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Ok hostel in good location. Hostel was clean but staff (except one young woman) was unfriendly. Don't think about sleeping late as tour pick ups are around 5-6am so people wake up early and tour buses drive past your window.
Stayed in a 16 bed dorm, but it didnt feel crowded at all because of the way the rooms are divided in two parts with each 8 beds. Toilets and bathrooms were incredibly clean and the girl at reception very helpful. Very good value for money and would definitely stay again!
Not great. The common room is closed off at 23:00, which was annoying as we were all watching a movie! Speaking of which, the outdoor cinema didn't show a movie when I was there, despite it saying movies are shown each night at 18:30. I was in a cramped dorm with no windows & no space. But most disappointing was the fact I almost missed a flight due to the old man behind reception not booking an airport shuttle for me despite him telling me it was! I'm not one to moan but this hostel was poor.
The best hostel in the town (for me). Amazing atmosphere. Good facilities. I would suggest lockers in the rooms would be good (they have them for example in the Alice backpackers) since people like to travel with cameras etc. Otherwise really good. Oh, the key did not work most of the time - before I found it can not be put close to iPhone. It should be written somewhere.
- Novice Nomad
- Czech Republic
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Really impressed with this place - they've thought of everything. Well organised, super clean, very well stocked kitchen, good free wifi, cosy duvets and heaters in the dorms, big lockers in the dorm, nice individual shower rooms, nice outdoor sitting area, great atmosphere and friendly staff.
The dorm room smelt, like really really bad and for a hostel that has been around for a while I am disappointed that the owner/staff/cleaners haven't done anything about this, like a shoe rack outside or air freshener. I've been in dorms around the world and this is definitely the smelliest one, like omg. Kitchen/common room/pool/security are all pretty good though. not much to do in alice springs :/
Nice quiet hostel, very well located. The kitchen is fully equipped and the toilets very good (shower toilet mirror plugs in the same place). The room is big enough although I stayed in the 16 beds one.
It was pretty noisy especially when people were talking in the hallway we could hear everything. Location was great and the staff was friendly.
I liked the idea of the little bathrooms, which are fully equipped with shower, sink and toilet, but having to go outside every time when you want to use them, is a bit of a pity. It would be more handy to place them inside, even though that won't be possible due to construction and layout of the hostel. Another good thing is the amount of power points in the rooms, you really have a good chance to find one next to your bed.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)