Simple A-frame bungalows nestled in 6.5 acres of bushland, hammocks slung around a lovely lagoon pool, and free-range wildlife give this eco-accredited YHA resort the air of a remote campground–but it's actually an easy stroll from Horseshoe Bay. Freestanding bungalows, some configured as en-suited dorms (A$25–A$30 per person, per night), some as doubles or twins (fan-cooled or air-conditioned), with fridges and basic balconies (A$74). There are also a few air-conditioned
double suites in the original 1930s building (A$90). The action centers on the large, open-sided On The Rocks bar, which ropes in the crowd with daily drink specials, bingo and trivia nights, and coconut bowling (winners get free drinks), pizza and garlic bread from noon ($), and sociable Wednesday-night BBQs on the deck ($)–or self-cater (using the well-equipped stainless-steel kitchen. Forget mod cons like in-room Internet or TVs, but if you need to keep in touch, there's public Skype, fast Wi-Fi, computers, and printers. Two-hour guided tours of the onsite sanctuary and adjacent bushland are good value (A$21, reptile-handling and koala-cuddling included), as are the terrific bush-tucker-themed Champagne breakfasts with the koalas, held thrice-weekly. Heritage rooms lack outlook and are close to the bar; for tranquility, book a bungalow or campsite.