Central Hotel Backpackers


Central Hotel Backpackers

18 Targo Street, Bundaberg
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(07) 4151 2400
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G-man
Absolutely shocking place
10 May 2005
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This place don't deserve a star, but I had to!! How this place is still open is beyond me!! 12 months in Oz and this place is the worst by a long, long way!! Fonz and his staff are obnoxious, the entire hostel stinks, the locals are nutters and the beds are crawling with bugs!!We booked in for a week to try and get some work fruit picking, but ended up leaving after 2 days and writing the money off as a bad experience...which for a skint backpacker takes some doing!! The toilet facilities made us use the facilities at McDonalds down the street. You truly are in redneck-land here and if you absolutely HAVE to stay in Bundaberg, you're better off trying to persuade the Ronald McDonald if you can stay with him rather than at this hostel.

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Anonymous
DO NOT STAY HERE, DONT EVEN GO HERE
2 March 2003
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the place has recently 'picked up' but the manager is an absolute psycho!

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Sarah
If you are not afraid about weird stuff
30 January 2003
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When I arrived there...I though I was in Hell! Everything was discusting, people were weird...It was a Pub downstairs with few locals and the city was like a GHOST City...But then I met some people, some really nice people...and slowly this hostel was different...All the dirty rooms, and the TV's place took another look. In Central Hotel I had the time of my life in Oz...(almost!) Can you believe it..? If you go there you wont believe me. But I must tell you about the manager...If It still the same one...He is really really weird...almost dangerous! He punched some people during the time I was there...Yeah, I am not lying! But If Erold is still there...than there is no matter...He is one of the best man ever I met! He was like a grandfather for us...Thanks again Erold to had saved our lifes!

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Anonymous
Do NOT stay here unless very desperate
17 April 2002
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After travelling around Australia for 7 months and then to arrive in Bundaberg for some fruit picking, I have never wanted to leave somewhere as quickly in my life! The manager is very rude and unhelpful when he is actually there at all. The hostel is extremely dirty and run down with holes in the doors. 5 of the 4-bed dorms open out onto the unstable-under-your-feet veranda through doors which have pieces of wood replacing panes of glass. A guy I shared with said he had lived in better squats! The bar downstairs is no bonus point as security is non-existent and people can wander upstairs to the hostel at any time. The ONLY good note is that they do seem to be able to get you work but the manager must have a deal going with some of the farmers for that. The weekly rate is actually $125 a week which includes 6 free basic evening meals. One shower (albeit in a bath) and toilet for the girls (2 showers and a toilet for the guys) which would be better used blindfolded so you can't see the dirt. The kitchen is just too disgusting for words and the area where you can watch TV has a couch which looks like it has been the bed for dogs. Do yourself a favour and stay at one of the other hostels in the town which are 5-star luxury in comparison. A 1-star rating is being generous here.

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