Sharing the sentiment of another reviewer.. we were given a double room called "Pandanas" that was obviously usually a staff member's quarters.. and it really ruined our stay. Our first impression of the backpackers was that it looked clean, had a pretty garden and modern looking facilities. Check-in was straight forward, though there was a $20 key deposit and we forgot to purchase use of towels. The room was upstairs in a building labelled "for management and staff only". As we carried our things through to our room, there were a bunch of guys playing video games. They said hello and said they all worked there. Once in the room, again, it seemed fine for the price paid - $70. A simple room with a double bed, basic bedding and no size tables or anything else.. just a bin in the corner. Looking for the bathroom, it was an unappealing communal bathroom which felt odd to be sharing with all the staff of the hotel. We went downstairs to look at the bar, which seemed to have some good drink specials, and look at the other facilities, but no one really took any notice of us or offered any assistance. It seemed a bit of a ghost town, so we decided to head to the main street of Noosa for the evening. Upon our return, we came back to our 'staff quarters' to find one of the staff members curled up asleep on the lounge with all his belongings next to him. Once again reminding us that we had obviously kicked someone out of their room - and now we felt guilty, despite being paying guests! We head to bed, and with the bed not seeming too bad, we didn't think our night's sleep would be too awful either. We were wrong. We have now nicknamed the place "the hell hole" because we did not get even an hour's sleep that night. We were kept awake by a very slow moving screechy fan that sounded like it was about to break off and land on you (so we slept with pillows on our faces as protection/noise blocker) - but you had to have it on because even with the window open to bring in a nighttime breeze, it was stifling hot upstairs! The room being positioned next to the driveway also meant we were kept up by partygoers and loud motorbikes. Sunrise came and we realised we didn't have towels, the bathroom looked dirty and we were just very happy to leave the place even without showering! No one said a word to us as we checked out. Really missed that 'backpackers friendliness and fun' vibe everyone usually raves about. Won't be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A smaller hostel with a BIG atmosphere. Relax in the courtyard,wine and dine in an environment complimentary to meeting new friends all over the world.Noosa Backpackers Resort has been purposely built and established for 22 years. We are situated next to the beautiful Noosa River (one of the best and safest swimming spots in town) and the place to be for all you water sports enthusiasts. Relaxed bar till 10pm nightly with the best and cheapest pizza in town.One of Noosa's best restaurant strips is at the end of the street including our own Global Cafe ... more less
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