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Reviewed 20 February 2010

what can i say about this place, it was amazeing the best place in oz ive stayed. me and my mate mike were traveing up the east coast and got to brisbarne and heard about the hostel and and phoned it up , we helped out straight away on the phone and told the best way to get there and places to stay on the way up. when we got there we were met with big smiles and helped us relax straight away, with in 10 min of geting there we were out at the bar playing the quiz and talking to loads of people we prob would not of spoken to, what a place to stay i will be back and with more friends.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2010

this place is filthy. It is the worst hostel i stayed in over the 4 months i spent travelling the world.It needs knocking down and rebuilding. The staff are loud and the bathrooms and dirty.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

This was the worst hostel I've ever stayed in anywhere! It might have been an ok place once upon a time but now it's just feels dirty, run-down and tired. It seems like the management has given up on the place. Worst of all, I felt really unsafe the entire time and couldn't wait to leave in the morning. The so-called sun-porch has had its day and the only view you get, is of the building site opposite. Watch out, if you're there in the evening, you might get bullied into some group game by the sleezy manager.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank katzki
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

Great place! the great atmosfere, friendly staff and crazy manager made me stay a month instead of 1 night what was planned..
Local staf is very helpfull with booking any whitsunday cruises, they also know what boat not to put you on..
In general very clean, roomy 4 bed dorms, nice little bar at the (clean) pool with decent prices..
Loads of room around the garden to retreat if you wish to.
Would definitly come back again!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

Stayed as a small group November 2009. The rooms were a bit basic and it's a shame the air conditioning was on a timer. Manager practically ignored the boys of our group, and was way over friendly with the females. Bathrooms were a mess.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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