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    Please erect a YHA sign at front. It was very difficult to find.
    Rob C October 2016
    Great location, helpful staff, facilities generally very good but there was literally no water pressure in the showers for the four days i was there. Atmosphere among guests was pretty lacking, lots of tour groups and families meant people tended to be insular and not over-friendly, but that's not the hostel's fault. It's a long way from the cape trib shops etc, so be aware of that if you're travelling without a car.
    Greg R October 2016
    This hostel is not signposted as a YHA hostel at all; on any tourist literature, maps, or signs. Keep driving until you run out of tarmac. There is no cellular coverage, and the Wifi is unreliable, has poor coverage, and is expensive. The power has a tendency to turn off unexpectedly, and the sound of the generator in the middle of the accommodation block ruins the ambiance at night. There are no power points in any of the rooms, or lockers to secure your valuables. Front desk staff not very helpful and need better training. There is AC in the rooms though, which is good. The beach is nice, but not worth the effort and expense required to get there to be honest. After three hours exploring, you're done. Go to Palm Beach or 4 Mile Beach at Port Douglas instead. Much closer and just as nice. The ambiance at the hostel is nice though, nestled in amongst the rainforest. Was nice to visit despite it's shortcomings, but I won't be going back (I live in Cairns).
    Daniel S July 2016
    Probably the most awesome hostel I have ever been to. Staff is outstandingly friendly. Really. Thank you so much!
    Julian D July 2016
    This hostel is a bit further north of Cape Tribulation "down town" just next to the beach where the sealed road ends. With friendly staff and a location right in the jungle with separate bungalows (four rooms per bungalow) staying in this YHA was really nice. The on-site restaurant also has some "backpacker deals" like Chili nachos, burger or salad for $16 incl. one drink each. Nice one!
    Axel G July 2016
    I was unable to stay the night of my reservation due to flight issues and I was able to stay the following night due to the nice staff!
    Michael S July 2016
    The beds were awful! Mattress was way too old and had a deep imprint. The bar was nice but expensive food for what it was. Staff were friendly and was a great place to stay if you have a car and could get out and about. Would recommend new mattresses for all dorm beds.
    Tracey B April 2016
    Wonderful spot but realise you are isolated. Do not swim in ocean in stinger season!
    Diane G February 2016
    Absolutely fantastic location - really magical. Great value for money and super friendly staff.
    Keri M January 2016
    It was very nice because of the jungle but the kitchen was very bad. we had no electricity for the breakfest and it smellled bad.
    Frabziska T December 2015
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