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Dull!
27 July 2006
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I chose this hostel as the reviews were so good, the advertising made it sound like the location was central and I wanted to see the baby kangaroos. Stupid me! Firstly, it is more like a retirement village than a backpackers. Not only was there no atmosphere whatsoever, but the staff are a little weird. (Perhaps they need a day off to recoup or something?) :( They were certainly friendly until they found out I had already booked my trip before I got there - things went downhill once this was discovered though. Talk about a hard sell!! All the advertising says they are right beside the main supermarket and the post office, but hello!! They are about 2 kilometres out of town - further than any of the other hostels, the main supermarket is actually miles away and the main post office is in Airlie Beach. And all those cute kangaroos on their brochure? Not one! And according to one of the shop owners in town, there haven't been any there for years now. What a con! :angry:

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Best hostel we have come across
6 June 2006
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We have been travelling for 9 months - 6 of them in Australia, and this hostel is the best one yet. The hostel staff seem to want to make this the friendliest place around. They know your name from the time you check in, they make sure you have lots of opportunities to meet other people and they were a huge help with everything from where to get a reasonably priced meal, what time shops and banks were open etc to which trips were the best value. The hostel was super clean, and the views out over the pool are amazing. At night, they run trivia competitions where you can win a bottle of champagne and that creates a great atmosphere to meet the other people staying at the hostel. Also (and importantly for us) it was quiet at night time so we were able to get a really good nights sleep. Overall, a brilliant effort!

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