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Mad Monkey Coogee Beach Sydney

Facilities & Amenities

  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Beach Views
  • Shared Dorms
  • Private Rooms
  • Luggage Storage
  • Lock Boxes
  • WiFi
  • Towels

Mad Monkey Coogee Beach, Sydney is the first Mad Monkey Hostel in Australia! The hostel is found right on Coogee Beach. It’s the perfect location to reach all the best things to do in Sydney, including the famous Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. Stay with Mad Monkey ‘Down Under’ for the friendly service and social atmosphere we’re known for all over Asia.

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Experience Coogee Beach

Blue Mountains Tour
Coogee to Bondi Walk
Coogee Beach Day
Visit Sydney City
Coogee Sunrise
Grab a pint at Coogee Bay Hotel

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Coogee Beach Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know about traveling Coogee Beach

CURRENCY USED:AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR WIFI SIGNALGOOD BETTER BEST LEARN BASICAUSSIE SLANG Hello friend! How are you?Beautiful weather today! Thank you Goodbye Alcohol store I understand your question, but the answeris no G'day mate!How ya goin'?Day for it!Cheers big earsHave a good oneBottle-o Yeahnah Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is one of the rare cities that actually lives up to—and often surpasses—your expectations. Coogee Beach is an expansive beach in Sydney with chill vibes and excellent surf. It's also one end of the famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and is just a short ride from Sydney CBD (main city center).

HIKE THE BLUE MOUNTAINSThe Blue Mountains, about a two-hour drive from Sydney, is best known for its soaring standstone ridges blanketed in native bushland. Whether cloacked in clouds or glowing golden in the sunset, the endless vistas of the Blue Mountains will take your breath away. TAKE THE FERRY TO MANLY BEACHManly Beach is without a doubt one of the best and most famous spots in the harbour city and is located just 550 meters from Manl Cove wharf. Soak up the atmosphere, find your favourite gelato flavour, learn to surf, dine, drink, and shop at the weekend markets. SWIM IN OCEAN POOLSSwim at one of the picturesque ocean pools along the coast. The most famous is Bondi Icebergs Pool, but Giles Baths, McIver Baths and Wylie's Baths are equally as beautiful and right at Coogee Beach. GO SURFINGSydney is renowned for its epic surf and there are a plethora of beaches you can partake in Aussie's favorite pastime, including Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. SYDNEY OPERA HOUSENo trip to Sydney is complete without visiting the iconic Opera House. Catch a performance or just admire the modern expressionist design up close.House, Harbour Bridge, and Botanic Gardens! COOGEE TO BONDI WALKTake in the stunning ocean views on this beautiful coastal walk. Featuring incredible beaches, parks, cliffs, bays, and rock pools, there are plenty of spots to rest, swim, and discover lovely viewpoints. SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGEWalk across or even climb the world’s tallest and widest steel arch bridge.

WHEN TO GO

Australia is in the southern hemisphere, so the seasons are opposite of the northern hemisphere. With excellent weather nearly all year, the best times to visit are spring, summer and fall.

 

CUSTOMS & ETIQUETTE

  • Tipping: Tipping isn’t expected, but is of course appreciated. In more upscale touristy spots, it may be more expected. 10% or $5 for your meal/service is sufficient.
  • Communication: Australians are very casual, direct, and humorous when communicating. Honesty is appreciated and arrogance is looked down on.
  • Dating: The bill is usually split on a date, men aren’t expected to pay.
  • Bring Your Own at restaurants: Alcohol is very expensive in Australia so many restaurants are “BYO” and you’re welcome to bring your own bevvies.
  • Drinking with friends: Aussies typically take turns (“shout”) buying rounds of drinks.

WHAT TO EAT

  • Vegemite
  • Barbecue
  • Meat pies & sausage rolls
  • Tim Tams
  • Flat white coffee & piccolo lattes
  • Pavlova
  • Lamb & kangaroo

Mad Monkey’s first Australia Hostel is conveniently located in the Coogee Beach area of Sydney. This up-and-coming neighbourhood full of cafes and restaurants sits right on the beach, and our hostel has great views out over the surf and sand. Our hostel is easy to find (it’s right on top of a McDonald’s). Here are directions to get to Mad Monkey, wherever you’re traveling from.

Getting to Mad Monkey Coogee Beach from the airport:

By bus: Take the 400 bus from Bay 21 (International) or outside Qantas arrivals (Domestic) in the direction of Bondi Junction. Get off at Randwick. Change to a 372, 373, or 374 bus towards Coogee Beach Terminal. Get off at McDonald’s. Look up and you’ll see Mad Monkey – ring the doorbell for access.
By taxi: Ask a taxi to take you to Coogee Beach, and jump out at McDonald’s. We’re above the restaurant – ring the doorbell and come on in.
Getting to Mad Monkey Coogee Beach from Central Station:

Take the 372 bus direct to Coogee Beach. Get off at McDonald’s. We’re above McDonald’s. Ring the bell and come on up.
Getting to Mad Monkey Coogee Beach from Circular Quay/City Centre:

Take the 373 bus direct to Coogee Beach. Get off at McDonald’s. We’re above McDonald’s. Ring the bell and come on up.
Getting to Mad Monkey Coogee Beach driving from west:

Follow any road into the city.
Use Cleveland Street to reach Anzac Parade.
Turn left onto Alison Road (follow signs to Randwick & Coogee Beach).
Follow Alison Road, past Randwick Race Course, past Belmore Road, past Avoca Street.
Turn right onto Carrington Street.
Turn left onto Dolphin Street.
When you reach Oval we are directly opposite, above McDonald’s. Ring our bell and come on in.
Getting to Mad Monkey Coogee Beach driving from north:

Follow any road into the city.
When you cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, stay on the Eastern Distributor.
Take the Rnadwick exit onto Anzac Parade.
Turn left onto Alison Road (follow signs to Randwick & Coogee Beach).
Follow Alison Road, past Randwick Race Course, past Belmore Road, past Avoca Street.
Turn right onto Carrington Street.
Turn left onto Dolphin Street.
When you reach Oval we are directly opposite, above McDonald’s. Ring our bell and come on in.
Getting to Mad Monkey Coogee Beach driving from south:

Follow any road past the airport along Southern Cross Drive (do not enter the Eastern Distributor).
Stay in the left lane and turn right onto Dacey Avenue.
Go straight at the next set of traffic lights onto Alison Road (follow signs to Randwick & Coogee Beach).
Follow Alison Road, past Randwick Race Course, past Belmore Road, past Avoca Street.
Turn right onto Carrington Street.
Turn left onto Dolphin Street.
When you reach Oval we are directly opposite, above McDonald’s. Ring our bell and come on in.

Mad Monkey Hostel Coogee Beach