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Mission Beach Retreat YHA Reviews

49 Porters Promenade, Mission Beach, Australia

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237 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Very small hostel, a good stop to chill on your way up/down the coast. Few minutes walk from the beach.


One of the next hostels we have stayed at.. Very easy from the greyhound. Shuttle bus will pick you up and drop you back.. Also free ride to the supermarket.. Luke at reception was so welcoming and arranged for a few of us to go and have dinner.. $5 and was great food.. We even extended and stayed another night.. Clean and tidy would defiantly stay again 👍


It you want a relaxing holiday on a beautiful beach then this is the hostel for you! The staff were amazing and extremely helpful. The location is spot on, a small supermarket and atm around the corner, as well as some easy going bars with cheap beer. The main highlight was being a 10second walk from the huge deserted beach! Will definitely come back to this hostel and recommend it to any one looking for a quiet beach retreat!


Fantastic place to stay, felt really at home. Friendly staff, very helpful. Large communal area to relax make friends, plus great showers.


Awesome hostel steps from the beach. The staff are loving and the hostel has all the facilities you would need. Even board games which kept us entertained for hours. Would definitely return.


Perfect stay, Great location, great management and staff (very welcoming), laid back atmosphere with plenty going on every night. Turns out its the only hostel actually in mission beach and have the perfect spot just 15 seconds walk to the beach and about a minute to any of the bars/restaurants/cafes. Super clean and tidy, the staff work very hard. Great facilities, Great pool/bbq area to chill in the sun. Beach bonfires/wine tasting/movie nights! and that was just in the days I stayed! ***** A+

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Georgina the manager really takes care of you, staff are super helpfull, keen to get everyone involved and fun also. It's a 16 second walk to the beach... Need I say more, also super near the skydive centre! shuttle runs to woollies from the hostel so you can budget, or there are places to eat right next to it. pool has a waterfall, loads of wallabys around and cheeky geckos :) Me and my bf stayed in a double room, comfy and clean. Small, friendly hostel in a beautiful spot

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Hey Guys, Thank you so much for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. We glad you enjoyed your stay, was great meeting you guys! Take care on your travels. Stay in Touch. Happy Travels Georgie&Joe


Best hostel I have stayed in so far on my travels! Guaranteed 100 percent friendly service!

  • 2nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey guys, Thank you so much for your review, means a lot to us. Glad you had a great time. Let me know if you want a bed saving over christmas. Happy Travels Georgie&Joe


We were picked from our coach and Georgia booked us in, she was great and really helpful. The hostel had a quieter vibe to other hotels we had stayed at. We were a bit disappointed as each night there was an event that never actually happened. No movie night and no BBQ night. We planned to have our dinner that night but were unable to have anything as that was cancelled and all the restaurants in mission beach were closed. Overall it was a good stay as it was in a perfect location.

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Hey guys, Thank you for the review, we really appreciate the feedback. Sorry to hear about the disappointment on the events, unfortunately the evening of the BBQ was because of a fault with the BBQ, we now have a brand new BBQ up and running, in regards to the movie we have one on every night at 8.30pm we apologise if you missed it that evening. Happy Travels Many Thanks Georgie&Joe


First of all: People go to Mission Beach for two things: Skydiving or Rafting. If you're not planning to do either of those then you might skip Mission altogether. But this is nothing the hostel can do anything about and they are good in advertising a lot of things to do else(where) and also are located directly at the beach, which is nice.

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Hey guys, Thank for the review - if you could drop us a review about the hostel that would be great as this is just about why people may come here. Mission Beach is visted yes by many who enjoy the thrill seeking moments but it is also Surrounded by World Heritage rainforest on one side and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef on the other, Mission Beach is home to many wildlife species, including the infamous cassowary. - The are jets ski, blokarts, water taxis, kayaking and many more


Nice hostel! Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Rooms were clean and there was enough space for your stuff.

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Thanks for th ereview Annouk Happy Travels


I loved my stay at this hostel. It's so close to the beach and the atmosphere in this hostel is amazing!! We had a bonfire at the beach that was so great. Also very nice, helpful and lovely stuff. Thank you for the nice stay!!

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Hey guys, Thank you so so much for your review we really appreciate it. We like to make sure you feel at home when you arrive so don't hesitate to give us a call or email if you want to stay again. Safe and Happy travels!

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