I wouldn't tell people not to stay here, but I can't say that it's truly wonderful.
This hostel suffers from the same problem that many hostels in the area do: it's too big. This results in a much less comfortable atmosphere, where you aren't made to feel as special as you would do in another smaller place. I don't blame the staff at all: they were highly professional and helpful. But the simple fact is that they don't have the time to get to know you properly.
Still, the hostel is spotless, well located and nicely decorated. I especially liked the kitchen, where there was plenty of room to cook and meet other people.
The dorms are ok, but again, 16 people to one room is ridiculous: it's clearly done only to make money. It leaves you feeling slightly anxious at all times, especially with the signs on the wall appealing for help with lost this, stolen that. Lock up your stuff!
Oh, and as always, internet is expensive. This is the same all over Oz, but I will try to change things one hostel review at a time! Charging for internet is absurd: almost nowhere else in the world does, these days.
I didn't have a bad time here, just not a great one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique and friendly hostel located in an historic former outdoor movie theatre. Right in the centre of town, close to transport, shops and sights. Multi share, twin/double and family rooms available. Kitchen, laundry, pool and free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). ... more less
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