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Magnums Backpackers (Whitsundays, Australia)

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Address: 366 Proserpine Shute Harbour Rd / Airlie Beach / Queensland / 4802 / Australia / Tel: +61 07 4946 6266

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      08.04.2010 10:27
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      Glad I didnt stay there

      This hostel is in Airlie beach at the gateway to the whitsundays. Its one of the cheapest hostels in airlie, but not one of the best. The whole hostel is based around a bar with accomodation at the back, its next to another large hostel which also has a bar so there isnt much chance of sleep.

      I had a work trial in the bar, and everyone was very nice, but you get all members of the public coming into the bar, and the only entrance to the hostel is through the open beer garden. If I was staying there I wouldnt want to walk through the bar because when its open its very busy, and its hard to find where to check in. Then also when the bar is closed its very dark and not very inviting. Its just not very secure and I wouldnt want a load of drunk members of the public wandering around my hostel if I just wanted a quiet night.

      Travellers tend to stay here for 1 night either side of their whitsunday trips, so there is a very transient population. It didnt seem too bad a place to work in, although I didnt take the job as I got a better one on an island.

      The bar is very busy and has music playing until about 1am every night with later closing hours at the weekend. The bar prices are cheap and it seems like a good place to start your night before going to one of the clubs.

      I would recommend staying somewhere else if you like a quiet night, its just not worth the cheap stay.

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