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Palm Court Motel &Backpackers

11 Third St, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850 Australia
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#12 of 17 Speciality lodging in Katherine
Welcome to Palm Court! We are a small motel and backpackers located in the heart of Katherine Northern Territory. We offer both motel rooms and dorm rooms for backpackers at a competitive price for all budgets. Palm Court prides itself in the little things and offers extra services and facilities such as a full kitchen area, laundry, BBQ area, pool, Tour Bookings to local tourist attractions and more! Our property is just a few hundred meters away from the centre of Katherine and shops such as Woolworth, Target Country, Repco, BWS and more! Come see our little town without bursting open your budget. We look forward to seeing you at Palm Court Motel and Backpackers soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Paid internet
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Self-serve laundry
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Russ E wrote a review Nov 2019
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The place is quite run down for the place it is, ants in bathrooms, cockroaches. bed bugs, mattresses are quite ancient when you feel the inner springs not able to sleep to good, some mattresses are old when the stuffing is coming out. After hours so called caretaker is a real arrogant pig regular drunk happy to pick on selected people, filthy pool people got sick from using until it was closed. Not a good place to check in, pay bit more and go to proper motel. The service is crap like the people who run it. Cleaning of the rooms aren't that clean. I been treated better from people who live on the streets. The place should be shut down.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Simon K wrote a review Oct 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom37 contributions6 helpful votes
We travelled via hire car from Darwin with aim of being close to Katherine Gorge for an early start! Whilst accommodation was basic, you get what you pay for! Reception was unfussy and helpful, but WiFi was dodgy! Town is a strange mix of Outback Aussies and local tribesmen, but we found a couple of nearby watering holes to see us right! Up bright and breezy in the morning, we got to Katherine Gorge before the rush, so the backpackers place was ideal!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Katrin K wrote a review Sept 2019
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I booked this hostel from the 2nd till 5th of September (female dorm) because it was the cheapest one in Katherine but looking back i would have rather spend more money and stayed anywhere else. When I arrived the room was filthy - dirt and hair on the floor, dirty sink in the bathroom, no toiletpaper, smelly cans in the fridge, stripped bedsheets still on the beds and stuff of people already gone still on the beds. I just assumed the room would be cleaned later that day because I arrived at 5 am, but when I checked out 2 days later the room still looked the same (I had to buy my own toiletpaper in the meantime). I tried to ask the reception staff to clean the room, but there was never anyone there, just a sign saying that the reception is closed that day, without a reason for that mentioned. I finally phoned the manager about it and upon telling her my issues she kept insisting that the dirt was my fault and I could have brought the used sheets of other people to the laundry myself. She said she's not responsible but housekeeping is (I thought a manager is supposed to manage the rest of the staff...) and finally just hung up on me mid-conversation. Rude stuff and filthy rooms - stay somewhere else!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
robol wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia4439 contributions255 helpful votes
I really want to start my review with how I came to be at Palm Court Budget Motel... I'd just had a really bizarre experience trying to reserve a room over the phone at the nearby Pine Tree Motel. The fellow on the phone wanted every bit of detail from me under the sun, including my name, address, full credit card details and goodness knows what else (despite my saying I would be arriving within a couple of hours and could sort it all out then). I was told they would take a copy of my credit card (illegal without my consent!) either way when I arrived, in case of any problems. I was told that had I booked through an online consolidator, I would have had to provide my credit card details anyway, and no appreciation was shown for the fact that I'd tried to reserve a room directly and avoid the Pine Tree Motel losing 10-20% in commissions to some huge american internet booking conglomerate. Enough was enough, I wasn't going to be treated like a criminal (made all the more amusing if the fellow had known anything about my professional background), and I hung up. Next on my list was Palm Court - my call was answered by the easy-going Soraya, who was happy to organise a room for me, negotiate a more reasonable price, and arrange for an alternative check-in as I would be arriving slightly after hours. What a refreshing difference! Admittedly I was in a bit of a hurry to organise a roof over my head for the evening, and with this, I didn't need to think twice. Arriving at Palm Court through the Giles Street entrance (watch the driveway, it's a bit low and I scraped my bumper when I didn't approach it at an angle!), I found my keys and found my room. I will say I was a little concerned about some of the other nearby guests loitering outside in the carpark and listening to music, but in the end they didn't cause any trouble and I couldn't hear anything once I'd shut the door. The twin room that I got was itself quite spacious, albeit dated. I will also say that the old box-style air conditioner was completely inadequate for the temperature and size of the room. It took basically all night to cool it to an acceptable temperature, and this is something that will certainly require the owners' attention. The TV worked and had a good selection of channels, and in the end I got a reasonable nights' sleep. Unfortunately in the morning I found there was no milk provided for my coffee, and I didn't feel like walking around outside in my pyjamas in search of this. Everything in the room itself and in the bathroom was tidy. In the end there were some good points and some areas that need improvement. While this is advertised as a more "budget" accommodation option, I don't think that $85 a night in the wet season was a super bargain. It was, however, at the lower end of the scale for accommodation in this area, and I must reiterate that I appreciated being treated like a respectable human by the hospitable and friendly Soraya. This really made for a pleasant stay, as did a bit of a play and a noisy welcome by her dogs when I finally went out in the morning! Like some of the other reviews mention, don't be fooled by the word "backpackers" in the property name. They cater for those wanting a motel room as well, and I didn't actually see or experience any of the typical drunk and annoying backpacker crowd that I'd normally expect. Perhaps they've all been chased out of town by the over-zealous Auxiliary Police I encountered at the Woolworths bottle shop who wanted to see my ID just to enter the place! Bizarre! I have since discovered that ID needs to be shown in the NT to purchase take-away alcohol, which to me seems very 1984-esque, but to be subjected to checks just to enter a bottle shop? C'mon! Oh and a special mention for Officer Melissa Bridgeman - may I suggest not "losing" your name badge in future, it's one of the oldest tricks in the book! Anyway back to the topic at hand!..... Palm Court Backpackers and Budget Motel is certainly worth considering as a friendly, no-frills accommodation option in Katherine, away from any highway noise but within walking distance of the shops, pub and the main drag. Thanks for your help and for a pleasant stay, and for not making me feel like a crook!
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Brookestir wrote a review Aug 2018
Queenstown, New Zealand3 contributions
Very dirty massive build up of dust on fans over all dirty and ruff. Very disappointed we new it wasn’t going to flash as it was only $95 but it’s shouldn’t be this dirty. Wouldn’t recommend wouldn’t stay here again 😪
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
USD 82 - USD 89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palm Court Motel &Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Jatbula Trail (0.5 km), MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft (0.7 km), and Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black Russian Caravan Bar, The Finch Cafe, and Regent Court Chinese Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palm Court Motel &Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palm Court Motel &Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palm Court Motel &Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, Palm Court Motel &Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Palm Court Motel &Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Katherine.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Palm Court Motel &Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Keeffe House (1.8 km) and Sir Charles Todd (0.7 km).