The hostel is pretty dirty, and VERY noisy! I stayed in the main block, where the kitchen, reception and everything is located. The noise from the kitchen echoes throughout the block, making it so hard to sleep without ear plugs! If you're lucky enough to stay in the other block (not connected to main building) then it's very quiet.
I had no choice but to stay here for one month because I went to Perth for work purposes and accommodation was pre-booked.
The desk in my room was clean, the carpet looked ok and the bed seemed fine at first but it's not all clean. The walls were really stained, skirting board was filthy and the window ledge had a dead moth and other dead creatures. The worst thing, I kept getting bite marks around my feet, turns out, there were bugs on my bed! Since I found out at the end of my stay, I didn't tell reception.
The shared bathrooms were again, ok, but not the best in terms of cleanness.
However on the plus side: having your own room is nice, single room hostels are rare, the majority are shared rooms. You're allocated your own cupboard shelf space and fridge space. The staff are friendly and other guests are really chatty too which is nice. The lodge is really strict on evicting disruptive people.
I think this lodge is probably really good for heavy sleepers, and people who are fine with camping lifestyle. But if you're a light sleeper and afraid of dirt then do not stay here!
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