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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a great stay at the Reef Lodge hostel. Staff were great, rooms were clean and tidy. Had AC on all the time which was really good as so hot there. Has lockers in rooms. Toilets and showers were clean and had hot water. Kitchen area was also very clean and tidy and supplied tea and Coffee. 5 min walk...

1Thank Graham W
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very sweet hostel we only stayed for 1 night as spent most of our time at Magnetic island! It's very clean and has aircon and free wifi what more could you want! The owner is also very friendly

1Thank ZoeSmith2131
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Hostel, very clean rooms. Also the bathroom was very clean and good equipped kitchen. Good Wifi in the hostel, very quite, so no party hostel. Staff at the reception okay, seemed a little bit nerved by the guests. Can recommend this for a short stay at Townsville or visitation of magnetic island. 10min walk to the Greyhound station and...

1Thank Max W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy to find this hostel on short notice. The rooms, kitchen and bathrooms were all very clean and organized. We appreciated the set-up in the kitchen, it had everything we could need! The AC in the room was amazing, and while the wifi didn't reach our room, it was good by the laundry area. Tv lounges and hammocks...

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in a private room. Loved it! If you are more of a quiet & relaxed traveller in search of a more peaceful hostel to stay, here is the place! Staff are lovely, beds are comfy, air con & wifi included in rooms, clean & well equipped kitchen, lovely tropical plants and decor all around, all in...

Thank Kaytay N
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel a great location for getting the ferry over to magnetic island (5 min walk). Also in a good location for walking up castle hill. The hostel was specious and well kept with nice gardens and relaxation spots. The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were really clean and the site also had a gym room. We had a great quiets...

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely hostel with a really chilled atmosphere. The facilities are fantastic and very clean. The hostel has so much to offer at a very good price. First hostel that I've stayed in that offers gym equipment! The whole place just looks well looked after. The room has good air con, comfy bed and a fridge for food. When we...

Thank Steve S
Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Well the area is good close to pubs, ferry terminal and shops. Lockers in room and aircon was good. Chilled vibe throughout with hammocks and tv area. Very clean room, toilets and kitchen; one thing that ruined the cleanliness of the room was in the morning beds where made but the duvet was not changed! We watched her changed the...

1Thank Mike-and-Shannon
DeanNixonHarding, Manager at Reef Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Mike and Shannon for taking the time to leave your feedback. Yes, the young couple from England, I remember you both quite well. Sadly in this industry, sometimes it's a case of not being able to please everybody all of the time. You will find with ALL accommodation houses, duvets or bed covers do not get washed every...

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

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking 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: $20 - $59 (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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