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Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I recently travelled up the Queensland coast,stayed a week at the aussie woolshed,which turned out to be the best backpackers I stayed at on the whole trip,apart from being a great place from which to go whale watching and trips to Fraser island the woolshed is so laid back and friendly , which made it the perfect place to chill out for a while, I enjoyed my time at the woolshed so much that I returned there on my return south and stayed for another three weeks,the staff are friendly and helpful,rooms are clean and the gardens good to laze around in.
Thanks to Megan and her staff.
I hope to visit the woolshed again soon.

Room Tip: I stayed in several different rooms,found them all to be fine,clean ,comfy beds and mostly was quite...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed a week at the Woolshed Backpackers. Most people seem to have shorter stays as using it as a convenient base to access Fraser Island, but we really enjoyed it to kick back and relax before our Fraser adventure. We went whale watching too which was amazing!!! Booked it all through the hostel.
The hostel is in a great location, close to the beach, local shops and the local Irish Bar which has live bands every weekend. During the day there are a couple of sunbeds and lovely hammocks to relax in which was great. Every Friday evening there is a free BBQ which was a great time to meet other travellers.
The rooms were really clean and well presented, and the kitchen was well equipped and clean, as was the bathroom. The staff are a great bunch too, really friendly and helpful.
Had a great time here, would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a fantastic hostel! Very clean and looked after the rooms were really cosy and welcoming. Kitchen and lounge area is really cool I couldn't wait to get a BBQ going! I would recommend this hostel to everyone it really feels like your in the out back! Thank you for a lovely stay x

  • Stayed: August 2013
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woolshedHerveyBay, Manager at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback Sam. The Woolshed is a slice of outback in the middle of Hervey Bay, so when you've had enough of chilling in a hammock or telling stories around the BBQ the beach, cafes and pubs are only 5 mins away.
We're now cooking a free sausage sizzle on Friday nights for all guests!!
Cheers Sam and we look forward to seeing you and your friends again soon.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed at the Woolshed last week! such a beautiful part of Australia! and it was the Whale season!!! Definately wortch checking out!
The place itselfs had lovely rooms, and they were very clean which is very important. It has all the facilities you need and if there is anything extra you need just ask Iveta who would be more then happy to help you! Iveta also helped us book some wonderful tours to Fraser Island and Whale watching. We will certainly be back and will recommed it to all our friends.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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woolshedHerveyBay, Manager at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thanks for your feedback Beach8ski. We are fortunate to have some of the best Whale watching in the world operated by people who are passionate about protecting and educating others about these friendly mammals. We look forward to sharing more Fraser Coast nature experiences with you and your friends next time.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and were impressed with the friendly welcome we received upon arrival and local information about the area. The room was clean and tasteful. The shared bathrooms were clean, tidy and maintained. We would stay here again.

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woolshedHerveyBay, Owner at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to share your Woolshed experience and thankyou to our awesome team who make The Woolshed a memorable stopover in Hervey Bay.
Happy travels!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was the best backpacker we saw in our whole trip, we were 4 friends travelling. We were in Hervey Bay to go to Fraser Island, and right at the check-in, the lady at the reception advised us about what to do, and especially which tour to do. She recommanded the cheapest one, and it was a really cool experience.
We had a beautiful room, with twin beds and a double bed, and a private bathroom. The sheets were very clean, a tv in the bedroom (that we didn't use but it worth mentionning), there was nothing to say about the room...it was the best! The common kitchen has everything that you need, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, 4 gas burners, plenty of cutlery, cups and bowls and of course a fridge.
There is also a private parking lot.
There is WiFi, that is free if you book a tour via the backpacker, but you also have half an hour free if you are just passing by.
We stayed two nights in a row and all of us had a really nice sleep!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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woolshedHerveyBay, Owner at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thanks for your descriptive review. We try and match guests with the tour that best suits their budget and time frame. When you book a tour with us we also offer free off street parking while your on Fraser Island.
We're glad you had a fantastic time in Hervey Bay
Happy travels!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Spent two nights at the Woolshed, rooms were clean and staff very friendly. Small downside is the hot water is provided by gas bottle so if you get back from a day trip late & reception is closed you have to brace yourself for a freezing cold shower! Didn't ruin the experience of our stay & definitely one of the best backpackers we've stayed in.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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woolshedHerveyBay, Owner at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thanks for your feedback! The Woolshed definitely offers a unique Aussie experience with great service. Sorry about the unfortunate timing with the gas running out. We live on site and would have changed the bottle over if you'd phoned us.
Happy and safe travels!

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Additional Information about Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island

Address: 181 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
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Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range: $18 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Fraser Island 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aussie Woolshed Backpackers is a small, family run hostel, that offers a wide range of very comfortable, cosy country style accommodation. All buildings are designed around an Australiana theme and set on a large property with tropical gardens. The hostel is right in the center of town, only 5 min. from the beach, supermarket, shops, restaurants & pubs. We offer ensuite doubles & twins, standard doubles & twins (aircondition optional), triple rooms & dorms. ... more   less 
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