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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel is centrally located in Townsville close to the aquarium and several restaurants. Its also a short walk from the Greyhound station. We only stayed two nights to go to the Billabong Sanctuary. The room was nice with a wardrobe, air-con and a fridge. It was very clean as well. The facilities were nice and well maintained. Toilets and...

1Thank Fabienne P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends had a relaxed stay here. We checked into a four bed dorm for three nights and for two of those nights we got the four bed dorm to ourselves just the three of us. We slept well here no issues and there was air con/fans in the rooms. We seen cleaners every morning and all the...

Thank MollsB94
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Easy to get to from the greyhound stop. The room was smaller than other hostels but this wasn't a problem as we were barely there. The fridge in the room was great for storing food and water. I could only find one toilet and shower which isn't great for all the guests staying there. Close proximity to the restaurants, shops...

2Thank Lovesholidays1985
DeanNixonHarding, Manager at Reef Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Not sure where you were looking as there are 12 bathrooms and toilets for the property. These are marked on the property map you are given when you check in. Thank you for the nice comments. All the best for the rest of your holiday. Reef Lodge

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ended up staying at this hostel for two night. Probably one of the nicest so far on our trip. First stay was just a night before we travelled to Magnetic Island for the night. Hostel is very well kept. The owners appear to live on site. Room is very clean, spacious, has a fridge in room and a TV with...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

very chilled out and relaxing place!! rooms are ok and big with safes for valuables. there is a lot of outside seating and places to chill! the staff cooked something for us each night like spaghetti bolognese and panacakes!!!!!

1Thank r0bynb23
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stayed here whilst touring the East Coast and was one of the nicest hostels we stayed in. Unfortunately only managed to stay for one night. The room was clean, had a tv on the wall and a fridge which was perfect for our cooler bag. The toilets and showers although not sparkly clean were clean enough with very powerful showers...

Thank Ellie H
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The room had a double bed, just what I needed after 10 days on a sailing ship. The kitchen was great, and the facilities were clean. The colour scheme was like a beach house and if had WIFI!!! The staff were knowledgeable and thorough, yet unobtrusive.

Thank Tony R
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

chose Reef initially for its central location to the bus and ferry terminals...can only repeat what others have written here much more eloquently than me that this hostel is super clean and tidy and the whole vibe so relaxed..a credit to the owners,more hostel operators could learn from them

1Thank mw1162
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect such a sweet little hostel. They put a Lot of effort in the interior to make the guests feel comfortable. Wifi even in the rooms. Clean rooms and kitchen. Nice chill out, relax and eating sites... Really a Familiar Place, we would stay there again!

Thank Alica F
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Eventhough Townsville wasn't my favourite city on my east coast trip, this backpackers was totally friendly and clean. They offer you so much more than other backpackers. I just found that the price for laundry is a bit expensive with 5$ for the washing machine and 1$ for 10min Dryer. The average price for both are 3$. But all in...

Thank Markus Š
DeanNixonHarding, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Markus and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Sorry you found the washer and dryer expensive however they are jumbo machines and are cheaper than the local Laundromats charging $7 per wash. There is a cloths drying line you could have used which cost $0. Were happy you liked the hostel and enjoyed your stay in...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Reef Lodge Backpackers

Address: 4 Wickham St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Price Range: $21 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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“Check their own website for special deals!”
 of 5 bubbles kynar2015, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Always choose the backpackers special sometimes you are lucky and get a 4 six bed dorm for the same money as an 8 bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles Alicejeannine, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms that face towards the Strand are quieter as they don't face th Irish Pub and Nighclubs”
 of 5 bubbles karabash78, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Whether your alone or in a couple, get a double room - $65 bucks or so!! Are you kidding? TV,Air con, fridge, bedding, good storage space.”
 of 5 bubbles 67benjamint, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Most rooms are fine, from 1 person to dorm style for many people. I had Rm24 which was a Motel styled room.”
 of 5 bubbles Riptoad, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
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