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195 Torquay Terrace, Torquay, Hervey Bay, Australia

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593 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Phenomenal hostel, great owners! I arrived in time for free wine and cheese, the owners were very friendly and especially helpful. Will definitely recommend stopping here.

  • 25th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We arrived to nobody on reception for over 1 hour and had to wait ! Then all people on bus transfer checked in before us so more waiting. Pictures make place look nice, clean, modern but its not. Drivers licence given in as key bond... Lost and more waiting until it was found .... On the floor. ManMan who owns is friendly but staff are rude and not helpful.


A bit far from the town centre but most activities offer a pick up service and there is a free shuttle to the bus station. Rooms are OK if a bit on the warm side.


Wifi was only available in common area. Kitchen was decent but people didn't clean up which made it very dirty at times. Rooms and bathroom were clean. Management was good and they tried very hard to get people to clean up after themselves and to be respectful of others.


The staff were really friendly and helpful, however, the rooms were too hot to sleep in, the fan didn't help much at all. The kitchen was always busy and full of flies and the wifi was terrible. The shower was amazing! So overall an average place to stay.


Really enjoyed our stay here. One of the nicest hostels we have been too. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Saana is so nice and helpful she is a great member to have working for your hostel. Also very clean!


The staff here were amazing. Very helpful and very friendly. Thank you! Only suggestion I have is that the wifi could be improved.


This hostel wasn't all that welcoming no one seemed to be happy, it was a bit wired. There was one Italian guy who worked there and he just came into the room without knocking and starting singing to his mate at 8am while people were trying to sleep. Hostel isn't that bad but I would just give Hervey Bay a miss all together


The hostel was clean and the facilities were great. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The walk to coles is quite far but you can catch the courtesy bus which meets the buses. The free breakfast was great!!!


Very good hostel, the staffs are friendly and there is free BBQ dinner on Friday night, nice! Just there are no air-con and it is quite hot in summer night


Great hostel for a short stay where there's not much in the area per se, but the hostel is pretty cool and has a great vibe. Nice social kitchen with free breakfast in the morning, and free WiFi in the social area. Good rooms with comfy beds and great showers! Friendly staff and had a great stay while here.


We loved Flash Packers The staff especially Lyn, Bill and Jen were fantastic. They couldn't of been more friendly or assistive. They helped with tours and also had a great knowledge of where we were travelling next. We were family with overseas guests and they put on Christmas dinner for the hostel, made all the guests feel special A family run, helpful and caring place Thanks for everything!

  • 23rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


It is a nice place, it is great to meet new people. The kitchen is just great, its big, clean, new, well maintained, and full of kitchen ware. Thanks for that! T I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with my family and when we arrived the floor was a bit messy and the toilets were not clean. Other than that the staff was so helpful and nice! keep it up!. We arrived late at night but they left us the key in the safe box with some instructions, so thank you!


Clean and spacious rooms, they don't offer any lockers however. Lacks atmosphere. To get the courtesy bus that meets the greyhound get off at the transit centre not the closer bus stop (Torquay) as it would be a 15mins walk!


Great place, felt like being at home in no time. Good equipped kitchen, only think missing to make it perfect is an oven. Big walk inn fridge, huge movie room, nice outside area. If you have to catch an early Premier Bus you might have to take a Taxi. The first shuttle leaves at 7.30am and my bus was before 6am. I paid 13.70$, if you are lucky more people need to catch the same bus and you can share costs. Would always go back there. I LOVED this place!!!


I had a very short stay (only 1 night for a few hours from 10PM to 5AM). Nice place. Really cool and chill common area. Decent rooms - like that there are multiple power outlets available except many are unusable if you are using a travel adapter as the placement of the light gets in the way. Nice and helpful staff.


Clean, tidy, helpful staff and the wifi works. Kitchen is big enough for everyone as well. Not much going on in Hervey Bay except a trip to Fraser Island but for a couple days to chill out and relax its pretty decent.


Very nice place! Highly recommended


Im a solo traveller who stayed here for 2 nights before my Fraiser Island trip one night after. Pros: Very clean, tidy, well located (5mins from the bottle shop and beach), shuttle bus service, plug socket above each bed, nice size pool, good staff Cons: No storage cabinets/safes for valuables but that's just me being picky. If you're in Hervey Bay then look no further! This is the place to stay.


Staff were amazing. Our bus got delayed and they still were prepared to collect us even at 1am. Nicest staff, so welcoming and helpful. Also get free breakfast ☺ shower was amazing- big rain shower above your head, great for washing your hair ☺☺

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