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Traveler (11)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (2)
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible34%
Sep 9, 2018
Sep 29, 2017
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Leichhardt St, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 860, Australia
0.8 miles to Tennant Creek Airport
21 restaurants are within a 1 mile radius
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

CLOSED DOWN,22ND NOVEMBER 2017.Inspectors give shut down notice,there is no hostel in Tennant Creek now,tourist rest ceased operation,find alternative,100 bucks or more a night,unless camping. Difficult for anyone waiting overnight for coach to queensland,it will upset balance of time schedules with no affordable accommodation in...More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank Harrow P
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

This is hands down the worst backpackers I have ever stayed in. I have never experienced something so dirty in my life!! Cockroaches everywhere you go which I get it's the outback and there are bugs but these are from the dirtiness around. The front...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Niccannon6056
Reviewed October 6, 2016

I stayed at Tourist's Rest one night and it was excellent. After long drive in thru the Outback I got to Tennant Creek quite tired and all I need was a nice place to stay and I got it. The owner Tony is a very...More

Date of stay: September 2016
2  Thank metal6666
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Nothing flash about the place but toilets and showers were reasonably clean . The place is old and faded but it has character, Never saw any cockroaches ,but then I wasn't looking for them either. Its quiet comfortable and cheap with free WIFI

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank wanderer679
Reviewed February 24, 2016

No cockroaches that I saw, either in the room, the shower or in the kitchen. Must have dealt with them. The owner? manager? was not drunk or rude, and made an effort to be helpful. There where some issues. It is not exactly the Ritz...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank 7s5lx
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Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
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Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Tennant Creek
Traveler (11)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (2)
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Tennant Creek Telegraph Station
87 reviews
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"Drive 1 hour south of Tennant Creek and stay at the WAUCHOPE HOTEL instead. It's PUBLIC toilets were..."
Oct 16, 2014
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"There really is nothing that will help, haha."
Mar 22, 2014
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