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Outback Pioneer Lodge

Looking for traditional Aussie hospitality? You'll find it at Outback Pioneer Lodge. Located within Ayers Rock Resort, only 20km from Uluru, the Lodge is perfect for the budget minded traveller. Outback Pioneer Lodge boasts Budget Rooms with and without bathroom, as well as comfortable and clean hostel accommodation for the roaming backpacker.

Two styles of hostel accommodation are available including twenty bed female and male dormitories and four bed mixed sex dormitories, both have shared bathroom facilities. Dorms feature air-conditioning and heating and have access to communal showers and toilets, a common room with television and internet access, a communal self-catering kitchen and shared self-service laundry facilities.

Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the famous do-it-yourself Outback BBQ and swap stories of your day's adventures with a cold beverage at the Bar. Alternatively, opt for one of the many restaurants and dining options around the Resort, including Thai Takeaway at Ayers Wok or a pizza at geckos Café.

As a guest at the Lodge you have access to all the Resort facilities including; swimming pools, shops, petrol station, tennis courts, art galleries, tour & information centre and more.  If you are catering for yourself, you can pick up supplies at the Supermarket at the Resort Town Square. Your stay includes a FREE Guest Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and a free resort shuttle bus that will help you get around.

Amenities & Facilities

  • Budget accommodation
  • Backpacker hostel beds
  • Free Indigenous activities program
  • Free return airport transfers
  • Free use of resort shuttl
  • 24 hour reception
  • Free parking
  • Swimming pool (not heated)
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • Common room with television, internet and games room
  • Bar with live entertainment & bottle shop
  • Kiosk takeaway meals
  • Bough House Restaurant

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Rooms feature bunk beds or one double & one single bed with an ensuite bathroom.

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    Budget rooms with bathroom feature four single bunk beds, some rooms have one double and one single bed, all rooms have a private ensuite bathroom.

    Guests at the Lodge have access to a common room with television and internet access, self-catering kitchen and laundry.

    Tea/coffee making facilities and bed linen are provided in the room.

    Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfer and free use of the resort shuttle bus to get around the resort.

    • Heating / air-conditioning
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    Budget Room without Bathroom

    Rooms feature one double bed and two single bunk beds, bed linen is provided.

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      Budget rooms without bathroom feature one double bed and two single bunk beds, bed linen is provided.

      Guests have access to communal showers and toilets, a common room with television and internet access, self-catering kitchen and laundry.

      Guests have access to communal showers and toilets, a common room with television and internet access, self-catering kitchen and laundry.

      Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and a free resort shuttle bus that will help you get around.

      • Heating / air conditioning
      • Tea/coffee making facilities
      • Communal showers and toilets
      • Shared self-service laundry facilities
      • Communal self-catering kitchen  
      • Common room with TV and internet access

       

       

       

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      4 Bed Private Room

      4 Bed Private Room

      The four bed private room has 2 bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities.

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        The four bed private room has 2 bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities. Guests have access to a common room with television and internet access, self-catering kitchen and laundry.

        The Lodge provides comfortable, clean hostel beds for the traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures.

        Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and a free resort shuttle bus that will help you get around.

        • Heating / air-conditioning
        • Bed linen
        • Communal self-catering kitchen
        • Shared self-service laundry facilities
        • Communal showers and toilets
        • Common room with television and internet kiosk
         

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        4 Share Mixed Dorm

        4 Share Mixed Dorm

        The four bed mixed-sex dormitories have shared bathroom facilities.

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          The 4-bed mixed-sex, female & male dorm offers a comfortable and safe environment for travellers who are simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures. Dorms feature communal single-sex bathroom shower & toilet facilities, a common room with television, internet access and self-catering kitchen and laundry.

          Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and a free resort shuttle bus that will help you get around.

          • Mixed-sex 4-bed dorm
          • Heating / air-conditioning
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          • Communal self-catering kitchen
          • Shared self-service laundry facilities
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          20 Bed Female Dorm

          20 Bed Female Dorm

          Single sex female dormitories with shared bathroom facilities.

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            The 20-bed single-sex, female dorm offers a comfortable and safe environment for the female traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures. Dorms feature communal single-sex bathroom shower & toilet facilities, a common room with television, internet access and self-catering kitchen and laundry.

            Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and a free resort shuttle bus that will help you get around.

            • Single-sex female dorm
            • Heating / air-conditioning
            • Internet facilities (in common room)
            • Communal self-catering kitchen
            • Shared self-service laundry facilities
            • Communal showers and toilets
            • Television (in common room)

             

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            20 Bed Male Dorm

            20 Bed Male Dorm

            Single sex male dormitories with shared bathroom facilities.

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              The 20-bed single-sex, male dorm offers a comfortable and safe environment for the male traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures. Dorms feature communal single-sex shower & toilet facilities, a common room with television, internet access and self-catering kitchen and laundry.

              Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and a free resort shuttle bus that will help you get around.

              • Single-sex male dorm
              • Heating / air-conditioning
              • Internet facilities (in common room)
              • Communal self-catering kitchen
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