Strahan YHA

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    This is not a typical hostel, it's merely an 8 bed male dorm (I'm guessing there must be a female one as well) in a cabin in a caravan park. The dorm was basic but clean, very quiet thanks to there being only one other guest the night I stayed and the bed was very comfortable thanks to a beautifully soft mattress. The location is pretty good if you're driving, being only a 3 minute drive to the port and main shopping street and is a few minutes walk to a supermarket. The whole place was nice and quiet but had a friendly atmosphere thanks to 2 big kitchens where travellers congregate to cook, eat and talk, although the oven is terrible because there's no temperature markings on the dial so it's impossible to know what temperature you're cooking at. Although it was quiet the night I stayed, groups often stay there so there are bound to be times when a rowdy, noisy bunch stays. But undoubtedly the worst thing was the manager, a nasty old man who seems really irritated if you ask him a question and can't seem to answer a simple question with a simple answer. He answers in riddles in a really smarmy tone of voice. Also he has the hide to charge $2 for wi-fi and then says he can't guarantee it'll work. Knowing how bad it was in most parts of Tasmania I didn't bother.
    Craig P May 2017
    nice place to spot platypus :)
    Irina P March 2017
    Worst hostel we have stayed. The cabin was extremely small with bunked bed. Bathroom in very poor conditions and dirty.
    Marius B March 2017
    all good!
    Heike W February 2017
    Pity they don't tell you there is free Wi-Fi at the hostel. They prefer to send you to the visitor centre in town to get the free half hour Tas Gov wifi
    Carmel D February 2017
    Perfect for the younger guests with large kitchen and lovely places to meet each other
    Grace V February 2017
    Helpful staff, very restricted wifi, good place to see possums and platypus, window of room didn't shut properly so very cold at night and also pretty dark in the dorm, well equipped kitchen
    Tina N February 2017
    My first complaint has to be about the gentleman who checked me in. He provided good information but part way through decided to take a phone call from a tour group. He clearly knew the tour leader and remained on the phone chatting whilst I stood in reception. Once he'd finished the call he handed me my keys and I drove to my cabin. The lock mechanism was difficult and I struggled to get in and out as the key wouldn't release from the lock. The bathrooms are old and tired and desperately in need of a facelift. The cabin itself is fine. I was told to make use of the kitchen sooner than later as the tour group and Chinese family would Take over and I would struggle to access the kitchen. No problem because I can eat out however, I obtained the wifi code from the office but couldn't access the internet. Everyone else seemed to have a personalised code so I asked him about this. He became rude about everyone wanting to access the wifi (it is advertised with free wifi). I explained how I wanted to book a tour and he just stared at me. I should add that he was with the tour guides he'd spoken to earlier and was drinking alcohol. He was no help so I walked away. As I did so he made a rude comment about tourists being stupid. I returned and asked what he'd said to which he walked away to get me a wifi code (it didn't work anyway). The tour guides put their heads down and didn't want to discuss the situation with me. This man is in the tourist business, if He doesn't like tourists then I suggest he leaves the trade. Rude, obnoxious behaviour and comments made in order to show off to the tour guides is simply not Ok. I'm upset and disgusted and as a result will never use YHA again. I've toured all of Tasmania and he is the only rude person I've met. Shame on you.
    Mandy R February 2017
    Easy access with clean facilities. The manager is friendly and offered great local tips. Rooms adjoining the kitchen are a bit loud. After 9pm, be patient at the observation area near the river to see a platypus.
    Chanelle H January 2017
    Overall the hostel was clean and cosy, the kitchen was tidy, our room was warm and our beds were very comfortable. Slightly disappointed that the wifi didn't reach into our room on one phone but we had no problems with another phone. Wasn't quite sure why as everywhere else had great wifi signal. The bathrooms and ovens could do with an upgrade but we're perfectly usable. If you need a stop over in strahan then this place provides everything you need!
    Sarah K December 2016
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