Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Woolshed Eco Lodge is a small, clean, friendly, family run hostel practicing sustainability with the goal of becoming carbon neutral. Set on 1 acre of lush tropical gardens, hammocks and a large lawn, offering dorms, privates and motel style rooms.
We are located right in the centre of Hervey Bay and only a 400m walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars.
We have FREE WiFi which is available throughout the Woolshed and in all rooms.
FREE bike hire to explore 17km of sealed esplanade paths and even discover wild Kangaroos!
FREE weekly events to eat, meet and laugh with other like minded travelers.

There are 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!

If you would like to meet other guests, find new friends, have a quiet drink and a chat, why not drop into 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 8.6

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2020
    Having a nice time away here, lovely appartment and lovely view
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2020
    Really nice place to was really well equipped and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our room was spotless and quiet. Couldn't ask for more...
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    Staff was very friendly & helpful. My private room was big, well kept, had a ensuite shower/air con & was very clean. The property is very well-maintained & has a great layout which makes you feel like you're in a rural, tropical setting & not a suburb of Scarness. The kitchen area is very clean & well equipped. Being such a small hostel there was plenty of fridge & cubby space which was a huge plus as I'm finished with the party hostels at this point in my travels. Very relaxing hostel!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    Really friendly staff. We came late and had problems figuring out how to get our room key.(our own fault)We went into the staff house and They were so friendly and helped us get our room, even tho they were off duty. They offer shuttle bus to and from greyhound bus stop and distance to beach and shopping is not that far. Just a great place in general!
    Denmark, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Feb 2020
    A decent room with clean beds in the place we needed an overnight stay. Very accommodating with our late arrival and early start - would definitely stay there again if we were looking for hostels in the area.
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Mar 2020
    It‘s such a nice hostel. I was picked up and dropped off to the Greyhound Bus, that was super helpful. They are all so lovely and nice. I did not know what I wanted to do during my stay here so they showed me what I could do and they can also book tours for you. The rooms are good and the kitchen and chill area were so cool and relaxing. I had two awesome nights, free pasta night and playing cards and 6$ pizza and a quiz. If you are coming to Hervey Bay, you should come here!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Feb 2020
    Staff were great and able to accommodate a late check-in, which was much appreciated. Cute and quirky place and everything was clean. Paid a little extra for air con in our private room but it didn’t work so well. Didn’t get a chance to spend much time making full use of the facilities as it was just a quick one night stop over but they seem to offer lots of activities! Free luggage storage and transfer to the Greyhound bus stop as well, which was super helpful.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    30 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel for nights stop over, week was bit too long. Dorms have fans not air con despite reading air con on hostel world. We had to move to a double room due to heat being unbearable. Staff very accommodating & Cookie the bird is so cute. Good communal kitchen space and outside bbq and hammocks. Good bike hire and shuttle to and from greyhound. The WiFi was really awful and needs improvement, for me good WiFi is a must for a hostel, as a traveller you rely on it for a lot
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    03 Feb 2020
    Aircon didn't work in the room and they had only one fan to keep the room cool which was not enough as it is a big room. Wifi was terrible. And in the morning the boss I am assuming came in when I was lying on the sofa watching TV told me the take my feet of his 'beautiful' couch which is a strange way to describe a couch also Stange way to talk to a paying customer. If only he was as worried about the air con and wifi as much as he was worried about his 'beautiful' couch.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    15 Feb 2020
    There were 20 big black flies in our room as if someone let the door open and let them all in. It was unsleepable. We left and slept at another motel. We would like a refund. Please contact me at I have a video.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi