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Toddy's Backpackers
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   41 Gap Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are amazing! Everybody is so friendly! Rooms are good and fair prices! A large majority of tour guides for the 3 day Uluru Rock tour live there too so you can get to know some guides before the tour! The pool is awesome too, highly recommended!

Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at Toddy's are just the nicest people ever! I never had all staff members of a hostel remembering my name as it's foreign, but all of them did. We even went for a few drinks. Other than that, the rooms are clean, tidy, spaced. Its quiet. You get free breakfast with toasts and spreads (even peanut butter), and there's a BBQ every night, and you can get a hotdog for 3$. Located about 10 minutes walk from the center. They give you 20% off lunch at the Rock bar that is located in the center. Also, sometimes the company's bus will go from the hostel to the center so it might save you the walk if you're lucky :)
I'm general, Toddy's is a really great hostel, and I really recommend it :)

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fluke I ended up here...as I am not the typical target market for this type of accommodation. (I'm older and like my creature comforts and privacy.) It was recommended I stay here after a three day tour of Uluru/Kings Canyon. If you are in your 20s or 30s...and traveling on a budget, this is an excellent option. I was in a dorm room for two nights and each of those nights I was paired with lovely women from Netherlands and USA. The room was clean and had a bathroom. Clean bedding was provided. The staff at reception was terrific, friendly and very helpful. I was quite impressed with them. Each evening if you don't want to walk into town (about 15 minutes on foot) an inexpensive BBQ is prepared. The sausages and chicken were quite nice. There is a large reception area where travelers can hang out. Those staying are provided a code for 30 minutes of free wifi. After that a small fee is charged for internet access. I have to say, there were a few odd peeps hanging out here. This is the nature of a backpackers paradise...so keep in mind it is the luck of the draw who you may be sharing a room with.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from main town area. The private room was nice and exceeded quality of most backpacker resorts. I booked the three day Alice Springs to Uluru tour and only stayed one night. The only complaint is that free airport pickup was advertised... but not offered when we arrived at the airport.

Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We booked this as part of a deal with the rock tour.
Facilities were good - pool, laundry, free Wi-Fi, air-con, bar. Free shuttle from the airport and to the Rock bar in town.
Staff were really friendly. On arrival they asked if we would mind swapping the dates of our tour due to numbers, we agreed and they offered us a free return shuttle to the airport and a private room for the night.
Only thing they could improve is to give the rooms a good scrub!

Room Tip: Book a trip with The Rock Tour to get a deal with this hostel.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights either side of our Rock Tour and it was the best hostel i've stayed in yet!! The hostel is clean, we had an ensuite, Staff were really friendly, they went out of there way to help up, even gave us lifts when they didn't need to!! I would 100% recommend this hostel!!

Room Tip: Wifi is only free for 30mins and is in the main reception area
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Having been travelling around NZ and Australia for over 2 and half years this is possibly my favourite hostel I've stayed in! The staff are lovely and friendly, they make you feel at home straight away. I stayed here for one night before the rock tour and 4 nights afterwards. I would definitely recommend this hostel to everyone, awesome chilled out vibe! Thanks for an amazing time guys, I will definitely be back :)

Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Toddy's Backpackers

Address: 41 Gap Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Alice Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Toddy's Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cool swimming pool and sun-tan area, FREE Wi Fi, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, bar and FREE train and bus pick up, and DISCOUNT airport pick-up - what else would you need? Enjoy our FREE brekky of toast, spreads, tea and coffee - just enough to get you going before start your tour :) Offering a range of share dorms and budget double rooms, reasonably priced accommodation for the budget-conscious traveller. Our "bar" has a variety of drinks available and a large beer garden to relax in whilst catching up with new and old friends.Toddy's offers a free ARRIVALS pick-up from trains and buses, so let us know your arrival details when you book. Winner of the 2011 & 2012 Golden Backpack Award for "Best Backpacker Hostel N.T." Toddy's is the place to stay when visiting the rock. ... more   less 
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