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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the travel agents talk you into this package. I presume they are owned my Greyhound as it was obvious this was the only Frazer Island tour they can sell. We heard a whole load of rubbish from our rep Dom (Cairns) that Palace are the only company allowed to camp on the Island...well I don't know where Dom...

Thank Bossman88
Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour might be expensive but it's absolutely worth the money! You get so see a lot of different things which would be impossible without a tour guide like for example the amazing Chris. He knows basically everything about the Island, the animals and the Natives and you can ask him anything you want. He's also very chilled, and you...

Thank EstherGse
Trollhattan, Sweden
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Booked this Fraser Island tour with Greyhound wicked travel in Brisbane. We were first told everything is included and we get 2 nights for free in the hostel in Hervey Bay so we could also leave our luggage there. We turn up and find out we have to pay to keep our luggage in the hostel during our Fraser Island...

Thank elian461
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Did the Fraser Island 4wd Tour here. What an amazing place to be. The tour guide i had and other ones i came across were a bit weird, but you definetly see as much as possible. There were alot of drinking games in the evening, which the guide had a lot of fun with, pushing people to drink more. That...

Thank Lionheart92
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Hostel - AMAZING Cars - AMAZING Tour guide - AMAZING Ferry - AMAZING (SAW WHALES!) A lot of tours go from Rainbow beach - everyone we met had a nightmare due to the tides restricting the cars being able to drive up the beach as from Rainbow beach you enter to the south of the Island quite a long way...

Thank Barry B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived late and saw they had rooms online. Could park outside. We were given a 10bed dorm but only 4 of us had it to ourselves with ensuite. The bathroom was clean with a hot shower. Kitchen facilities awesome, loads of plates pans etc! Air con in room! In the morning the staff couldn't have been more helpful with...

Thank Travelhappy8820
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay, we had a fantastic time. Really handy, the greyhound bus dropped off and picked us up directly across the road from hostel, with beach directly across from hostel as well. Everything was nice and clean! Staff was friendly and organized. Had a briefing with the guide, so we knew exactly what to take on the island...

Thank beejimmy
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Our car broke on Fraser Island and we were left stranded. Palace offered us a free ride off the island and even let us use the shower before heading on our way. Some of the most genuinely nice people I've ever met

1Thank Ellie D
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

100% would recommend this tour! It's very well organised and it simply amazing. We got to see all of the sites on Fraser Island including a plane ride over the whole island for a largely reduced price of $60. My friend and I were on the trip with a great group of people. Fraser Island is the most beautiful place...

Thank mj2867
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with a friend as part of the 2 day/night trip to Fraser + 2 days stay in Hervey package. The hostel is great, all the areas are clean and the staff are friendly. There are 4 free computers to use as well as WiFi and a cinema room. The kitchen isn't massive but it seems the hostel is...

Thank OJCohen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay is located a 50m from the beach and across the road of the Greyhound Bus stop! We offer dorm (4 beds to 10 beds) and private rooms. We are also happy to provide you 24-hour television access, secure lockers, communal laundry and entertaining areas. At Palace, we like to ensure you feel right at home during your stay. So why not check out one of our dorm, twin or double rooms and stay a night! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay

Address: 184 Torquay Rd, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay > Scarness
Price Range: $26 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Smaller rooms better”
 of 5 bubbles ArchieCamb, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private room was really nice”
 of 5 bubbles alinam230, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here - that's my advice!”
 of 5 bubbles 986nicholac, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for smaller room if possible, large ones had 2 plugs between 10”
 of 5 bubbles verityt2013, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“In the hostel try not to be staying in the same apartment as everyone who got back from Fraser that night!”
 of 5 bubbles AliceT658, 8 Feb 2014 | Read review
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