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The Friendly Hostel Reviews

182 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Australia

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86%

Rating
379 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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83%

Stayed one night pretty cool setup. Stay here if you wanna solid place to crash after Fraser Island. Brah


66%

Our arrival was unpleasant, we said in the booking we would arrive at 9pm. When we arrived at 8.45pm, the reception was closed and there was no one there. We called the number that was indicated and someone told us where we could find our key. He wasn't friendly or offered any further explanations. Other than that the hostel was okay, nothing special. They also did not respond regularly to our emails regarding booking of trips.


71%

Love the way it was set up like a little home! Very cool atmosphere, felt like home. Free bikes were good, just only had one gear which make riding difficult. Real downside was everything closes early and to get any food past 7 or 8pm you have to walk 3km for fast food, which isn't ideal. A pretty sleepy city. But hostel itself was lovely. Really enjoyed this hostel.


97%

Although we only stayed one night we really enjoyed our stay here. It didn't feel like a hostel at all but like a small apartment we had been upgrade to. The staff were really nice and helpful.

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

The Friendly Hostel is fantastically different. It's set up into units (each having a kitchen, TV area, bathroom, etc) which gives a great homely atmosphere. It's perfect for relaxing for a few days away from typical backpacker hostels. The manager (Gary), however, is incredibly rude. An incredibly dismissive manner about him, his attitude towards me (which was caused over something completely minor and insignificant) has ruined my stay. He doesn't know how to handle guests. What a shame!

  • 14th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

If you are looking for a cozy place to stay before or after your trip to fraser...look no further this is it! The staff can pick you up and drop you off at the greyhound bus stop (torquay), double rooms are big and bed very comfy, the hostel is basically four units with a kitchen and living room with tv in each, so it feels very homy. You can hire bikes for free and laundry is available for 3$. The units are clean and it is quiet at night. You can go to the beach by foot within 10 min.


100%

Great hostel with lovely staff and friendly travelers. The Friendly Hostel is a good place to stay if you're seeking evenings of amiable, quiet conversations with new friends.

  • 27th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel! Extremely clean & great atmosphere ! More like a home than a hostel.

  • 27th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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