Let me start off by saying that in terms of location and facilities, this was one of the best hostels we have stayed in. The hostel is very close to the town centre and there is a free shuttle to the bus stop which was great as we are travelling on the greyhound bus. The facilities were also really good at this hostel. It is a brilliant place to go back and relax in a comfortable room or in one of the great communal areas. However the staff here were not good at all. The men here walk around with faces like thunder all day and don't say a word to any of the guests. Once they have finished their work in the morning they seem to sit by the pool all day drinking. All of the guests seem like a massive inconvenience to them which makes the atmosphere quite uncomfortable. At one point we witnessed one of these older men be extremely rude behind on of the female guests back in the pool area. The other men found this quite amusing. On our final day here a new quest arrived but the office was closed. I let the staff by the pool know someone was wanting to check in to which one of the men replied "just let him wait" and the women who was actually on duty replied "I'm too hungover to go and help him now any way". The guest waited there for a couple of hours before leaving. Such a shame about the awful staff here, this would be a brilliant hostel without them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ozzie Pozzie is Port Macquarie’s most highly recommended resort youth hostel by "Lonely Planet" and "Lets-Go" and Port Macquarie’s best value and cheap youth hostel accommodation. While this quiet youth hostels location features a great social atmosphere in a tropical setting, it is only 5 mins walk from town, shops and bars. Richard used his 8 years of backpacking hostels experience to renovate and extend Ozzie Pozzie and operate it as a friendly fun-filled hostel with lots of free extras. Newly extended it is spotlessly clean with two cosy courtyards to meet and greet, and lounges & hammocks to enjoy in a cabana around a palm fringed pool. ... more less
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