The Coastal Rag - February 2015

Another gong for Southern Cross Backpackers

Southern Cross is more than a backpackers... more than a resort! And the travel world is sitting up to take notice...

Having achieved recognition in Lonely Planet (2010 and 2009 'Our Pick and Highly Recommended'), and TripAdvisor (Certificate of Excellence 2013 and 2014), Southern Cross Backpackers has now been named in the ‘10 Best Hostels in Australia’ by Travel Freak (

‘Though a bit far out of the way, Southern Cross is a funky hostel with cabins instead of rooms. It’s large, licensed and there’s plenty of space to hang by the pool or in the open-air lounge.

Come and experience a hostel with a difference for yourself! Get comfy in our large small-share ensuite dorms that won’t break your budget, or pamper yourself in our private deluxe double rooms! Huge common area with Digital TV, Ping pong, Fussball, Pool tables, boards games and book exchange!’

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Backpackers are flocking to Southern Cross which celebrates its 10th birthday this year.

And with the recent acquisition of the famous ‘Scooteroo’ bike tours, owners Chris and Lalisa Canavan are being kept very busy.

The resort boasts great accommodation options and a pool perfect for sunbathing, reading a good book or just chilling out.

Set on 16 acres on Round Hill Road at Agnes Water, it is perfect for nature lovers or for a bit of meditation or yoga as the sun is rising or setting!

When not out sampling all the local attractions, guests enjoy the on site 'Karma bar' and beer garden surrounding the pool area, just perfect for the afternoon drink to quench the thirst after a long day surfing!

Chris and Lalisa’s motto is 'Live in the dream!', and that is certainly what they offer to their guests.

another gong for southern cross backpackers


Get 10 nights or more to spend at any of our hostels with the Bed Hopper Accommodation Pass