Rockhampton Backpackers YHA
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Rockhampton Backpackers YHA Reviews
Rough Around the Edges Jan 08, 2013
I had stayed in International Youth Hostel Association hostels before and, as strange as this sounds, they all share the same smell! It's a kinda earthy, musty, dusty smell.
Honestly, this hostel is a bit rough around the edges but by no means was disappointing. The reception is a wooden plyboard enclosed area outside with dusty books, papers, odds and ends scattered everywhere! The computers available for use appeared to be older than i am, but still worked perfectly efficiently. The owners were a live-in couple who's house was next door to the hostel. They were nice but not overly friendly!
There was no wifi available throughout the whole hostel, which i thought was very unusual. The owner said they were 'trying to get it installed'. I wondered for how long they had been 'trying to get it installed'.
There was a pool but i didn't see anyone brave the waters during our stay. The deck chairs laid forlornly in the sun while grass grew up through the gate surrounding the pool area.
The kitchen was definitely a YHA kitchen - fully stocked, huge, self-service, a throw-back to 90s backpack times. There was a tv room with sofas and a DVD player that hadn't worked in a long time due to (what appeared to us) someone having jammed a DVD into the mechanism. The channels were ok though.
During the day the hostel exudes a kind of lonely, barren feeling but at night everyone appears and there's bustle in the kitchen while people prepare their food.
They have a van that will transport people to the Greyhound bus terminal, which, otherwise, would be too far of a walk.
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Rockhampton Backpackers YHA Overview
Located in Berserker, the Rockhampton Backpackers YHA is a perfect base while in Rockhampton. The hostel offers a swimming pool and a tour desk as well as luggage storage, laundry facilities and a TV room. Rockhampton town centre is within an easy 10 minute drive from the hostel.
The hostel's garden offers a tranquil corner to sit and relax. Guests can take advantage of the available internet access to stay connected while on the road. The hostel is less than 10 minutes' drive from Rockhampton Airport (ROK).
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