Irish Hostel Owner Blacklists Irish Backpackers


Paddy doesn’t like Paddy.

An Irish publican has said he is no longer willing to take Irish backpackers at his Queensland hostel due to a spate of drunken and disorderly behaviour in recent years.

Dublin-born Thomas Dunne claims several incidents have caused chaos for longstanding members of the Irish community in the locality.

He said he has had to continuously deal with property damage caused specifically by the Irish contingent of guests at his hostel, Main Street Backpackers.

Mr Dunne, his wife Audrey, and their three children, have been running their bar O’Duinns and adjoining backpackers hostel since 2006.


Queensland hostel closes doors on Irish backpackers (Irish Echo)

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