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The Friendly Hostel Reviews

182 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Australia

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358 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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You get what you pay for... Gary was really helpful and accommodating.

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We arrived very early in the morning and the owner was so kind to clean our room himself for us so we can sleep, a very helpful and nice man! We enjoyed our stay very much, extended our stay about two nights, the atmosphere is just cosy and very homely. They offer free usage of bicycles and free wifi. In case we would visit Hervey Bay again, we would definitely stay there again!


Very clean and tidy but not a social hostel


:( A sign at the reception said, that there would be somebody there until 7pm, but there was no one there at 6.30. Also no hint about hidden keys or anything. Hostel guests also didn't know what to do, so I called the two numbers that were written down at reception from the phone on the balcony and left a message after no one answered. Luckily I found the WOOLSHED hostel on the other side of the street, so I had a bed. Still my cc was charged,even though next day I told the guy what had happened


Although our stay was quite brief - we were VERY impressed with the Friendly Hostel and would definitely recommend it to anyone headed to Hervey Bay!! Great location, free bike rentals, spacious rooms, lovely kitchens, welcoming staff!


Didn't meet the staff since we were only there for the night and left early morning. They were helpful and very clear over the phone as to how to get into the place though. Spacious comfortable home style rooms and common area. Clean bathrooms. Don't know about location, we didn't really stay in the town for any amount of time to explore.


Very nice, clean and cheap hostel. Big rooms, very nice kitchen and bathroom. Felt like home. Staff very friendly and have nice information what to do except Fraser. Free bikes.


As a couple we loved the apartment styled hostel, it was very clean, beds were comfy and kitchen facilities spot on. Films at reception


Lovely hostel that makes you feel like you're at home! Although furniture is all a bit dated, it was nice to not have a bunk bed! The staff were great and very helpful with the bonus of a shuttle bus to and from the coach terminal. Electric bikes were cool if you know where to go. Could do with aircon as rooms are extremely hot! It was nice to have the facility of an actual oven! Good location.


We had 2 rooms in a 3 bedroom set-up with a shared bathroom, shared living room, kitchen and terrace = plenty of space and it was clean with air con. Host also booked a trip for us which worked well and was a great trip to Fraser Island. Characterful hostel, interesting collection of pet guinea pigs at the front of the property !


We really loved this hostel! The location was perfect, and Greg in the reception was excellent! He picked us up in the morning before he started work, and he arranged everything for us with baggage ex, when we went to Fraser Island. The best hostel we have visited in Australia!


We had a very nice stay at friendly hostel and we felt totaly comforable!


It really is a Friendly Hostel! Nice beds, a living room with a tv and a very clean and neat kitchen! Also Ashleigh was very helpful with everything, i.e. giving information about Fraser Island tours. And the free bike hire is very cool! Hostel is also near a supermarket, restaurants and the beach. My favourite hostel so far!


Honestly,friendly was the cleanest hostel I ever stayed!!! The atmosphere is really nice,as I jut felt like I'm at home(definetley not hostel but home feeling!)!! You share kitche,living room and bathroom just with a couple of people,so you never really have to wait for anything. It's not a big party hostel,but is the perfect place to relax and take some time out of the trevel stress.

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Not much to do in Hervey Bay but good to start your Fraser Island tour. The hostel is not the most friendly one I've ever stayed in but probably the best in Australia so far. It's more like a homestay. Wifi is free (could be faster) as well as bicycles. Be careful the bikes are not safe!!! Laundry is free if you book a tour with them. Bathrooms and rooms are clean. Kitchen could have more equipment but all in all a good choice.


Small Roms quiet place to stay Free Bike rent Not the typical Hostel feeling

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