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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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...

Thank MeganWilliams101x
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

Thank Fabiindli
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

Thank RosarinhoPT
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!!!

Thank alexburton93
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.

Thank Tomst72
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

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It's everything and more than a "Friendly Hostel" and I completely recommend it. The staff were very accommodating even before we arrived with regards our check in as we arrived later than the office hours. We stayed one night and were allowed leave our luggage and car at the premises as we had an over night tour booked. Very clean...

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best hostel I have been in Australia up to now. There are a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom on every floor. Everything is clean and the wifi is good as well. Moreover the place is really quiet so I recommend this hostel to everyone who is looking for a place to stay for a while.

Thank FrancescaMassi
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The hostel offers a free transport service to and from the Greyhound bus station, which is great, and has free bicycles for customers. Free wifi too. The place is very clean, quiet and in a safe area. The beach is quite near. They arrange for the customers whale-watching tours at no cost.

Thank Gabriela T
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Not impressed. Very dated with limited facilities including no BBQ. Dark fusty rooms. Bikes available for use but should be put in a skip. Manager less than friendly. Did not remain open until stated time so had to let selves in. He wouldn't give a shuttle to the greyhound as he starts his day at 8 and the bus departed...

Thank sally y

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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
Price Range: RM89 - RM191 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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