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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A unique and friendly hostel located in an historic former outdoor movie theatre. Right in the centre of town, close to transport, shops and sights. Multi share, twin/double and family rooms available. Kitchen, laundry, pool and free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available).
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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43 degree heat outside, bedroom has no aircon, to make up for lack of aircon there's not even a fan - thats bordering inhumane. Horribly hot and stuffy in room. The communal spaces are not much cooler than outside either. Front desk is not always staffed, you have to wait around
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Front Office Manager at Alice Springs YHA
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Hi Sophie - as our rooms are air conditioned, we are not sure what was the issue here. Did you talk to reception? We would have investigated and got the machines checked as we want our guests to have a good night's sleep. So sorry that you had issues - never hesitate to come talk to us, please.
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Really dissapointed by my stay at this hostel. The room I stayed in was pretty average at first glance but at $25 a night you get what you pay for. The issues began after a few nights when it became apparent there were bed bugs and my friends and I all started noticing little
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We stayed here for only the one night but found it to be a good location, clean and comfortable beds. You had to go outside to get to the toilets and showers, but they were clean and had warm water in the showers.
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Stayed in the nineteen bed dorm, apart from the leaky roof, it was spaced out pretty well into sections so felt like I was in a six bed. Common area was nice, had a TV, board games and a ton of books! Kitchen provided cute storage, an oven and freezer (rare luxieries for a
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I stayed here 2 nights in late November of 2018 in Room 1. I took the airport shuttle from Alice Springs airport to arrive here. It cost $16 one way and you can buy your ticket inside when you arrive from the ticket counter closest to where the bus picks up from. The ride
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My top bunk in a 4 bed dorm'
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Pool, outside area and kitchen etc.
view of the "river" across the street
Hi - there is an airport shuttle bus that will drop you at the hostel called Alice Wanderer. It meets every flight arrival. Otherwise, you will need to use a taxi.
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"Rooms away from the road are quieter."
"No views outside but any room looking into the courtyard will be good. We had room 6."
"make sure air con is working ...."
"Ground floor"
"A lot of rooms are upstairs, which makes life hard if you're disabled. Check with staff first."
US$21 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryRed CentreAlice Springs
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