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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't stay at this place! The place is dirty. The fridge doesn't close. You need to pay to have air conditioning (if your lucky enough to actually have someone to pay to) but worse of all, they lie. They said there will be a free shuttle until 19:00. But when we got to the bus station at 18:40 and called...

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TheFriendlyHostel, Manager at Friendly Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Gadi It saddens us to hear that your experience at the hostel did not meet your expectations. However, there are a few points of your review that we would like to address. Our shuttle service runs from 8am to 6:30pm. As the Greyhound bus you arrived on is always late, we informed you by email that if it arrives...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stayed here for one night only, but had an enjoyable stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the kitchen and bathroom facilities were great also. The room had no air con which was poor as it got really warm at night and the pillow was very thin. The place overall looked a bit run down, but overall we enjoyed our...

Thank Cocoon321
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent kitchen shared with only a few people. Free bikes to borrow, and electric ones at a daiy rate of 20AUD. AC cost an extra 6USD a day. Free pickup and dropoff at bus station. This was one of my best stays in Australia and the beach is just down the road a few hundred meters. Highly recommended...

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night before my Fraser Island trip and then I came back for 2 nights after! I have just read the other reviews on here about the manager Gary being unhelpful, I don't see how anyone could write that as he was more than helpful with anything I needed. He emailed me as soon as I...

Thank Expert123
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hostel for one night. We enjoyed taking the bikes out of the esplanade for the day and cooking in the clean kitchen. The rooms and shared bathroom are very clean and cozy. Gary was very nice and friendly, as well as his staff. We had an unfortunate incident during our stay, and he...

Thank mptl0504
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A great little hostel, a proper bed as I was in a twin room. A similar feel to a house with a living room, kitchen area and good wifi which is free. The staff are very helpful and understanding. A great location to be collected for all the trips leaving from Hervey Bay. Well worth a stay

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via 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 30 November 2016 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 23 November 2016

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!!!

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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 > Scarness
Price Range: $48 - $60 (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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  • 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.”
jessicahD6591LO, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“This is a hostel”
juliea893, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Take the bikes out!”
Codie90, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“No pool but could not remove this from the rating once I clicked on it :)”
Cc_Ireland2013, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Some rooms are dorms but they do have rooms for couples”
weentty, 3 Apr 2013 | Read review
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