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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed here a few months back and it was a great place to chill before hitting the madness of Cairns.The two Managers were excellent, always very friendly and always extremely helpful, they even sorted out a messed up booking for me when going white water rafting. The hostel was really clean and they have a really cool tv room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

They are really making a tremendous effort at this hostel to do things right and I cannot really fault the place at all. Mission beach itself does not have a lot to it, but socially the hostel is spot-on and they organise a shuttle to the main town centre every day. Apart from that, the location is good as it... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Mission beach itself is a great little town and a lovely stopover point either travelling from or to Cairns. Absolute backpackers is situated about a 5-10 min walk to the beach and there's a big supermarket just across the road. The staff were particularly helpful and friendly, the facilities were fantastic and very clean. I didn't use the pool but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I spent about 3 weeks at absolute, including Christmas and New Years, and it's been perfect! The staff are great and made me feel at home, so friendly I was sad to leave! It's a lovely place to be, relaxing by the pool, enjoying the beaches with plenty of trips too. I'd definitely recommend staying, I couldn't have asked for... More 

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