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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
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!
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!
Great little hostel, nice staff and management. I'd stay there again .... :)
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.
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.
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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.
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 :-)
Very nice hostel. Big kitchen, with lots of hobs. Good bathrooms, lots of showers. Nice tv room with comfy sofa. Nice outside area. Close to supermarket and beach. Only bad thing was thin bed linen, if you wanted a blanket you were required to leave passport as security. Quite cheeky. Would definitely recommend.
Loved the huge kitchen and the free activities organized everyday by the staff!!
Nice place to chill out. Free bbq on sunday and free tours:)
Great stay, couldn't ask for more in a hostel.
Me and a friend came here for two nights, and really enjoyed it. Definitely one of the cleanest hostels i've ever been to, and the staff were all so friendly. They offer free rides into parts of the town, and we were even offered a lift to the bus station as it was raining!
A very friendly place to stay. The staff are very helpful and welcoming. The hostel is nicely located near the greyhound busstop and a short walk to the beach and the supermarket. Kitchen is clean and well equipped. The room was very spacious. I really enjoyed my stay here.
Great, friendly and helpful staff. Clean kitchen and bathrooms and a nice pool area.
I just stayed one night in the absolute backpackers but it was amazing and probably one of the best hostels I've ever been to in Australia. The stuff was so friendly and gave me some tips for activities in the area like the little rainforest walk. there's a lovely atmosphere in the hostel and even though i just stayed there for one night, i felt really comfortable and good. They have activities like trivias or bbqs nearly every evening. i can definitely recommend this hostel!
Really nice hostel, one of the best I've stayed in. I liked the layout and the seating areas outside, staff were friendly and helpful, and all areas were clean and spotless. Rooms were nice and spacious, only annoying thing was having to go downstairs to use the bathroom facilities. Great location if you're sky diving or if you're just wanting to go to the beach!
Perfekt hostel for 1-2 nights. Close to the beach, skydive place and bus stop. Clean and friendly staff!
This hostel was one of the nicest along the east coast. You have loads of space in the kitchen and a nice garden. The only downside was that our doubleroom could be opened with any key and we didn't have any lockers inside. But as Mission Beach is so small you don't really worry about that. They have free tours and walks to spot wildlife every day. It was just great!