Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Woolshed is a small, truly unique, multi-award winning Backpackers built along the theme of an Aussie Woolshed. Clean, friendly, quiet, family run hostel. The perfect escape from the hostel party circuit. Our rooms are spread out over 4 buildings situated on 1 acre of lush tropical gardens and a large lawn! We are located right in the center of Hervey Bay and only a 400m walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and a couple of good pubs.
We have FREE WiFi which is available throughout the Woolshed and in all rooms. And now offer FREE bike hire to all guests, which is a great way to explore the beautiful beachfront of Hervey Bay and even discover wild Kangaroos!

Here at the Woolshed Backpackers we like to do our best to make all of our guests feel very welcome and at home. Which is not hard as we live here too! We are well aware that travelers have different expectations, budgets and tastes which is why we have set up a wide variety of rooms to suit all budgets.

We have won Cleanliness awards, Best Atmosphere awards, voted top 10 Hostel in Australia, been Lonely Planets Our Choice for budget accommodation in Hervey Bay in multiple editions and are mentioned in more travel guides than we knew existed.

There is a great range of Fraser Island tours departing from the Woolshed every day as well as whale watching cruises during the whale watch season and can be booked through the hostel at no extra charge. Talk to us... we offer independent advice based on local knowledge and experience and always have deals/packages available to save you money!

Relax and unwind in our tranquil surroundings. Our tropical gardens, surrounded by ponds, palms and gum trees attract a lot of wildlife, there is daily parrot feeding, possums like to drop in for a visit and Hervey Bays famous fruit bats can be spotted most evenings as they fly in their thousands over the Woolshed on their way to Fraser Island.

If you would like to meet the guests, find new friends, have a quiet drink and a chat, why not drop in at our common room. It resembles an Aussie Woolshed, is entirely built of wood, oozes character and has a surreal atmosphere that needs to be experienced. There is a well equipped kitchen within this building with gas cookers, microwave, fridge, freezer and lots of cooking gear.

Our office hours are 7am - 2pm then 4pm - 7pm Mon-Fri. 7am - 11am then 4pm - 7pm Sat & Sun. Late or after hours check ins can be arranged (24 hours!) Please phone or email to arrange. For all dorm room bookings a valid international passport must be presented at check in. If you do not present a valid international passport/identification upon check in, you will not be staying in a dorm room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Great people, good Location, nice staff, perfect vibe
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    Loved the setup of the hostel, with lots of areas outside where you could chill. Nice kitchen/living area that actually had a freezer to store food. Enjoyed the quiz that they put on one of the nights we were there. Rooms had keys and lockers were provided within the rooms.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    Really lovely hostel and staff!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Nov 2019
    Smashing hostel. Big kitchen and cosy inside lounge plus great outside chill area which had hammocks, bbq and games. Kitchen and bathroom really clean. Free shuttle to bus station was amazing. Staff really helpful. Loved the free bike hire. Lovely to be a room with a table and rug. All in all felt like home and would definitely recommend.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in so far! The design and look of the hostel is so comfy and cosy. The beds are the comfiest I have stayed in and the rooms are nice and spacious. Free bike hire is great as the staff give you loads of sites that you can go to while your staying there! The staff are absolutely amazing, they are so helpful and welcoming. For me it truly did feel like a home away from home so thank you Woolshed!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    13 Jan 2020
    The hostel is clean and the facilities are in good shape! There even is a PlayStation. The big plus is the staff, super nice and funny! Only thing that could use improvement is the ‘security’. The place is perfectly secure but there are no lockers FYI.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Dec 2019
    Good hostel with cooking facilities and events (yoga during day and quiz at night). BBQ on first night however there was no vegetarian option which was a shame. Hired bikes from the hostel which was fun!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Good place to stay the night in Hervey Bay. Staff were very friendly and kindly dropped us back to the bus station in town. Private room was comfy and clean. Our only gripe was being charged 2.5% for paying with a UK debit card. Never had this anywhere else in Australia...
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Dec 2019
    Good spot, has offers but only if you book through them. WiFi doesn't work that we'll in rooms but okay in the common area. Lost of space in the rooms but no individual plugs
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Dec 2019
    The atmosphere and the staff were great, the room was very nice, but the common areas (kitchen + showers) were old and not very clean...
    Israel, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi