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Adventurers Resort
Northern Ireland
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“DUMP!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2008

Do not stay here - just to warn you if you value being in a safe place - this is not secure at all.

Rooms not clean - no pillows etc ans very basic - for price we paid was a disgrace! Glad we just in twin room as I wouldnt want to have shared with some of the other staying at hostel - full of druggies/drunks - and state of swimming pool meant there was no way we went near it!

Had drunkards knocking our door down and noise terrible

Book anywhere else but here - 'staff' so unfriendly as well - worst hostel have ever stayed at!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2007

We shared a 6 share dorm but when we got to our room there wasn't a pillow on one of our beds. My boyfriend went to reception to ask for a pillow and the receptionist said they didn't have any so gave him a key to another room and told him to go and 'steal' one! Unbelievable!

The security here is non existent - another example is if you turn up late the room keys are taped to the reception door in envelopes. That's fine as long as someone doesn't take them, let themselves into your room and steal your stuff!

Other problems included the fact that the kitchen does not have any knives or cutlery or potato peelers or anything. These are all kept at reception as the kitchen is open all the time and anyone could enter. Fine again but reception closes at 8pm so if you want to eat after then you're better off going out!

The hostel is basically an old motel and is huge - you have no idea who is coming and going and to be honest it looks like it is 'home' to quite a few 'undesirables'.

I couldn't wait to leave and certainly wouldn't recommend staying here to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2007

This hostel is a converted motel and it is pretty huge, however, the reception staff are very friendly (all the ones we met were all backpackers working for a while at the hostel) and the rooms and bathroom - whilst simple - were very clean. There is a huge tv room and games room and a massive industrial style kitchen which was clean even last thing at night - there was a very simple reason for this, you have to hire pans and crockery from reception so people wash up their stuff so as to get their deposit back and be able to return their pans to their room.

Yes it is big, but it's close to what little townsville has to offer and its well kept. If you are looking for some extra cash whilst they are always on the look out for extra cleaning staff so book in for several nights and they'll probably hire you.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and value
  • Disliked — No free transfer to transit centre
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Adventurers Resort
Address: 79 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Adventurers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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