At the beginning I only wanted to stay for two nights. After some very helpful information from Sandy (one of the owners) I found a job in Nelson Bay, just ten minutes away. I ended up staying at Samurai for more than a month and didn't regret one minute of that. The atmosphere was comforting and laid back which made it the perfect place to relax after a day of work. The people working there are really nice and help you anytime you need help, information or just a tip on where to spot a koala.
The location of the hostel couldn't be better, in my point of view, because it is surrounded by subtropical rainforest which makes it an extraordinary experience. The bush kitchen is unique because it is almost completely open and just like the bungalows surrounded by nature.
There is also a lot of wildlife on the complex and the Tomaree Natoinal Park, which pretty much next door. For some city people there might a little too much wildlife but you have to keep in mind that you are basically in the rainforest. This adds to the experience ,though, and when Mark gets out their pet snake everybody is captivated.
All in all I can just say that I enjoyed my stay at Samurai and would come back any time.
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