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Mission Beach Retreat
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of this tiny, calm hostel, located right at the beach. Best place to just chill out and hang around. There is not much to do in mission beach, but we liked the hostel, the atmosphere and the staff so much that we extended and stayed for four nights.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is the perfect Hostel for Mission Beach. It was so clean and welcoming. The common area was more like a home with big squishy sofas and big tv.

Mesa and Josef are lovely, as were all of the staff. They really made us feel welcome and even booked our skydive for us.

The room was lovely and cool and the beds were so compfy. Two pillows are provived as standard which makes a nice change from some of the lumpy things I have experinced at other hostels.

Was traveling in a group of 3 and really enjoyed our stay here. Would highly recomend.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

My stay at the YHA in Mission Beach was really the worst during my whole 3 week trip. The hostel is compared to the others I stayed at rather dirty, the staff pretty snobby (exception: the reception), the internet expensive and slow, no way to lock anything etc.
I finally left earlier, I had booked 3 nights and left after 2 what was also due to a lack of things to do, neither the Dunk Island Water Taxi operated (I still don't know why), nor the sailing tour offered by the hostel. No adequate alternatives offered.
I cannod recommend it, but maybe I just had bad luck.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We really loved this place. The rooms are clean and have air conditioning, the kitchen is well equipped and the stuff is helpful and nice. We asked at the reception for a way to see Paronella Park and they offered us to take us up there - we spent a great day together. The YHA is located right next to the beach. Bars and cafes close very early, so there is not a lot to do at night time, but there are a lot of games, play stations, books and a TV. We would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Susann W
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Basic hostel, no frills.

We stayed in a double room which was reasonably clean - was still a bit dusty and dead bugs on the floor. Air con works and is cold but it's ridiculously old and VERY noisy.

We only stayed one night so didn't get to use kitchen etc but did notice it is open plan (literally no windows) so there were flies and ants galore. 2 TV rooms which were always full of people - quite a relaxed atmosphere.

Staff were very friendly and helpful, I believe they had just taken over the place.

We stayed mid-cyclone weather so didn't really get to see mission beach at its best.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Hotel has a very friendly and helpfully staff and the rooms are clean. There is also a Shuttle bus Service to the Bus Station and to the Supermarket. The village is very small but very Nice. Ít was very Nice to stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hostel is perfectly situated on mission beach, its just a 1-2 minute walk away! Now the hostel its self isn't all thrills, its basic....but the atmosphere there is really nice and chilled. The staff were really friendly and went out of their own way to help you out, telling you whats worth to see, where to eat and just handy tips..thank you adam! They also have a nice little service which where they drive you to the greyhound station, and also pick you up. Should you need a shopping run they also do these! Overall really nice stay on a beautiful beach, great staff, great location and excellent value for money

Room Tip: if there are two of you...it may only be $1-2 more if you share it between you and if you have a YHA...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mission Beach Retreat

Address: 49 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Mission Beach
Price Range: $16 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hostel located directly in the centre of Mission Beach village. 50 Metres to all amenities... Supermarket, Bars, Restaurants, skydive centre, post office and 14 km's of the beautiful Mission Beach itself. We are a designated pick-up location for raging thunder rafting. Our well established tour desk operates from our reception desk and we can help with your travel plans. Come and stay in our little home-from-home. ... more   less 

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