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Mission Beach Retreat YHA Reviews

49 Porters Promenade, Mission Beach, Australia

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238 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The kitchen had 4 cooking rings for the whole hostel so trying to cook an evening meal was difficult. Staff were friendly and helpful when booking tours.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to review us, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us here at Mission Beach Retreat YHA. We do have 4 cooking rings on the cooker but we also have 2 more on top of the oven and 2 more on a stand alone base for this reason. Very sorry we did not give you this information upon check-in. Our reception is open 7.30-11.30 & 15.00-19.00 with staff around the hostel all day for inquiries such as this. Thanks again, Safe Travels MB Retreat YHA Managment


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

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