We booked with Norma before Christmas to stay at the hostel. Very quick, informative response through e-mail. So first impression's were good.
We arrived on the 28th Dec and were going to book out on the 2nd but decided to stay another night. Norma is a fabulous host. Incredibly informative about the area. We were going to book a bird guide down the road but Norma said she will arrange it. We left it in her hands and we were very pleased. We ended up booking 2 mornings. One, of a walk up toward the forest in town. We saw around 70 species in 4 hours. The next morning we went off for a drive to view the Cock-on-the-rock and the birds in and around that area. Our guide, Danny, was super professional. A little shy at the start but once he starts ya can't stop him. Superior knowledge of birds, identifying them and their calls.
The price for the room is very very reasonable and we were surprised that it comes with a hearty breakfast (fresh juices, hot drink, eggs and rolls!) and private bathroom. Norma will get up and have breakfast ready for you if you're getting up early (we had brekkie at 4.30am on the Cock-on-the-rock morning!).
Norma just moved in two months ago, lovely big kitchen to cook in, we were even invited to New Year's Day lunch with the family, yum! Very fast wifi, we could watch movies on the 1st January, hungover day). I can't recommend this place enough.
The hostel is around 7-mins out of town. Perfect for a good, quiet nights sleep, relaxing in the hammock on the balcony looking across the mountains and just 5-7 mins walking distance for a few drinks in town if need be. Walk up the main street (away from the direction you come in from the highway), keep going after the paved road ends and it is another block, on your left.
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- woodden constrution, lots of hommocks, balconies,kitchet for customers, free coffe/tea ... more less
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