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Mission Beach Retreat YHA

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite hostels in Oz. The owners are very friendly, and the place is super chilled out. Everything was really clean and the open plan layout makes it feel really comfortable. The rooms were a good size and we had large ensuite with our room. The pool is awesome too. 2min walk to the beach and pub.

Thank deltoro1990
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel is really cosy and the commonarea is really nice. Short way to the beach. Rooms are quite basic but incl AC!! Hostel little bit out from town but everyday was possible to get a lift to the nearest supermarket. The hostel area is really calm and this is good place to relax for the next adventures. Owner couple... More 

Thank Elli R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A very casual backpackers with a open kitchen right next to the beach. Cool artwork on the walls and very close to all amenities and mission beach shops. Has a bush which runs a few times a day to pick up people from the greyhound buses and take guests into wondaling to go Woolies. Great place to stay

Thank Beck P
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Only stayed a day and 2 nights but it was such a lovely little hostel. Felt like home. Beds were comfy. Rooms were fairly clean. Be sure to do one of Evie's adventure tours whilst your there. Overall lovely stop over on my way down the East Coast.

Thank Layna F
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best yhas I have seen. Friendly staff, communal activities in the evenings if you want them and Evies local tours are very good for a completely reasonable, backpacker price. Lovely situation a minutes walk from the beach with free shuttles to and from Woolworths throughout the day.

Thank Marc H
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

9 bed dorm but didn't feel crowded. Ensuite bathroom. Both seemed clean enough. Free wifi worked well throughout whole hostel and reception let us borrow their laptop to watch our sky diving videos. The kitchen was small but clean with good range of utensils. Staff were nice and friendly and took us to a swimming hole in the rainforest one... More 

Thank Libby R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Yha Mission Beach, it's was of my best hostel on my travel. You have there all what you need. The staff looks also good to the visitors and give them a free shuttelservice from the bus station direct to the hostel. The hostel is not big but small and fine, you know all person there after 1 day. That makes... More 

Thank Fabian A
1 review
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the YHA for 2 nights, because my friend had her skydive over there. First the free pick up from the busstation was really great even as our rooms. Mission Beach is a nice place, but there is not that much to do, so in the beginning we were al little bit bored. Thank god Evie was there!... More 

Thank Loes W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The YHA hostel in Mission Beach is a lovely, well groomed and clean hostel. The atmosphere is really nice and cosy. One of the house rules states that you should talk to other people, it might light up their day and probably yours as well. I am a young female travelling solo and even though I was only in town... More 

Thank VivianSheldon
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The staff are great here. The cleanliness is poor. Clean sheets on the beds but the mattress protectors underneath are so dirty and smell. Clearly have not been washed in a long time, if ever. The room in general was pretty dirty and grubby. No curtain or blind at window so neighbours can see in. Air con smelt of pee... More 

Thank Fiona W
Manager-MBRetreat, Manager at Mission Beach Retreat YHA, responded to this review

Hi Guys, thanks again for taking the time to review our hostel. After your original review via the channel you booked, we took everything into consideration and took the appropriate action. Again, we are very sorry for your experience here during your night with us. As mentioned in our first reply, we do have curtains in all of our rooms... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about Mission Beach Retreat YHA

Address: 49 Porter Prom, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Number of rooms: 8
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“Go in a big dorm, spacious and great for meeting people :)”
 of 5 bubbles KerryJo21, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the $20-$23 big dorms are great! especially for meeting people and its cheap”
 of 5 bubbles Trents91, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles florentined938, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you value an uninterrupted sleep avoid a room near the communal areas (kitchen and lounge area).”
 of 5 bubbles DeathBeforeDecaf, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We paid for a double private and felt it was very good value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles izandstu, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
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