms Rooms (7 bed) are relatively spacious, plenty of room to put your bags etc. Nice pool and outside seating Excellent bar with v cheap food and drinks Free internet for guests with room key Party hostel. Encouraged (but not forced) to join in with activities so espec good if travelling on own Free baggage storage after checkout Not so good points: Rooms slightly 'tired' looking Kitchen facilities poorer than average TV room is in kitchen and not very inviting Can be noisy at night but not more than most hostels 10-15 min walk to beach (but courtesy bus)

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Anonymous
Don't bother with the Twins/Doubles
15 May 2003
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A great hostel but we had a twin and the room was smaller than the hostels bathroom (it was so small we couldnt open our bags and stand on the floor). It was also off a dorm which meant we had to walk through the dorm to get out of our room or to the bathroom. The walls of the rooms are also paper thin resulting in us getting very little sleep because of our noisy neighbours in the dorm. You might as well just pay the dorm rate because it feels like you are sleeping in it anyway!

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Kim
Real Party Hostel
8 March 2002
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I stayed at Koalas in 2000 and am going back this year (02), Koalas is a real party hostel, the rooms were a little old feeling but clean, the bar is the best place to be in Noosa at night with jugs of cocktail and cheap food, for daytime activities the staff will help to arrange them all, they can arrange fraser island trips in conjunction with the Koalas there and on top of that they do a mean sunday roast. The only down side is the steap hill when walking back from the beach but they do lay on a bus throughout the day. I would not stay anywhere else in Noosa and I saw them all!!

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jim_bar@hotmail.com
Best Hostel In Australia
13 May 2001
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Close to all banks and shops and supermarkets Convenient for beach Very helpful and friendly staff - the best I have come across so far Great Bar - loads of fun and games

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