Backpacker Hostel Oceania

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The Nadi Downtown Backpackers Hostel is situated in the heart of Nadi town right on the main road. It was recently renovated and upgraded. It offers big, clean rooms with aircon and bathrooms attached, free breakfast, free internet and free airport pickups. It is the ONLY backpacker hostel in Nadi Town, therefore your only option to stay here. There is a big supermarket just a few minutes up the road, as well as banks, money changers, souvenir shops and the post office nearby. Nadi has a bus station with local busses that can take you to the beach and all around the island (which is quite an adventure).
Nadi Downtown Backpackers - Outside
Rooms from FJ$ 14.00
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Nadi Downtown Backpackers - Bar Nadi Downtown Backpackers - Tour Desk

Conors Topfloor Hostel is probably the cheapest place to stay in Auckland. It is conveniently located near Queen Street, the main shopping street in Auckland. The hostel is cheap and therefore quite basic, but has a big kitchen, TV room, a nice rooftop terrace and even a piano. The place is now being run by a lovely family, after the former owner Mr. Coner sold it in 2006, probably to further his studies in theology. However, the new owners kept his name for the hostel, which became legendary for the weekly BBQs and the best burgers in town.

Conors Topfloor Hostel Auckland - Entrance
Rooms from NZ$ 18.00
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Conors Topfloor Hostel Auckland - Kitchen Conors Topfloor Hostel Auckland - BBQ
Probably the newest and one of the cleanest hostels in Cairns, the Gilligan’s is a good place to stay, especially if you like the party atmosphere with the big pool and the bar right next to it. It is located on Grafton Street just 5 minutes walk from the bus stop and the small city center (CBD) with the shopping malls. The hostel – which appears more like a big, modern hotel building – seemed pretty clean when we visited last time, also the rooms were clean & tidy.
Gilligans Backpacker Hostel Cairns - Outside
Rooms from AU$ 26.00
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Gilligans Backpacker Hostel Cairns - Reception Gilligans Backpacker Hostel Cairns - Pool
The Globe Backpackers Sydney is located in Kings Cross on the main road (Darlinghurst Road). They have a few large chillout spaces, even a big TV, comfy chairs and couches. The smoker room with the big window to the street and the hard wooden chairs looks rather scruffy though. Also they offer a free basic breakfast, but don’t expect much. The dorm room we stayed in was an 8 share – however, there was a door to another dormitory, resulting in a crowd of people passing through all the time, making it literally a 16 share when you’re staying in the first room. Rooms were so-so clean, but bathrooms looked simply disgusting. But it’s without a doubt a good place to meet all kinds of people. The location in Kings Cross is OK, even the area and crowds are still a bit weird. Sydney has done a lot of upgrading in recent years in Kings Cross, so it doesn’t look as bad anymore as it used to be some 5-10 years ago.
Comfortable chillout spaces
Sociable place
Sky TV
Free breakfast
Free WiFi
Good location
Rooms hot
Generally not as clean
Bathrooms disgusting

The Globe Backpackers Sydney
Rooms from AUD 21.00
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Our Rating:
    3.5 / 5.0
An acceptable place to stay if you don’t mind a little dirt and the noisy party atmosphere at night. Otherwise you might want to stay somewhere else (more expensive).
(Last Reviewed: November 2006)
Bernly Private Hotel Sydney - Entrance Bernly Private Hotel Sydney (Potts Point) is located in Kings Cross (just behind the Hungry Jacks) like most of the other cheap backpacker places in Sydney. It’s in a rather old building, and looks somehow special compared to "normal" backpacker hostels. But for some reason the tap water was dirty and full of sand!!! We were told this might be caused by the construction site infront of the door. The toilets weren’t that great either. The doorm rooms are clean and have a small fridge. The german manager Martin (the one with the ear ring) is really nice and very helpful.
Free breakfast with toast, tea & coffee
Good location (except environment)
Nice staff
Rooms clean with fridge
Sky TV
Great rooftop terrace
No internet (as promised)
Sand in tap water (very dirty)
Bad environment/area
Toilets not good

Bernly Private Hotel Sydney

Our Rating:
    2.5 / 5.0
Nice building, but just a so-so place to stay. You can probably get a better deal elsewhere.
(Last Reviewed: October 2004)
UPDATE 11/2006: The Hostel is closed. The whole building is under reconstruction.

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