Adventurers Resort


Adventurers Resort

79 Palmer Street, South Townsville QLD 4810
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(07) 4721 1522
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Not to recommend
6 January 2011
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it is really an empty feeling there
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big bathrooms with enough showers for everyone
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The worst about this place was the kitchen. There was nothing in it except some cooking plates. If you wanted to cook something you had to rent the things from the reception and bring it back immediately just after finishing cooking. So when the reception was closed (before 9 am and after 7 pm) there was no possibility to get some plates, knifes or whatever you needed to get rid of your hunger. The second problem of this hostel is that there is no roomservice: The beds are not made and the floor is dirty. Furthermore the staff was very unfriedly and often started to quarrel with backpackers. Sometimes they also closed the reception when they were not interested in working. I also read that they have a shuttle service, but I never saw one, so that all the backpackers had to use the public bus or walk all the way with their heavy bags.

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Not a good place to stay
1 November 2009
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The worst was the staff very unfriendly and didnt go out of their way to help
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The only thing I liked about this place was the pool
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:angry: We arrived in Townsville and went to stay at Transit Centre but there was no beds :oh: So we walked down to Adventures and what a surprise we got there :angry: . We went into office the staff member didnt want to serve so anythere member served us and accommodated us. When we were served we were told that coffee, sugar and milk was free. What a shocker there was no coffee etc and certainly no mugs cups or anything of that matter you had to go and get them from the office which is only open till 8pm and opens at 8.30 am. The Kitchen area was the worst I had ever seen filthy, dirty and crowlling with inscect the stoves didnt work. The tv games room was just as shocking lounges falling to peices and lights blown. Please if you go to Townsville DO NOT stay here at Adventures Resort :angry: :angry: :angry:

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Bitten to death by bed bugs/fleas! (not sure which!!!)
3 February 2006
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Where do I start?
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I cant say anything good about this hostel.
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:angry: When we arrived off the bus in townsville we noticed a leaflet advertising adventurers resort, it sounded great so we called them and they gave us a great deal of 7 nights for the price of 4 :O First impressions was the room was ok, we had our own fridge which is very handy, there was also a safe in every room but the one we got had been broken into :angry: The swimming pool looked good but kitchen facilities were poor as it seemed people staying there had taken most of the cutlery and plates. On our first night people were shouting, swearing and fighting with each other. This so called hostel seems to be filled with locals, and is hoaching with bed bugs/fleas rather than backpackers. By the third night we couldnt take anymore and moved to another hostel, so much for the great deal we thought we were getting. This is one of the worst hostels we have stayed in, very unfriendly, not the cleanest and I didnt feel safe staying there, dont go there if you want to have a good time!

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JL
Bed Bugs
18 August 2004
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stayed here a few nights and were bitten to death, bed bugs everywhere, you could see them crawling around at night. As soon a we left we had to wash the entire contents of our bags and buy bug spray to clean out our backpacks! Expensive for backpackers! It was a shame as the staff and facilities were ok, they just need to sort out the problem! Wouldnt recommend this hostel, sorry.

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roxy_aussie
Best time of my life...
17 June 2004
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I have to agree with every last word of what Robin wrote, simply due to the fact that I met Robin along with numerous other people while staying in Townsville last year & had the absolute time of my life! Steve & Carly have done everything to make Adventurers the best hostel they can, and I don't think that they've forgotten anything! Adventurers was the first hostel I'd stayed at in Australia where I actually got to meet Aussies! If anyone reckons Adventurers lacks atmosphere, it's due to the fact that they didn't leave their room! It's the only place where you get up in the morning & cruise up to the pool, to have breakfast waiting for you (I'm talking bacon, eggs, spuds, toast, tomatos, the works - all Aussie barbie style) & it's not put on by the owners, it's put on by the fantastic people met there! And we can't forget all the blokes going fishing & coming back with enought fish to feed an army! Or the cricket tournaments & piss ups at the metropole! The minute I arrived I felt at home. I was meant to stay in Townsville for a week & stayed for 2 1/2 months! I know for a fact that it is one of cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in & I know, because I did the cleaning & I'll tell you what, as far as the owners are concerned, there are no short cuts, it gets done right EVERYDAY!!! Like I said before, not only did I meet fantastic Aussies, but also met a heaps of fantastic backpackers as well! Adventurers is tops! If you don't enjoy yourself there - you'll never enjoy yourself anywhere!! Quick hi to Gemma, Paulie, Paul Small, Canadian Paulie, Kaitlin, Mark, Mick, Bob, Kelly, Andy, Shell, Jane, Leighroy, Irish Jerry, Paddy, Dana, Pete, Pierre, James, Glen, Nicky, Hal - just some of the wonderful people I met at Adventurers! And a big hi to my amazing boyfriend Jamie (aka Tassie), met him there too!!

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Jen and Bill
Different
5 May 2004
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We stayed here for 1 week and couldn't wait to get out! Our room was clean and tidy but painted grey and the whole area where the rooms are looks like a prison courtyard. The kitchen is very big but very badly equipped; we struggled to find enough cooking and eating utensils to the extent that we bought our own cutlery - and the hostel had hardly any people staying. There are a few people who actually live there including 1 guy who's been there for 5 years. Most of the guests aren't very friendly and because of the size of the place it is difficult for people to interract properly. The job notice board is pants and the office closed 1 hour early every day bar 1, and there is an announcement at 9.30am every morning reminding those who are checking out that check out time is 10am. On the up side, it is about a 5 min walk from the transit centre and you get a free pickup and (I presume) drop-off, you get a free drink voucher on check in and if you need to earn some cash, there is plenty of work going around in the hostel. The staff and owners were nice enough, but unfortunately the bad stay here brought a downer on our time in Townsville (untill we changed hostels).

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Robin
I left my heart in Townsville
14 February 2004
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Ok, first of all, BUG, Adventurers is at 79 Palmer Street, not 75. I spent 3 months living and working at Adventurers and can tell you for sure that it was by far and away THE CLEANEST and NICEST (facilities wise) of ANY hostel I stayed at in Australia, and I stayed in at least 30 of 'em. It was also the best value, $170/week for a double room. No, that's not per person! There are some "lifers" at Adventurers but you know what? If you'd have taken your head out of your butt and actually said Hi to them you'd be amazed at how quickly you'd be welcomed. You'd probably get a VB or a XXXX handed to you too, they're like that there. It's a friendly caring place where they'd notice if you didn't show up one morning, where "trouble" is dealt with swiftly, and where you can actually get a good night's sleep if you choose to forgo an evening of partying. I never ever felt threatened while at the hostel. I found the best parties and the best friendships of my trip at Adventurers. I'd recommend it to anyone. You should stay there, if only to take advantage of the SOAP in the bathrooms. Who knows, you just might like the place and end up living in tropical paradise (Townsville) for months like I did!

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Anonymous
Wonderful
7 November 2003
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I just spent a wonderful time in Townsville and it was mostly because of the people and staff at the hostel. The new management go out of their way to help you out and make you feel at home. I found everyone there friendly and helpful. There is a great pool, huge kitchen and the rooms and bathroom were very clean.

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Anonymous
Smells like a hospital, very unfriendly place
21 March 2003
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The rooms were very basic and the people - well to be honest I didn't realise there was anyone else there. Noone spoke or even looked at me, it was very difficult to make any conversation. There is a large kitchen and tv room but quite far from anywhere really, not at all social. Bad atmosphere and I felt very unsafe there. A little walk from the town where there are much better places to stay. I stayed one night, I really did not like it.

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Anonymous
Mixed reviews
14 February 2003
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I just stayed here for a few nights .. the rooms are vaguely like prison cells .. very bare .. but .. they are well adequate and are air conditioned and have a fridge so the fact that the metal bed and cabinets make it feel a lil like past reviewer said, it was a lot cooler than many places i have stayed .. the pool was good .. bbq area too if you want too .. kitchen was absolutely massive and they now provide free tea and coffee (great first thing in the morning!) .. the staff in reception were very friendly (well except one of them) and they have internet here also .. the other residents hmmmmmm well i can only say they are the most unfriendliest bunch i have ever met .. to even get to look anyone in the face was hard work .. to get a hi out of someone was a miracle .. lots of people seem to 'live' here so all in all the atmosphere is well flat on the floor .. also its a lil walk from town .. not far but there are more central places

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Catch22
Champagne Backpackers...
3 February 2003
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I went here a few weeks back, the hostel was clean and most of all CHEAP! We had a double for 3 days and it cost us $90 for the 3 days. The room had a/c, fan and a fridge. The room was quite small, but was perfectly fine. Apparently the hostel owned by new people now, so either the people who wrote the earlier reviews went while other owners were in charge - or they're champagne backpackers. The kitchen is huge (but mind the mozzies) and the little pool upstairs, although not olympic standards is perfect for cooling down after a long day - mind your head if you're going to dive in though!

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Desparado
A Pheonix ,An up and coming Backpacker location
17 September 2002
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Top location, the hostel has and is going through an up grade, Clean and bright. Stayed 4 nights, they had good tourist packages available. With 300 beds the place looks empty with a 100, but it has real character for the area and not artificial. It is worth the effort as it is very convenient and comfortable. The new managements strategies take time, you make the time you won't be disappointed.

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Anonymous
Under new management, give it a go!
9 September 2002
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I have recently spent 2 days at this resort and apparently the current ( relief ) managers are working very hard to bring this place up to standard for the new owners after being let run down for some time.All the locals who were staying here long term have been kicked out.Friends of mine said it was absolutely pumping a few years ago, and apparently the new people are aiming for this.I found the staff very friendly and helpful, although a lot of them were new and still learning things.The whole place was undergoing a big re-vamp, and admittedly the rooms were pretty basic, but they were clean.I also heard talk of new big things planned for this resort!

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carl
Prison Cell
8 August 2002
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We saw the place advertised in a local brochure, it looked simular to the rest so we booked in for 2 nights with the 3rd free, I'm not sure how many people get to experience their 3rd free night because we didn't. The staff were unhelpful, the occupants were mainly long term people with domestic issues and the "deluxe" double we stayed in was like a prison cell, it was dirty with breeze block walls and the place felt unsafe.

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Anonymous
Never Again
21 March 2002
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Never have i seen a dirtier, poorly run hostel. The staff didn't know what was going on, they were unfriendly and the place was filthy. It should be condemmed. I do not Recommend this place at all

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