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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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Shady Willows Holiday Park & Batemans Bay YHA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015
fkterass Forchheim, Germany
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Forchheim, Germany
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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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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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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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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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64 helpful votes 64 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed in the double room in the yha at Batemans Bay. The room was fairly small but fine, and the shared areas well equipped. Nice and clean, so no complaints. There is a wonderful wetlands area in the middle of Bateman's Bay that we came across by chance, hadn't seen it in any guides. It's worth a visit as... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Took the family here for 2 nights. There were 13 of us including 4 couples, 2 infants and 3 kids. Managed to get 4 cabins right beside each other so we weren't separated throughout the park. Loved it! Very kid friendly! The big kids (the dads) loved playing ping pong whilst the little ones ran wild at the park. Cabins... More 

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