Cellblock Backpackers


Cellblock Backpackers

Corner Quay & Maryborough Streets, Bundaberg
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1800 837 773
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Shocking
21 July 2016
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Noisy piece of crap. It's just a rip off.
Pros
They might find you a job, maybe. They have no shame.
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First the staff is barely doing its job, office is open a couple hours a day. The owners are terrible, they apparently own the Federal too, quite a reputation between those two places. A brief list: Prices are between 200 and 250$ a week, 50 to 100$ more than most backpack in the rest of Australia. Kitchen is the worst, nothing to cook with, some old and rusty electric piece of crap made for camping. I'm not joking by saying they are 10+ years old. Barely working. Fuse of the kitchen are off all the time, if you don't know how and where to find them you are screwed. Room are not really cleaned after each stay. I get a better one when the girl at the office mistook the mess that haven't been cleaned by thinking someone was still there... They apparently don't mind changing light bulbs in the toilet. I guess the cleaning staff just don't care. Bathrooms are the minimum you can expect. Some kids got very sick after drinking hot water from some tap. They should have been closed after that but it seems they are pretty lucky... Now... there's a bar, a ping pong table and a small pool table. Don't hope for the place to be silent before midnight. Actually you can count on it to be really noisy, whatever if half of the hostel needs to work the day after. The rules are quite something, especially the checkout rules... it would be funny knowing how the owners don't give a damn of their customers, but it's just sad. It's a joke, a sad one. Especially for the kids being rip off

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NO MONEY FOR YOU!
8 May 2015
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If you like to be rewarded for your long hours, slave like work by this thing most people call money, don't expect it here! Apparently some Korean women from DSH Labour a company that normally pays us ran off with $200k, perfect timing if you ask me as the manadrin season was just coming to an end. The people of IRIS 7 and the hostel may seem nice up-front but really con artists behind the scenes. Loyality is a lost art here, smile to your face whilst stabbing you in the back! Still own approx $600 to date!!

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Hell on Earth... Over priced and Riddled...
11 June 2011
Cons
entering this hostel...
Pros
the best thing was leaving
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Worst hostel you could possible stay in!!! But you if are gonna stay in this hell hole here is some advice: Dont expect much, go with low expectations as there are cockroaches running up the walls in the rooms, rooms rarely get cleaned by staff, you have to pay to change your own bed clothes if you get caught washing your own you will be thrown out!! The Kitchens are infested with insects your food will also get stolen the rent is overpriced...This place is designed by John to take every penny you have if you wanna save don

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awful awful awful awful awful awful
11 May 2010
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The owner
Pros
none none none none none none none
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If you want to be utterly humiliated and give lots of money unneecessarily to a very rude pathetic sad deplorable drunk who has no feelings and is very cruel and gets his sad 'kicks from humiliating others then cell block unfortunately is the place for you. GOOD LUCK.

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John the manager is a proper *** and things he is a SmartAss and can do what he wants of you...
20 April 2010
Cons
if you like sleeping and cooking with cockroaches...
Pros
don't go there, they will take every single penny and quik you out...
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This place is wrong, they had a few troubles before for DISCRIMINATION and ABUSE VERBAL... ***EDITED TO COMPLY WITH BUG'S REVIEW GUIDELINES*** is a proper ASSHOLE, don't give a shit about the work you need to do to get your 2nd visa, he's only here to suck your money within let you pay for anythings... DON'T GO THERE !!!

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very dissappointing to say the least, expected alot better!
14 February 2007
Cons
the owners promise everyone work just to get you to stay!
Pros
They had good facilities if they all worked!
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Me and my girlfriend stayed there for 3weeks.And were told we would get work straight the way as it was a working hostel it would not be a problem.(great we thought, work for a couple of months on move on)Two weeks into it we still had no work and as the room was costing us $380 a week we had to leave.Also the owners tried to take our key deposits off us for just leaving as we had told them we wanted work!The place is ran by idiots and is so unorganised.Its a shame really because the actual hostel could be really good.But if you want/need to work then dont go to cellblock, Bundaberg.BE WARNED!!!

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