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Palm Lakefront Resort & Hostel Reviews

4840 W.Irlo Bronson Hwy 192, Kissimmee, Florida 34746, Orlando, USA

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73%

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673 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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63%

They provide a good internet connection, lockers (bring your own lock), clean sheets and towels. A big supermarket across the street, good (free) parking space and access to buses. Only two sockets in a room for 6 people. Could be cleaner. Kind of old. Big kitchen and social space, but kind of stuffy


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66%

A good base if your going to the themeparks, a bit far out to see anything else in the area but with a good kitchen and easy access to a supermarket. Lots of long term people.


71%

I stayed there 2 night to visit Kennedy Space Center because it seems to be the only hostel in Orlando. The buildings are quite old but if you go there just for having a bed and a shower it's really okay. The price is excellent and so it's a really good deal. Due to the weather I didn't use the garden/pool, but when there's sun they are surely quite nice. The staff was really very friendly, I asked for the way and tickets and he helped me. Only the kitchen is a little run-down (oven broken) :(

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


37%

It is nothing like the photos you see on internet. The pool is green and dirty. Actually is like the staff dont care about having a good place for people to stay there...absolutely desappointed

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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This guest was a NO SHOW.

71%

It was a nice place especially considering the price. I would go there again.


60%

Was supposed to check in at 3. Member of staff didnt turn up to check me in till 7:30... Facilities could have been awesome but overall everything was pretty rundown and all needed revamping. Location was great if you're visiting disneyworld, but for anything else it requires many changes of bus and quite a lot of time if you dont have a car. Close to shops and restaurants though. Price was good too. Were quite a few near permanent residents who were all quite odd and brought the atmosphere down


91%

Loved it. Really liked the lake behind and the fact that every amusement park was at 20 or 30 minutes from hotel Cheap, but it really feels like the owner is happy there :)


69%

Ants in the kitchen, two or three travelers and a lot of strange people who stay for a long time... (weeks? Months?) Good point, it's just in front of the supermarket.

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These two guys cooked like Master French Chefs in our fully stocked COMMON KITCHEN everyday but one thing they did not do is CLEANING UP. They made a mess like food on the counter top and on the floor. One of the staff constantly have to clean up which is NOT part of Hostelling Mission. SIMPLE MISSION: If you use it, clean it and put it away so next person can utilize the COMMON KITCHEN.

80%

Loved the murals on the walls! Everyone there was fantastic, even the dog! The staff was curtious and helped me navigate my stay. All in all it was a great experiance at my first hostel.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Best place to stay in Orlando. The staff is awesome & they treated me like a VIP. The cleaning person is Especially nice to every one & the person on the desk is very nice to everyone


83%

Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, and there's an awesome dog that belongs to one of the staff members and she's adorable. Pretty cool backyard, a rec room with guitars, a piano and whatnot, the people are friendly and it's close to heaps of shops and restaurants. My only qualm is the en suite bathroom, they don't provide you with hand soap and there was someone in my dorm who would always drench the toilet paper so you wouldn't have anything to clean up with.


71%

Its a tremendously inexpensive hostel to stay at. The staff is ok and its pretty clean. The only thing about this hostel is that its not a social hostel nor is Orlando a conducive to a social atmosphere. Its worth the price and you wont loose rest


83%

Elvis is very nice guy, he helped me a lot.

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I really enjoyed my time at Palms Lakefront Resort. I am wondering this this great time there with a very reasonable price.

  • 18th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

Bathroom in my room was an absolute FILTH!!! The place should have a cleaner (at least for the rooms where short term travelers are staying - they do pay higher rates).


89%

We need more places like this in United States. I am so lonely and needed the social environment.

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


43%

dirty, dirty, dirty. no forks, no spoons, no knives, no dishes, you can open the window of the room from the outside.

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We have our kitchen fully stocked with cooking and eating ware. Most of the guest who has private rooms take the cooked food into the room instead eating in the common kitchen room. Most cooking ware disappear into the room therefore limiting other guest from cooking in the kitchen. Also most guest DO NOT clean after they cook. The common kitchen is always clean, its people like this that ruin other guest from using the kitchen, especially when they dont clean after themselves.

74%

For what it's worth, the place is inexpensive, close to where you need to go, and passable. I did not utilize the kitchen very often, but it's large, but may benefit from newer utensils and cookware. Room was not unclean, but the bathroom felt like it needed a vacuum and a mopping. Beds were thin, which is good if you are a back sleeper. Wifi was decent- you will get a signal, but the speeds varied depending on the time of day.


37%

Sheets are not clean at all. Smell like humidity everything

  • 8th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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We clean all linens with bleach, laundry soap and fabric softener. If the linen was not up to her standards then she should of asked one of the staff to exchange for another set of linens.

66%

The facilities are old and there is a sort of humid smell in the room. It is crowded in the 8 people room. The transportation is good.


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