Don't ever, ever stay at the international backpackers in mildura. It's the worst pile of shit i've ever lived in and i've stayed in quite a few piles of shit.
The owners-Donna and Kim dont give a stuff about anyone, they are money making lil schemers. They are the only hostel in mildura to charge you for travel expenses and even try and charge you when you dont use it.
If you dont believe this then stay there or speak to people that have. People only stay about 1 week max before moving on.
Kim is an abusive drunk and regularly hits the backpackers and spits at the women. Donna is flagrant whore. I know this is very harsh but they have bleed me dry and i have got nothing but grief!!!
I do apologise if this offends anyone but i'd rather no-one went there and spent any of their money to give to them.
Please...DONT DO IT!
DON'T HOLD BACK MATE ...JUST TELL IT LIKE IT IS.......LOL.....
im there now but leaving friday and what you said correct a load shit!!!!!!
I work in the backpacker industry in Sydney and I have heard this over and over again. You could email the local tourism authority on firstname.lastname@example.org. I've written to them, but to me its all just feedback; I've never experienced this first hand. You've nothing to lose.
i had the same problem about a year ago. first off mildura is not the place you would want to go if you want to pick fruit and actualy get some cash out of it. so many backpackers go their so the farmers are never in a shortage of workers. i was ripped of by one farmer who fired me and every other westerner who was working their, we diddent get paid or a ride back to town. we had to hitch hike all the way back to town. i stayed for about 3 days and got as far away from mildura as i could.
dont go to mildura
Ooh...It makes my blood boil to read that people come down to Australia after saving their hard earned cash. They've planned, dreamed and have made their way down here just to have backward turds rip them off and mistreat them. There are monkeys in human suits everywhere and it's just a shame that some of them work in the tourism industry. It's an embarrasment. All I can suggest is that you do a fair bit of research before you head out into a regional part of Australia.
Don't hold back...If you've been ripped off and someone has done the wrong thing by you, make it your priority to name and shame them so other people don't suffer a similar fate.
Turds eventually dry up and disintegrate.
I stayed here with flob and strongly agree.
Kim had also in front of other backpackers told this one guy to fuck off and leave, and i can vouch that this guy had done nothing wrong apart from ask if he was going to get work, kim obviously knew he wasnt going to get him any work so instead on telling him so he told him rudely to go.
For the first couple of weeks here it was good, apart from the actual hostel being dirty. Donna and kim were as helpful as.This act didnt last long.
Me and flob got told by kim that we had been sacked from our job (which we later found out that the supervisor was asking after us and we hadnt been sacked!) So we had a week out of money all the while we had already payed kim and donna our weeks rent-so they had us trapped. KIm could give no reason as to why we were sacked and said that donna took the call and why would she discuss it with kim.
The most annoying thing was that they treat you like your stupid even when you stand up for yourself.
It all began when we refused to pay for 1 days transport because the rest got taken home and when we wanted to we couldnt we were told by donna that we would just have to wait for 4 hours in the rain! So to get there own back they said we were suposedly sacked.
These guys are absolutely dispicable, health and safety for starters need to be called and these guys shouldn't be able to be doing what they are. Their service and the blatent way they treat people is disgusting, i do not have a good word to say about them.
You only have to look at 99% of the reviews this place has had on websites to see that we all think the same.
DON'T GIVE THESE PEOPLE ANY OF YOUR MONEY!
Sounds like Basil Faulty.
I don't condone violence, but it's a shame some of the blokes didn't trash the place and give him a black eye.
Okay, I do condone violence in some instances
[ Edit: Edited at Oct 31, 2006 2:25 AM by james ]
Name and shame it.....Moral of the story, if a few people are saying the people and the place suck, boycott it.
OK-i have to confess that me and a couple of guys got our own back. That's all i can say, people like that deserve it now we feel a bit better about it after getting our own back. We could have done worse i suppose but it was still a little inconvienience for them!