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Reef Lodge Budget Accommodation

4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I'd like to say this place is clean and tidy and is worth spending your $$ on for a double room. Didn't see the dorms, only privates. Private room had a bar fridge, TV with some channels (not many) and a kettle with tea/coffee making facilities. Shared bathroom. What I didn't like was: 1. No mention of the fact... More

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

We always welcome both positive and critical reviews and thank you for taking the time to do this for us. Thank you for your most comprehensive feed back on your stay at the Reef lodge backpackers in Townsville. I will try to answer a few points and concerns you have raised. Firstly we only have approximately 25 TV channels in... More

leicester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this hostel! The staff were very helpful and there was a really good atmosphere. The place has a real hippy vibe and was very clean. Extra attention to detail made it an excellent place to stay.

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

Hi Charlotte, short and sweet and what more can I say but thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review and for such a good vote of confidence. Have a great trip and all the best from the Reef Lodge Back packers in Townsville. More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a double room here for one night in May. Unfortunately it did not get off to the best start. When I arrived at 2.30pm the door to reception was locked. The first thing I saw was a bell on the wall which I assumed was to notify the staff of your arrival, so I pressed it. After... More

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

Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review as all feedback is good. I am not trying to excuse your reception when you arrived and for this I am sorry. However, sadly we do close for lunch for approximately 45 minutes. Our reception is otherwise open for some 12 hours a day. We try to... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We are a Brisbane netball association and we have just had two teams and officials staying at Reef Lodge for four nights while we participated at the State Age Championships. The accomodation and facilities were first class. The rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and common areas were spotlessly clean and the staff very helpful. It is very quiet at night and we... More

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

Hi Liz and we are so thankful it all worked out for you the official and the girls. It is always nice to see these groups come through and the fact the girls seem to enjoy them selves. Maybe because they got away from home for few days :-D Thank you again for staying at the Reef Lodge Townsville Backpackers.... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A very clean hostel. Rooms are clean with comfortable air conditioning. The kitchen is big and clean too. Free wifi. Nice common area that you can meet people. The location is in the middle of woolworths and coles. I enjoyed my stay there!

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

Hello Dorothy and thank you for your GREAT review, it is always nice to hear from such positive people and we at the Reef Lodge backpackers Townsville wish you all the best and hope to see you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

this place is amasing like paradise I ve been more than 6 months ther because itvhad been more than hone for me here it is very clean tidy yet unlike any other hhostel ive seen amazing vasilities outdoor cinema area gatden chaits its like a dream and when you have tried here you will love it it its the destiney

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

Hello Nicolas and thank you for doing a review for me and all the wonderful things you have said about Reef Lodge backpackers in Townsville. As one of our longer staying backpackers I am glade you found your time here enjoyable and to your liking. Hope your crep's business goes well for you and you enjoy the rest of your... More

London, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

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

It is always nice to get such positive feed back from customers. Firstly thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We do market our hostel as a quiet place which does cause a number of problems at times when it comes to our no drinking policy after 10-30 pm. However when you get positive reviews... More

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us as it is always good to know when we are getting it wrong, or right as the case is with your review. It is always nice to hear such positive feed back from customers. So, a big thank you for all you have said. Dean and the Reef... More

Ayr, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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

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Address: 4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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