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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 1 night travelling down from cairns to Brisbane, it was easily the quietest most chilled out hostel we stayed at as a group for a long time. we managed to be there in time for the quiz which we WON (a bottle of wine)! and was so much more chilled out and not loud compared to other... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night to do the Skydive, the hostel is nice and spacious, especially the lounge area. The wifi is excellent and we also had a free bbq in the evening (Sunday evening). Staff are friendly but a lot of the people there seem to stay in their same clique. We had an issue with our room and... More 

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bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time write this review. Our guests thoughts are so important to us. I'm so pleased to hear that our staff were able to help with your situation and ensured you had a good nights sleep. With regards to our location, we are in a secluded spot. However with our shuttle bus running daily,... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location here is great, Woolworth's practically opposite, Wongaling beach is a 5-10 min walk down the road. The accommodation was a great price compared to others. This was by far the most unloved building we've stayed in for 3 months of travelling in Aus. By this I mean; rust, dust, cobwebs, not sure if it was dirt or a... More 

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bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very insightful and honest review. The thought of our guests are very important to us. The more feedback we get, the more we can try and do to improve our hostel. you are correct in saying that the hostel is a bit tired. we try and clean it as... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a flying visit for us but we arrived quite late that night. When we had arrived, the beds were quite damp. They were clean it was just a little annoying. On the plus side there was free internet which is great to get in Australia and they were very accommodating letting us check in late.

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bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel. We really do appreciate all comments received by our valued guests. Thank you for bringing to our attention about the dampness on the bed. This is a constant Battle when living in 80% humidity. but it is one that we will keep fighting. hopefully it will be better... More 

Kiama, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Not only is ABSOLUTE a superior place in PERFORMANCE and PRESENTATION but it also is a stand out in the 3 Ls stakes. Say what? Um....the 3 Ls the real estate agents are always banging on about: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. LOCATION 1 – ABSOLUTE is only 200m from the area"s GREYHOUND bus stop. This is important in a location as... More 

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bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. it was so lovely having you here as part of our little absolute family. I do hope that other travellers will read this review, and take what wonderful positive energy you have poured into your words. here at absolute, we wish you all the best on you... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights and one thing is for sure... Bring mozzie stuff!! The hostel grounds are pretty with a pool and an open veranda/kitchen with good stuff to use. The room was alright but a bit disappointing because the air con was broken and the mosquito door doesn't lock so it was a decision whether to... More 

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bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you for bringing to our attention the issue with the lock. I can assure you that is problem has now been fixed. With regards to the showers, we are trying to solve the issue. So hopefully we shall have fully functioning showers very soon.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I backpacked down the east coast solo, and never in my 6 weeks did I feel so isolated and excluded as I did here. The staff are a big clique group of girls who don't involve you at all. I felt like the new girl at a high school trying to fit in, it was terrible. I was solo for... More 

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bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review and giving us feedback. I do apologise that you felt isolated while staying with us. We have been quite the last couple of weeks which has meant the place has been quite. I have spoken to the girls to ensure that they include the guests more in their activities. I hope the rest of... More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed here for my hens weekend with about 13 other women. We had the most amazing time made even more amazing by Brad (the manager) & Anna (one of the workers) joining in on our games & showing us the ropes in Mission. All the staff were exceptional and the backpackers is ideally located across the road from a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very impressed, staff and owner very friendly and welcoming, we never got told to be quite as we were a hens party and we did get turned down from a lot of places. Thank you Brad for coming with us on the pub crawl great inside knowledge, awesome staff i.e Awesome Anna. Classic Brad was very helpful with questions before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to all of you for this 2 weeks of pleasure ! Feel here like at home, in a pretty backpack surrounded by sweet rainforest atmosphere. Incredible place to stay with a brillant staff to chill as to work for accomodations. Close to the Beach, shuttle bus for going to the funny North Mission full of great little bars and... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

Address: 28 Wongaling Beach Rd, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia (Formerly Mission Beach Backpackers Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Wongaling Beach
Price Range: $34 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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