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Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay

184 Torquay Road, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

*January 2015* We stayed here before and after the Fraser island trip, when we turned up we didn't have a room (even tho we had booked all our trips through Wicked Travel) They wouldn't contact Wicked travel to try resolve this, they left us to sort it out, which was rather annoyed as we had just driven up in horrendous... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostel is very small and crowded for the number of people staying there and the kitchen is such a squeeze during meal times. Room was extremely hot at night and it was midnight by the time the hostel staff came into the room to fix the air con the night before going away on the trip. Good social 'living room'... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately the hostel was horrible. There was ants in the kitchen and our bedroom and bathroom. When we told the staff they just sprayed ant killer and didn't remove the dead ants ( I had to ask the staff twice before they didn't anything about the ants) They state that the hostel has won awards and is the cleanest kitchen,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Hostel 2/5 Fraser Island Tour 5/5 Recently visited Fraser Island through a package deal with Palace Backpackers, the hostel itself wasn't great, staff were helpful but the rooms were very basic, could do with a refresh and a good clean! The tour however was amazing, we were lucky enough to have Chris as our tour guide who was knowledgable but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The hostel was not what I had hoped for. All the beds in our room had ants and the bathroom wasn't the best. But as an overnight stop before Fraser Island it was ok. The Fraser Island tour itself was fantastic driving around in a convoy of 4x4s! I was nervous to drive to begin with but loved every minute... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The kitchen was always dirty and in the fridges were a lot of mold. The rooms and bathrooms were dirty too with many ants. The beds weren't good and hard. Overall were signs with wifi on it, but nothing operated. The Tour was okay, but our guide PK was not the best. He was really boring. Before I went on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Best experience of my east coast so far!! The trip was amazing from start to finish and Greeny (Chris) our tour guide was awesome!! He made the whole experience so much fun. He just felt like part of the group and made fun of all situations, even when the car got stuck! He was always really helpful and knew a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Palace Hostel for 2 nights the day before and after my Fraser Tour, nice hostel, all the staff were really friendly and the rooms were clean and spacious. The 4WD drive tour to Fraser Island was incredible, without a doubt the best thing I've done on my East Coast Travels so far. Greeny (Chris) our tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stayed at Next Backpackers Hostel one night before and after Fraser 4WD trip. It was awesome! You get to know the people you're travelling with before the trip. The Hostel: Staff was so friendly, happy, helpful and very informative. It seems like they like working there. The rooms are fine. Hostel style. I stayed in two different rooms, first room... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I stayed at the hostel for two nights and I really liked it. Free - good working - WIFI, clean rooms, friendly staff, very close to the beach, etc. I also did my Fraser Island tour with them. It was a 4WD Tour, 3 days, 2 nights and it was great. Our guide Sid was really nice and he knows... More 

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