Fantastic little hostel. Rooms are spotless, beds were made and the rooms were a decent size. We were in a 4 bed dorm, which included a double bed-luxury! The common areas are nice and include two t.vs, one with a playstation and games and one with digital television and a range of channels. The owners were absolutely fantastic and went out of their way to make sure everybody was happy. Their dog was lovely too. The hostel is the only one in mission beach town its self so is a one minute walk to the beach and shops. There is also a free shuttle from the bus station to the hostel. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a hostel close to amenities and to anyone that wants a quiet and relaxed stay. The only downside is you have to pay for the wifi-$3 for 1 hour or $5 for 2 hours, which I feel is expensive but everything else is so great, it isn't really an issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mission Beach Retreat YHA, situated in the center of Mission Beach, is unlike any other hostel in the area. We are a family owned boutique backpacker hostel offering dorm share and private accommodation. We have a fully functioning tour desk with access to the best rates for all tours not only in Mission Beach but all along the east coast and across Australia. We have food and drink specials organised for guests at local bars/restaurants and have free activities of our own every day. We offer a relaxed, home-from-home style living with 14 kms of pristine Mission Beach Sand and great views at our back door. Rainforest/nature trails and walks start from our doorstop with amazing native wildlife all around us (such as the endangered cassowary). ... more less