I booked in here for 3 nights and ended up staying 7 mainly because Mission Beach is so relaxing you never want to leave. This is also the only hostel truly on Mission Beach the others are on the other end of town. The hostel has a great location literally takes you 3 minutes to walk onto the beach. Has a great fresh water pool for cooling off in and is right near small food store and eating out places. If you don't have a car you will be reliant on the hostel bus to get you to the big supermarket or marina for trips to Dunk but they are really helpful. Just tell them what you have planned and when and they will run you in. I couldn't get to Dunk as all ferries were booked so the hostel owner arranged for me and another person to be driven to nearby rainforest so we could go for a walk. Hostel owner is really friendly and more then happy to help out with anything if you ask. Accommodation looks a bit basic when you first arrive but it grows on you. Like a student flatshare right by beach. It is very, very laid back and communal areas are all open plan, nice tv area and big kitchen. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm right near the ensuite bathroom was even wardrobe in room. Air conditioning is bit primitive big unit in middle of room but you get used to it. Only gripe was needed more fridges and they could have done with good sort out only thing that didn't seem to be cleaned regularly. All in all if you want to feel completely relaxed and chill out with no airs and graces and get to see real Mission beach this is definitely the place to stay
- 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
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