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Ayers Rock - Outback Pioneer Lodge

Ayers Rock, NT

Located in the heart of Yulara township, the Voyages Outback Pioneer Lodge has air-conditioning, a pool, restaurant, kiosk, intern...

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    This is supposed to be a backpacker hostel and the kitchen is so poor! ALmost nothing to cook and eat (plates...) This is a really bad point for this hostel, mostly because everything else is good (as usual with YHA)
    Samuel D July 2015
    Staff were really friendly/helpful and the facilities are great. The look out to Ayers Rock is amazing, especially at sunrise/ sunset. Stayed in the dorm. Nice, clean layout. Heater is on all day/night which is good as it gets very cold especially at night during winter! Only minor issue was they gave me a top bunk when there were a few bottom bunks available.
    DJ R July 2015
    The hostel area totally lacks atmosphere, although the adjoining bar & DIY-bbq restaurant seem ok. The guest kitchen is an abomination considering the very poor cooking equipments available and dirty, half functioning fridges with much overdue food left by previous guests; labeling food only works if staff would be checking on fridges regularly. It almost seems as if the kitchen is kept in a poor condition so guests are driven to the restaurant. Toilet and showers are ok, but rather worn out (and very cold in winter). 4 bed dorm with bunks isn't large but ok. Mattress is fine though. Overall, also concerning the steep price, not good value. Sadly it's the only budget option around if you don't have a tent or camper van.
    Jinco R July 2015
    The dorm is good value for money. The rooms are very basic for that price. The showers and toilets seriously need improvement.
    Lucie N July 2015
    Rooms are arranged that separated too far within a group of people, not enough parking space to park closer to the room that need to carry heavy lugguages around the resort area. But, overall environment is good. A lot of facilities available.
    Wan Yi Y July 2015
    This YHA is part of the budget hotel there so you share dining and other facilities. The free night time entertainment was great. Ask for a room by yourself as I did. All the Uluru accoms are positioned along the same cirular road with access to the early morning or sunset lookouts within easy walk.
    Craig C June 2015
    the room is uncomfortably small; concrete shelf may cause headbanging and injury; no Wi-Fi felxibility; inadequate power outlets in the room. Staff are friendly and helpful
    PANKAJ A June 2015
    The location, staff and overall vibe of the hostel is great. The only issue is that they are literally the only hostel at Uluru, so it is a monopoly. The food is VERY overpriced, but there is a IGA grocery store nearby with reasonable pricing. The hostel has a kitchen free to use, so I would advise going to IGA and cooking your own food. Otherwise I have no complaints and would certainly stay here again.
    Ashish U June 2015
    If you can handle the small dorm area and fellow travellers who don't organise themselves the night before their 5am start, then this place is a gem. Backpacker rate but in a resort, complete with friendly and helpful staff and a huge range of free and paid activities. only (minor) negative was not enough crockery and cutlery in the guest kitchen.
    Sherelee S June 2015
    Cramped, but great beds and great service. Would recommend again
    Andrew V May 2015
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