When I read the reviews of this place I had a really bad image of what it was going to be like but there was no where else in my budget.However I extended my stay by a week and I am still there at the moment. been given a really nice room for women only which has its own lounge, fridge and showers. The staff are nice and it has Foxtel in the sitting room. The only real problem I have is that there is a very cliquey vibe, with the majority of guests French or German and not mixing with others
The hostel was very clean and nice. I thought they were too strict on security at night having to show your room key AND ID. The staff were very friendly and Ollie came out with us most nights, making it easy to stick in a group.
I stayed for several days and it seemed everyone who stayed was only there for one night before and after their Whitsundays. I would have liked more group activities and ways to meet new people as I was travelling alone and each time the only people put in my room were couples, making it harder to make friends.