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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.
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- Female, 18-24
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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
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