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“Lovely place with bargain glasses of vino!”

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Colonial Village Resort
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“Lovely place with bargain glasses of vino!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Staff were very helpful giving information about Fraser Island tours, was extremely thankful for free pick-up & drop off from/to bus stop because it's not close! Hervey Bay itself not terribly exciting but this is a bit of a haven with its tropical vibe. Rooms and bathrooms pretty standard, kept clean. Bowl of chips and glasses of wine (as well as other options) very good value in the bar!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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St Kilda, Australia
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great layout for a hostel and caravan park- Many trees and hangout areas, comfy bar/lounge, clean bathrooms, little pond area with several hammocks, and chickens!! They even provide a compost bin for food scraps in the kitchen. It's great to see a hostel that is dedicated to reducing it's waste! Did I mention free Wi-Fi?? We absolutely loved this place. The camping/caravan area was well shaded and close to all the amenities. Be warned that after staying here no other caravan park will quite measure up! :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stayed here in a twin room in August 2013 for two nights so that we could take in the awesome whale watching. Very good hostel in a motel format. Morning were great with the amazing sounds of Australian birds making a loud dawn chorus. Negatives were the lady in reception pushing tours

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Buderim, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We absolutely recommend this hostel!
It is located in the middle of the nature, really close to the beaches and esplanade of Hervey Bay! The environment is friendly and so are the owners! You can have a billiard game in the living room while you wait for your dinner (home made pizzas were tasty!), you can play tennis, have some basketball or instead relax in the pool!!From time to time they organise bbqs, unfortunately we couldn't taste it personally.
The rooms, the kitchen and the bathrooms were basics but clean and comfortable, and that's what we really wished to find!
Moreover the transfer to and from the bus hub is free and provided by the guys the work there..

So: THUMBS UP FOR COLONIAL VILLAGE :)

Andrea and Stefania

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is easily the best hostel experience I have had in Australia! Could not fault one feature to my stay. Starting with the staff all the way through to the facilities. What's more is its great value for money.

This is a nice laid back, chilled hostel, has a lovely bar, serving cheap food and drinks. The kitchen areas are also well equipped and in good condition, along with the bedrooms and bathrooms, which are spacious and clean. A nice pool area and plenty of space to relax in the sun. Essentially the staff here make the whole experience a top one. With their recommendations we were able to have a truly unique experience both with our Fraser adventures and whale watching. We truly would have been clueless without their help. Really appreciate that they took the time to talk to us and found us a package which certainly exceeded all our desires and more.

I would definitely stay here again and leaving for the city was a sad departure. Get me back to Colonial Village!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hostel was cheap, the bistro was great, we got free drink vouchers when we checked in. We stayed in the campsite, and it had everything you needed, kitchen, hot showers and even a pool and jacuzzi type thing.

The actual site is like a tropical rainforest brought to your hostel and Fraser the lorikeet at reception was beyond adorable. And it'll sit on your shoulder if you're nice :)

The managers made the hostel. Super friendly and had some great recommendations. We were looking to do a 4WD trip but without the tedious tour group and they found us a really good company that worked out way cheaper than the tour. And in the mean time they managed to get us out to go whale watching which actually made us late for our 4WD induction but they called up and sorted everything out so we could do both.

Whoever says the town or whatever is boring, just talk to the managers about what there is to do and they'll leave you happy customers.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Hervey Bay
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

A lovely change from the other crowded campervan parks throughout the town. Spent time camping in their very spacious 8 acres, at the cheapest price in town as well. Amenities open 24 hours, and kept pretty clean. Nice atmosphere in the bar, with good priced drinks. My only suggestion, is more tea towels in the kitchen so more people would take care of their own dishes!!! (im sure they would leave more if people would stop stealing them)
YHA is reliable and does things well.. keep up the good work :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colonial Village Resort

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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 
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