1770 YHA Beachside Backpacker, Agnes Water / Town of 1770

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Kinda Gloomy

Nothing particularly wrong with the place but the atmosphere was pretty gloomy, the rooms were clean but basic and the staff were competent but not very friendly or accommodating. If the price is right stay here but look elsewhere if you can.


Good basic accommodation

Nothing flash, but adequate. Everything worked, we did not try the air conditioning. Arrival and departure procedures good. If you are not careful, you drag in a lot of sand. Overall cleanliness on arrival was very good.

Age 73 | Australia

A nice place.

Great free breakfasts, very close to the beach and town, free use of computers and wifi which was nice, en suite with the four bed dorm so relatively clean and unoccupied. Not the most exciting place but table tennis, pool table and tv give something to do on a rainy day/evening!

Age 19 | British

1770 Beachside Backpacker is brand new and owned by local people. They try their hardest to make your stay enjoyable but due to the location it seems a sleepy little place tucked away in the middle of nowhere. The hostel is a part of a bigger complex with individual lodges.

The Location

1770 Beachside Backpacker is located in the town of Agneswater along the road leading to the town of 1770. Along the same road closer to the town centre is another hostel with a similar name and many people mix them up. The hostel is further away from the shops (bad if you're on foot) but closer to the beach (good if you want to swim or surf). Finding this hostel in the dark can be a little bit tricky, also the two similar names are confusing. Greyhound offers a connecting service from the main route, which drops you off and picks you up in front of the hostel. There's also an off-street parking for those with their own car.

Rooms and Bathrooms

1770 Beachside offers four- to eight-bed dorms. All dorms have bunk beds and individual safety boxes that open up with a code. Room doors open with a key card and make a loud noise when they close. All rooms have also spacious ensuite bathrooms. The dorms are cramped when fully occupied because there are no lockers and backpacks take most of the floor space. Rooms and bathrooms are nice and clean although cold during the winter -- you have to ask for a blanket in the reception.

Common Spaces

Common spaces are the pride and joy in this hostel. Upstairs has a bar/restaurant and a small kitchen, downstairs has another kitchen, free laundry, three computers, ping-pong table, and a TV room. They also offer free bikes to ride around in the area.

The restaurant serves a backpacker meal as well as an a la carte menu, and is open to public. Kitchens in this hostel are tiny and not good for anything else than microwaving. Another irritating thing are the intricate seating arrangements -- you'll be asked to sit at the bar when eating a backpacker meal, in the restaurant if you're ordering a la carte and somewhere else (we never found out where) if you're cooking on your own.


Besides the eating dilemma, your stay at the 1770 Beachside is very carefree. The reception can help you out with activities in 1770-Agneswater. The beach is just around the corner and the shops about fifteen minutes' walk away. Free laundry is a plus, although there are only two machines, no dryers, and backpackers are asked to use them only after 2 p.m. 1770-Agneswater is a small and isolated place and gets quickly very boring if you don't participate in the local activities.

Han Jer


1770 Beachside Backpacker is a brand new friendly hostel, 200 METRES from Queensland's most northern surf beach and minutes away from the shops and town center. 1770 Beachside Backpacker includes a wireless Internet café, FREE Laundry, FREE Bikes, a FREE local tour and FREE Pick ups from the Bus stop.
Our hostel has 20 beds located in a brand new building. All double rooms and 4 to 8 bed dorms are air-conditioned and have their own bathrooms. We also provide pillows and linen with no additional costs. Every room has lots of space and is very comfortable. Our kitchen is open for 24 hours and is always clean!
The tours here offered by the local operators are excellent and very affordable to backpackers. People are blown away by the beauty of this area, the friendliness of the locals and the prices of the activities. This town is an absolute must for travelers!

With the beach just a lazy stroll - 200m from your doorstep – you have lots of time to relax and spend time on our beautiful STINGER FREE 7 km long beach. You can also chill out in the entertainment area where you find comfortable couches, bean bags, hammocks and everything you need to relax your body and mind.
If you are after some adrenalin there are lots of thrill seeking activities here to fill out your day: Jump the waves with a surf race boat, fly an airplane, surf the waves with a kayak, ride a chopper or try kite surfing. There are lots of different activities here and we help you with each booking!
At night time you can enjoy a cold beer in our funky bar or a delicious meal in the restaurant. Live music, local artists and dance parties @ our bar Freckles up North will create the perfect night for you.
We want you to feel like home and enjoy every minute of your stay. We all love our lifestyles here and that reflects on the way we look after our guests.

Location and Contact




Address: 52 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water / Town of 1770 (Seventeen Seventy), Queensland, Australia

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Website 1770 YHA Beachside Backpacker Agnes Water / Town of 1770 www.1770beachsidebackpacker.com.au
Phone Number: +61 (7) 4974-7200
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



City Tours


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool



Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 8pm (08:00 10;00)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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