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sthlm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent kitchen shared with only a few people. Free bikes to borrow, and electric ones at a daiy rate of 20AUD. AC cost an extra 6USD a day. Free pickup and dropoff at bus station. This was one of my best stays in Australia and the beach is just down the road a few hundred meters. Highly recommended...

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Belfast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night before my Fraser Island trip and then I came back for 2 nights after! I have just read the other reviews on here about the manager Gary being unhelpful, I don't see how anyone could write that as he was more than helpful with anything I needed. He emailed me as soon as I...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hostel for one night. We enjoyed taking the bikes out of the esplanade for the day and cooking in the clean kitchen. The rooms and shared bathroom are very clean and cozy. Gary was very nice and friendly, as well as his staff. We had an unfortunate incident during our stay, and he...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A great little hostel, a proper bed as I was in a twin room. A similar feel to a house with a living room, kitchen area and good wifi which is free. The staff are very helpful and understanding. A great location to be collected for all the trips leaving from Hervey Bay. Well worth a stay

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Thank Alan W
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with this hostel. We loved the lay out, each unit has its own kitchen which means the kitchen isn't crowded. The whole place was spotlessly clean. They were really helpful with allowing us to leave stuff behind when going to Fraser and we arrived back late but there were no problems. Overall great place to stay before and...

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Thank MeganWilliams101x
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel has 4 units with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen in each. It is very clean and lovely made. Very friendly and helpful staff, i got a map and loads tipps where to go and what to do! They also have free bikes to explore hervey bay. Would highly recomment this one Great value...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were a walk in in a rainy day. The girl at the front desk was nice, she checked us in, showed us the house where we would be staying and even provided information about the place. The house was nice and clean! We had our own room, but shared the bathroom and kitchen. With was no drama as the...

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Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Been here for two nights with my boyfriend, such a lovely place. Nice and quiet, feels like we've had the place to ourselves!! We have one of the double bed rooms, everything you need here. Cooker, fridge, free wifi. Would recommend!!!

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Realy friendly and nice hostel I have ever stayed in. Very helpfull and also friendly staff. Bikes are available and also electric bikes for a fee. Very good quiet place. I recommend to everyone who comes to Hervey Bay.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hostel with really nice staff Organised late check in no problem and stored our bags and let us park our car overnight when we went on our Fraser trip. Lovely comfortable beds. Nice units with one kitchen for only three rooms so kitchen never too busy. Everything you need. Definitely recommend Hannah

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small, friendly, spotlessly clean, family-run, quality, budget accommodation with ocean views and cool comfortable king-size rooms all year round. At "The Friendly" you can relax and enjoy the delights of beautiful Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Experience personal service and develop friendships with fellow guests in a quiet, intimate setting. No rowdy bars, no cramped dorms, no walking to an outside amenities block, just relax, meet new friends and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friendly Hostel

Address: 182 Torquay Rd, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Scarness
Price Range: ₹ 2,420 - ₹ 3,024 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Friendly Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Rooms at the back of the hostel are quieter as there is a bus pick up out the front every morning around 7am.”
 of 5 bubbles jessicahD6591LO, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“This is a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles juliea893, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Take the bikes out!”
 of 5 bubbles Codie90, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“No pool but could not remove this from the rating once I clicked on it :)”
 of 5 bubbles Cc_Ireland2013, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Some rooms are dorms but they do have rooms for couples”
 of 5 bubbles weentty, 3 Apr 2013 | Read review
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