Toddys is a really good hostel in Alice springs with a lot of features. For just 20$ a night you get free wifi that works excellent (I was talking on FaceTime every evening when everybody else did), a nice and refreshing pool with a sun deck, free breakfast (even at 5 am) and aircon in every single room. The toddys bar has excellent pizza and is a nice place to spend the evening. It closes at 10 pm, which is mainly because the managers don't want toddys to be a party hostel with a lot of noise. There are mostly people staying who are going to the rock tour next morning and the hostel respects that.
The stuff is more than friendly and helpful.
You can rent bikes really cheap. They even gave me a special price because no one wanted to rent the bikes and they were free anyway.
The walk to the city is indeed 15 minutes but you won't find a hostel closer to the city as they are all a bit more outside. At least toddys is closest to the place where you can feed wild wallabies :-)
The beds are not the most comfiest ones I have ever slept in, but they were clean and alright for just 20$.
In the hostel are a lot of young and friendly people. It does not take more than 5 minutes to get in touch with another guest.
The hostel is ok clean. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned dayly. If you are staying with a lot of dirty guests then it's maybe bad luck because I was there and it was mainly clean.
I just can recommend staying at this hostel as they do a great job and care about their guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A cool swimming pool and sun-tan area, FREE Wi Fi, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, bar and FREE train and bus pick up, and DISCOUNT airport pick-up - what else would you need? Enjoy our FREE brekky of toast, spreads, tea and coffee - just enough to get you going before start your tour :) Offering a range of share dorms and budget double rooms, reasonably priced accommodation for the budget-conscious traveller. Our "bar" has a variety of drinks available and a large beer garden to relax in whilst catching up with new and old friends.Toddy's offers a free ARRIVALS pick-up from trains and buses, so let us know your arrival details when you book. Winner of the 2011 & 2012 Golden Backpack Award for "Best Backpacker Hostel N.T." Toddy's is the place to stay when visiting the rock. ... more less
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