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167 Reid Rd., Mission Beach, Australia

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189 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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The best thing was that the beach was right a cross the road.


Not a lot to say really just average - but could do with getting people to clean kitchen more regularly and also free Wifi


Nice hostel but full on long stayers so no great for passing through


Staff were great at the hostel and the location is right next to beach! As there's not a lot going on in Mission Beach and some things are further away, the hostel provided a complimentary shuttle service which was really good. The atmosphere lets the place down slightly; this is a working hostel and the majority of the people here are long termers and we found them to be a little unwelcoming at times - wouldn't recommend for single travellers.

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Good pool area, comfy beds and decent staff. Courtesy bus was there as soon as we stepped off the Greyhound which was pretty awesome. Have to pay deposit for plates & cutlery which is annoying but understandable. Kitchen is filled with flies which is obviously expected but could do with a fly zapper.


We arrived later (7:30 PM), staff was very pleasant and prepared our check-in. We used room with own bathroom, toilet and double bed. The equipment was cleaned but not in a great condition (worn out). When we were sitting on the bed, one cockroach tried to escape. Airco was noisy, when in was on it sounded like something was moving inside, maybe some leaf. There was some teenage party, but it ended before 11 PM. Conclusion: If you want to have party with your friends or stay one night it is OK

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed our stay at Scotty's a lot! The Facility is great and right opposite the beach. The frequent shuttle service to the Busstation/ supermarket makes travelling really easy. Can definitely recommend!


Stopped here before in years past and had a better time.Not a bad hostel. a lot of long term people in the hostel.


Great atmosphere! Pool is awesome and staff very helpfull.


Slechte ontvangst en atmosfeer, sleutel ingeleverd en her niet blijven overnachten, wisten voldoende


By far the best hostel we have stayed in! Brilliant chilled atmosphere, and an excellent pool open till 11pm! Would stay here longer if there was more to do at mission beach!


Klein maar fijn, we would say. Small but nice. Nice people, own fridge at our girls 4bedroom! Nice pool, free WiFi, not much to do around there though but great if you want to go skydiving and rafting.

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


You just go to Mission Beach to stay in this hostel. One of my top favourites ever!!


We enjoyed our stay here. The hostel was right along the beach, however be advised were only a couple restaurants in this area of Mission Beach and they had long waits. Staff was really welcoming & helpful. Much of the common space is outdoors & is beautiful. Our dorm was a bit small but had a minifridge & ensuite. I felt the place was clean although it wasn't the best. Staff was great about switching out a not so clean mattress pad. There is free internet by the kitchen but it doesnt work well


Friendly staff and clean hostel. Not that social as a lot of people would sit around the free wifi spot. Not much to do in Mission Beach either. Good for a short one or two night stay.


So this place is very nice and staff helpful but from my arrival at 1pm till 11pm they let people play music on the hostel pa. Trying to relax in a hamock or even get an early night was just impossible. I spoke to the guy about this but to be honest I think he was under the impression more people liked it than didnt, Im not so sure I would agree from the people I spoke to. Paradise with a bad english LAD soundtrack sadly


Quiet and relaxed place with a nice pool and good showers. Very friendly staff!


I loved Scotty's!!! Mission beach though is a small place where most people go to skydive, do rafting or do farm work. During the weekend the people doing farming were partying, otherwise its quite (unless you make the party). Staff nice, surroundings are nice, pool awesome, TV room is good.


The hostel is located right across from the beach and also has a great pool surrounded by the rooms. Friendly and helpful staff, as well as a spacious kitchen. Regular lifts to the supermarket/town to catch the bus as well. Will stay at Scotty's again!


Room smelt like there was urine, nightly visit cockroachs, fridge not clean, pool not clean

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Generally as a rule, if you're unhappy with something let us know at the time and give people the opportunity to make it right. We bend over backwards to ensure a good experience here at Scotty's. Our pool pump broke down and had to be sent away for repairs. Your room should not have smelt and the fridge should have been cleaned that morning but we could have moved you straight to another room. Cockroaches are not uncommon here in the tropics and we have spray available at reception.

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