flew in from melbourne and arrived at the hostel in a rental.
place came highly recommended in many forms - guidebooks etc. the staff were really helpful to be fair even at 3am one night when we'd gone out to party.
we were given a room at the end of the hallway which was good for us. i say this because, while we were happy to be out partying and be used to human traffic at 3am, mom and dad were not fans of hostels and since we'd dragged them along for the adventure, the quiet/being undisturbed by people returning and walking through the hallways in the wee hours was a great advantage.
the only thing was that the air conditioning was kind of spoilt - this couldve been due to the fact that the fly screen on the window was broken causing the condensation of the air conditioning and loss of some sort of coolness. but we're used to the weather so the fan was suffice and we didnt want to make a big deal.
location is ideal! right smack in town so could easily walk back after a night out. nice big kitchen which was generally quite clean. probably one of the better hostels i'd recommend in australia.More