Advice needed Where to stay Jindabyne - young, party?

Kelly123

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I'm keen to snowboard Thredbo and Perisher for early July this year.
I'll be by myself and want to socialise easily, have a couple of drinks and generally get amongst it.
Will Jindabyne be the best bet?
If so, what are good places to stay close to the action, bars, nightlife etc.?
I'm happy to stay in a hostel, hotel, lodge, or apartment.
 

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If your thinking Jindabyne it used to be either the Lake Jindabyne Hotel/Motel or Gables (Brumby Bar complex). Don't think much has changed in 30 years. Accommodation, food and nightlife provided at both establishments.
If you can afford it Thredbo would be great as a single staying in a lodge with plenty of night life around the village.
 
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If you can manage to stay in Thredbo you will have a decent amount of partying but obviously its considerably more expensive than Jindabyne. I've heard the hostel in Thredbo is pretty good value and decent for hostel accommodation, but its just what I've heard from others here over the years.
 
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Kelly123

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Thanks, I've booked the youth hostel in Thredbo. Although the police cells probably much cheaper ;)
If anyone is keen for a drink and to show a Thredbo newbie around, feel free to chuck me a message.
 
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AJS

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I'm keen to snowboard Thredbo and Perisher for early July this year.
I'll be by myself and want to socialise easily, have a couple of drinks and generally get amongst it.
Will Jindabyne be the best bet?
If so, what are good places to stay close to the action, bars, nightlife etc.?
I'm happy to stay in a hostel, hotel, lodge, or apartment.

I've done a lot of solo travelling to NSW snowies and can recommend:

The best option for me I found was Oz Snow-
http://ozsnowadventures.com.au/australia/ (you can stay on snow in Thredbo OR stay at Snowy Valley Resort in East Jindy for even cheaper accom where they will bus you to/from Skitube for Perisher, or to Thredbo Friday Flat) they are great if you are looking to make friends and party. The bus trips they do also take the hassle out of the journey if you are coming from SYD/CBR as you can drink on the bus on the way down. It's super basic accom (LOTS of people sharing a room/bathroom) but probably the cheapest way to travel solo to the snow. Be warned though, even the buses can turn into major parties. Had some pretty wild trips with them.

Ski Kaos do similar trips though I think they might be more subdued as the first night is spent sleeping on the bus (they depart in the middle of the night). Seeing as I'm a terrible sleeper, I haven't used them yet (Oz Snow get you to Jindy by midnight so you can get a sleep on the first night), but they sound like a great option if you want something a bit nicer.

If you are happy to self drive and can book early you might still get a cheap bed at the Thredbo YHA (on snow, in the village) you should be able to get a bed in a 4 share dorm for approx $100p/n, cheaper midweek. You could get there by Greyhound buses if you don't want to drive http://www.greyhound.com.au/specials/snow-services

The Station is another self drive option, but probably a bit more expensive if you don't have friends to share the costs with.

Hope this helps :)
 

AJS

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Thanks, I've booked the youth hostel in Thredbo. Although the police cells probably much cheaper ;)
If anyone is keen for a drink and to show a Thredbo newbie around, feel free to chuck me a message.

I will be staying at the Thredbo YHA end of Jul and again towards the end of Aug :woohoo:
 
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Kelly123

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absolutely loved it! Couldn't have been better, and the police cell was very comfy, thanks! ;)
 
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