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Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA

Old Princes Highway cnr South Street, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia
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Cooma, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went to this place as we had to stop there on our way home. DO NOT GO THERE!!!!! 1. Froze all night. We even had our daughter in our bed with us so we could all keep warm 2. No TV or fridge in the van we were in 3. Smoke alarm not installed and broken 4. Only 1... More 

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beladonnaBatemansBay, Manager at Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA, responded to this review

Hi Daniel I thank you for your review even though it is negative. In fairness to your complaints I informed your partner on check in what the caravan entailed and that TV, fridge and cooking facilities were in the main hostel building. When the booking was for 2 people in a double I explained that I didnt think the caravan... More 

Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed here for one night on my way to Melbourne and i really enjoyed my stay. Mostly because of the people i met, but also because it was clean and big. I stayed in the girls room and there was just one other girl in there. And not a lot of other people in the whole hostel. I was... More 

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beladonnaBatemansBay, Manager at Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. You were lucky to be in the hostel in a quieter period and could relax and enjoy your time with us. As guest safety is of utmost importance to us we lock the amenities for the security of all guests staying in the hostel and on the park as no... More 

Forchheim, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I stayed in a 4 bed share for two nights and the accomodations was ok. The YHA is integrated into a camping ground // caravan park with typical infrastructure and facilities. Showers were clean and the location of the YHA is ok. it takes you around 20 minutes to town (by foot). Of course there may be some better YHA... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Horrible place, rude staff, mozzie Infestation, doors and windows didn't lock, mould all in the bathroom, booked a cabin for 3 adults and a child got what seemed to be a caravan that we could hardly move in & dead not suited to more than a couple, tried to get a refund as it's not what we booked and they... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Please clean the toilet and shower blocks the inside of the showers are dirty and unclean with mould. It is a handy place to stay close to the shops however. I have read some of the reviews maybe I am using the wrong shower block.

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beladonnaBatemansBay, Manager at Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA, responded to this review

Dear Graeme I find it hard to believe that you would come back to the park after your last review and I cannot verify your stay with us in December. Our toilets are cleaned every day and with regular checks done throughout the day so I really dont know why you say that they are always dirty. I think maybe... More 

Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Having stayed at this fantastic caravan park for many years, I can recommend it to anyone touring the Batemans Bay area.The Managers, Francis and Brent, are always curteous, friendly, and ready to provide advice on their facilities and what to do and see in the local area. Their on site facilities are always kept clean, neat and tidy by their... More 

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beladonnaBatemansBay, Manager at Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for taking the time to write your kind review of your experience in our hostel. I have passed your comments on to the staff who will be pleased to receive some positive feedback for the hard work that they put in. It is a team effort from the front desk to grounds and cleaning staff to management.... More 

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31 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Staff were very friendly and helpful on arrival. Van sites are ok as are the amenities. Seems to be a lot of permanents living here and right next to a noisy hardware shop. But none of this bothered us. Close to town ten minute walk to town very handy. Sites are very shady with everything you need.

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beladonnaBatemansBay, Manager at Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do try to keep premises clean and tidy and appreciate any comments made. The hardware store next to us is moving so that will alleviate any noise. We only have 4 permanents on our park and a couple of short term vans for people relocating to the Bay, the rest of the vans... More 

Holmen, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

In Bateman’s Bay lies the Shady Willows Holiday Park and Batemans Bay YHA. I had rented for the evening a Caravan to sleep in. That’s right, a small, old trailer similar to those you see abandoned in lots throughout rural Wisconsin. Take a look at the picture I posted to see what I mean.  It is small, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My friend and I spent a night at the YHA. The room and the facilities were clean. The staff has been extremely nice, kind and helpful. The YHA is situated in a caravan park so it is surrounded by trees, it feels so relax. We were the only backpackers for the night so we haven't had the chance to meet... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Shay Willows has friendly and helpful staff but the park is old and tired and mostly permanent sites. Caravan sites are small and difficult to get into. The corner of South Road and the Old Prices Hway is extremely noisy all through the day and evening. The park is dog friendly and that is the only reason we stayed as... More 

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