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Australian and New Zealand hostels are pretty expensive and beat-up. This is no exception. However, if using the Bluebridge Ferry to or from Picton, this hostel is just across the street from the ferry terminal making it very easy to find and use. The place was at full capacity, but the staff were still friendly and very helpful. Very basic, but doubt you'll find better for the money.
The hostel is well located, easy to find with a 24h reception, which is always good. The rooms were quite big with an ensuite. The ensuite was rundown and had some mould. There was only 1 plug socket in a bedroom for 8 people.
The building was being repainted whilst we were there, which will be beneficial as it seems a bit tired. It can't seem to decide whether it is a hostel or budget hotel which creates a funny vibe. The kitchen is industrial size which means there is plenty of room to cook. Location is excellent as it is right opposite the train station (which has bus transfers to the ferry terminal). The naked bus stops literally at the doorstop.
The kitchen was a joke !
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)