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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Paris, France
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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

Alice Springs, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wifi : 5 $ a day, blanket 2 $, then even charge when you pay with credit card ! It's a shame to charge wifi by 2014, even if a lot of backpacks do this in Oz. The management should travel to other good backpacks so as to learn...

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

Hi Benito58 Thanks for your review. The Haven is under new management and we are conducting our own review of our operations at the moment. We agree with most of your comments. Wifi, we are working on a solution to this. Blanket charge is no more. Credit card surcharge is no more.. Onwards and upwards! More

Milan, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in haven between our trips in the outback. We found it confortable, helpful and friendly staff. The provide free shuttle bus from and to alice springs airport and free breakky from 5.30 to 8.30 am (tea coffe and toast). Large common areas, inside and outside where there is a small swimming pool, though not very clean.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A great hostel in a very good position, about 5 minutes walk to the Coles / Woolworth area, and a further 3 minutes to the bars, just on the other side of the Stuart Highway (City people afraid of walking alone at night in deserted areas might find it a little unsettling, but there are no issues like this in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

32 for 4 person room that had ensuite. Capacity 272persons. Reasonably clean. Need 10 $ put a deposit for dishes. Alcohol a beer stubby for 5. Check in was good and everything explained. A safe short walk into town there is a subway open till 830pm across the road and a service station open late. They handle some tour operations... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed the night before my tour of uluru and surronds and the night I returned from my tour before my flight the next day. The staff where really nice and helpful, the rooms where clean I stayed in a dorm of 8. The bathrooms where old and run down but they were not disgusting. The only problem I encountered was... More

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I planned to stay at Haven only for a few days, turned out this place is amazing for short and longterms! Always heaps of nice people around, including the friendly and helpful staff! Nice clean dorms with own bathrooms, very comfy beds, cheap but good BBQ and the pool comes in handy on hot days! Billiard, ping pong or tv... 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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