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Reef Lodge Backpackers
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36 reviews
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“Cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

I stayed here last year for 3 weekends whilst I was volunteering within the region. Rooms were clean and adequate. I prefered staying in one of the back rooms behind the gym and kitchen. The room closest to the road was very noisy at night but that was to be expected as there are bars and nightclubs very close. I enjoyed my stay here and would come back again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Wellington, NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Bit military style in the running- strange manager. I guess thats why its VERY clean and tidy. But is lacking in soul, despite the Tibetan flags and Budda statues. Its well equipped, kitchens, DVD libraries, big lounge areas. Pots of herbs dotted round the place. The dorm was bright, spacious, ensuite and clean. Depsite the cleanliness I still got bed bugged 
Townsville is a neat little place though- recommend coming!
So a mixed bag; I had an okay stay but left scratching and cursing.....

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

outstandingly clean...mature clientele,meet some nice ppl and the ambience is very peaceful,dean and his staff do a great job in presenting such a clean and welcoming environment...u can see the results of they're efforts...planning to stay again

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Best hostel i ever stayed at, and all the friends i met agree! Great place to make friends and really good location, Irish bar across the road! gona miss this place soo much! Thanks guys! x x x x

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

The hostel in itself is ok. Rooms clean sheets clean toilets ok as are bathrooms my only real issue was the owners at first but when we got talkin they we're fine although the lady did hose me down apparently by accident but who knows maybe she thought I needed a wash !

  • Stayed September 2011
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Additional Information about Reef Lodge Backpackers

Property: Reef Lodge Backpackers
Address: 4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Townsville
Price range (per night): ₹ 972 - ₹ 2,850
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reef lodge Backpackers and budget accommodation in Townsville caters to travelers looking for a quiet place to relax and chill out. "LONLEY PLANET" The cruisy atmosphere at Townsvilles best hostel extends from Buddhist sculptures and hammocks strewn through the gardens to an outdoor cinema with swinging lounges and more than 1200 DVD's. There is a games room with bench presses free weights and a retro video game machine (space invaders Frogger Paceman ... Very cool) The large kitchen, Dorms and private rooms are all spotless. WE are are in the center of Townsville city, with a short 500m walk to the Greyhound, Premier bus terminal, Magnetic Island ferry terminal, beach, city center and the "Reef HQ" "Museum" "Cultural Center" are straight over the road. We have a "no alcohol policy" after 10-30pm and we ask the people to be respectful of the other guests who are staying at the Reef Lodge. We have a large communal kitchen with all the utilities you require to cook. There are many communal area where people can sit around including hammocks, recreational room with a small gym, pool table and retro video game machine. ... more   less 
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