Awesome place to stay! You better have some humour because Bumpy (owner) is a funny, humorous, generous, loving and caring guy. 2 of us got a dorm room on Christmas holiday season and it was great. We were planning to camp but the weather turned and we needed shelter. Book a night or couple here, people are friendly and he had great rates for us. Also you can get discount on the Hertiage cruise - Gordon river if you book through Bumpy!
I have done a lot of hostels, campings, motels, etc. This place is the BEST, nothing less. The owner Bumpy welcomes you in his "home" in the best way possible, with humor and kindness. He upgraded me without me asking, just because. He understands what it means to travel backpacking. He made me feel welcome. Room, toilets, showers, kitchen...everything was super clean. The bed was comfy with 2 blankets to keep me warm and clean sheets. I wish I could have stayed a few more nights! I highly recommand this place.
I have visited many places around the world and hundreds of luxury hotels and motels. This place is different to any of it all together! Owner welcomes you like a family, everyone there is family and you are at home! Thank you Bumpy! Best memories!
I travelled on a tour of Tassie and we stayed here for 2 nights. I was lucky enough to get a cabin to myself and it was one of the best cabins I've ever stayed in! Beautiful, clean and quiet. Shared bathrooms were clean and modern. They have 2 kitchens/common areas and a BBQ area surrounded by a large garden complete with platypuses in the creek. Good location, a short stroll to shops/beach. It definitely felt like a retreat!
Overall it was a positive experience. Happened to be lucky to get a room only having to share with one other person - though it was a bit small and had the typical metal frame bunk bed that shakes a lot when your bunkmate shifts in their sleep. The grounds are nice and there are large open grassy areas with a creek that supposedly has some resident platypuses (though I didn't see any when I was there). Strahan itself is pretty small and it's located conveniently near shops and the beach. The owner of the place is a bit eccentric so might take some getting used to. Older reviews mention spotty Wifi - I didn't notice any at all - I'm assuming it was taken down? Also used to be an official YHA property but isn't anymore, for whatever that means. The kitchen was a bit on the small side too.…