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182 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Australia

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332 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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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

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


This hostel is very cute, each unit is laid out like a house, kitchen, living room with TV and couches and 3 or 4 bedrooms leading off. It's very clean and the staff were helpful, just what I needed as a stopover to fraser Island. In terms of atmosphere it was okay, but there were not many people checked in at the time. It even has guinea pigs at the front for a nice touch!


Cannot rate this place any more. The friendly hostel is a quiet hostel which was perfect for me. The beds were amazingly comfortable. Best night sleep I had in Australia! Exceptionally clean and a great place for anyone not just backpackers. Should be charging more money. Amazing facilities and Gary also managed to book a very last minute trip which was amazing. Gary was greatly accommodating and really deserves recognition!!


Very good hostel, easy check in, parking available, quiet, relaxed, close to everything, supermarkets up the road. Very pleasant stay


Very nice kitchen and bath for each suite. Large lockers to secure valuables...free internet and washer/dryer and clothes lines. Close to everything or use a bike to venture about. Much like home


Well equipped hostel for a nice and relaxed stay in Hervey Bay. Rooms were all very nice and clean, facilities clean as well. Bikes to rent if you are too lazy to walk the longer distances through Hervey Bay. Free WiFi also a plus. Definitely recommend this place if you aren't looking for a party hostel in HB, but more for a calm place.

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