We stayed at Alice Lodge for a couple of nights before and after our trip to Uluru. Its a nice, fairly small hostel with a very relaxed atmosphere. The Two guys that run it, Brendan and PJ, are nice guys and very helpful I must say. They very graciously upgraded me and my partner to a private room our last night for no extra charge which was a nice treat. If you fancy something a bit different to the standard hostel accomodation you can book one of their on site caravans which surround the garden area and looked really cosy. BTW there is a pool but it was rather chilly when we were there in winter. I should also say we booked our Uluru tour through the guys at Alice Lodge and it was great so I would definitely recommend the package they sell.