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in some slight trouble!! advice needed

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific in some slight trouble!! advice needed

1. Posted by scott_1 (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

hey people
ive been in oz now a couple of months and managed to get into a little debt with the hostel around 700 dollers worth and they have my passport and then decided to kick me out does anyone know were i stand with getting my passport back ?
cheers scott

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

Pay up the $700 and you shouldn't have any trouble in getting your passport back!

Does this hostel keep hold of passports when people check in, or did they ask for yours because you weren't paying?

3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

Quoting scott_1

if i could pay up i would but since hes had my paasport hes even put it up dont really know were i stand but cant pay it in the **** i think

In response to the PM you just sent me (above), I did ask a question previously:

Does this hostel keep hold of passports when people check in, or did they ask for yours because you weren't paying?

4. Posted by scott_1 (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

depends if you leave 50 dollers key deposit or not, ive spoke to a few people and they have said ill be sound but others havent and that i wont just be able to apply for a new one, think ill have to talk to the embasy tomorrow see were i stand

5. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

Hey,
How did ya manage to owe them so much without them asking for some of it before now...?
can't anyone at home bail you out with a money transfer...?
good luck but i think your gonna have to pay them mate.
danny

6. Posted by chris1 (Budding Member 42 posts) 10y

Just wondering what hostel this is ? cos I am sure I won't be staying there when I go to Australia.

7. Posted by isabelak (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

hmm buddy i think i could have predicted that! come stay with me! no seriously when we meeting up? think ive a job so ill be back to scruffys soon! u around?

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

If they've kicked you out, then I reckon they've mentally written off the money and simply want to cause you a bit of a hassle with your passport in return. I'd probably do the same thing if someone owed me the money I must say.

My advice? Report your passport as lost and be done with it.

9. Posted by Lorcan (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y

Reporting it as stolen is a good plan, but they stil have his name and address. Great fun to get home with a nice big bill at your door. Still at least you'll have a passport and it'll be easier to pay back once you'Re back home.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 6, 2006 5:32 AM by Lorcan ]