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Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

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28 Wongaling Beach Road, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia (Formerly Mission Beach Backpackers Lodge)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Cairns, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is in a good location, close to the beach and shops and is well laid-out and well-kept. The facilities of note that we used include a large, well-equipped kitchen, bbq area, ping pong table and large amount of outdoor seating, both covered and uncovered. The pool looked clean but we didn't use it during our stay. The only... More 

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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a couple of nights in a private room. Pros Great location, Greyhound stop right outside and Woolworths just around the corner. Free shuttle bus and tours. Absolute regularly take people around the neighbourhood to see wallabies and casawarry. Cons Kitchen is dirty with too many flies and the fridges smell like mould. WiFi This might not be... More 

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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many lovely things about this place it's hard to know where to start. Bedrooms were spacious and clean, as was the kitchen and all communal areas. It was busy without being noisy, and had a pleasant social atmosphere. The pool was lovely and, importantly, spotless. The staff were polite, courteous and helpful, offering tips on how best... More 

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 3 in the afternoon and saw that there was a free wallaby and cassowary tour so we signed up for that, which was good as it was free but the guide wasn't very enthusiastic! The rooms were clean and comfortable, we paid for air con which worked really well. Kitchen was very big with plenty of cooking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival the weather was amazing and the staff were very helpful ensuring that we knew where everything was. The next few days however were miserable which resulted in the only thing you can do in mission beach (to see the beach) could not happen. However the hostel did have a TV room with a selection of DVDs to chose... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in an 8 bed dorm for one night and it was great. Plenty of showers, nice outdoor pool and friendly staff. Woolworth's was closed when we arrived as it was a Sunday but the hostel put on a free BBQ so that no-one went hungry. Great hostel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Having just stayed here for 2 nights I can honestly say it has been the best hostel so far on the east coast. the staff are friendliest hostel staff we have come across and the hostel is the cleanest hostel we have stayed in. Woolworths and bottle shop are a 2 minute walk away and the skydive centre is less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you're travelling alone it can get a little lonely sometimes but as soon as I walked into Absolute everyone was so friendly and made me feel welcome instantly. All the staff were amazing, though I know most of them have moved on since I was there I'm sure the new bunch will be just as great. It's a very... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

myself and my partner stayed for a few nights and WOW what a hostel, we came to mission beach to chill and stay in comfort, first off we stayed at jackaroo, what a let down that was no tv no nothing just a bed in the rainforest, so we phoned absolute and within half an hour we had got to... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

me and my partner have been travelling for over a year now, stayed in a LOT of hostels but this one has got to be the NICES by far! all the staff mangers mainly are so friendly and helpful really go the extra mile for you :) the hostel reminds me of a human size dolls house its so cute!... More 

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