I stayed here for 1 night while on a roadtrip from Brisbane to Cairns. The photos on the hostel's website are very accurate of the opulence of this hostel. The formal dining room and bathrooms are amazing, and I loved the huge deck, perfect to sit out and enjoy the mild Townsville weather. The kitchen was full of modern appliances, and the staff were very helpful. The free first hour of internet was a welcome touch, and the pool was very tempting after a day driving in a hot car. My only criticism were the long term residents were a bit strange and unfriendly. there were some strange characters lurking down the end of the hallway, and I walked into my supposedly female-only dorm to go to sleep, only to find a bloke socialising with one of the girls there. Also the en suite bathroom to the girl's dorm was so completely overflowing with the long term residents' belongings, that I preferred to use one of the bathrooms down the hall. Bit of a shame really, otherwise it would've been one of the nicest backpackers I've ever stayed at.
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