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Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

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34 Sydney St, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia See on map
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Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I will be slightly biased here as I stayed for 2 months whilst on my working holiday visa. I grew to love Gecko's and Mackay. Gecko's has a chilled vibe as a working hostel. It's not really the place to stay for huge party's, but...More

1  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Gecko's is extremely central to everything you need in the area. Look, there isn't much to do in Mackay so you do get what you pay for. Staff are very friendly and helpful with a laid back approach, as you get further North in Queensland....More

1  Thank kevinsfraser
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Gecko's Rest. As it was off peak, the hostel was quiet. There was plenty of space and equipment in the kitchen. Towels were provided and it was very nice to have normal beds and not be in bunk beds....More

1  Thank McZoe96
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

To begin my review, I would like to state that Geckos Rest was a saviour during Cyclone Debbie. Hotel Mackay left us in a bit of a pickle (see my unhappy review on their page) but this hostel had availability - a 3 bedroom to...More

1  Thank Cyclonedebbie
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is just a regular accommodation, nothing special about it. It's rather cheap and the rooms are boring, but okay. You got everything in walking distance tho. Restaurants, shopping centre, etc. I wouldnt really recommend it tho solo travellers tho.

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Gecko's Rest is a family owned and operated budget accommodation provider, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, movie theatre, pubs, nightlife of Mackay, More Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Trail and Artspace Centre. Gecko's Rest backpackers has got a variety of spacious rooms which can sleep up to 48 people. Choose from one of our dorm, single, double or twin rooms on offer. All of our facilities are clean & comfortable and we are fully compliant with all fire safety regulations for your safety and our peace of mind. Every room has air-conditioning and a fridge, storage space for each bed, linen & towels provided. Please note that some of our rooms do not have windows but indirect daylight through the ceiling. Why not chill out by the Bluewater Lagoon, take a scenic walk along the Pioneer River or go on a tour to Eungella, Finch Hatton or Keswick Island. - Eungella/ Finch Hatton Gorge/ Broken River (rainforest, platypus, waterfall): Please book with Reeforest Adventure Tours in advance. - Keswick Island (snorkelling/ kayaks/ buggy hire/ whale watching): Please book with Megaforce Charters in advance. Gecko's Rest is located on Sydney Street, three doors down from Kate O'Reilly's Irish Pub. We are 10 minutes walk from the Greyhound/ Premierbus bus stop (corner Victoria/ Tennyson ST). We are close to Mackay's attractions: Bluewater Trail, Bluewater Lagoon, Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay City Library, Artspace Centre, Queens Park, Heritage & Art Deco walks, Memorial Swim Centre and Bluewater Quay. All other attractions, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Marina/ Harbour, inner city beaches, are easily accessible by bus. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Number of rooms
19
Price range
USD 41 - USD 47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Mackay
Hotel class
Number of rooms
19
Price range
USD 41 - USD 47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Queensland > Mackay
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Traveller (11)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
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"See before you buy! Maybe others smell better - we arrived late so got the last one available!"
vetonn
25 Apr. 2014
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"Room 4, quiet and close to bathrooms"
287jasonm287
11 Feb. 2014
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"Room 1 is right next to the bathrooms but furthest from the street."
20MarkS20
29 Apr. 2012
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