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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...

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights. Close to the beach, cafes and bars. Clean and quiet with free bikes to hire. Cycle way all the way along the sea front. Staff are willing to help with tours to Fraser Island, a must. Pick up and drop off to the bus terminal. What more do you want.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Pretty close to Scarness Beach shops & supermarket, free bikes to ride along the awesome track from pier to point, great way to spend the day. Fast & fantastic tour bookings, free shuttle bus to Torquay Bus stop, clean hostel, great staff, thanks Gary for an awesome stay! Won't do better for the price.

Thank Talon T
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights with my 12 year old son. Great location, comfortable, clean, loved the electric bikes. Gary was helpful. Would definitely recommend. I was worried it would be noisy but twin room was great. Clean well set up kitchen if you want to self cater. Loved the guinea pigs.

Thank LisaJaneKing
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We spent a few nights at the friendly hostel. When we visited Fraser Island, we could leave our bags in the hostel and Gary (awesome lad!) helped us getting around. Also no problem to book for an additional halfday when we had to wait for the bus, also fora friendly price! Keep up the good work Gary!

Thank NetzMetdinov
The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We (myself and partner) stayed here in june 2016. We had a private room, which was clean. Gary, the host, is truly very helpfull. We wanted to go on an excursion to Fraser Island and he provided us with brochures and some extra infirmation. After we decided what for tour we wanted, he booked the excursion for us (free service)...

Thank Michelle8500
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When we arrived within the designated check-in hours the reception was empty and locked, with only a note explaining that a member of staff was simply next door and accessible by a phone number. However when we called this number, there was no answer and despite numerous attempts and messages left we received no response. After over an HOUR a...

Thank Tor D

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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 

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Address: 182 Torquay Rd, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Scarness
Price Range: $51 - $64 (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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