Adventurers Backpackers, Townsville

5.3
318 Reviews
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Adventurers Backpackers Reviews

Noisy, dirty, rooms not serviced, filthy lounges in TV room

it's a dump ... DO NOT STAY HERE.

Gary
2013-08-08
Age 30 | Australia

Fond Memories

I traveled to Australia when I was seventeen and eighteen (had my birthday there, woot!). Traveling the coast, starting in Brisbane our group made it to Townsville and stumbled upon the hostel. Surprisingly I can still remember our experience there, twenty years later. We stayed there for a few weeks and had a blast. I remember having lunch at the pub next door to watch the Mike Tyson fight, ordering our food and before it arrived Tyson had knocked out Carl Williams in the first round. We spent our days playing billiards, swimming at the pool, riding bikes we rented from the hostel, and in general just chilling out. Most memorable event was when the people running the hostel at the time asked our group if we would be a part of their commercial, we were more than happy to participate. I would recommend this hostel to anyone. Hope your stay there is as fun as ours!

David
2009-07-11
USA

It is awesome!

I had only planned to stay here two nights -- I ended up staying three weeks! and still didn't want to leave! This place will make you feel right at home. The managers and staff go out of their way to make you happy. Very clean rooms and showers. Very close to shops. Would love to go back!

Amy B
2007-09-23
Aussie

Very nice hostel with a good location. The facilities were good and the atmosphere was ok.

Alan H
2006-06-23

My first night in Oz (Australia) was spent here, so that alone gives me happy memories (a bed after two days travelling). I met some of the locals, all very friendly!! The staff were lovely and very helpful, which was great as I was alone and so far from home. The rooms were clean, the bathrooms were clean, and the kitchen was massive and clean. And the barman in the bar next door was so cute. I really could not fault this place!!!

Irish Chick
2004-08-27

A strange place; we saw barely any travellers there--it was all people who actually live there. The kitchen is huge, but very poorly equipped. The staff were very friendly, though! Oh, and there is a racket from the pub next door on weekends; they seem to have a resident woman singer who does the worst country renditions of pop and rock songs that you have ever heard!

Andy and Nikki
2004-08-24

One large hostel that can get a little noisy. The owners are helpful and the staff friendly. There were many older (35+) people staying here as if this was their permanent residence. The rooms are cheap, with their own fridge and great showers with hot water, but they lack atmosphere.

Mel M
2004-07-21

I loved this hostel. It's more like a motel than a backpackers, but it was friendly and the rooms were private and immaculate. Even though it was only a jumping-off point for Magnetic Island, I decided to a stay an extra couple of nights.

Terrence Rox
2004-06-22

Adventurers Backpackers Reviews from the Web

While the property is located close to the centre of Townsville, there was little else overly positive about the property. The staff were helpful and friendly, but reception was only open a few hours a day, closing in the middle of the day. There was no Wi-Fi in the rooms, just the common area and this was patchy at times. The hobs in the kitchen had only about half the rings working, and needed a lighter to light, which we didnt have. The bathrooms were clean but not in the best condition.

noirinmurphy924447
2022-07-05

Not a safe environment for backpackers. The hostel is filled with long term residents who were very hostile throughout the evening they were arguing, shouting and fighting it was scary to be around. Reception was closed majority of the time so had to wait with all my stuff until 3pm to be able to check in. You had to rent stuff to cook and eat from reception which was closed most the time. Reception tried to over charge me. Hobs didnt work. Rooms like a feel like a prison. Light in the room didnt work. Ju

amyjl03
2022-06-08

Possibly the worst hostel Ive ever stayed in, dont stay here, dirty cushions, the beds werent made and stains all over the mattresss. Didnt feel safe either. I also waited over and hour for someone to check me. Turns out he was only upstairs would not recommend at all!

kizzermanu19985452
2022-05-25

Didn't have a security locker in my room. No ladder to get to the top bunk. Very untidy rooms. no where near your bed to charge your phone. 2 sockets and 4 beds doesn't add up?!? Very limited front reception hours during the day. showers where the only thing I could say was average in this place. would not stay again.

clintonbarter76593
2021-09-11

This is more of a residential block than a hostel. Its good if you get a private room and arent interested in meeting backpackers. Most people here are locals.

Ikas90
2021-08-12

Clean, well located, friendly staff

stevie5002794
2021-07-10

Took a chance with this as it was for one night and were not fussy. But genuinely the other reviews for this place are bang on. Wouldnt recommend this place for solo travellers as it feels quite dangerous. Dont park your car outside the car park as there was broken glass everywhere from windows being smashed. The vibe was more like a boarding house and theres a lot of noise. Didnt feel comfortable using the kitchen. Double room didnt have any air-con when the ad said it would.

lyddiarosee
2020-11-08

Been here twice, got the same room both times. That room was nice, the shower I used had excellent water pressure, my only downside was the walkways were quite tight when people sat outside their rooms and youd have to ask 2-3 people to get pass them to go to the toilet or showers

joshwilesmith2735
2020-09-25

Liked: It was like a resort Didn't like: There weren't enough sunbenches

Anonymous
2015-11-11

Liked: Staff really friendly and helpful! Dorms super clean and modern looking. Shuttle bus pickup from bus stop Didn't like: Quite far away from CBD and greyhound bus top, although they have a shuttle bus

Anonymous
2015-06-25

Great value for money good location family operated business

Anonymous
2014-06-05

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Anonymous
2014-04-07

Liked: Clean big rooms Didn't like: The facility was badly taken care of. Strange clientel made us feel unsafe. Bad opening hours at the reception. No transfer.

Anonymous
2013-12-24

Liked: Nothing really. Didn't like: The reception was barely open at all. Kitchen was dirty and not well equiped, air condition didn't work well. Beds were not good.

Anonymous
2013-12-13

Liked: great place Didn't like: nothing

Anonymous
2013-11-15

Liked: Large room, swimming pool Didn't like: Had to walk from the Greyhound station - about 30 mins in the hot sun. Reception has stupid hours, ridiculously expensive internet, noisy, had to 'hire' kitchen equipment from reception....not a good experience!

Anonymous
2013-11-11

Liked: I like free breakfast they supply everyday, a fridge in every room, and the cheap price when booking a week. Didn't like: The breakfast supplied between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM is too late. 3 dollars per time for using laundry machine is too expensive.

Anonymous
2013-10-20

Liked: It had a nice vibe to it, lots of different people staying here, kitchen was huge and roof top pool was nice. Didn't like: Location. I called and asked for directions on how to get there but the staff members only advice was to take a cab.

Anonymous
2013-10-17

Room is spacious, however it is not really a hostel neither a resort at all... It seemed that people lived there as a rental house...

Patricia
2011-04-09
Brazil

Description

ADVENTURERS RESORT HAS THE LOT!
HUGE KITCHEN & BATHROOMS, ROOF-TOP POOL OVERLOOKING MARINA, BIG - CLEAN ROOMS, FREE CAR PARKING, INTERNET FACILITIES, TOUR BOOKING AGENCY, FREE TEA & COFFEE, LADIES-ONLY DORMS ON REQUEST, AIR-CON IN MOST ROOMS, DOUBLES, SINGLES AND TWIN ALSO AVAILABLE AT PRICES TO CHALLENGE DORMS! FRIENDLY STAFF, GREAT LOCATION, GREAT FOR THOSE ON A BUDGET.
ALL TRAVELLERS WELCOME.

Location and Contact

Location

ADVENTURERS BACKPACKERS RESORT IS IN A VERY CENTRAL LOCATION, ONLY 10 MINS WALK TO CITY AND MALL. PALMER STRRET IS LINED WITH SOME OF TOWNSVILLE BEST RESTAURANTS. 5 MINS WALK TO TRANSIT CENTRE. OVERLOOKING MARINA AND BOAT JETTY.

Map

Map

Address: 79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Adventurers Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Adventurers Backpackers Townsville www.adventurersresort.com
Phone Number: +61 (7) 4721-1522
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Towels

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Gym/Fitness Room

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

TV

Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8:30AM - 8:00PM

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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