When researching where to stay in Ayers Rock for one night, you don't have great options. You can select from very expensive, underwhelming 4-star properties, massively overpriced two-star properties, campgrounds or this hostel. I selected the Outback Pioneer on the basis that I was only going to be there for one night.
The checkin staff was helpful, but they are greatly outnumbered by the number of visitors. It is really important to sit in the very front of the bus from the airport so that you can be the first off the bus and into the check-in area. This tip might save you 30 to 40 minutes.
Rooms are spartan. You get what you pay for. The communal shower area and bathrooms are similar.
I took a sunset tour through SEIT on the day I arrived, and then took a sunrise tour with SEIT the following day. Both tours were excellent. The night I stayed at the Outback Pioneer I had drinks with the people I met with on the tour. Everything shuts down early. Bring a book or iPad or something to do before to you to sleep.
- Also Known As:
- Outback Pioneer Hotel, Ayers Rock Hotel Yulara
- Outback Pioneer Hotel, Ayers Rock Hotel
- Hotel Outback Pioneer
- Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge Australia/Yulara
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for traditional Aussie hospitality? You'll find it at the Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge - with your choice of 3 ½ star hotel or 2 star lodge accommodation, from comfortable, affordable hotel rooms and budget cabins to dormitories. This hotel is perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds. This is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant with a buffet dinner. The Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge is ideal for those who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer. ... more less
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