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Rooms were very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Although I missed the typical hostel atmosphere a bit, I'd recommend this place if your looking for a clean and cheap place to stay right at the beach and close to the lagoon.
Rooms are very crammed and shower/toilet doesnt look like it is cleaned very often, we booked an extra night by accident and they wouldnt let us get a refund, i know its in the company policy but you should be able to get one if youre not staying there. Room was far to hot and the balcony door leads straight into the kitchen, the shopping centre is accesible in the hallway and the door was never locked so anyone could walk in
Great Location, Great staff. Reasonable Price. Would definitely recommend
Everything you need before hopping to the whitsundays: luggage-storage (2$/day) free, well working WiFi an airconditioned room with a view on the sea, in the middle of center. Atmosphere is not too hilarious but this can be due to the fatigue after 2 days of sailing the whitsundays.
Very good location. Large loft is comfortable as there are no bunk beds. Not a fan of having to pay a deposit to the front desk to get kitchen dishes/utensils as there is not a good place to store it.
Location is perfect, staff were friendly but hostel rooms and facilities are incredibly dated compared to most other hostels.
Stayed in the 17 beddorm for 3 nights. For sleeping it's fine, but for anything else don't stay here. Kitchen is always a mess (same mess as the days before) and most of the tiny little showers and toilets can use a good cleaning too. Next to that you pay a deposit for your plate and cuttlery, unwashed and in a dirty box. The older reception staff was really rude, when we walked in they asked us what we where doing here (not in the nice way). Stayed that way as long as we stayed.
Choosing the 17 bed dorm was a bit daunting however after seeing that it wasnt bunk beds it was fine! Amazing air conditioned room! Great location!
Free wifi rather poor. Nevertheless you can skype at 6-8am with a good connection. The kitchen was not clean at all, but rather the guests fault because it was cleaned once a day. Great advantage: there were two ovens! The staff was friendly but sometimes didn't know what to do in Airlie Beach or how to get there (which bus etc.). 17 share dorm was great: no bunkbeds and air con so it was cool all the time. Good location: never more than 10 mins to go anywhere (except Coles -> take the bus!)
The hostel was basic and clean, but lacked a communal area for people to socialise and the staff were unenthusiastic
Great spot ended up extending my stay.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
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