anybody kno any?
anybody kno any?
Beaches Backpackers!! Best bar in town with pool, pool table and nice rooms, good storage and travel agent in reception!
I agree. Beaches is a good option. I didn't stay there but everyone that did said it was great. I stayed at Koalas and YHA. We left koalas as there was a funnel web spider in our room and rat poo on the beds. We went to YHA and it was really clean and nice, still on the Airlie strip as well so right near everything. I really recommend the YHA OR Beaches. Whatever you do don't stay at magnums, I heard tons of bedbugs stories about there as I worked up the coast and loads of backpackers complained about it as they came through the place I worked. When we arrived there one of the girls from our bus didnt listen and then left the day after as she'd been bitten loads.
Hope that's helpful! x
I didn't stay at Beaches but heard lots of good dtories. I'll second the warning about Magnums - steer clear!!! Dirty, dirty place!
Isn't one of the main reasons for travelling to get to experience the culture and the people in general? Why on earth would any British person want to travel half way around the world to stay in a place and hope to only speak to brits? Don't you get enough of them back in the UK? I mean it isn't like Australia is a South American, Central American country or Russia where you struggle to find anyone who speaks your language. Each to their own I suppose. Have a great time in this Australia.
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u try talkin 2 a japanese guy or a danish chick with a thick english accent. so until its easier 2 commicate ill jus give myself a fightin chance of conversation.peace out.
cheers 4 the hostel advice people.
I've had the same thing also many times (not in Australia though), but as long as the people actually understand english so it isn't like you are having to speak dot points to allow them to guess what you are trying to say, it isn't that bad. Maybe the Japanese person may be a bit hard, because I know that from past experiences most Japanese who speak some English don't speak a large amount. Their surely isn't just two people to speak to though, so surely if you tried you could find an Aussie, a brit, an American and others.
Good luck with your quest though.
Stayed at Beaches one night, was perfectly OK for the money. Plenty of lager-swilling Brits, roasted red like lobsters and sporting the st george's cross, all over Airlie - you'll love it -
Koala was full of Canadians when I went. They speak English don't they?