I was searching for another entry on this website when I saw this review and thought "hang on a minute, that's not really fair", and felt I had to add my 2 cents worth.
I guess everyone has different views, but mine is that the Stray Possum Lodge is a decent enough place - it's a backpackers after-all. It's not luxury, but the (under new management when I went) staff were really friendly and had big plans for the place.... the food was not WOW but it was great for a backpackers.
There's a great outside covered deck / verandha where all the meals are taken and in the evening, after dinner / BBQ etc, they often have live music (some local, some flown in artists).
The accommodation is nothing spectacular, but it is adequate and simple enough for a backpackers - clean rooms with bunks or rooms with doubles, run in a row along a raised deck overlooking quite lovely gardens - there's a shower / toilet block at the end of the deck. I would say it could be quite noisy if there was a party going on in the kitchen as the walls are quite thin, but we never had any issues (stayed 8 days) and there were plenty of other travellers there. Anyway, this would be the same anywhere really!
There are also stand alone tree houses available that looked fantastic, although these were fully booked when I stayed there (I did look through the windown and they looked great - downstairs living area and then a staircase up to th bedroom I imagine! Not sure if they are ensuite).
The surrounding area is quite bushy and lovely (yes, that means bring mosquito repellent!) - great for bush walks and very quiet - lots of bird life....
Overall, I would say, great value for money, reasonable food and accommodation and friendly, helpful staff (even if they did seem a little bit rough around the edges, but I believe that comes from living in such a place all year round - it must be quite a hard place during winter!!)
Recommend as a low-cost base!
Best of luck and cheers