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4.6 out of 5

"Very clean and common areas spacious. Had to make my own bed and ask for a towel. No milk.... even no little pods which was a shame as i was dying for ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 09 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

At Wandarrah Lodge you'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Main Beach Recreation Reserve and 4.9 km (3.1 mi) from Ben Boyd National Park. Highlights at this hostel include a golf course, a restaurant, and a free airport shuttle.

You can enjoy free WiFi, safes, and irons/ironing boards, featured in all 21 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a game room. Added amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this Merimbula hostel, you'll be 25.6 km (15.9 mi) from Eden Killer Whale Museum.

Family Room (5 Persons), Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Triple Room with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room, Ensuite Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room (4 Persons), Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Wandarrah Lodge ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Wandarrah Lodge

Everyone (15) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Very clean and common areas spacious. Had to make my own bed and ask for a towel. No milk.... even no little pods which was a shame as i was dying for a tea

Posted by on 9 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep. 2019 by Wayne

Apologies for missing the mark in so many area`s. Yes we do ask our guests to make up their own beds with our freshly laundered linen as this is typical for our style of accommodation.

5 out of 5
Pros: Clean and friendly stuff pool table was a bonus
Cons: There is nothing five stars
Location: Location was extremely awesome takeaway food like a minute walk beach two minute walk there was wind suffering and board hire
Great experience happy to go back soon my wife loved the local people and friendly staff

Posted by , from melb on 1 Dec. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Dec. 2016 by Wayne/Manager

Thanks for your great review Chris. Our location is hard to beat especially with great food options only 50m away saving a 500m walk into the CBD.

5 out of 5

Excellent hostel in lovely place

The hostel is very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The cooking facilities are very good and the living areas spacious and comfortable.

Posted by , from uk on 23 Nov. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Nov. 2016 by Wayne

Keren we really appreciate your great review.Enjoy the rest of your travels around OZ and hope to see you back in the future.

3 out of 5

Only one step above a youth hostel

Pros: Male manager was very nice and friendly.
Cons: Did not realise this room was simply a basic bed, similar to a YHA youth hostel. Had to make our own beds. Not permitted to eat in room. No TV
Location: Location is good. Only short drive to town.
Did not realise this room was simply a basic bed, similar to a YHA youth hostel. We had to make our own beds. Were not permitted to eat in our room. None of this was advertised in the Wotif advertisement.

Posted by , from Moruya on 2 Nov. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Nov. 2016 by Wayne Owner / Manager

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay Marie.Please note that it is stated on the our Home page on Wotif that Wandarrah Lodge is a Hostel. Along with the 65 images of all of the 12 room types, we try to give guests an accurate impression of our style of accommodation.It would be foolish to attempt deception and this would set both the guest & ourselves on a course of conflict. Yes we do ask our guests to make up their own beds with our freshly laundered linen as well as requesting that food and drinks be consumed in the dining room in an effort to keep bedrooms in a reasonable condition for the next guest.Both of these requests are typical of hostel style accommodation.

4 out of 5

Friendly place to stay

Pros: Friendly staff.
Location: Handy to beaches and everything Merimbula has to offer.
Staff were very friendly and rooms were very clean. This is basic accomodation in a great location. Great value for money!

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Feb. 2016 by Wayne (Owner Manager)

Thanks Anon;) Your comment pretty much sums up what Wandarrah Lodge is about "This is basic accomodation in a great location. Great value for money!" Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

3 out of 5

Cheap and convenient.

Pros: It is affordable and very clean and convenient.
Cons: Bar fridge in each room would be good, but this will mean eating in rooms is possible.
Location: CBD is near enough to walk to, so no drink driving issues.
Staff is excellent, facilities were clean. Great for a stop over.

Posted by , from Sydney on 9 Sep. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Oct. 2015 by Wayne

Glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us Viper. Look forward to seeing you in the near future.

5 out of 5

Fantastic hostel-like place to stay

Pros: internet
Location: I loved Bar Beach, on the other side of town. A beautiful setting, with a kiosk high on the hill and superb views over the blue/green ocean
If you're looking for comfortable and clean accommodation and are on a budget, Wandarrah Lodge can't be beaten. Good facilities, big kitchen etc. And you're only a stone's throw from the surf! Will be my first choice when returning to Merimbula.

Posted by , from Canberra on 9 Jun. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug. 2015 by Wayne

Thanks for the great review Shane.Our location is what our guest comment on most.Throw in Crank`s Cafe for breakfast or a coffee and you can pretty much park the car up and walk to most places. Look froward to catching up next time your in town.

5 out of 5

Awesome area

Wish I organised to stay longer. Great place to go

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug. 2015 by Wayne

Thanks for your great feedback Phil. See you soon .

5 out of 5
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, seniors were as welcome as backpackers
Cons: Having to leave...
Location: Inspiring, short walk from the beack
Facilities: State of the art, A happy place to be; Value: Fantastic, excellent for shared dorm; Service: Go the extra mile, Excellent care - tidiness; Cleanliness: Spotless, almost like a motel; Shops right across the street, nice lounge area, easy location

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 30 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan. 2015 by

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us Nanda & thanks for your great review.

5 out of 5
Pros: Nick and Lauren are really nice. Great surf tips and great boards to rent
Cons: Wifi is weak inside rooms. Only work near the patio.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Wandarrah Lodge offers its guests a golf course and a fitness center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available on request). A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Wandarrah Lodge. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Merimbula hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1994
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Merimbula, NSW (MIM) (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Wandarrah Lodge offers 21 accommodations with safes and irons/ironing boards. This Merimbula hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Wandarrah Lodge has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 9:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: AUD 1 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wandarrah Lodge Merimbula
  • Wandarrah Lodge
  • Wandarrah Merimbula
  • Wandarrah
  • Wandarrah Lodge Merimbula
  • Wandarrah Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Wandarrah Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Merimbula

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Wandarrah Lodge offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Wandarrah Lodge.
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