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Palm Lakefront Resort and Hostel
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Different in a great way. Like your next to so many stores and etc. Close to Disney, economical priced. Feels more like a hotel then a hostel which is great .Easily to commute by bus and very frequent service. Great hospitality from the owner to the cleaning personal. Keep up the great service. Downer side is pool is not up and running. the facility was in nice order and not messy like some places are that I been too. I highly recommend staying if tour on a budget and want to see the sites.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This place is a little of out of the way. You can get a weeky bus pass for $16. The busses run every half hour and hour and a easy way to get to Disney. It is a hostel, so they have a kitchen and there is grocery store across the busy road. The area has every chain eating place and hotel. If you cannot walk to these places, you can take the bus to them. The only drawback was a room near the road. I had to change rooms because of a mix up in the booking. The place was clean and they have two free slow computers if you didn't bring your own. They has wi-fi for computers.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

I stayed here back in 1996, and remembered the place for its nice location with garden & swimming pool on the shores of Lake Cecile. Seems like nothing has happens since, so the place really needs a shine-up.

But the manager and other guest was very friendly, so you kind of forgot that the common kitchen was a bit messy and only had few utensils. Wifi worked ok and the room had plenty of space and very convenient, you can park just outside your door. The ventilator in bathroom was VERY noisy.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Excellent! Thats what I would say! A lovely location- frontyard has a roadside motel feel and backyard has a lake view. Just next to Bus stop. Slightly away from Orlando but doesnt matter as that brings the cost down plus there is good bus connectivity so living on the outskirts of Orlando doesnt pinch you. Publix supermarket & some lovely eating places, cheap flea markets are just next door. Wi fi, weekend parties from the house, great place to make friends! Would 200% stay there again!!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

this was a little touch of luxury compared to our previous accommodations!
Massive private rooms, a lovely clean pool. and right on the lake.
As backpackers we couldnt have asked for more.

we travlled a couple of years ago now

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Had a private room - it was very nice, clean and the bed was good. It's very good value for the money! The owner was really nice and helped us getting to the amusement parks easily - although it is a little complicated if you are travelling with public transportation. If you have a car they have a parking lot. The owner has a really cute dog too! The kitchen was great and the outdoor area was beautiful and relaxing. Their fitness center is just a room with a few free weights but that's more than you can get on most hostels.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

You get what you pay for, The property has seen better days. (It shows in the bathroom) but has been repainted recently. And is pretty cheap.
Rooms have ensuits. Not the cleanest I've seen. I found the bed to be quite firm (too hard for me). There is a pool and a dock over the very beautiful lake.

This place has 2 dogs, a pug and golden retriever, If you don't like dogs don't stay here as they are always in the common area and you will not be able to get to the kitchen or lounge without seeing them. (They don't jump on you, Ming Ling might run up to say hello, but Tiffany seems to just lay around, you'll probably have to step over her if she's lying in the doorway.

Although that road is covered with hotels, I would not recommend stay is this area if you are going to Disney and want to stay for the fireworks. As there is only one bus that services that road and it stops running at night. There are no timetables so I did not know this and got stranded at the park. A taxi back cost me $40!

As someone mentioned there are drifters at this hostel. I didnt find them unpleasant. But I did have to evacuate my room when some lady moved in and started playing Jesus music!
I found the place really grew on me, and I liked its laid back style. I love dogs so having tham there was comforting.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Palm Lakefront Resort and Hostel

Address: 4840 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746-5334
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
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Ranked #40 of 63 Speciality Lodging in Kissimmee
Price Range: £17 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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