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Expensive,overcrowded and needs a clean
16 May 2006
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This place is far too overpriced! As is Byron Bay itself I guess! The toilets and showers were dirty and about a lengthy walk from the room. The staff were rude and not at all helpfull - especially this one bitter english guy. The blinds were see-through - so forget privacy! And when we mentioned it to the staff we were pretty much told they didn't care! For the amount we were paying they definately should of cared! Oh and one dorm had 14 people and no air-conditioning in the height of summer! Byron is a great party place if you have a stacked wallet. otherwise it's just a beach - and not a fantastic one. Skip it I say and definately skip this hostel!!! :glare:

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Ok hostel...though not very homely!
16 May 2006
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This place is reasonably clean and has a great dining area and pool. However the rooms are down this long concrete corridor and feel a bit like prison cells! Shower area is ok as is lounge area. Watch out for hundreds of cockroaches freely roaming around the kitchen though. Coffs harbour itself is pretty dull, ok beach, small town. Skip it if you can!

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Lovely place - watch out for the owner!!
16 May 2006
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The hostel is in good condition and thoughtfully renovated. Very cutesy and homey! However the manager is an awful guy, one of those guys who thinks he's really funny but is actually rude and totally unapproachable! And man - Port Macquarie is bug central! Coackroaches everywhere - even on the damn beach! The beaches are totally average and the town is pretty much non-existent. Port Macquarie is a retirement village! Avoid this dump at all costs - what a waste of a stop! :angry:

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