my name is Janine. I am from Germany. This is the first time that I write a review. But I think, everybody should know how beautiful this hostel is. It is a little bit like a secret place which everybody should visit when he is in Australia. I had the possibility to stay there for four weeks. It was a special time for me because I love the philosophy of the hostel (finding a lot of fresh towels in the bathroom, having soaps, getting your own dishes and being part of a community). Furthermore I had so much fun because you meet so many different people with different nationalities.
For me it is important when I stay somewhere that it is clean and it was definitely clean, therefore my long visit, too. The stuff is so nice, they will organise your trips, if you need a doctor, they even work the telephone number out for you. You can ask them whenever you want, they are helpful and of course funny all the time!
Most of the time, I was really busy because some people ask you if you want to have a kayak tour (kayak for free at the hostel!) with them, or another want to hire a bike (possible here :-) ) with you or having a swim in the ocean (also surfing, you can hire surfboards here!!!) or a run at the impressive promenade, or just enjoy the time at the fresh pool. One night we had a fancy dress party-everybody was so creative that we spend hours to prepare our dresses. Finally the party was perfect, at first in the hostel and then in the disco Fridays, 10min away from the hostel. So, it doesn't matter if you want to have a relaxing holiday or an adventure one, everybody will find enough possibilities for both types.
At the end, I have to write about the free breakfast- I love having a long breakfast and in this hostel you have one hour to eat the best fruits, having cereals, toasts ...it was great to start the day like this. I will miss the people which I've met here. Like the other say, too: "It is like coming home to a family and enjoying the time together." Even when you don't want to join the community, you will have enough space for yourself.
When I go back to Australia, I have to stay at least one week in this lovely hostel!
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