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City Lodge

Lini (Kumul) Highway, Port Vila, Efate ., Vanuatu
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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Well located in the center of port vila. They have a good wifi and a kirchen free to use. The price for a bed in the dorm wad 1800 vatu. The place was clean and the staff very friendly. A good place to stay for a start in Vanuatu. The local market and a super market is just on the... More 

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Venice
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a week during our recent trip to Vanuatu. The rooms are average: large bed, fan, tiny TV (we never used as it was such poor reception), bathroom with toiletries. The decor was dated and we found the side lamp didn't work (nor was it fixed when we asked) and the piping in the bathroom gurgled away... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I emailed ahead that I would be arriving very late & I was assured that reception would be open, but no one was there. I had to ring the bell many times to get someone. Surprised also that there wasn't a better way to lock the door to the room. WiFi did not work in the room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed in an 8 bedroom dorm. Comfortable beds, fresh towels on request, usually warm water showers, dorm cleaned daily, aussie powerpoints, free wifi (although not always available). Great value for money and in the heart of the town - shops, supermarket, restaurants and market all within walking distance. Besides, the helpful service and value for money what made this... More 

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Abuja, Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a budget motel which has seen better days. The rooms a clean but paint is blistering off the walls and the sliding doors to the mini-bathrooms require a wrestling patch to open and close. That said the airconditioning works (when they can find the control for it) and the water pressure is good. The location is great for... More 

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Currumbin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't be fooled by the picture, it's of the markets across from the City Lodge. However, despite the dowdy exterior of the actual City Lodge, the accommodation is clean, safe, and the best value for money that I could find. It is located right in the centre of town so everything you need is in easy walking distance. The beds... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I travel extensively throughout the Pacific, and this is a very inexpensive hostel option. But be prepared for some realities of saving your money. The pros: -great location right across from fruit/veg market, and cheap lunches -free internet in common room when it's working -dishes in common room -cheap -all private rooms -TV in room (with 3 channels) -close to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The start of this unpleasant experience was the staff who don't make eye contact or acknowledge you're there. This makes checking in difficult. We were then placed in a room we hadnt booked, with two singles instead of a double, the toilet wouldn't flush (which they were able to fix), ants had taken over the bathroom wall, to use the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If your on a budget and just want somewhere to base yourself this is the place for you. The rooms are tiny but contain a bed a bathroom and air con. There is free wifi also. The road noise is rather loud, but unless you want to sleep during the day, it wasn't an issue. Very central location and the... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed here for about 3 weeks when I first arrived. The rooms are small and pretty basic but perfect for someone who just wants a spot to base themselves from. Surprisingly shielded from the road noise, you'll hear it but unless you're overly sensitive it shouldn't bother you and you can always request on the opposite side of the... More 

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