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City Lodge

Lini (Kumul) Highway, Port Vila, Efate ., Vanuatu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I emailed ahead that I would be arriving very late & I was assured that reception would be open, but no one was there. I had to ring the bell many times to get someone. Surprised also that there wasn't a better way to lock the door to the room. WiFi did not work in the room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed in an 8 bedroom dorm. Comfortable beds, fresh towels on request, usually warm water showers, dorm cleaned daily, aussie powerpoints, free wifi (although not always available). Great value for money and in the heart of the town - shops, supermarket, restaurants and market all within walking distance. Besides, the helpful service and value for money what made this... More 

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Abuja, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a budget motel which has seen better days. The rooms a clean but paint is blistering off the walls and the sliding doors to the mini-bathrooms require a wrestling patch to open and close. That said the airconditioning works (when they can find the control for it) and the water pressure is good. The location is great for... More 

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Currumbin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't be fooled by the picture, it's of the markets across from the City Lodge. However, despite the dowdy exterior of the actual City Lodge, the accommodation is clean, safe, and the best value for money that I could find. It is located right in the centre of town so everything you need is in easy walking distance. The beds... More 

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Victoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I travel extensively throughout the Pacific, and this is a very inexpensive hostel option. But be prepared for some realities of saving your money. The pros: -great location right across from fruit/veg market, and cheap lunches -free internet in common room when it's working -dishes in common room -cheap -all private rooms -TV in room (with 3 channels) -close to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The start of this unpleasant experience was the staff who don't make eye contact or acknowledge you're there. This makes checking in difficult. We were then placed in a room we hadnt booked, with two singles instead of a double, the toilet wouldn't flush (which they were able to fix), ants had taken over the bathroom wall, to use the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If your on a budget and just want somewhere to base yourself this is the place for you. The rooms are tiny but contain a bed a bathroom and air con. There is free wifi also. The road noise is rather loud, but unless you want to sleep during the day, it wasn't an issue. Very central location and the... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed here for about 3 weeks when I first arrived. The rooms are small and pretty basic but perfect for someone who just wants a spot to base themselves from. Surprisingly shielded from the road noise, you'll hear it but unless you're overly sensitive it shouldn't bother you and you can always request on the opposite side of the... More 

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Aiuckland City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Had a night stopover in between our hotel transfer in this city lodge. So far the worst that I've had experienced. Noisy, hot, lack of ventilation, ?Fire exit where is it?, mosquitos, filthy toilet and bathroom, crowded and dirty dining, sardonic staffs etc. Totally different from what you see in the ads. Our fault perhaps we just had to spend... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

ok so city lodge certainly wasn't for me. the pictures on their website are very deceiving. We booked a room with two single beds and received a double bed that was pretty much all that fit in the room. a friend and i were staying only the one night as we got into vila a day early. we checked in... More 

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