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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here twice in quick succession in a double room with shared bathroom. Rooms were small, but adequate and air conditioned with ceiling fans. Shared kitchen is ample to prepare meals, though could be improved with some more cutlery. There are heaps of stove tops available, so no need to queue to prepare food. One fridge was out of service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great hostel. There're a lot of free activities like free shuttlebus or free bbq. The stuff is also friendly and anything is clean. I stayed about 3 nights in a 4 bedroom. The kitchen is used but very clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for one night and we were very impressed. The staff are amazingly fun and energetic ! The hostel is cleaner than most .. First thing in the morning there was someone up cleaning .. Then again after during the evening and then again during night time !! Beds were damp but it is very humid place. Reception was... 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 review us on trip advisor. and what a wonderful review! Our main aim here, is show people just how much there is to do mission beach, and to help them get the most out of their stay here. There are so many wonderful places to see and activities to do. I'm... More 

Remoulins, France
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55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a traditional backpacker hostel with a couple of private rooms also listed via AirBnB. It is not the standard you would expect from a private rental but as a backpacker it delivers everything it advertises for: the young people, the very large kitchen, the shared facilities... As a private rental the Absolute backpacker has to improve: clean, fairly... 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 review us on trip advisor, and thank you for your comments. We are always looking for ways to improve our service, and your comments about the towels are very helpful, and they are all being changed and checked as we speak. With regards to your comments as an Air B and... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Trip advisor. and wow! what a review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay here. our main aim is to create a relaxed and stress free environment so people can chill in-between magnetic island and Cairns. But also, so encourage people to enjoy the paradise that is mission beach.... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 - $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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