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Haven Backpacker Resort

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia (Formerly Larapinta Lodge)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a couple of nights before my trip to Uluru as many do. Almost all the people on my tour were placed in one room together, a couple were placed in another room and 2 friends were placed in a third room. I was the onlt person placed in a dorm room by myself. The dorm I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, I have been in Alice in 2013-2014. I " lived " in Haven for about almost 6 months and that was an awesome time! I met heaps of wonderful people there, it was never boring. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfy. The Pool was great. The price for accomodation was pretty good.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was wonderful. I had a nice pool to swim in and cold beer to drink. The temperature went up to nearly 40 degrees, so having a pool to cool off in was nice. The place was a short walk to the city centre. My advice is to walk to the pub and take a taxi back! Alice can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Haven before and after a 3 day tour, as do most people who choose to stay in Alice Springs. The hostel seems to exploit the fact that it's visitors are more worried about tour details than town accommodation. The place is a bit messy. Free breakfast is just two pieces of toast (so all you cheap backpackers,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first stayed in between 2 tours and found the rooms were clean, comfortable beds and a good ensuite bathroom but i didn't use the kitchen or any other facilities because of the quick stop. My second stay was after my tours for 4 nights. The kitchen lacked any cleaning materials, this lead to crumbs over the work surfaces causing... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Haven for two nights as we were going on a camping tour in the outback. First the positives: - Well located in Alice Springs within walking distance of amenities. - Fairly cheap at $24 per night - Nice outside area for sitting in the sun Unfortunately there are quite a few negatives: - Dirty rooms and kitchen.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, the good stuff; The beds are very comfy, the shared dorm room seemed fairly clean, the ensuite toilet & shower are handy & I really liked the outdoor seating area with pool table (billiards) & table tennis. Also the staff were very nice. Unfortunately... Management seem reluctant to spend a little money on making some small changes. The table... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This hostel seems to be used by the many tour companies based in Alice springs, which probably has more to do with price than with excellence. It means you can wait 45 minutes in the car park as a slow queue of arrivals snakes in the building. That's what happened to us when we arrived behind a tour bus which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great friendly staff, very helpful and polite & always keen to help out.Clean rooms, great people, cheap beers.would recommend this hostel to any travelers.Good pool.would be great with more activities on maybe Friday & Saturday nights.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed 4 days in this hostel and I did recommend to anyone! The room was dirty, the floor was sticky. Cleaning is done in the ensuite bathroom to the bedroom and quickly and the ground is never cleaned. We had a terrace but again very dirty with lots of cigarettes, empty beer bottles. We have to pay for the... More

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

Hi luciiiiiiiiie b Thanks for your review. We are very glad you liked our staff...we like them too! However we are very disappointed you found our rooms dirty. Very recently we changed owners and a review is well underway. Part of this has be a rejig of our cleaning operations. Unfortunately you may have arrived in the middle of this... More

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Address: 3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia (Formerly Larapinta Lodge)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Haven Backpacker Resort 3.5*
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The welcoming, Award winning Haven Backpackers Resort is a 3 star Alice Springs accommodation that is ideal for budget leisure travellers and backpackers. Situated only a short walk from the centre of Alice Springs and offering excellent amenities, Haven Backpackers Resort is an ideal place to stay for a great price. Winner of the Northern Territory Tourism Awards for Backpacker Accommodation and Finalist for the Golden Backpack Awards for best hostel in the Northern Territory, Haven Backpacker Resort will meet all your expectations. Guests at Haven Backpackers Resort will appreciate the outdoor swimming pool and outdoor cooking area with BBQ, TV, and patio seating. The property also features shared kitchen facilities as well as a TV lounge and laundry room. Convenient shuttle service to and from the airport or bus and train stations is also available. The Haven Backpackers Resort is within walking distance of nightlife venues , cafes, and shopping. There is no shortage of fun outdoor tours and adventures for guests to enjoy. A small sample of the activities includes camel rides, hot air balloon rides, trekking through the Outback , or a trip to the spectacular rock formations of Uluru. Our travel desk will help you book any tour that you need and we offer some fabulous discounts. All rooms have high ceilings and include en-suite shower rooms, security card entry, air conditioning, brand new beds with lockable backpack storage and the latest technology in bed bug resistance comfortable mattresses. Twins/doubles and family rooms are kitted out with 32” LCD flat screen televisions, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and sofa. We also have 4 & 8 share rooms and a floor with - "female only" rooms. ... more   less 
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