On a recent stay in Deloraine, my partner and I were extremely disappointed in this accommodation, for so many reasons! We stayed in a 'double room' which had a double bed under a bunk bed, and another bunk squashed into this timely bedroom, which had no windows! At night time the room would become very cold, no heating was available, except for the complementary hot water bottles offered to us by the creepy manager's creepy parents. On the topic of managers, 'Alex' is the manager/resident at this complex is quite strange, we did not feel comfortable with him. In addition his parents would visit everyday and hang about the lounge room watching/commenting on things you do which was annoying and invaded our privacy. The whole place is a complete mess, and the managers mother told that the rose bushes havent been pruned in at least two years, evident as they are taking over the whole balcony and growing through the floor boards. Men's bathroom is located outside, the shower head sprays a fine mist in an attempt to save water, and you're expected to MOP THE FLOOR after every shower to save creepy Alex the effort. Still using a roughly 7-inch box TV with bunny ears and the old analog system. Kitchen is filthy.
Don't believe the false advertising that this is a YHA hostel, it is no longer listed with them for good reason.
If looking backpacker style accommodation in deloraine, do yourself a favour and check out the deloraine hotel or bush inn first. Good luck and happy holidays!!
- Also Known As:
- Highview Lodge Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia