I spent 6 nights at the "resort" from July 31 to August 6. I had booked a double room with shared bathroom and the room I was given upon check-in was a " dorm room with a double bed and a bunk bed". not exactly the room in the picture! I will add pics later on but first I will write the comment.
a) location: a bit far from the city but if walking is ok for you, it's about 20 minutes on foot one way. The area is OK.....north of the CBD and 10 minutes from the sea front.
b) Resort: The Hostel features a pool and an eating area with shared kitchen. The poolside restaurant offers meals at irrealistic prices! Nothing under AUD19.50!!! There is a fish and chips 5 minutes away and meals start @ 7.00!!!! So, save your money and don't eat at the resort. Actually, I can't remember seeing anyone eating there...
c) Breakfast is 5.50 but it's usually included in the price. You get bread, instant coffee/tea, Marmite, spread and jam. There is cereal too. juice is also provided. No fruit, no yogurt , no butter, no nothing....so if brekkie is your main meal , make sure you to buy what you need.
d) Rooms: old, dodgy, not really clean, noisy and not very nice. My room was advertised as a double room at 99AUD ( normal price) but I got a 50% discount!!!!! Serious? Those rooms are not worth the 49AUD they are rented out! I stayed in Sydney at the Mercure for 69AUD / night! The rates are really misleading.....There is a sink+ fridge + kettle.... I had Ac but No table, no chair, no plates, no bedside lamp!!!! It's a dorm room they sell for a hotel room....( pictures will follow). The shared bathroom was ok and so was the loo.
e) environment: As said, it's a HOSTEL, so it can be very noisy after 9PM when people speak loud and bang doors etc.....I could hardly sleep a wink because of the noise....
f) Front desk: Nice and friendly...
g) Laundry: they charge you AUD4 per wash...and they forget to tell you that all their washers use COLD water only whatever the cycle....how mean!!! clothes that require a warm wash come out smelly and as dirty as when you put them in....There is a coin laundry next to the Fish and chips and Iga supermarket ( a rip off!) . there, a load is 3 bucks only and they wash with warm water!
What else? I don't really know what to think about that place....cheap, cheap... and not really a bargain. don't get fooled by the prices advertised....the price ypou pay is the right price once you get the discount. paying 99AUd for a double dorm room is simply a rop off.
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