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Centrally located, our clean, comfortable, fun, friendly hostel is well known for its great atmosphere, it’s so easy to meet other people and have a good time. Just some of the fun activities available are skydiving, scuba diving, surfing, horse riding, whitewater rafting and whale watching. Join us for a great time! We are perfectly located in the lively Jetty area close to cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops and an international marina. The beach is just 7 minutes walk. Free pickup from the bus station between 6.30am and 10.00pm. Use our free kayaks to eplore the beautiful Coffs creek and then have fun with our bikes. Try stand up paddle boarding for free or make use of our free surf boards, free boogie boards and free fishing rods. Spot wild Koalas in the Botanic Gardens, just a 10 minute walk down the creek. FREE – WiFi FREE – surf kayaks (kayak down Coffs Creek and surf the waves at the beach) FREE – canoes (explore the wonderful natural bush land of Coffs Creek) FREE – surfboards FREE – boogie boards FREE – stand up paddle boards FREE – fishing rods and reels FREE – snorkle gear FREE – swimming pool FREE – pick up and drop off from bus stop, train station and airport FREE – off street and on street parking FREE – lockers in dorms FREE – luggage room FREE – BBQ FREE – Netflix Bikes for only $5 per day Cars for rent (discover Dorrigo national park, see kangaroos at Emerald beach) Aussitel Backpackers is purpose built with fabulous large communal areas, outdoor pool, hammocks and sun loungers, pool table and excellent cooking and laundry facilities. We are well known for our friendly, fun atmosphere and have a brilliant range of planned social activities (one every day and night of the week!) that will guarantee you a stay to remember! So come and join in the fun! We hope to see you soon.



Want to earn money and get your second year visa?  There are short-term fruit picking jobs in and around Coffs Harbour NSW.

The Coffs Harbour area has fruit-picking jobs available all year round. Some of the produce grown includes blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cucumbers, zucchinis, macadamia nuts, bananas and avocados.

Blueberries are the predominant fruit picked by backpackers staying with us. The main blueberry picking season goes from August to March. Farmers usually let us know that they are actively looking for workers mid to late August. This is dependent on weather conditions.

At Aussitel Backpackers we have employment application forms and often have local farmers phoning us looking for workers.

The earlier in the season you arrive the sooner you can receive your forms and apply for fruit-picking work. Jobs will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. There will be more positions available as the season progresses.

Aussitel Backpackers offers a weekly rate for guests that are staying with us and picking fruit.

For those people without transport, we can find you a lift with other guests that drive. Alternatively, Aussitel Backpackers has cars to rent from $30 per day.

Some farmers pick workers up from Aussitel Backpackers.

21 September 2015: The blueberry and raspberry picking season has started. Local farmers have phoned us looking for workers. We have application forms at Aussitel Backpackers. Come now to secure the best fruit picking jobs and get your 88 days signed off.


Fancy getting chained to the kitchen sink in return for free accommodation?

At Aussitel Backpackers we have a number of Work for Accommodation positions. These jobs come up frequently and are given to suitable guests that have expressed an interest and are already staying with us.

If we have vacancies and no suitable candidate, we may give work for accommodation positions to people that are not already staying with us.

2 Reviews for Aussitel Backpackers


230 Reviews

Friendly helpful Hostel… but they recommended a dodgy farm!

4/ 5

Very friendly hostel, they want to help you out, even though this specific recommendation (see listing for Harry’s Farm) seemed to be dodgy.

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Looking to join a Progressive Company, which provides professional career Advancement and to achieve a challenging career in a dynamic organization where I will have an opportunity to utilize my knowledge and prove my skills

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