We welcome visitors to use the QRRC as their base for fieldwork or other activities in the area, for anything from a night or two to several months.
Located on a terrace just above the main site, the residence houses eight bedrooms, sleeping up to 18 people. There are three full bathrooms, a kitchen, study area, full laundry, and a sitting-room with satellite TV.
Although we provide sheets and towels if they are required, we encourage visitors staying for just a short time to bring their own sheets (or a sleeping-bag) and a towel with them, as this helps to reduce overheads. When visitors use those provided, we request that they either launder these themselves before leaving, or arrange for someone staying longer to do this on their behalf (ideally with some appropriate offer of compensation!).
The well-equipped kitchen is available for use by all visitors staying at the QRRC. It offers a full range with a double oven, a microwave oven, and various small appliances, as well as cookware, utensils, china and cutlery. There is also a barbecue / grill just outside. There are several fridges and storage cupboards.
Please note that you will need to bring food and other provisions with you. There is a small general store in Likely, which offers quite a comprehensive range of day-to-day needs. Likely's wonderfully unique hostelry, the Likely Lodge, also offers a range of meals.
As of 1 April 2017, the nightly rate for stays of 5 nights or fewer is $45 per person per night for single room occupancy, and $32 per person when a room is shared (most rooms have bunks).
To help stretch budgets for those based at the centre for longer periods, we have devised a 'sliding scale' of progressively lower rates with total length of stay. This reduces the cost for a single-occupancy room to ~$35 / night when staying longer than two weeks, and $25 / night for four weeks.
To balance this, we request that those staying for longer periods assist with the basic tasks associated with meeting the day-to-day operational needs of the residence and centre. The guiding maxim is that this is very much a pitch-in-and-help-out kind of establishment!
Please note that we must charge additional bench fees for use of laboratory facilities and/or specialist equipment (details).
We are also obliged to add 5% GST to all rates, and room tax (8%) when the nightly rate is over $30. We will confirm details of all costs at the time of booking.
A 25% discount on accommodation rates is offered to UNBC employees and students.
Periods when room availability is likely to be limited are shown on a Google calendar.
Please contact us if you have any questions about staying at the QRRC.