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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hostel a great location for getting the ferry over to magnetic island (5 min walk). Also in a good location for walking up castle hill. The hostel was specious and well kept with nice gardens and relaxation spots. The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were really clean and the site also had a gym room. We had a great quiets...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely hostel with a really chilled atmosphere. The facilities are fantastic and very clean. The hostel has so much to offer at a very good price. First hostel that I've stayed in that offers gym equipment! The whole place just looks well looked after. The room has good air con, comfy bed and a fridge for food. When we...

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Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Well the area is good close to pubs, ferry terminal and shops. Lockers in room and aircon was good. Chilled vibe throughout with hammocks and tv area. Very clean room, toilets and kitchen; one thing that ruined the cleanliness of the room was in the morning beds where made but the duvet was not changed! We watched her changed the...

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DeanNixonHarding, Manager at Reef Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Mike and Shannon for taking the time to leave your feedback. Yes, the young couple from England, I remember you both quite well. Sadly in this industry, sometimes it's a case of not being able to please everybody all of the time. You will find with ALL accommodation houses, duvets or bed covers do not get washed every...

Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is centrally located in Townsville close to the aquarium and several restaurants. Its also a short walk from the Greyhound station. We only stayed two nights to go to the Billabong Sanctuary. The room was nice with a wardrobe, air-con and a fridge. It was very clean as well. The facilities were nice and well maintained. Toilets and...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends had a relaxed stay here. We checked into a four bed dorm for three nights and for two of those nights we got the four bed dorm to ourselves just the three of us. We slept well here no issues and there was air con/fans in the rooms. We seen cleaners every morning and all the...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Easy to get to from the greyhound stop. The room was smaller than other hostels but this wasn't a problem as we were barely there. The fridge in the room was great for storing food and water. I could only find one toilet and shower which isn't great for all the guests staying there. Close proximity to the restaurants, shops...

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DeanNixonHarding, Manager at Reef Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Not sure where you were looking as there are 12 bathrooms and toilets for the property. These are marked on the property map you are given when you check in. Thank you for the nice comments. All the best for the rest of your holiday. Reef Lodge

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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Ended up staying at this hostel for two night. Probably one of the nicest so far on our trip. First stay was just a night before we travelled to Magnetic Island for the night. Hostel is very well kept. The owners appear to live on site. Room is very clean, spacious, has a fridge in room and a TV with...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 15, 2016

very chilled out and relaxing place!! rooms are ok and big with safes for valuables. there is a lot of outside seating and places to chill! the staff cooked something for us each night like spaghetti bolognese and panacakes!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stayed here whilst touring the East Coast and was one of the nicest hostels we stayed in. Unfortunately only managed to stay for one night. The room was clean, had a tv on the wall and a fridge which was perfect for our cooler bag. The toilets and showers although not sparkly clean were clean enough with very powerful showers...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The room had a double bed, just what I needed after 10 days on a sailing ship. The kitchen was great, and the facilities were clean. The colour scheme was like a beach house and if had WIFI!!! The staff were knowledgeable and thorough, yet unobtrusive.

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reef lodge Backpackers and budget accommodation in Townsville caters to travelers looking for a quiet place to relax and chill out. "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 large kitchen, Dorms and private rooms are all spotless. WE are are in the center of Townsville city, with a short 500m walk to the Greyhound, Premier bus terminal, Magnetic Island ferry terminal, beach, city center and the "Reef HQ" "Museum" "Cultural Center" are straight over the road. We have a "no alcohol policy" after 10-30pm and we ask the people to be respectful of the other guests who are staying at the Reef Lodge. We have a large communal kitchen with all the utilities you require to cook. 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 

Additional Information about Reef Lodge Backpackers

Address: 4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Price Range: $14 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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“Check their own website for special deals!”
 of 5 bubbles kynar2015, Mar 22, 2016 | Read review
“Always choose the backpackers special sometimes you are lucky and get a 4 six bed dorm for the same money as an 8 bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles Alicejeannine, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms that face towards the Strand are quieter as they don't face th Irish Pub and Nighclubs”
 of 5 bubbles karabash78, Oct 29, 2015 | Read review
“Whether your alone or in a couple, get a double room - $65 bucks or so!! Are you kidding? TV,Air con, fridge, bedding, good storage space.”
 of 5 bubbles 67benjamint, Aug 22, 2015 | Read review
“Most rooms are fine, from 1 person to dorm style for many people. I had Rm24 which was a Motel styled room.”
 of 5 bubbles Riptoad, Jul 22, 2015 | Read review
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