5 Hostels in Coffs Harbour, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Coffs Harbour, Australia. You can choose from 5 Coffs Harbour hostels. In total, there are 8 cheap places to stay in Coffs Harbour such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $25 for a dorm.

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Coffs Harbour Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Coffs Harbour, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Coffs Harbour


(Aussitel Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Coffs Harbour


(Central Plantation Backpackers Coffs Harbour is the best rated)

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Hostels in Coffs Harbour for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Coffs Harbour (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Coffs Harbour. To help you make friends with Coffs Harbour before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Coffs Harbour, a small, cozy beach city about six hours up the east coast from Sydney, is easily reachable by train or Greyhound bus, which are both really comfortable. If you are traveling up the east coast, it's worth stopping over and staying in Coffs Harbour for a night or two.

It has everything you need -- the big supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths, and a shopping mall with shops such as Cotton On, Factorie, and Typo. It's not really a place to party, although there are certain bars where you can eat and hang out and have some beers afterwards, while enjoying the live music together with the local farmers.

There are a couple of hostels in Coffs Harbour, all spread around the city but all close to supermarkets. Some are working hostels as well, filled with hard working fruit pickers all year round. Most Coffs Harbour hostels have a free pick-up from the bus or train station. Most of the hostels are close to the beach, which is beautiful but dangerous at the same time; because of the strong currents, the number of people drowning is quite high. Therefore the lifeguards are constantly driving up and down the beach, and getting people to swim between the flags.

Not only is Coffs Harbour a beautiful, quiet place to stop, but you also find beautiful beaches with loads of wildlife around there as well, including kangaroos and dolphins hanging around. A couple Coffs Harbour hostels offer a little tour to spot some kangaroos -- it's a must do! Besides that, Coffs Harbour is the town with the "big banana" tourist attraction.

Overall, Coffs Harbour is a nice place to have a little break from your travels for a couple of days, but has nothing special to offer.

Written by local enthusiast for Coffs Harbour hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Coffs Harbour hostels Tessa

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Crescent Head Crescent Head (100 Km / 62 mi.)
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Armidale Armidale (140 Km / 87 mi.)

FAQ about Coffs Harbour Hostels

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A hostel in Coffs Harbour costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Coffs Harbour with private rooms costs on average $64.

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Your Packing List for Coffs Harbour

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Coffs Harbour and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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