I stayed here for 3 nights in Februrary and really enjoyed the experience. The cabins were in the middle of the forest so it was a really unique feeling- as long as you were okay with large spiders and bush cockroaches (all part of the experience I guess). The location is part of what made it a special place, but it also made it a bit far from everything. But buses came through pretty regularly.
There was an adorable German Shepherd, Bo, who was really friendly with the guests (bit pongy though).
Pool was a really well maintained facility.
Amazing 'bush kitchen' which was quite fun to cook in :)
The owners were awesome and really fun. They held a campfire and provided damper and bamboo sticks for us to have a little cook out! They were also very helpful in recommending things to do in the area.
Also, the friendly local python was brought out for some fun (check out the photo below).
I haven't always had the best experiences with YHAs in the past, but this one is really fantastic! Highly reccomend!
Little bit cheaper would be great though :P
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- Asian style bungalows set amongst 3 acres of rain forest gardens around a resort pool. Bush kitchen and campfire in winter. ... more less
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