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The Friendly Hostel Reviews

182 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Australia

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362 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The staff and other people staying there were very friendly. As I was an older person, I was made to feel very welcome and part of a family. Definitely would recommend it.

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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.

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