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 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations need to be done 48hrs before date of check-in or credit card will be charged (first night only).

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports 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.


Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
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Property Description

Gecko's Rest Backpackers has got a variety of spacious rooms which can sleep up to 48 people. Choose from one of our dorm, single, double or twin rooms on offer. All of our facilities are clean & comfortable and we are fully compliant with all fire safety regulations for your safety and our peace of mind.
Every room has air-conditioning and a fridge, storage space for each bed, linen & towels provided.
Please note that some of our rooms do not have windows but indirect daylight through the ceiling. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 2.0

  • Security 4.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 4.0

  • Atmosphere 2.0

  • Cleanliness 2.0

  • Facilities 2.0

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    04 Dec 2019
    It's a nice place. Near to the city Centre. Paced environment and fantastic people.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    27 Jan 2020
    No security lockers in rooms, I was a bit suspicious of someone in my room. Spacious rooms , everything you need but the atmosphere was a bit weird. Fire alarm went off in the middle of the night for no reason and the kitchen had a big leak during heavy rain. Fine for 1 or 2 nights, cheapest option in town
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    11 Aug 2020
    In my experience it was not a good place. It is the only Hostel in Mackay so who wants to go there has no choice. They treated us badly from the beginning, we had to wait a long time for check-in. The room had a smell, and many people ate inside the room. For me it was not pleasant, but it was my experience.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    16 Oct 2019
    The smell of mould. I entered the room and then was visible on the walls and ceiling. My dooner had a weird white stain on it where it clearly hadnt been washed in a while In the toilet seats all need replacing as they are peeling and covered in disgusting stains.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    21 Nov 2021
    Very strange atmosphere in the hostel, everything smells moldy. It doesn’t seem to be very safe to leave anything in common area including food in the fridge… wifi works only in the kitchen and people are not friendly at all. Not a very good experience for me personally but only cheap option in Mackay..
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    30 Jun 2020
    To be honest i didn't even stay there. I know it is mean to give this rate but is truly what i think about experience of this hostel..I found this hostel from hostelworld, paid for the deposit, and got a confirmation email.But when I called this hostel,the hostel staff told me they can't allow me to stay because they block hostelworld booking on that day. They don't know why i can book but it is not their fault .so who's fault? i can't even find a channel to get my deposit back.
    China, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi