I couldn't disagree more with the previous review!
We had never stayed in Youth Hostel accommodation before and we very pleasantly surprised.
We stayed in a "motel" room as well. The bedroom was a very generous size, with air con and a fan, a fridge, kettle, toaster, and crockery/cutlery. The decor is, I suppose, modern-tropical - it reminded me a bit of Travelodge/Holiday Inn Express - but very clean. The small patio table and chairs was a thoughtful addition. The bathroom was nothing special, but was clean and roomy with good shower pressure.
The pool area was very small, but well kept and the bar/restaurant served great value food and drink and is also very popular with locals escaping the more chi-chi of Port Douglas' restaurants.
Finally, we found the staff very helpful, especially in recommending various excursions and answering our questions about the location, town, etc. The free shuttle bus to and from Cairns, with photo opportunities aplenty, was also a Godsend for travellers on a budget.
This is a hostel as opposed to a motel or hotel, but I would recommend it highly - it is certainly better than many B&Bs that I have stayed in the UK!More
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