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Haven Backpacker Resort

3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia (Formerly Larapinta Lodge)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the stay at havens in a 4 bed room. It's so comfortable to have the bathroom in your room. I really can recommend this to you backpackers out there. Enjoy your stay ;) Sorry for my english, but I'm from germany. I hope I did not have a lot of mistakes in my comment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were booked in here for one night by the company who put our package of tours together. As a couple in our sixties this is not the kind of place we usually stay in. We also stayed in another ‘backpackers’ whilst in Australia and I must say that the Haven was by far the better of the two. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I simply love this place...the staff is amazing, and they make you feel like at home...is in a good position also, very close to the centre of Alice and to the mainly supermarkets...deserves for sure a stay...you'll enjoy...!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I was staying in a 4 bed dorm, one of the biggest rooms I've ever seen in a hostel. Ensuite bathroom was okay, but small and old. There's an AC and a small balcony. Kitchen is okay, and there's avery basic free breakfast in the morning. But Wifi isn't free. Pool is cool. Staff is nice as well. I was... More 

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback from your stay here at the Haven. We appreciate this and take all that is said into consideration. In saying this we have received a lot of recent feedback in regards to the Internet and now offer FREE WIFI! Sorry this wasn’t in place on your visit here. Hope you’re enjoying the remainder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing! The staff are amongst some of the most friendly and helpful people I have ever met in my life and will look after you above and beyond their duties! Great atmosphere, always fun stuff happening, but not a crazy party hostel. Everyone respects each other and there's fun and games to be had all day long!... More 

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Steph!! We hope your travels are going well and all the staff here miss you! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back some day. Happy Travels!! Cheers, Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Before and after my tour true the red centre I stayed in Haven resort. The first moment i arrived i thought mmmm i don't know what to expect. But soon i found out the staff is realy polite and helpfull and the homemade dinner you can buy is of really good quality. Unfortunatly the Wifi is not so great i... More 

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Cindy, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Red Centre experience! We’re also happy our staff were friendly and helpful and our meals were delicious! About the Internet! We have been using Global Gossip which is charged at $5 for 24 hours and regretfully we have been having issues! Because of this we now offer FREE WIFI for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was booked in here as part of a tour so don't know about rates but I was impressed with the hostel. Friendly staff, clean open communal areas, big dorm rooms with ensuites, free basic breakfast and pancakes on weekends, nice pool with free sunscreen. Only drawback is wifi was very slow.

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Firstly, I hope you enjoyed your travels around Central Australia, it is very impressive out here! I am glad you found our staff friendly and our Hostel clean, we know how important this is when travelling and sometimes how hard it is to find somewhere acceptable so we make this one of our many and main priorities. Just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The facilities in the hostel were fine but nothing was all that great about Haven backpackers. I only stayed a couple of days but I found the staff to be distant and not all, but many of the other backpackers quite rude. My food was stolen from a marked bag in the kitchen, which also kind of put me off.... More 

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kristen, Thank you for your feedback on your stay here at The Haven Backpacker Resort. I apologise on behalf of our staff for being distant with you but we have had a total staff change over (including Management) since your stay and have noticed the difference! As for our guests, unfortunately we cant control their attitudes but we do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Backpacking around Australia, Haven has been my favourite hostel. The staff are all really friendly and welcoming. They are really helpful with suggestions on what to do in Alice Springs. They organised and booked my tour to Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta, informing me of the best deals and what each company has to offer in their tour. The... More 

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Aife, Thanks for leaving feedback about The Haven, we’re happy you enjoyed your stay with us and you thought our staff here were very helpful. It's great you enjoyed your time in Central Australia, it really is an amazing place and we’re glad we could help with your tours. Continue on with your happy travels! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Calling this place 'Haven' might be what they aspire to be, but it is quite a way from the truth! I had booked two nights in this hostel - one before and one after my 3 day trip to Uluru. I thought I wouldn't need somewhere particularly nice for such a short time, but in Alice Springs I discovered it... More 

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HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Firstly, I would like to apologise if our staff were unfriendly on your visit, your comments have been passed on to all members of our team to review. We do believe there is no better way to arrive than to be greeted with a friendly face and smile! In regards to your room, you were put into one... More 

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