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Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel

412 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
kimy30 Belfast, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a night prior to a Fraser Island tour of 2days/1 night and a night when we returned. There were 7 of us in total. The rooms are big and spacious, however beds were very old and mattresses very thin. There was no bin in the rooms or even a drawer to put any belongings. They were cleaned... More

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Fraser R, Public Relations Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you thought your tour with Fritz was excellent and enjoyed yourself. Thanks for mentioning our clean and spacious rooms. Terrific that you thought our kitchen was well appointed and clean. There are taps around the hostel for getting drinking water after the kitchen and bar have closed. Thanks for letting us know your concerns,... More

Sitka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Just like the previous reviews stated, truly fascinating and ideally located incredibly, just across the street to the beach. As a very seasoned traveler, upon seeing this hostel, I was awestruck by the huge range of services offered and the cleanliness only to be matched by a Hyatt Regency. Extremely friendly and always helpful staff was a major plus. The... More

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Fraser R, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you were impressed from the moment you arrived. We try to cater for the interests of our many and varied international guests, nice to know we are succeeding. Enjoy the rest of your travels in Oz. Cheers from the Fraser Roving Team More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

My friend and I really enjoyed staying here. Clean, friendly and decent free wifi! Our only regret is that we didn't do the Fraser Island tour with this hostel. Everyone I met at the hostel had said how the Fraser Island tour was amazing. The staff are so friendly my friend and I were sad to leave. John, Heidi, Bret... More

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Fraser R, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review. It is so good to hear travelers enjoy staying with us and find our hostel clean. We are proud of the fact we offer 24hour free fast WiFi to house guests to keep in touch with friends and family overseas. Thanks for telling us others recommended our Fraser tours. We hope the... More

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Is Amazing, beautiful place infront on the beach. I spend 3 wonderful month in this hostel :) everything is clean,nice pool,free Wi-Fi, special price Fraser island, kitchen very complete etc.The difference that makes this place is the people who work there...staff super $uper friendly, and helpful. I can recommand absolutely Fraser Roving for everybody. A very special thanks to all... More

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Fraser R, Public Relations Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review. We are so glad you felt like part of the Fraser Roving family as it was such a pleasure having you stay with us. It is great to know that travelers feel at home so much that they want to extend their stay like you did for 3 months. Our staff try very hard... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed here and done the 3 day 2 night tour to Fraser Island with the hostel, couple of free nights accommodation at the hostel included in the price of the Fraser tour which was a great bonus. Tour was well organised and had good balance of craic and Island facts/info, Sid in Dingo 1 done a great job. Staff in... More

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Fraser R, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. So good to hear our tour deals with the added free nights accommodation is a bonus to travelers. Syd was very glad to hear you enjoyed his tour as he loves being a tour guide sharing his knowledge of Fraser Island as well as his jokes. Our hostel staff love their jobs... More

Leipzig, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I've booked over hostelbookers two nights here and loved it a lot! After travelling and working in OZ for almost two years this is by far one if the cleanest and friendliest hostels I have come across! I've booked the hostel because they offered a possible early check in (if availability) at 6.30am. I got picked up by a funny... More

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Fraser R, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome review. The lovely bus driver Linda was walking around the hostel with a smile as big as yours all day after reading your kind words. Our staff work very hard to keep the hostel clean and well-equipped, glad to read the hard work has paid off. As the hostel is quite large we find... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Upon arriving was greeted with warm friendly service from receptionist very helpful when booking trip to fraser island . Room was clean and everyone friendly and helpful great place barman was helpful offered advise on future places to visit .

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Fraserroving, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Tia789, Thanks for your great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the rooms clean. Our Barman and Reception staff were very pleased that you found their advice helpful and enjoyed your trip to Fraser Island. We wish you safe and happy travels for the rest of your trip. Cheers from the Fraser Roving Team. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Positives: Friendly bar man. Wet t-shirt photographs from the 70's. Location great - near the awesome butchers. Negatives: Mouse dropping in bathroom. Over zealous use of laminated signage. Unwillingness to converse in more than one sylabal. Unique ability to make customers feel like they're unconvenienced the service staff. Termination of wifi after 10 o clock for any economically justifiable reason.... More

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Fraserroving, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sandyhinxman. Thanks for your online review. So glad you enjoyed our bar and found our barman friendly. All our staff try to do their best for our guests, sorry that you were not happy with the service you received. Our Wi Fi has been 24hours for a couple of months now. We are not responsible for what our guests... More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In the eventuality of another backpacker's hostel having closed down, I came across the Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel. Lucky for me, it was a good choice as all the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The bedrooms are basic, which is what you would expect from a hostel, however, it had a cosy feel with a tv room and separate... More

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Fraserroving, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there. What a wonderful review, thank you so much. It was great to read that you felt lucky finding us and were pleased with what you found here. We now have 24hour free Wi Fi as a lot of our guests are from the northern hemisphere and need to talk to their family on skype when it is daytime... More

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed at Fraser Roving for two nights. Great location on the beachfront and very accessible for Fraser Island tours. The bar does great deals and the staff are so friendly. We'd like to mention Paula and Bill - you were great!

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Fraserroving, Manager at Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hey there. Thank you for your kind words about our hostel, bar and staff. Paula and Bill were thrilled to read your special mention. We are glad you let others know we are in a great location - right across the road from the beach, close to Banks, restaurants and the Post Office. We hope the rest of your stay... More

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Also Known As:
Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
Address: 412 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 50 Specialty lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
412 The Charlton Esplanade Torquay 4655 ... more   less 
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