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18564 Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
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Aussie Nomads
Ranked #12 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Bowen
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the other reviews here state, the hostel isn't TOO bad but watch out for the owner Paul. If your lookinh for visa work, you might get lucky at this hostel and get work at a good farm for decent money. However your more likely to hey put on farms that shout and abuse you for poor money, only to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a strange place. The staff frankly seem to hate backpackers. I never quite understood why they do work there. It's very expensive, during the high season looking at $240 for a 6bed dorm and the kitchen facilities are not brilliant. But there is an upside.You are here to do farm work for a 2nd year visa and on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Absolutely shocking hostel to stay in. The owner Paul is a greedy man who abuses the fact that people need to do farmwork for the 2nd year visa. 240 dollars for a 6 bed dorm upstairs. Kitchen has little facilities to cater for the amount of people and is lock at 9 daily. Food got robbed constantly when people asked... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed at Aussie Nomads for around 3 months. It cost around £220 a week for downstairs accommodation, with the premium accommodation costing slightly more, but with the added bonus of air conditioning. Now the place in fairness was reasonably tidy.However it was the attitude of the staff, in particular the owner Paul. Put simply he saw backpackers as sub... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I arrived at this hostel at about 9pm to visit a friend who is staying here doing farm work. I had a talk with the owner who informed me there were no beds left. I mentioned I had a wagon so he said I could stay in the car park and sleep in my car. I asked him how much... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Would never stay this place again as you arrive they take your passport you pay bond of 150 rent is very much 220 the share bathroom always dirty so are kitchens close at 9 can't get your own food after its shut the pool was never really clean some of the staff are really unfriendly and don't talk to people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed here 2 years in a row. First year to get my 2nd visa (stayed 6 months) and this year for the money (another 6 months). Great place, great job and the best people. So many people here stay for a long time like me. Came alone but leaving with some good friends. The place is so busy it's hard... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Easy place to find work. nice pool, ping-pong table and pool table etc. so you can entertain yourself. Bar and bistro sells you good food and drinks, so no need to cook always after long working days. Rooms are pretty new and in good conditions. Like the whole place. Staff was nice and helpful.

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Bowen, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

avoid if u can!!! everybody here hate this place and complain of the bad value u get. they call it a resort! no ides why... kitchen is terrible, after day at work u aonna cook your dinner and it's just a nightmare... no cooking equipment, stoves barely work and wayy too littte. no one ever clear the fringe room which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 6 weeks. Kitchens were cleaned once a day & not very well. Had cockroaches in the room. Worst thing about the hostel is the staff, rude & unhelpful. Being told constantly 'if backpackers used their brain they'd kill themselves'. They get you work & it's a good laugh but the owner & some of his staff are... More 

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Address: 18564 Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 145

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