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Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay

184 Torquay Road, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

DO NOT take the Fraser Island tour with Palace Adventures! We booked the tour through the agency Wicked Travel in Cairns and Liam K., the guy working there, told us that everything was included and praised the tour as if it were the best thing on earth. What a surprise when I got the email from Palace Adventures saying that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't find anywhere to review just the tour. I have written a review of Next hostel which is the hostel that tou stay at when doing the Palace Adventures Fraser Island tour. This is a review of the tour and not the hostel. When I arrived at Next hostel I went to the Fraser Island briefing where we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I couldn't find another page to review Palace Backpackers as tour organization. I enjoyed the Fraser Island trip with the group and the guide (Jeff), who was a friendly host. Though, I believe that the owners do not really care about their customers' demands. Since I paid around $500 for this trip via Wicked Travel, I expected a bit of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed here as part of a Palace Adventures Fraser Island/Whitsundays combo tour, 2 nights were included in the package at this hostel. The reception was pretty disorganized, my friends were put in separate rooms and there were some charges that we did not know about. The hostel has no wifi which was a huge downfall. The rooms are all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We booked a Fraser Island package through Wicked Travel which included 2 nights here. The actual hostel in Hervey Bay is ok. It's well arranged in that there are lots of blocks with their own bedrooms, kitchen, living space, toilets and showers. The kitchen isn't well equipped at all, we barely had a knife and fork to rub together. Staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I think Fraser Island is one of the better things I've done I Australia but it wasn't worth the money you pay for it. For $475 you got to see a few lakes and drive on the beach and see a couple nice lookouts. The campsites were minimal and you sleep on the ground. There are no toilets at your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's far from the city centre, but close to the beach. They picked us up from bus transit, which was very nice. The rooms are big, but empty as well. The kitchen in block was shared with 5 other rooms, there we also 3 showers and toilets- I didn't experience any queuing to the facilities.

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Highlights: The place- one of the most beautiful and sceneic on earth! Freshwater lakes on a sand island. Dingoes, whales (we saw a spout!), lizards, rainbow sands and the maheno shipwreck. Champagne pools was my fave. The weather - Australian 'winter' and we could still swim! The people - met some people on this trip that I hope will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I booked our Fraser Island trip through Palace Adventures and it was without doubt the best trip of our holiday, I had done one previously with another company that didn't even compare!! This one was so well run, our guide Tony was absolutely amazing and really made the trip for everyone. It helped that we had a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Having a doubt beetween Palace and Dropbear to do the Fraser Island 4x4 tour, we have been told by a bad travel agency that Palace was better. Turns out it was more expensive and really not as good as they told us. Whereas Dropbear, with Palace you have to buy and cook your own meal and prepare your own sandwich... More 

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Address: 184 Torquay Road, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Scarness
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Number of rooms: 39
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