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Absolute Backpackers Reviews

28 Wongaling Beach Road, Mission Beach, Mission Beach, Australia

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90%

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334 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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91%

Super friendly and helpful staff, free tours and activities every day. Relaxed atmosphere, close to the beach and 5 minute walk to Woolworths and Greyhound/Premiere Bus stop. The double room we stayed in could need a new matress/bed, but we still slept very well. The kitchen is big and well organized, however something to hang the wet towles after cleaning would be an improvement. All in all 9/10 points. Great backpackers experience.

  • 16th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

This place has a nice chilled out atmosphere. The staff are really friendly here and provide lots of information on tours/events happening today/tomorrow on a whiteboard at reception. There is a supermarket nearby to get food and the kitchen/bathroom are kept really clean. I recommend doing the walk where you can see the sea turtles.


94%

Everything was nice and clean and the set up of the place was great! Nice TV room with a good selection of movies and decent couches. The shower set up in the bathroom was good too with spacious showers and a shelf and hooks for your shower stuff. The AC in the room wasn't the greatest, I'm not too sure if it was working. They also gave us watermelon and a glass of water on check in which was a cute touch.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is the best hostel I have stayed in so far on my travels. Friendly staff met me off the Greyhound, rooms were spacious and very clean. Staff offer free tours and shuttles which are great. Kitchen is large and clean. Great laid back atmosphere. Would certainly recommend.


91%

Great hostel! Big rooms, big kitchen and everything was clean. Very nice staff helping you with planning trips. Drop-off and pick-up every day in the small centre of Mission Beach and another walking track every day. Good location, 5 min. from Woolworths and 10 from the beach.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We had a very pleasant stay in Absolute backpackers. Staff is very friendly and they organize free walking tours and other entertainment daily. Hostel was clean and other guests relaxed and nice. Skydiving place was near.


97%

I am a female backpacker from Hong Kong and it's one of the greatest hostels I've stayed around Australia. Excellent location as it's a 3 minute walk from the transit centre of Mission Beach/ Greyhound bus station. Super friendly staff- they even welcome you at the bus stop and make sure you're enjoying your stay from start to finish. They also provide good information about the area, local attractions and tour packages upon arrival. Highly recommended. Thank you Jake and Mel for everything

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Really nice hostel...set on lovely grounds. Really friendly and helpful staff. Nice big clean kitchen with lots of cookers and utensils etc. Toilets and showers were spotless. We had a private double room which was nice and clean. Hostel is right across from where the premier/greyhound bus drops you and right across from woolworths. 5 mins from beach and skydive centre. Perfect place for a stopover if doing a skydive... otherwise I felt it was a bit far away from everything.


97%

Could do with a lick of paint from the white walls :)


74%

Chilled out place, friendly staff.


91%

The kitchen was very big, with fridge and closets for your food, but the food is accessible for everyone. Maybe put lockers instead of an open closet? There were a lot of stoves, but the lighter of the stove itself didn't work and you needed a seperate with which you burn your fingers.

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great stay here. Aaron was top and took time out to help me with info for New Zealand. Free trips each day, free sunday bbq and free dvdd on a night. TOP PLACE and the best i have stayed in during my OZ trip so far. cheers

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review Marc :) Best if luck for the rest of your travels....hope the NZ advice works out. Welcome back anytime!

94%

An excellent hostel. If you're into nature walks, they have free transport to different walks around mission beach every day. Also, three times a week a free drive around mission beach to see wildlife (wallabies guaranteed and cassowaries likely). This hostel has a quite big lawn outside, and you get a feeling that you're in a remote resort. Only negative remark is that there's only one shuttle to city centre each day (but there isn't anything in the centre anyway). Close to five stars, cheers!


100%

Really lovely hostel with really friendly staff, so well located and try will pick you up in the rain even though the bus stop is literally one minute away. Free tours and walks are a nice feature and free tea and coffee are always welcome. Tv room is good and the wifi is good value, they give you free wifi for a couple days which will last you if you keep logging out. Not much to do but sky diving which is amazing!


100%

Great little hostel, nice staff and management. I'd stay there again .... :)


89%

Chilled out hostel, with great staff especially the English manager being real helpful. They do some short tours in the afternoons, like a Cassowary spotting drive and we were lucky enough to see one. The only problem is that its a long way from Mission beach proper and they could do more in terms of lifts there. It 5mins walk from sky diving centre though so best of both worlds.


91%

Very cosy, nice staff and very clean!


71%

The staff were really helpful and the atmosphere of the hostel was really nice. In my room the balcony doors never locked and there were no lockers in the room so security was a bit of a concern. There were lockers in a separate area but there was a charge. Also could do with more power points in the room. I ended up having to leave my stuff charging on someone else's bed.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Susannah, Thank you for your feedback. Safety and Security are 2 things we take seriously here with onsite Managers and after hours gates so generally we do not have a problem with either of these issues, Furthermore, it would have been great if you could let us know at the time there was an issue with the door so we can something about it. You also have to consider in dorms it is up to individuals in the rooms to lock the door after them...Either way, we wish you safe travels.

86%

Nice hostel with good kitchen. Toilets/showers a little far away from rooms. Dorm was spacious and clean. Atmosphere okay but not amazing. Only issue is that there are two doors to the rooms and one doesn't lock so kinda unsecure. Staff are really friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Hannah - As your stay considered with Susannah's and as we similarly replied it is better to advise Reception of any problems while here so we can actually do something about it; rather then leave it until after you leave in a review. Safe Travels.

91%

Stayed at Absolute Backpackers for 3 nights. They've got good facilities and in my opinion it was as they say themselves - a resort disguised as a hostel! It's not in the center of Mission Beach, but it's still surrounded by everything you would need. And it's really close to the skydive center. I booked my skydive through the hostel and got my third night for free :-)


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