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Haven Backpacker Resort

3.5 of 5 3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia (Formerly Larapinta Lodge)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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43 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff were really friendly when I arrived and got me sorted into a room pretty quickly.... Everything about the place was great....they even sold pre going out drinks which were really cheap!!!! Thanks guys!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I came to the Haven to stay a couple of nights before I toured around with friends. This was my very first stop in the NT as I'd never been before, and I was made to feel very welcome straight away! I was given maps and the staff were all super friendly with lots of advice & tips on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was back in Alice for a few days recently after several months away and decided to stay at Haven again.... I've stayed at almost all of Alice's hostels and hotels, but keep coming back to Haven when I have a choice. The last few stays had been great (as usual), but I'd been particularly impressed by the renovations and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Comfortable nights sleep but wouldn't stay here longer than one night. Staff some friendly, some would rather look at their computer screen whilst talking to you. I missed the BBQ they provided so had to leave the hotel in the evening to find dinner. The staff didn't tell me it wasn't safe to leave on my own. I found out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I didn't choose this hostel, it's included in a package I took through a travel agency. But I can say that it's a good one, close to a shopping mall (who's appreciable when it's hot outside : you don't want to walk during hours under sun). Don't expect fancy things, it's a normal backpacker's hostel. Rooms are quite big (I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I stayed here at the end of an Uluru-Kings Canyon trip ending in Alice Springs. I hadn't booked in advance and some people from the group were staying there; the staff were very accommodating putting me in the same room as them. We were lucky, 5 of us in an 8 bed room, quiet nights sleep midweek. The room was... 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*
Number of rooms: 52
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Haven Backpacker Hotel Alice Springs

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