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Aussie Nomads
Ranked #14 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Bowen
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“good choice”
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.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Bowen, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 was stinks!
don't know where to start about the owner, he wouldn't listen to anything u say, impossible to talk to, veeeery rude. no idea how someone that hate backpackers so much can run this businesses.
wouldn't let u hold your passport, best they'll give u copy print... they take big bond (150$) so they can threaten u to loose it of anything wrong u do (eat in the bus, make too much troubles, keep the job but leave the hostel) like a little kids (I'll take 2 dollars from u if...). receptionist always busy and very helpless, (security bars alway close like prison).

Room Tip: rooms in the back in cooler. no one cleans the toilets in the room so better downstairs
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 horrible people.

  • Stayed September 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great place to stay, lively atmosphere in the evenings that doesn't go on all night so you can get an early night if you are working in the morning.

The kitchens are very clean considering the volumes of people using them. They are cleaned every evening by cleaners unlike most hostel kitchens I've stayed in. Bathrooms are shared downstairs but upstairs are ensuite. Wash areas are cleaned everyday and are usually spotless.

It is really easy getting a job they sort everything out for you so you don't have to deal with the farmers. They also help you with any visa enquires. Ensure you phone ahead to ensure they have work before you move in.

  • Stayed August 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

got here on the friday at this working hostel with the promise of work but it turns out the farmers around here only employ girls. We asked when the next jobs for guys are and they told us 6 weeks. If you stay here at $230 a week you will run up debt to the hostel and as they have your passport they dont give it back forceing you to stay and run up more debt. The general atmosphere is very noisey at night so after a long day at work (if you can find work) you are forced to listen to party music till 2am. The kitchen Smelt of wet dog for my entire duration and was so messy as no one clears up after. A health warning was issued because of the pool being so dirty and people falling ill having to go to A AND E. The rooms on the other hand are quite neat and modern. The upstairs gets free aircon and a ensuite shower and toilet where the downstairs toilets are communial with coin op AC. The hostel is located far from town so you either walk which takes about a hour and ten mins or pay $15 for a taxi. The staff are very unfriendly and are more keen on you keeping you there than providing a good service.

  • Stayed May 2012
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8 Thank SmokingTom
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Property: Aussie Nomads
Address: 18564 Bruce Hwy, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Bowen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 145
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 

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