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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

As the other reviews here state, the hostel isn't TOO bad but watch out for the owner Paul. If your lookinh for visa work, you might get lucky at this hostel and get work at a good farm for decent money. However your more likely to hey put on farms that shout and abuse you for poor money, only to... More 

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13 Thank Gustifer2
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a strange place. The staff frankly seem to hate backpackers. I never quite understood why they do work there. It's very expensive, during the high season looking at $240 for a 6bed dorm and the kitchen facilities are not brilliant. But there is an upside.You are here to do farm work for a 2nd year visa and on... More 

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3 Thank cooker3000
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely shocking hostel to stay in. The owner Paul is a greedy man who abuses the fact that people need to do farmwork for the 2nd year visa. 240 dollars for a 6 bed dorm upstairs. Kitchen has little facilities to cater for the amount of people and is lock at 9 daily. Food got robbed constantly when people asked... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed at Aussie Nomads for around 3 months. It cost around £220 a week for downstairs accommodation, with the premium accommodation costing slightly more, but with the added bonus of air conditioning. Now the place in fairness was reasonably tidy.However it was the attitude of the staff, in particular the owner Paul. Put simply he saw backpackers as sub... More 

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9 Thank Paul D
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I arrived at this hostel at about 9pm to visit a friend who is staying here doing farm work. I had a talk with the owner who informed me there were no beds left. I mentioned I had a wagon so he said I could stay in the car park and sleep in my car. I asked him how much... More 

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8 Thank Ilovetravelling2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Would never stay this place again as you arrive they take your passport you pay bond of 150 rent is very much 220 the share bathroom always dirty so are kitchens close at 9 can't get your own food after its shut the pool was never really clean some of the staff are really unfriendly and don't talk to people... More 

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5 Thank zolace
Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed here 2 years in a row. First year to get my 2nd visa (stayed 6 months) and this year for the money (another 6 months). Great place, great job and the best people. So many people here stay for a long time like me. Came alone but leaving with some good friends. The place is so busy it's hard... More 

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6 Thank Sc0tty03
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Easy place to find work. nice pool, ping-pong table and pool table etc. so you can entertain yourself. Bar and bistro sells you good food and drinks, so no need to cook always after long working days. Rooms are pretty new and in good conditions. Like the whole place. Staff was nice and helpful.

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2 Thank iippa23
Bowen, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

avoid if u can!!! everybody here hate this place and complain of the bad value u get. they call it a resort! no ides why... kitchen is terrible, after day at work u aonna cook your dinner and it's just a nightmare... no cooking equipment, stoves barely work and wayy too littte. no one ever clear the fringe room which... More 

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4 Thank some-creature
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Stayed here for 6 weeks. Kitchens were cleaned once a day & not very well. Had cockroaches in the room. Worst thing about the hostel is the staff, rude & unhelpful. Being told constantly 'if backpackers used their brain they'd kill themselves'. They get you work & it's a good laugh but the owner & some of his staff are... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aussie Nomads Bowen is more than just your average backpackers, we guarantee work placement within the Bowen area, which has a bountiful supply of seasonal work with quality local growers and farmers. We supply everything from job training to transport, and everything in between that the hardy working backpacker needs. But we're not all about work, you can have fun too! Explore the local heritage, take a trip down to the local, and enjoy in house activities as well. You can come "home" after a days hard work and enjoy a good old fashioned Aussie BBQ, relax by the resort style pool, catch up with family and friends at the Internet Cafe or with our Wifi supplied to every room.If you're looking for a great working backpackers, Aussie Nomads Bowen is your new "home away from home"! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aussie Nomads

Address: 18564 Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range: $26 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 145
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