1770 Southern Cross Backpackers Reviews
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No locks on doors, rude staff and mosquitoes everywhere. I would highly recommend never booking this Hostel
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
It was a nice enough place, good rooms with ensuite bathrooms, but the location was way out of the way, meaning you had to rely on their free shuttle trips to town every two hours. Thankful they had the shuttle, that being said. The owners were very nice, and some of the staff (like the drivers) were pleasant, but some of the staff at the counter were extremely rude. Several of us had negative experiences with them. Happy to leave the place. But again, good facilities.
Hostel is pretty and the shuttle bus is good, but my room didn't have a lock or any lockers for valuables, anyone couldn't walk in. I found it really noisy and my bed was really uncomfortable. Kitchen not very well equipped and full of flies (they do have fly screens on one door but then another open door and window into the kitchen so what's the point?) A staff member turned our dorm light on at 3.45am to show someone in instead of using a torch - not impressed.
The grounds and common area were very good , the rooms were not very clean had bugs crawling on me in my sleep the beds are TERRIBLE might as well be sleeping on metal poles after 3 nights here my back was messed up! The shops and beach are far away have to rely on the shuttle bus which was always full. The staff especially the young man in reception was so unprofessional and unhelpfull taking private phone calls making me wait atleast 10 minutes. Was not impressed.
Free breakfast can not be used in case you are gluten intolerant (only toast) No lock on Denmark room, although there is a lock in the door.