Reef Lodge Budget Accomodation
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Reef Lodge Budget Accomodation Townsville Reviews
Great Beach & Town Location Sep 28, 2012
I stayed here on a recommendation from a fellow traveller. It is in a great location!! In one direction is The Strand, also known as the beach, with a supermarket and bars. In the other are shops and bars. The Greyhound bus stop is a 5 minute walk.
Although it is next to an Irish bar you hear no noise even with the windows wide open. Many rooms have ac and the beds are like something out of a children’s book with real duvets! The first I have seen since arriving in Australia. It is clear that money has been spent on making these dormitories comfortable and above all livable. It is very well priced.
There are two TV rooms with a huge choice of dvd’s to rent and also books and basic toiletries for sale at reception. The showers and toilets are together so though spacious and clean they could do with a few more showers.
A “gym” is set up in the corner of a room with a pool table and thousands of information leaflets but there is no tour desk here and the receptionist is not very knowledgable about the town.
Once again, there are no lockers other than electronic coin operated lockers in reception. The internet and washing machines are expensive, $5 per wash. It is more economical to buy washing powder elsewhere. McDonalds is about a 20minute walk where you can use free 24hr Wi-Fi.
All in all I would recommend staying here.
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Reef Lodge Budget Accomodation Overview
Situated in the South Townsville of Townsville, the Reef Lodge Budget Accomodation is five minutes from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. The hostel is set in the centre of Townsville and is within an easy walk from Holiday Inn, Townsville and Victoria Bridge. The hostel is only a minute from Museum of Tropical Queensland.
The hostel's garden offers tranquillity and peace to sit and relax. The fitness room is equipped with free weights. Other hostel facilities include a swimming pool and a bbq/picnic area.
Anderson Park is within driving distance of the Reef Lodge Budget Accomodation. The friendly staff will be able to help you organise tours and activities during your stay in Townsville as well as provide restaurant suggestions. The hostel is within a 20 minute walk to Wharton Reef Light, The Strand, Flinders Plaza Shopping Centre and within a 10 minute drive you can find Castletown Shoppingworld.
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