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    Ben at the front desk was very helpful with check in and all problems that I had! He went above and beyond what he had to when it came to recommendation of tours as well!
    Jordan J May 2016
    It was a bit expensive but it was a nice place and I love the free shutter bus even through it was pretty near to walk.
    Hanna P May 2016
    I am aware of remoteness of location and that all food etc has to be trucked in and all rubbish etc out but feel $203 per night for double room with shared facilities is too high
    bronwyn h May 2016
    This would be one of the least value-for-money hostels in Australia for solo travellers who do not want to share a dorm with a host of other travellers of the same sex or a 4-bed mixed dorm. Think of a budget motel room, but even budget motels have private facilities. Here you have to take a walk to the ablution block, and if it's early in the morning or late at night you'll first need to dress warmly. My room had an odour of smelly feet, but was otherwise okay by itself. There was a double bed and a bunk bed, TV, fridge, wardrobe, bedside table, 2 chairs and tea and coffee-making facilities plus noisy air-conditioning. The premises were fine, Outback Pioneer has more character than the other hotels that belong to the resort, that's probably due to it having a pub and fairly affordable meals to purchase. There is a free resort shuttle that takes you around to the other hotels as well as Town Square where you'll find a couple of coffee shops/restaurants, a supermarket, assorted other shops and a tour booking complex. It's also where you can listen to free daily talks about Aboriginal culture. So all in all Ayers Rock Resort is a great place (and the only place) to stay if you want to visit Uluru and Katatjuta. It's just that if you travel on your own you'll pay through the nose for your accommodation.
    Kirsten W May 2016
    Hostel experience is often dictated by the guests. I had a bunk mate with no hostel etiquette. Perhaps post signage about hostel etiquette (using the ladder, not someone elses matttess for climbing up, and packing your bag outside of the room.
    Mark P May 2016
    very good facilities, there is a kitchen for all the guest, so that people can buy food from supermarket and cook there, it's a lot more convenient and cheaper than eating in a diner.
    tina q May 2016
    Safe and Clean and Staff is friendly and helpful.
    SAKARET L May 2016
    "Fantastic experience - I just love that no matter what you're travel budget is you can experience wonderful iconic areas of Australia such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon staying at such safe, clean, friendly and fun environments such as the Outback Pioneer Lodge where the YHA is located in Yulara. I'll be back."
    janette t April 2016
    I stayed at the YHA from Friday to Monday and I can recommend this hostel to everybody ! I arrived on a Friday without any booking there, which I wouldn't recommend to do! But the staff tried everything possible to make it possible for me to stay there. The staff is extreme friendly and you can ask them every time for help. I was staying in a female dorm with 19 other girls, which was alright. It was quiet and very very clean, which I haven't expected. The location is also optimal, because the YHA is the only accommodation with a bar, where you can meet new friendly people and enjoy your beer after a hard day of hiking and visiting all the beautiful places in Uluru. I highly recommend everybody to stay there. For a low amount of money you get a great value, including clean rooms and friendly staff.
    Natalia S April 2016
    Accommodation was basic but convenient and good value. I appreciated being able to cook for myself. I was able to slip quietly out early to view the sunrise.
    john b April 2016
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