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Rockhampton Backpackers YHA Reviews

60 macfarlane street, north rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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173 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Pick up and drop off to greyhound was great, clean rooms and shower block. Not far from shopping mall. Perfect place to stop to break up long greyhound journey.


Great kitchen. Great rooms. Loved having a locker in our rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Pickup at the Greyhound bus stop is a life saver. Internet connection is woeful and completely useless. Please consider upgrading to another Internet Service Provider. The wireless signal is strong, its the internet connection that is just inexcusably poor. Its 2014 not 1997. Very clean. Its a quiet hostel, not much partying. Great facilities.


The dorm was clean and cozy. The location was pretty central and staff were friendly and easy going. A nice relaxed environment after my time at Airlie beach.

  • 24th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Terrible hostel! Would not recommend anyone to stay here. Reception area is run down and unorganised, staff were not polite or friendly. The rooms were plain and a bit dirty. The girls dormitory was located next to the mens toilet, you could hear everything - disgusting! Location isn't the most convenient, bathrooms were OK. Glad I was only there to sleep before leaving very early the next morning. Only positive is that I was glad my car wasn't broken into, as the area and some guests are rough!

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Australian? ever stayed in a backpackers before? remember that the mind is like a parachute - it just needs opening


The pick up service is major plus

  • 31st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely place too stay perfect for a few nights

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Such a good place to recharge and have a good nights sleep! Not a party hostel in anyway!


A great true Aussie experience backpackers. Good value for money


I sent a mail that I will arrive late, but no response. I just spent my reservation money.


The transfer from the greyhound stop to backpackers was really great, I arrived at 8pm and was still collected. The backpackers itself feels quite dated and could do with some attention, especially the air conditioning in the rooms. Most likely you will just be stopping a night on your way along the coast, so for somewhere to lay your head this is all you need.


Staff very helpful


Very friendly staff. On our arrival we got good recommendations where to spend the evening. The facilities are nice arranged and clean.


Hi! Had a gr8 w'end staying @ YHA. Staff were really friendly & regular backpackers were helpful. They really need to have a FREE or $2 sunday nite barbecue or something... like most backpackers I've stayed at. Some amenities were 'Out Of Order' eg. Hot system on the wall & cold drink machine. A maintenance man around the place wouldn't go astray either. Apart from that I had an enjoyable time :) NIKKI

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very Nice indeed

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice friendly staff, good clean rooms

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