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    Reviews (189 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    Nice place. The double room was amazing value. Dorms a bit too basic, no plugs, had to walk a bit for bathrooms. The place is not very nice during raining season though - I imagine it is incredibly in dry season.
    90%
    Ditte K February 2017
    Great location, friendly and well run
    88%
    Johan C January 2017
    An awesome experience staying over in rainforest and being a minute from beach and pool.
    95%
    Carol G December 2016
    The map is not located the hostel at the correct place. Because of this, we were looking for it over one hour. It should be relevant to put forward that YHA hostel make a partner with the Beach House.
    78%
    Jade L November 2016
    Only a bad score for the roadsigns to reach the YHA. Even on the site there is no clear sign to locate the YHA.
    100%
    Jean Jacques M November 2016
    Please erect a YHA sign at front. It was very difficult to find.
    80%
    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.
    88%
    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).
    62%
    Daniel S July 2016
    Probably the most awesome hostel I have ever been to. Staff is outstandingly friendly. Really. Thank you so much!
    100%
    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!
    90%
    Axel G July 2016
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    88%
    189 customers have rated this hostel
    Cleanliness
    82%
    Condition of facilities
    78%
    Efficiency of service
    88%
    Friendliness of staff
    92%
    Location
    96%
    Overall atmosphere
    90%
    Safety & Security
    88%
    Value for Money
    89%