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Surfside Coogee Beach Backpackers, Sydney

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Welcome to Surfside Coogee Beach:

You come to Australia to experience a different lifestyle & this is where it is; on the beach at Coogee Beach - an awesome beach suburb of Sydney, Australia, located just 15 minutes from the City, International & Domestic airports, Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour bridge.

Surfside Coogee Beach offers quality budget accommodation with a pumpin' beach vibe. It is the perfect place to be in Sydney being so close to the City with all of its advantages plus the physical beauty of the surrounding coastline, cliffs & beaches.

Come stay with sound of the ocean in your ears and golden sand between your toes. Day or night our beaches offer a massive range of bars, cafes, restaurants and thumpin' clubs. Start & finish your Aussie adventure with us on Coogee beach to make your whole down under experience complete.

Surfside Coogee Beach Location:
Surfside is located directly opposite Coogee Beach. We are the only hostel situated directly across from the beach in the whole of Sydney. Coogee Beach, a hugely popular beach suburb of Sydney and only a matter of minutes from the centre of Sydney, Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Surfside Coogee Beach Atmosphere & Vibe:
Surfside Coogee Beach is a place that looks directly over the beach and allows you to take in every event that's going on. Our layout of share rooms & apartments means our guests have the choice of having either social or relaxed vibe. Our large balconies are there to meet new friends, eat, drink & watch the ocean, the beach and the cliffs on either side of the beach whilst our apartment balconies are suited to chillin' and taken in the views. Coogee Beach's lifestyle is so good and a massively popular spot to hang for a while to work locally or the city, surf, party hard, sleep well and eventually book your travels & plan your Australian experience.

Coogee Beachlife:
Coogee Beach's atmosphere is very beach life, relaxed during the day & vibrant each night. Coogee is a favourite spot for both Sydneysiders, locals, tourists & especially backpackers & travellers looking for beach lifestyle. Coogee Beach is dedicated to providing you with a beach lifestyle you just can't get in the city or its surrounding suburbs. After all you came to Australia to live on the beach not in the city. Coogee has some the most famous bars in Sydney, the Coogee Beach Palace and the Coogee Bay Hotel provide so much entertainment that you just won't want to leave

Surfside Coogee Beach Rooms:
We offer quality bunkroom & private room accommodation all with the sound of the ocean in your ears.

Here is a short description of our rooms:

Share Rooms Both Mixed & Female:
Room 1 & Room 6 are a large ocean view rooms that share a balcony facing the beach ocean & cliffs, great views of all Coogee Beach and surroundings plus Wedding Cake Island located just off Coogee Beach.

Room 2 is a large dorm room & the darkest & quietest room. It is one of a few rooms at Surfside without a balcony. Great for workers & groups.

Room 3, (4-8 share), Room 3a, (4 share) & Room 3b, (6 share) are all in one apartment (Apartment 3), which includes its own bathroom, TV/DVD/Playstation and a balcony facing North with views of the cliffs, ocean and beach. Apartment 3 is a female only room.

Room 4 & Room 5 are large mixed dorms each with balconies facing north with views of the cliffs, ocean and beach.

Room 7 (4-8 share), Room 7a (4 share) & Room 7b (6 share), are all in one apartment (Apartment 7), which includes its own bathroom & TV/DVD. This apartment does not have a balcony but has windows facing North with views of the ocean, cliffs and beach.

Room 8 is a mixed 4-6 share room with awesome windows looking across the main balcony facing North with views of the ocean, cliffs and beach.

Room 9 & Room 10 are large dorms with access onto our main balcony facing North with views of the ocean, cliffs and beach.

Room 11 (4 share), Room 11a (4 share) & Room 11b (6 share), are all in one self contained apartment (Apartment 11) which includes its own bathroom, laundry TV/DVD. This apartment has a balcony facing North with views of the ocean, cliffs and beach.

Room 12 is a mixed 4 share room with view to south Coogee which includes the southern end of the beach, cliffs and ocean with views out to Wedding Cake Island.

We also have a house from 20th dec 2007 to 28th feb 2008 which has its own swimming pooll and is located 1200 metresd from the beach. it has 5 rooms each holding 4 beds.

Private Rooms; Double, Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms:
From late January to October of each year we use our small dorms & apartment rooms as doubles, twins & triples as well as quads. Each room holds maximum 4 persons and has a double bed and 2 single beds, so whether you require a double room, twin room, triple room or quad room we can cater for all

(Please note that although we make every effort to give you the exact room requested it sometimes cannot be done. At such time we will provide you with an equal equivalent room. For example if Rm7a is requested but unavailable, Rm11a will be substituted as both these rooms are fundamentally the same.)

Surfside Coogee Beach Bedding:
We provide each bed with a fitted sheet, a fat pillow and warm, fresh clean doona (a doona is aussie for duvet, quilt, comforter depending on where you are from). We charge AUS$3 for bedding at Surfside however in return for this service we do provide you with AUS$3 worth of free internet.

Surfside Coogee Beach Office Hours:
We are open from 8am to 1pm & 5pm to 8pm every day. If you arrive outside of office hours please call the number on our front entrance and the night or day manager will check you in.

Surfside Coogee Beach Check In:
Check in at Surfside is 11am. If you do arrive early & we are unable to check you in immediately we can offer you bathroom facilities, luggage storage & access to our kitchen, laundry, internet & TV lounge facilities.

Surfside Coogee Beach Check Out:
Check out at Surfside is strictly 11am, even with a hangover. A quick swim in the ocean will cure you. We offer departing guests bathroom facilities, luggage storage & access to kitchen, laundry, internet & TV lounge facilities until they need to leave. We also offer late check outs for a small charge to those who don't wish to give up there room or bed by 11am. This is subject to availability so please ask at check in.

Surfside Coogee Beach Reception Services:
Our friendly reception staff are trained to help new comers to Australia. We can help with getting started in Australia with things such as tax file numbers, Medicare cards, medical centres, doctors, dentists and bank accounts. We can also help with faxing, photocopying, mobile phones, VIP cards, Airport shuttles, public transport information plus heaps more.

Surfside Coogee Beach Internet:
Available 24 hours a day we have three pay as you go terminals in reception where you can browse the web, read & send emails, plan your travels or sell your stocks and shares.

Surfside Coogee Beach Kitchen, Laundry & TV Room:
Surfside has a fully equipped kitchen available 24 hours with no deposit asked for plates, cutlery etc. With our new restaurant, Fivo's, located downstairs offering $5 meals all year round which is a favourite amongst our travellers. We also have a self service laundry room as well as offer a laundry service that would be happy to wash, dry & fold all your clothes returned same day for a small charge. We have a combined TV room, reception, dining room with video, DVD & every digital satellite channel available in Australia. We also have 3 pay as you go broadband internet terminals available 24hrs.

Surfside Coogee Beach Sports & Games:
We have surfboards, wetsuits and rash vests available free to all of our guests from 8am to 11am every day, or for $7 outside of these hours. We also have body boards, snorkels & masks, fishing rods, roller blades, fins & cricket, soccer, rugby, volleyball gear also available free to all of our guests. (Equipment is plentiful but as always subject to availability. Please note that some equipment is located at Surfside Backpackers Bondi Beach where conditions for some of the activities mentioned above are better suited.)

Surfside Coogee Beach Travel:
Booking with us will get you FREE accommodation (just ask reception for more details). Our friendly & experienced travel staff can arrange travel & tours, bus passes & packages for destinations in Australia & New Zealand. We offer a unique travel planning service taking your budget, time available, destination & activities into consideration to offer you the best possible combination of adventures to complete your Australian experience.

Surfside Backpackers Coogee Beach & sister backpackers Surfside Backpackers Bondi Beach (formally Indy's Bondi Beach Backpackers) are proud to offer FREE accommodation at either Surfside location when you use our travel desk. Please see our website for more details & conditions.

Surfside Coogee Beach Employment:
We work hard to make sure our guests have work available if & when they need it. We have many great contacts in Sydney and locally for all trades and services. We have an employment starter pack which can be sent to you on request and is available at the front desk that has over 1000 employment agency listings, sample resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. We also have employment information on our website.

Surfside Coogee Beach VIP Discount Cards:
The VIP card is available from Surfside and gives you discounts at hundreds of hostels, tours, travel companies all over the world. It is one of the best cards around as it accepted in more places than any other card. It's a great idea and will save you heaps of money.

Surfside Coogee Beach Security:
To keep our guests & their belongings safe & secure we have locks on all bedrooms doors and entrances and we make sure each guests has their own correct key. We have CCTV in communal areas and provide an office safe for all valuables & a luggage storeroom for larger items for longer periods. We also have a non sexist, non racist policy ensuring that all our international travellers are comfortable at all time.

Surfside Coogee Beach & Vodafone:
Surfside has a great relationship with Vodafone Australia and together we can get you mobile instantly.

For those without a phone we have great packages that include a funky new phone with all the latest features, charger & sim card. Prices vary but are usually around $AUS99. For those with a phone we have two sim cards options to get you moving. The $30 sim comes with $30 credit whilst the $10 sim gives you $10 credit when you recharge for the first time.

Vodafone also offer the Maxi Cap which is $AU230 worth or talk & text credit for only $AU49. This comes highly recommended by travellers as the price cannot be beaten. All of these products are available at Surfside Coogee &/or Bondi.

Surfside Activities & Entertainment:
Day activities at Surfside Coogee Beach change with the seasons and are often dependant on the weather. In shoulder and high seasons we offer free snorkelling trips to local beaches, free trips to popular Watson's bay and Harbour national parks, free self guided cliffs walks between Bondi Beach & Coogee beach and to from Manly beach to Spit bridge. We also offer free city trips to museums, art galleries, shopping centres, the rocks and major tourist icons.

Night activities also change around during the year but expect movie nights with free popcorn, quiz nights, pass the parcel nights, crab racing, beach BBQ's, punch nights, pub crawls, neighbours nights and our famous wine, cheese and nibbles on Wednesday nights. Most nights end up in one of the famous bars that are only 50 meters away, namely the Coogee Beach Palace & the Coogee Bay Hotel.
(Please notes some nights attract small charges.)

Surfside Bondi Beach:
Surfside Bondi Beach is the sister of Surfside Coogee Beach and if our guests wish to experience both great beach locations they can split any stay between the two locations. Subject to availability. Please check out our website for more details.

Surfside Coogee Beach Swimming Pool:
Our swimming pool is called the Tasman Sea or if you like the Pacific Ocean, it's not heated but it's never that cold and it stretches all the way to the United States and there's heaps of fun to be had in it, night and day, clothed or naked!!.

We look forward to seeing you here with us at Surfside Coogee Beach
Bye bye

The Surfside Coogee Beach Team
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Hotel Details

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  • Breakfast Included
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Linen Included
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Towels
  • Luggage Storage
  • Travel Desk/Travel Info
  • Common Room
  • BBQ Area
  • Free Carpark