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YHA Colonial village & Camping & Tours

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

8 acres of landscaped botanical grounds. NO BUNK BEDS.! All accommodation at ground level, detached dorm cabins available. Resort style swimming pool, on site Bar and Bistro.
Free internet and WiFi free tennis courts, free basketball, free table tennis. The closest destination to the Fraser Island Highlights.

Colonial Village is situated only 50m’s from Urangan beach, and it is only 350m’s from Hervey Bay’s 7 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, and the 850m long Urangan pier, which is wonderful for fishing.

The all year round perfect climate with cool refreshing sea breeze is great for fishing, swimming and water sports. On our doorstep is the Marina/harbour with a range of cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants, also a boat club with daily entertainment. Urangan Central plaza is 700m’s away with a Woolworths, Post Office and Pharmacy.

We have a free daily shuttle service that will take you to and from the Pialba Transit Centre 3 times per day. (this must be pre-booked).

We offer 8 acres of peaceful botanical grounds that are out of earshot of traffic, of which only 3 acres are for accommodation. We offer a decent sized swimming pool with a shallow beach end, a spa, 2 free tennis courts, free basketball, free WiFi and PC use, free table tennis, darts, pool table, wii, bicycle hire, a children’s play area, large playing field, a large relaxing pond with fountain, hammocks, all surrounded by tree’s with a huge variety of resident and visiting birds, not to mention the tree frogs, sugar gliders, possums, and so on.

We have an all day bar and bistro, with day and evening menu’s, and breakfast is also available. We appeared in the ‘Fraser Coast Chronicle – July 2014…Venues that scored a thumbs up for pub meals..’

We offer 24 hour access to the shared self catering cooking facilities/TV room and showers/washing.
All accommodation and the whole site are at ground level with no stairs. 1 of the ensuite double rooms has a special access shower/toilet. There is a special access toilet in the bistro also, as well as a spacious non-partitioned toilet/shower by the swimming pool.

Being so close to the marina makes us the perfect location for catching the tour boats for the best Whale watching experience Australia has to offer, and to a great extent the world. Hervey Bay is also by far the best departure point for a World Heritage Fraser Island experience; other locations are not located near to the Fraser action, so from Hervey bay you don’t waste a day of your 4wd adventure travelling. Fraser Island, Whale Watching (July–Nov), Whitsundays and Lady Elliot tours can all be booked through our independent booking office with courtesy pickups.

Lockers are available for a one off fee of $10, these can also be used for guests to store luggage whilst on tour.

Cars, vans or motor homes can be left on-site while guests go on tour with all tours booked through our office; other travelers can also leave their vehicles on site (max 3 days) as long as before their tour they book and pay to stay on return.

Our powered sites provide water and electricity ($32-$37), the site only comes in a block of 9 sites with plenty of space around including a large field surrounded by trees. Shared 24 hour access shower and kitchen facilities are available, as well as an alfresco hut (sink & prep).

With ample space we can accommodate for boats and large rigs.

We have a spacious unpowered site, with shaded and unshaded areas ($24 p/night). You can choose where on the site you would like to camp; and 24 hour access shared kitchen/TV and showers.

Dogs are allowed with campers only, at the managers’ discretion. They must never be left unattended or unleashed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Thanks for having us and because this hostel was so friendly and polite and clean we booked another one in airlie beach and was not surprised to see another girl who we met in this hostel also checking in after us !
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2019
    Great friendly staff and good facilities!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Oct 2019
    Rooms are clean, comfortable and bright. Prettier than the average hostel dorm room. Female dorms are painted summer colours. Everyone friendly. Perfect location, as an easy walk to the marina.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    12 Aug 2019
    Wish reception was open more hours during the day. Wifi availability in rooms would be nice.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    18 Jul 2019
    We stayed for one night while traveling through Hervey bay. We stayed in a private double which was spotless, comfortable and really good value. Was nice to have greenery around us, patio and privacy. We ate pizza at the bistro which was great value as wers the $12 beer jugs. Nice green surrounds and a short walk to harbour. Very quiet in terms of hostel but that suited us fine.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 May 2019
    Firstly the door issue makes the room feel cold, noisy & it doesn’t make your room feel private (we understand it’s a fire safety procedure but still!). This place isn’t your typical hostel & more suited for people with campervans etc, which means no real backpacker vibe. However, we absolutely loved the outside tropical area (abundance of wildlife!). Staff were friendly & helped us out big time, very clean place, close to the beach & plus it’s actually a decent price for the room!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Jul 2019
    Had a twin room which was basic but nice. Kitchen slightly small but never too busy and had a big table. Food in the bar was good value for money. Nice toilets and showers. Ideal for a Fraser Island tour stopover.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Checked in late, staff were great over the phone and email as I only booked the hostel from Fraser Island at 5pm. Key was left for me and had no issues. Unless you have a transfer or a form of transport, the location isn’t great but is fine for a stopover
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Dec 2019
    This was a nice hostel to stay at rooms were very clean, the evening meals are also very good and a very good price, only down side is the reception, it closes at really inconvenient times and there’s no staff onsite. This hostel is in a great location very close to the harbour also the bus stop pretty much outside the hostel makes getting around easy.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    15 Mar 2019
    Stayed for 2 nights which was more than enough... this hostel is clean and staff are friendly but location isn’t very good. Also did not supply the greyhound pick up as stated in the hostel property details. Reception isn’t open between 11-3 which isn’t convenient if catching an afternoon bus. There was literally no-one at this hostel so very very quiet.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi