Cooktown YHA

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    Reviews (54 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    Shady open areas to relax and read surrounded by luxuriant vegetation.
    Paul H December 2016
    I just found it strange that the lights in the kitchen wouldn't turn on till a certain time. Whilst I realize that electrity can be abused, as I needed to have an early start I was a bit annoyed that I couldn't start my breakfast and had to use my torch to find my ingredients. Otherwise the hostel was great with it's crocidile statue and painting which I liked as it gave the hostel it's own character.
    Nadia T July 2016
    A very friendly place & close to everything.
    Reg O June 2016
    This hostel had a different feel compared to others- probably because of its remoteness. As a solo traveller it was pretty quiet, with not many other backpackers. I had a room to myself which was a first! A nice location, though and the staff were really friendly.
    Elise B April 2016
    It Was a really good expérience, the motel is beautiful with kind staff ! I recommend it
    Maxime D December 2015
    Hostel and motel on one site. The property is located on a hillside with some steps from the amenities, kitchen to the hostel rooms. Tropical gardens with small swimming pool and bbq. We stayed in a double room with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, small fridge, TV. Included towels and soap. Friendly staff however the property is let down by the low level of cleanliness in the kitchen and amenities block. They are neat but in need of spring cleaning and scrubbing. The kitchen has a smell of stoves needing a good clean, the toilets are a bit wiffy. The bbq is a no- go zone. We'd only recommend Pam's Place if these issues were rectified.
    Bobby M October 2015
    This is one of the best hostels I have stayed in and would recommend it to anyone, whatever their choice of type of accommodation. I always look for ways of improvement, but this time I was stumped. Well done Scott, you have a great place with the breeze flowing through in the afternoon.
    Geoff O September 2015
    Scott was great and really helpful. I have rebooked to stay again
    Michael C August 2015
    We had a great stay at Pam's Place. Scott was helpful with directions and very friendly (he even educated us about the local crocdiles!). The room was clean and we were plesantly surprised to have a cable TV, fresh towels and soap supplied for us. Much needed after being on the road. We didn't use the kitchen facilities but used the barbecue and it worked great. Overall a very nice stay in cook town!
    Alexandra K June 2015
    2 bed dorm rooms with TV/DVD & a fridge. Large, well equipped kitchen & dining room, plenty of off-street parking - all backpacker hostel owner/managers should visit to see how it can be done.
    Paul M June 2015
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