3.5
Average 2537 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

Located in Yulara, Outback Pioneer a member of ibis Styles is in a rural location and within the region of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Uluru.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 167 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are available on request.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Outback Pioneer a member of ibis Styles
Yulara Drive
Yulara, 872 Australia

Reviews

3.5 Average 2537 Reviews
nice and quiet even during the sunrise rush
Reviewed 1 day ago

nice to be able to sleep through the noise of others getting up for sunrise - elsewhere at Yulara I usually get woken by showers, doors closing etc etc. These rooms are peaceful and quiet, separated from each other nicely. Heating was efficient, shower was lovely, beds comfy enough. Everything is a rip-off price-wise at Yulara, but if you can cope with cramming 4 people in a room (if you book early enough to get a family room) it's almost bearable. Kids loved 'Parma' night at the Bough House $39 for 3 courses - could be worse.

Not quite there
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite booking months ago this was our only option for our family of 5. We got two bunk rooms, and the bedding was comfortable, but no towels or no blankets - you choose because the blankets seem to double as towels! The rooms we well insulated, but banging from doors nearby was constant. I as cross with the bar attendant fro taking way too long in getting a few drinks - but soon realised that they were desperately understaffed (so, sorry for the frown). The camp kitchen is well equipped and functional and includes a fridge. It does however lack the character of many camp kitchens and the outside seating area is very basic - the best outside area in fact is for the smokers! There is a BBQ where you can but meat and cook pour own, but it is not cheap and they had run out of emu sausages. The showers were for the most part, cold. The music and atmosphere in the bar was fantastic. SO we had a great time because it was Uluru, and being experienced travelers, and it being where it is, you can forgive a lot.

Everything here is pricey, but a good stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, everything in Yulara is expensive. Personally, as an international visitor I'm not sure the time and money going to rock is worth it. The American Southwest is much more affordable and arguably just a scenic.

As far as the hotel is concerned we had a budget room with shared bathroom. I'd compare this to a big campground. The bathrooms are big blocks in which you have to walk outside to get to (in winter it's cold!). The room and bed were comfy enough - but there is no value here at all.

As far as food we had the pizza which was decent. We also had the BBQ which included an all you can eat salad bar. The room does have a small fridge - so hit up the grocery store for breakfast foods to make the stay cheaper.

Overall, a terrible value for what you get - but it's clean and the bed is comfortable. I'm not sure I'd recommend the rock, as the whole area is a bad value for what you are getting from it.

Rip off lodge
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well what can say. I have stayed in many youth hostels and I can honestly say this one is the pits. Trying to market themselves as a lodge is misleading. We nicknamed our room stalag 2 as we had to beg staff for blankets and was given an old blanket that was falling apart. Towels not changed even though staying for 5 nights. If you want to eat your own food you have to do so in an area that is unheated. Water is more expensive than the Desert Gardens Hotel. Bowl of muesli costs $12. Captive audience so expect to pay too much.

Best way to go around Uluru
Reviewed 7 days ago

Been in this hotel and it was awesome with a free bus ride around the area where all hotels are connected together so you are registered in their system. You can visit any other hotels for amenities. Quite a good experience with their bar and bbq area.