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The worst hostel in Cairns
27 June 2006
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Hello again, well I a have just changed hostels after staying at hostel89 for 5 nights split, I Arrived at the hostel to be greated by the rudest lady I have ever met in my life after a 15 minute interigation as to what my plans were, what I wanted to do in Cairns and was I buying any trips I finally made it to my room, the pool area was nice and clean and the kitchen was good as well, I entered the room and found out I had to pay for air conditioning you have to insert 20 cents every fifteen minutes, the room was clean but small. Everytime I left the Hostel I was harrassed by staff about buying a trip, I finally sat down with a female employee who told me in a very direct way, I would only get my free meal and free internet which they advertise as standard if I buy trips, I sat through 2 painful hours, I'm not sure if she was abusing me or making a sale. I decided not to buy my trip from her and went to peterpans for my cape trib tour, when I got back to the Hostel the female receptionist was extremely upset at me telling me the tour I had bought was shit and I shouldnt of bothered her earlier, In my opinion I found her unsuitable for a hostel position and after speaking with other guest found the had simular experiences with all the other staff this hostel is an enemy to the average backpacker aand I would not recomend them at all, I have now moved to the Asylum which is a bit run down but beams with character :angry:

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Brilliant and a lot of fun
27 June 2006
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This has to be one of the best hostels I have been to the staff were super freindly and the location on the beach was brilliant. The board walks around the hostel are really good with a lot of wild life I have never seen before. The hostel isnt alcohol friendly but theres a bottle shop 15mins down the road and its quite easy to sneak it into you room, the bar is good although it didnt seem to stay open late enough, the staff couldnt of been better if they tried they were very friendly and helpful with all aspects of our stay, well if you are going to cape trib this is your place :D

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like a morgue, clean but boring
21 May 2006
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I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights, it definatley wasnt my cup of tea. The bus driver picked us up from the station and drove us at least 5 kilometers out of town, the curtesy bus was really late or really early, difficult to catch. I found the staff very un helpful, After reading the other reviews on this hostel it is possible that they were just having a bad week, if you stay here be prepared for bed bug bites, the owner said all the hostels up north have them, but I havent had them since, have fun I would recommend this place if you want a really, really, really quite time :(

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