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Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

Hostelworld.comUS$ 34*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It's a great hostel. There're a lot of free activities like free shuttlebus or free bbq. The stuff is also friendly and anything is clean. I stayed about 3 nights in a 4 bedroom. The kitchen is used but very clean.

Thank Sascha P
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited for one night and we were very impressed. The staff are amazingly fun and energetic ! The hostel is cleaner than most .. First thing in the morning there was someone up cleaning .. Then again after during the evening and then again during night time !! Beds were damp but it is very humid place. Reception was...

Thank Reviewingtheviews
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. and what a wonderful review! Our main aim here, is show people just how much there is to do mission beach, and to help them get the most out of their stay here. There are so many wonderful places to see and activities to do. I'm...

Remoulins, France
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a traditional backpacker hostel with a couple of private rooms also listed via AirBnB. It is not the standard you would expect from a private rental but as a backpacker it delivers everything it advertises for: the young people, the very large kitchen, the shared facilities... As a private rental the Absolute backpacker has to improve: clean, fairly...

Thank Chris C
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor, and thank you for your comments. We are always looking for ways to improve our service, and your comments about the towels are very helpful, and they are all being changed and checked as we speak. With regards to your comments as an Air B and...

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stayed here for 1 night travelling down from cairns to Brisbane, it was easily the quietest most chilled out hostel we stayed at as a group for a long time. we managed to be there in time for the quiz which we WON (a bottle of wine)! and was so much more chilled out and not loud compared to other...

Thank BrunswickFisherman
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Trip advisor. and wow! what a review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay here. our main aim is to create a relaxed and stress free environment so people can chill in-between magnetic island and Cairns. But also, so encourage people to enjoy the paradise that is mission beach....

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night to do the Skydive, the hostel is nice and spacious, especially the lounge area. The wifi is excellent and we also had a free bbq in the evening (Sunday evening). Staff are friendly but a lot of the people there seem to stay in their same clique. We had an issue with our room and...

Thank David H
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time write this review. Our guests thoughts are so important to us. I'm so pleased to hear that our staff were able to help with your situation and ensured you had a good nights sleep. With regards to our location, we are in a secluded spot. However with our shuttle bus running daily,...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The location here is great, Woolworth's practically opposite, Wongaling beach is a 5-10 min walk down the road. The accommodation was a great price compared to others. This was by far the most unloved building we've stayed in for 3 months of travelling in Aus. By this I mean; rust, dust, cobwebs, not sure if it was dirt or a...

Thank Georgia M
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very insightful and honest review. The thought of our guests are very important to us. The more feedback we get, the more we can try and do to improve our hostel. you are correct in saying that the hostel is a bit tired. we try and clean it as...

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This was a flying visit for us but we arrived quite late that night. When we had arrived, the beds were quite damp. They were clean it was just a little annoying. On the plus side there was free internet which is great to get in Australia and they were very accommodating letting us check in late.

Thank Sheena F
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel. We really do appreciate all comments received by our valued guests. Thank you for bringing to our attention about the dampness on the bed. This is a constant Battle when living in 80% humidity. but it is one that we will keep fighting. hopefully it will be better...

Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Not only is ABSOLUTE a superior place in PERFORMANCE and PRESENTATION but it also is a stand out in the 3 Ls stakes. Say what? Um....the 3 Ls the real estate agents are always banging on about: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. LOCATION 1 – ABSOLUTE is only 200m from the area"s GREYHOUND bus stop. This is important in a location as...

Thank blackeldo
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. it was so lovely having you here as part of our little absolute family. I do hope that other travellers will read this review, and take what wonderful positive energy you have poured into your words. here at absolute, we wish you all the best on you...

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights and one thing is for sure... Bring mozzie stuff!! The hostel grounds are pretty with a pool and an open veranda/kitchen with good stuff to use. The room was alright but a bit disappointing because the air con was broken and the mosquito door doesn't lock so it was a decision whether to...

Thank Leigh-Anne M
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you for bringing to our attention the issue with the lock. I can assure you that is problem has now been fixed. With regards to the showers, we are trying to solve the issue. So hopefully we shall have fully functioning showers very soon....

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I backpacked down the east coast solo, and never in my 6 weeks did I feel so isolated and excluded as I did here. The staff are a big clique group of girls who don't involve you at all. I felt like the new girl at a high school trying to fit in, it was terrible. I was solo for...

Thank sadipops23
bradabsolute, Manager at Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review and giving us feedback. I do apologise that you felt isolated while staying with us. We have been quite the last couple of weeks which has meant the place has been quite. I have spoken to the girls to ensure that they include the guests more in their activities. I hope the rest of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

Address: 28 Wongaling Beach Rd, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia (Formerly Mission Beach Backpackers Lodge)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Wongaling Beach
Price Range: ₹ 1,486 - ₹ 2,842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“I slept in a van in the carpark. it was lovely.”
BrunswickFisherman, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“great for group travellers or travellers wanting to meet new people”
bellebond1994, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with AC, Do a skydive!”
geroge4982, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Best hostel”
travelistheway2015, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Ask if they have a room with air con as it is very humid up here :) Otherwise they hostel is nice :)”
983piam, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
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