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Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation

4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was drawn to this hostel as it was marketed as not being a party hostel. In that respect it met my expectations, quiet at night. I also found the other guests more interesting there (had some great evening conversations) than at hostels aimed at the partying crowd. I also found the place to be clean and well kept, and... More

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been in a lot of hostels arround the world and i have to say that reef lodge is one of the most pleasant places to drop in. Prices are quiet all right and not to expensive. You can get cheap dorm rooms or single rooms with tv/fridge and nice furnitures. Location is right in the heard of Townsville.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed in townsville I expectantly just for 1 night. When we arrived the man on the reception was not welcoming at all and was very blunt towards us. As we were leaving very early in the morning they failed to mention that the reception would not be open until 9am therefore we could not get our... More

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for your feed back and sorry you did not enjoy your stay here but our reception hours are 8am till 8pm as displayed on large 2 signs in reception and in your information sheet. I do remember your conversation and do not remember it quite the way described, although I did point out the fact we are... More

Ayr, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed one night in this great hostel and I can't say a bad word about it! It is ideally located, close to the ferry terminal to Magnetic Island, the Greyhound bus stop and the airport shuttle! The hostel itself is very clean we stayed in an eight bed dorm which was very clean and comfortable! The... More

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you girls for taking the time and posting your comments it is nice to know when we get it right. Hope the rest of your holiday goes well. all the best Reef Lodge Townsville More

Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is by far the nicest hostel that I've stayed in so far on my travels, the staff were friendly and helpful, even fitting in an extra nights booking at short notice for myself. The hostel itself was clean and comfortable and the facilities were always spotless. I really enjoyed my stay and will be recommending to everyone passing through... More

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

It is nice to hear that you had such a nice time and more the fact you have gone out of way to share your comments. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. More

Townsville, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my week long stay at this hostel. Have stayed at many hostels in Australia and this one is right up there. Great, friendly service with very clean, functional rooms. Great atmosphere in the well presented common areas. Totally recommended this hostel.

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Its always nice to hear people appreciate staying at the Reef Lodge Backpackers here in Townsville. Thank you for taking the time to do a reveiw on the hostel and your high recommendation. Have a great holiday. all the best More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As a backpackers staying in thier normal room was more than enough for 4 nights. Simple accommodation with a lovley setting. Very deceptive on the outside with a massive village on the inside. Can't beat pancakes at 6 either.

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you Reece for your kind words and I hope you have a great time while on your travels. All the best Dean More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Reed Lodge is a quiet, private hostel. It feels like you're walking through a little village rather than one single hostel with the kitchen, barbeque and laundry in the centre. There is a pub and many food places right around the corner and the great barrier museum is just across the road. No pick-up service. The heat was almost... More

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave feed back about the hostel. Hope you have a great stay while your in Australia. Sorry not much I can do about the Heat :-) all the best Dean More

Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Hostel was clean- very clean! One of the few hostels your happy to cook in. It had a relaxed and calm atmosphere with lots of big compfy chairs to sit on. A few tv's and loads of dvds. Our room was supplied with aircon and beds were comfy enough. Only thing it lacked was a decent strength shower. Thanks guys... More

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review and so happy you enjoyed your stay here. As for the showers we use environmentally friendly shower heads to try and do our bit for the enviroment, as you can imagine water in such a dry place is very important commodity. thank you again and all the best Dean More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stayed here for a night after a trip from cairns, and was very impressed with the cleanliness of it all. Paid extra for air con, all was good, decided to stay on a bit longer, big mistake. Everything has to be put away at all times, I had a little sunstroke on one day and was v hydrated and... More

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DeanNixonHarding, Owner at Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your stay was not as you expected. Sometimes it is very difficult to find a compromise for everyone. As for privacy and cameras they are situated only in common areas and are there for the safety of the people staying here. As for deposits the only deposits we have are on your key & Linen. Or,... More

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Additional Information about Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation

Address: 4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 35 Specialty lodging in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"LONLEY PLANET" The cruisy atmosphere at Townsvilles best hostel extends from Buddhist sculptures and hammocks strewn through the gardens to an outdoor cinema with swinging lounges and more than 1200 DVD's. There is a games room with bench presses free weights and a retro video game machine (space invaders Frogger Paceman ... very cool) The sizable kitchen. dorms and private rooms are all spotless.Reef lodge Backpackers and budget accommodation caters to travelers looking for a quiet place to relax and chill out. WE are are in the middle of every, with short 500m walk to the Greyhound, Premier bus terminal, Magnetic Island ferry terminal, beach, city center and the "ReefHQ" "Museum" "Cultural Center" are straight over the road. We have a "no drinking alcohol policy" after 10-30pm and we ask the guest to be respectful of the other guests who are staying at the Reef Lodge. We have a large communal kitchen with all you need to cook up a storm. There are many communal area where people can sit around including hammocks, recreational room with a small gym, pool table and retro video game machine. ... more   less 
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