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Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

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Kiama, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Leigh-Anne M
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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Thank sayedaleahy
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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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Thank Illiana_Whipper
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4 reviews
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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Thank bellebond1994
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

What a weekend!! Thanks to Brad (owner) for providing us with such a wonderful space to celebrate the upcoming wedding of my best friend! We opted for a weekend away in Mission beach with 13 girls (I travelled from WA, one from Sydney, one from Townsville and the others from Cairns and Cooktown).... We were declined a few accommodation places... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The staff was nice and friendly, the kitchen had plenty of space! Free wifi was a nice bonus since my phone (vodafone) had no reception there. Showers/toilets were a bit dirty but not too bad. Quiet and chilled place,close to the bus stop and woolworths. No lockers in our room. Ok for one/two nights!

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Thank Mirva J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Good location (close to beach and supermarket, bit far from mission beach though), super nice staff, very laid back atmosphere, free bbq on sundays, clean rooms and bathroom, big kitchen. I can definitely recommend this place!

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Thank Nicolas C
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed only one night in absolute backpackers. My room was really big and clean, but there were a lot of animals like spiders and ants in the room and everywhere around. There are no lockers in the room and not enough sockets. Bathrooms and kitchen were not as clean as i would expect. Kitchen is really big and there... More 

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Thank Giulia B
Dez011, Owner at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. There is always room for improvement and more stringent checks of rooms and communal areas is being addressed. Mission Beach doesn't have a town center as such, and is made up of 4 little villages. Absolute Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel to all conveniences required by guests, bus stop, supermarket and beach are all... More 

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

Address: 28 Wongaling Beach Road, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia (Formerly Mission Beach Backpackers Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Wongaling Beach
Price Range: $35 - $44 (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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