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Friendly Hostel

182 Torquay Road | Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They say on their website that if you buy a tour you can choose from a free bonus option one of which is free use of facilities after check out. However, this is not the case, they tried to tell us that for insurance purposes we could not use them for free after check out which if this is the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Friendly Hostel is located about 3km from the greyhound bus station but it offers a pick-up service and also drops people back there. The apartment I was staying in consisted of 3 dorms, a kitchen, lounge, shower & toilet and a balcony. The beds were nice and of a much better quality than in most other hostels. There is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed in this hostel for 4 nights early Dec 2013. Felt more like our own apartment than a hostel. So good not to have bunk beds! Clean bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The owner was very helpful and friendly. He had no problem picking us up from the bus station when we rang from the payphone at the bus stop. He... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Did the job as we were only there for 12 hours and most of that we were sleeping. Owner incredibly obstructive and unhelpful. He refused to pick us up saying we had to get a bus which had already left. We couldn't get a taxi as they don't accept calls from pay phone (random) so we had to walk 3-4... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Probably the best hostel we have stayed in after travelling for several weeks. Does not feel like a hostel, more like an apartment. Full kitchen facilities, nice and clean, no bunk beds. Staff very helpful and friendly, free bikes were available which was handy to get from a to b. The place was not over crowded and we ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Really lovely friendly hostel, with loads of facilities to offer, really good value for money, will definitely stay here again if I'm up in this direction, does nt remind me of a hostel at all a++++. Feels so homely with free wifi free computer access, free use of bikes, full kitchen facilities, chilled out atmosphere...

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The place was quite nice. The concept of small units, each having a few rooms and a shared kitchen was refreshing (although, traveling solo, I would like to have a common lounge for all the guests, to make it easier to meet people) My personal experience was a bit disappointing though. The owner was 35 min late in picking me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Best hostel experience we've had in Australia. Our private double room featured a king size bed, teddy bear and sweeties on our pillows. The bathroom was shared and was spotlessly clean, and there was a kitchen too although we didn't use it. Wifi was free and of a comfortable speed. Our one complaint would be the air con. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was very good value, which is why I have rated this as excellent. The hostel is divided into several self contained flats, which makes sharing facilities a lot more manageable. Also the owner keeps the hostel very clean, which must be a challenge considering the hygiene standards of some of the other guests we saw. The owner was courteous... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Comfortable and very very clean. Far more privacy than other hostels due to separate apartment style units. Great location, bikes on loan, really helpful owner. Really loved this place would highly recommend it if you are looking for a quiet place to stay!

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Additional Information about Friendly Hostel

Also Known As:
Friendly Hostel Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
Address: 182 Torquay Road | Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 50 Specialty lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, friendly, spotlessly clean, family-run, quality, budget accommodation with ocean views and cool comfortable king-size rooms all year round. At "The Friendly" you can relax and enjoy the delights of beautiful Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Experience personal service and develop friendships with fellow guests in a quiet, intimate setting. No rowdy bars, no cramped dorms, no walking to an outside amenities block, just relax, meet new friends and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 
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