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Sustainability

We don’t want this town (or world for that matter) deteriorating quicker than it should, so we do our best to “stem the flow” so to speak. Every light fixture has been installed with LED energy-saving bulbs, and considering there’s a lot of them, that cuts down our energy consumption incredibly!

The fridges & TV’s equipped throughout the hostel have good energy-efficiency ratings, and we have put up the odd notice asking our guests to be aware of energy consumption and to turn lights/appliances off when not in their rooms. Our Laundromat consists of some of the most energy-efficient machines in their class, and our toilets are of a flush-efficient nature with dual-flush capacity.

We have a grease-trap installed in our kitchen, with Auto-Urn for keeping water at boiling temperature ready for use.  You’ll also notice in the kitchen is a bin (sponsored by our friends at Sea Shepherd) dedicated to re-useable bags for grocery shopping – the idea being they are returned for the next guest to utilise instead of getting plastic bags every time they shop.  Finally, recycling goes a long way to conserving the planet, and we do our best to do so by providing recycling-specific bins on the premises.

We do need your help though!  So if you’re staying with us, please dispose of your recycling/rubbish thoughtfully, and turn your power points off when not in use.  We only have one planet, and our joined efforts can help reduce our impact and keep it beautiful for the generations of visitors to come!