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    Good location close to beach-eats/drinks places at Horshoe Bay-start of Balding Bay/Radical Bay walking track. Bus stop adjacent. Spacious nicely landscaped grounds with plenty of wildlife. Neat 3 bed A frame bungalows, very attractive bar-lounge area. Camping area large but slight slope. half the motorvan spots have level pads. Koala park tours proved very popular with guests. Lighting around shower block could be better at night - easy to miss some steps on the path. Not enough cooking pots, not enough undercover eating spots if it rains, reception didn't explain I needed to put down a deposit to get dining plates/utensils set - lucky I had my camping stuff. Not enough food storage slots in camp kitchen.
    Terry B July 2016
    Nightly bar events were really fun, lots of useful facilities provided and fantastic value for money.
    jack M July 2016
    Only problem is the bungalows don't have solid walls, the top half is open to the elements which is great when warm but we had terrible weather and the rain was coming in and it was one of the coldest nights I've spent in a hostel. Thankfully there were extra blankets. Also, the only power plugs were in the bathroom under an open window that the rain came through.
    Lucy P July 2016
    Great hostel. My favourite so far along the East Coast
    Helena F July 2016
    A very convenient location for Horseshoe Bay and cafes.
    Eric G July 2016
    I loved this hostel. It was close to the beach and had fun activities at night. Free wifi was a bonus. The bean bag area was very chilled. Lovely showers, so powerful. There was only one staff member in the morning we were leaving who was short with us and rude. Perhaps she was tired. All the other staff were super friendly and nice.
    Christina M July 2016
    The bungalow has a lovely appearance from the outside, however inside it's very open. When you pay for a room you don't expect to have been warmer in a tent. The bungalows need to be built properly and insulated. It's not enough to be given warm blankets as you can't just stay in bed the whole time. Also the only two sockets being in the bathroom is both very inconvenient and dangerous. If you're not camping and didn't bring your own food with you the only options to eat are pizza or a toastie with no cafes nearby, both me and my friend were shocked that these were the only options. We purchased both and I was given a burnt and undercooked pizza and my friends toastie was not great. We were both really disappointed in the overall experience and the other 6 people in our room agreed that they couldn't wait to just leave. We also did the breakfast with koalas which cost us $50 each, the buffet was full of great food, however, neither of us were given time to finish our breakfast. The woman handling the koalas seemed very agitated when people were getting their pictures taken and was clearly in a rush to get to the next group which is understandable, but no need to be snappy with people. Also throughout the night all you can hear is birds screeching very loudly and cars driving past, that on top of the temperature of the rooms it was almost impossible to have a comfortable sleep.
    Leigh w July 2016
    Great location, only 10min walk to horseshoe bay. Snorkeling gear hire and advice was really helpful. Plenty of hammocks in the pool area chill out in during the day. The double bungalow we stayed in was really simple with a comfy bed and a fridge which was great for us as we were out every day. Great to see that they are also doing their bit and reducing their carbon footprint
    Jesse P July 2016
    Amazing location, it feels like you are in a rainforest since all bungalows are surrounded by trees of different kinds. You hear birds all through the night (will wake you up in the mornings) and can see wallabies and possums all around the area. Really close to the beach as well. The only downside is that there's no lockers to lock your bags in.
    Celia B July 2016
    The Trivia Quiz was fun !!
    Geoffrey D R July 2016
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