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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely place to stay! The place is definitely more like a holiday resort than a hostel. Very relaxed there with lots of wildlife. Only downside is WiFi not in the rooms but this is no problem as the communal area/bar is very good, quiet and spacious.

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Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a good hostel which is superior to some of the other YHA offerings up the east coast. Whilst a short car journey from the main hubs of Hervey Bay, a supermarket and some pleasant walking paths along the coast are in walkable distance. The main perk for backpackers in the place is surely the very well priced food...

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights either side of a Fraser Island tour. Easy check in and out and very friendly staff. Very chilled out. Everything you need from a short stay in a hostel. A little far away from town but good as a lay over.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

The staff are friendly and dorm rooms spacious and clean, but I wish they would have told us a private room was almost the same price as two dorm beds. Everything was quite clean and we saw lots of wild life. Quite far from anything exciting, would be perfect if it was closer to the main areas.

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Almeria, Spain
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This site caters for all types, a variety of cabins and backpacker accommodation, also camping of the usual types. My experience was in an on-suite cabin, clean well appointed and comfortable. I felt it pleasing that I was visited by a group of peacocks, I'm sure they were interested in finding if food was available, nonetheless pleasing. The Colonial also...

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Thank Rooster_España
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my girlfriend for one day to do whales an Fraser Island tour and the amenities were good enough for what we needed, standard hostel. Biggest fail is the lack of equipment in the kitchen, where there are no even microwave.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

We had a camper trailer and used a powered site down the back of the Resort. There's eight powered sites all quite close together. Would be good if there was a little more room for each site, but it is what it is and it's not a big deal. The resort is kept very clean, both grounds and facilities. Considering...

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Eupen, Belgium
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights and for the price the rooms are ok. We had a private room with a bathroom. The carpet and the blinds were a bit smelly, they need a wash/renewal, but the rest was clean and spacious. The bistro is ok as well, the prices for the food are fair. If we're again in Hervey...

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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect location if you are seeking somewhere to enjoy peaceful surroundings. The hostel is lovely. We stayed in a double with shared bathroom. The room has a fan, and a very comfy bed, byo towel. The bathrooms were always clean. The kitchen didn't close other than for cleaning and had everything you need. You do need to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Firstly, let me say Hervey Bay is enormous. 50,000 people, but hugely spread out. The YHA Colonial Village is on the Eastern edge. There is nothing anywhere nearby to see or do. There's a Woolworths around 15/20 minutes walk away (no pavement/sidewalk). You can probably get a coffee down near the front if you walk for 30 minutes or so,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hervey Bay is the closest departure point for a Fraser Island Adventure. Why waste a day of your 4wd tour getting to the highlights, we put you right where the action is. You have'nt been Whale watching until you have been via Hervey Bay, the ONLY place i Australia where you can swim with the Whales. We have a free daily courtesy bus to and from the coach station (7am to 915pm). Please phone for bus pick up times. The Colonial Village is unlike any other hostel; with 8 acres of sprawling botanical grounds complete with native wildlife and enough activities to make it a self-contained retreat you are sure to love your stay here. Complete with a pool,free tennis and basketball courts, free Wi-Fi and PC use, free table tennis, darts, pool table, wii, a children's play area, large playing field, a large relaxing pond with fountain, hammocks, all surrounded by tree's with a huge variety of resident and visiting birds, not to mention the tree frogs, sugar gliders, possums, and so on. Endless hours of fun, plus push bikes available to help you explore all that the gorgeous Hervey Bay has to offer. The bar and restaurant are well priced for travellers on a budget and will leave you well satisfied. With your belly full you can retreat to your tastefully decorated dorm or private room each with their own en-suite. There is no need to fight over bottom bunks here either as the entire hostel is bunk bed FREE!! The private rooms seem like luxury apartments complete with mini fridges, TV's and a private balcony. It's the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy your stay in Hervey Bay. All of our rooms are professionally cleaned , and all come with linen, pillows and blankets. All rooms are either air conditioned, or come with ceiling fans. Villas and cabins are fully self-contained with their own kitchen, TV, lounge and bathroom. Colonial Village is situated only 50m's from Urangan beach, and it is only 350m's from Hervey Bay's 7 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, and the 850m long Urangan pier, which is wonderful for fishing. The all year round perfect climate with cool refreshing sea breeze is great for fishing, swimming and water sports. On our doorstep is the Marina/harbour with a range of cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants, also a boat club with daily entertainment. Urangan Central plaza is 700m's away with a Woolworths, Post Office and Pharmacy. We have an all day bar and bistro, with day and evening menu's, and breakfast is also available. We appeared in the 'Fraser Coast Chronicle - July 2014...Venues that scored a thumbs up for pub meals..' We offer 24 hour access to the shared self catering cooking facilities/TV room and showers/washing. All accommodation and the whole site are at ground level with no stairs. 1 of the ensuite double rooms has a special access shower/toilet. There is a special access toilet in the bistro also, as well as a spacious non-partitioned toilet/shower by the swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Village Resort

Address: 820 Boat Harbour Drive | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Colonial Village YHA)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Price Range: $22 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“My stay was in the Possum range, they are pleasant”
 of 5 bubbles Rooster_España, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“"possum lodge" private twin rooms have a small balcony with actual possums to watch at night!”
 of 5 bubbles NickB465, Feb 10, 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are located behind the kitchen, so try to avoid them and book a double or twin share.”
 of 5 bubbles Philipp791, Jan 28, 2016 | Read review
“No wifi in rooms ... but free (slow) wifi in bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Almostgreynomad, Jul 23, 2015 | Read review
“Villas are amazing for the family holiday!”
 of 5 bubbles 506massimilianoc, Jun 13, 2015 | Read review
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