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Mission Beach Retreat YHA Reviews

49 Porters Promenade, Mission Beach, Australia

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83%

Rating
306 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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74%

Very quiet hostel but I like that :)


83%

Brilliant location and friendly staff. Served as a great pitstop in between Townsville and Cairns, the little town has everything you need in a small town with a beautiful beach and netted swimming enclosure just a short walk down the beach. Excellent pick up / drop off service to the Premier / Greyhound bus stops and our private room had amazing air conditioning. Well equipped kitchen and no "key deposit", would recommend.


100%

Frans was such a friendly guy driving us too and from the main city! Hostel was very cozy and extremely close to the beach! Really loved the feel of it!


100%

Excellent place ! Felt like home! Never wanted to leave! I stayed here earlier this month and originally booked for one night ended up staying two weeks . The rooms are spotless - bathrooms all modern , clean and powerful showers! The staff make this place Luke, Jo , Lucy and resistant puppy Boomer! Wether you choose to spend your evenings on the beautiful beach behind the hostel , or in one of the bars you'll enjoy yourself everyone here treats you like family. Can't wait to return !!!!

  • 9th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Chilled out beach hostel. Small and tidy. Great staff, friendly and welcoming. Perfect place to do everything or do nothing. On the beach and free pickup and drop off from greyhound a big bonus. Will return! Best day out at the reef, better than other places. Got a free night stay for booking my skydive... Thanks mission beach retreat :)

  • 9th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice little hostel a two minute walk from the beach, bars and restaurants. A long way from the greyhound bus and Woolworths but there's a free shuttle bus. Only stayed 2 nights and have no complaints, I found most people kept to themselves while I was there so found it quite hard to socialise as a solo traveler but obviously that's not the hostels fault.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel! It really helps us know what our guests are thinking :) Glad you enjoyed your stay! We are a little bit away from the bus stop as it is not actually in Mission Beach but its sometimes not made clear enough to visitors... luckily we have the supermarket next to the hostel! Sorry to hear you found it hard to socialise here! hopefully you can find your way back here to say g'day after traveling a while. Please to have you stay! Management :)

80%

Really helpful and friendly staff, and right next to the beach.

  • 6th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Just the relax i need on the perfect beach. Stayed extra 2 nights because everybody is so friendly and the place is fun. Plenty to do around town. Bicton hill track up the mountain was the best


97%

Place was awesome and staff were super friendly and helpful...


91%

Cool little tv area and good to to chill out in. Mission beach is only tiny so 2 nights is more than enough. Nice to have a pool too


83%

Great staff- some of the most welcoming I've met at a hostel. Thanks Lucy and Natalie in particular.


63%

Staff friendly and great location close to the beach and some restaurants and shops. But our room was small, smelt a little damp as right next to the bathroom and although passable, it wasn't that clean. The kitchen and communal areas were fine. We had a sandy bed and a very noisy air conditioning unit. The shared bathroom was in very poor condition, the smell of damp was overpowering from the sodden bath mat and mouldy shower curtain. Oh and there was an ants nest in the shower!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks for leaving us a review! Very sorry to hear you were not happy with your stay. Our Private Double Rooms have never been described as small before! We do get a bit of sand around the hostel, the downside to being so close to the beach... but it was not already in your bed :) Our bathmats are non slip rubber so cannot be 'sodden'. Appreciate the feedback. Please remember to talk to staff in hostels with these problems so they can be resolved instantly and efficiently.

80%

Hostel is 2 min walk to the beach! Staff were great and very welcoming.


97%

It was a small hostel, which was nice as it felt much more welcoming and homely. The room was nice, and it was very handy to be located right next to the beach and restaurants. The mini bus transfers to and from the bus stop were also very handy. I enjoyed my stay very much!


86%

Nice, small hostel. Stayed here for a few nights. Right on the beach. You can do all the tours from here if you want. The only hostel any where near town, and there's a few nice bars. They'll run you to the greyhound pickup point too to go to woolies. Right on the beach, cassowaries about but didn't see any unfortunately, stinger net on the beach so you can swim. Hostel is open spaced, not that big, easy to meet people. Our double room was a nice room. Kitchen isn't dirty.


89%

Lovely hostel with really friendly staff. Staff gave good advice about things to do in the area, but didn't force you to book any tours. The shuttle to the supermarket/greyhound was really useful. The hostel was right next to the beach which was lovely :)


100%

A Great find Fabulous staff, the very best position, 1 minute to the beach and 1 minute to all shops, cafe's and bars, Friendly vibe really good mix of travelers, and a free night for booking my skydive. Free shuttle to the Greyhound and Woolworths maybe 4 or 5 times a day. Don't miss it

  • 7th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place to stay right by the beach! Awesome staff, clean and air conned rooms! Awesome chill out sofa area with TV! Will definitely be staying here again!


91%

Everything is superb!! specially the host is awesome!!! We want comeback there soon!!!

  • 15th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice clean and friendly hostel. Staff are really nice and chilled out and made me feel very welcomed. Would return to this hostel if I was to go back to mission beach.


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