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Reviews: haleystewart85

Location England, Gender Female, Age 31

  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
YMCA Hostel, Auckland, New Zealand
8.0
27th Feb 2014

Clean, safe hostel. Bit off queen st, but within 10 mins you are in the heart of th city. Not exactly the place to meet other travellers as clearly there are a lot of long termers. Staff were helpful. Good hostel, but slightly pricey.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We delighted you pointed out our good location, cleanliness and safety. Currently we have about 60% of our beds taken by travelers exactly like you, sorry if you didn't have a chance to meet other guests, our rates are about 5% to 15% cheaper than competitors, please have a shop around and compare. Once again thank you for your feedback Kind regards, Andre Vidoto Centre Manager.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Arcadia Beach Guest House, Magnetic Island, Australia
8.0
22nd Feb 2014

V quiet as end of summer and you can tell, met some lovely girls! Very chilled, great novelty of not sleeping in a bunk! Friendly, helpful staff-the pick up/drop off service is great! Only complaint was the air con unit in the room, so so noisy, this needs to be sorted. Aside from that good place to stay

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Nomads Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia
8.3
16th Feb 2014

My first Nomads in aus and v impressed. Clean, massive lodges. Good location, but to be fair all the hostels are within a 150m radius as airlie is so small! Only real bone of contention was the strict 1pm check in, this is a joke when you've done the overnight journey from hervey or rainbow beach.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Flashpackers Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Australia
8.0
10th Feb 2014

Good little hostel, one of the v few places that gives you both a free brekkie and WIFI-awesome. Basic, but v clean. Staff are great, really helpful and friendly, they offer regular drop offs for the greyhound and to the supermarket. Only bugbear is the lack of lockers in the dorms! Apart from that a good place to stay!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Noosa Backpackers Resort, Noosa, Australia
4.9
7th Feb 2014

In the middle of nowhere, you need to be at Noosa heads, staff were good and very helpful. Total rip off for what you get, it is in serious need of a clean and a lick of paint-run down doesn't cover it. Plus my bed linen was unclean a real pet peeve of mine. Rubbish atmosphere, v cliquish. Did one night (instead of 3) and moved to the YHA which was fab. Avoid!

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Aussie Way Hostel, Brisbane, Australia
6.9
3rd Feb 2014

Clearly my standards are higher than others, so much so that i reduced my stay from 4 to 2 nights. Staff were offhand, i made a facetious joke about paying for a key deposit and was stonewalled! It needs to be upgraded, the 'shabby chic' look wears thin v quickly. Plus my linen wasn't clean, the bunks are terrible have never felt like its going to collapse before. Too prescriptive, signs are literally everywhere, you can't do this and that! I'm 28 and not a yob and have a modicum of common sense

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort, Surfers Paradise, Australia
6.0
2nd Feb 2014

Not a fan, over a mile out of the centre-only saving grace was the hourly transfer. The staff were helpful and polite which is always good. No lockers at all which is a mega bo go in a hostel, there was access to a safe in reception to keep your passport etc, seriously its 2014 every room should have some sort of secure area. En-suite was a dive, the whole place needs to be upgraded. Plus loads of long termers so it always changes the atmosphere. Should've done an extra day in byron!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Melbourne International Backpackers, Melbourne, Australia
6.6
18th Jan 2014

Bit pricey for what you get, this is a mid-range hostel. It could do with a revamp as it looks like it hasn't had its carpets changed in a good thirty years! The staff were a bit offhand, but thats subjective. Massive pain in the bum having all the washing facilities in one area on each floor. If it's a single night stay you are after come here, long term forget it!

View Property Reply

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. MIB focuses on offering some of the cheapest accommodation rates in Melbourne while offering clean rooms and great value for short and long term stay. Each of our 3 floors of accommodation has large separate male and female bathrooms to accommodate the needs of the guests. Unfortunately to keep these great rates and provide excellent value we could not do major renovation projects without rising our prices. Happy Travels MIB Staff

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
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  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Apollo Bay Backpackers, Apollo Bay, Australia
9.1
16th Jan 2014

Apollo is a cracking little place, talk about chilled, friendly staff. It's calm and relaxing vibe is perfect after touring the great ocean road all day. This is by no means party central, but that isn't the point of the town as a whole. The rooms are snug, but kept perfectly, as are the washing facilities. The communal areas are shabby chic. I would've stayed here a week if i had the time. Plus free brekkie is always a winner. Visit it you will enjoy it.

View Property Reply

Thankyou for you kind review of our little hostel which is about to enter its 50th year as a hostel. We try to make it feel like home for our guests and glad you enjoyed your stay

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Sydney Central YHA, Sydney, Australia
8.9
12th Jan 2014

This is the Rolls Royce of hostels, the facilities are exceptional for a hostel. Massive rooms, secure and very clean facilities. You are paying a premium but it's worth every cent, particularly if you are an older traveller who doesn't always want to slum it. Staff were polite and efficient but not a barrel if laughs. Come here for a bit of luxury

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • haleystewart85
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Wake Up! Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia
8.0
8th Jan 2014

Did my first 4 nights in Oz here, as i'm a slightly older traveller the clientele perhaps wasn't what i expected. Too many kids running riot is how it felt, as a lone traveller i t cliquish, i'm a sociable girl but it wasn't easy. The bar is good and happy hour is a winner. Generally clean and tidy. My only complaint was the massively expensive wifi. Aside from that a solid hostel

View Property Reply

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback :) It's always much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay and made the most of Side Bar's happy HOURS! Enjoy the rest of your travels and we will see you next time :) Wake Up! Management

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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