Woolshed Eco Lodge
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Woolshed Eco Lodge

181 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 Australia
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En suite double or twin room
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Communal kitchen, dining and tv room, with a fridge, gas cookers, microwave, toaster, pots, utensils
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4.5
#2 of 5 hostels in Hervey Bay
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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The Woolshed Eco Lodge is a sustainable,friendly, family run hostel, that offers a wide range of comfortable, cosy country style accommodation. All buildings are designed around an Australiana theme and set on a large property with tropical gardens. The hostel is right in the center of town, only 5 min. from the beach, supermarket, shops, restaurants & pubs. We offer motel style en suite doubles & twins with air con,Deluxe double and twins with air con, standard doubles & twins (air con on request) and a variety deluxe and budget dorms. When you choose to stay with us you're supporting a sustainable future.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Yoga classes
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Car park
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

181 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
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Hervey Bay Airport
Bundaberg Airport
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Matt G wrote a review Sept 2020
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Set off a main road in Hervey Bay, this small but cosy Hostel style accommodation is a hidden gem. This former backpackers hostel is a great place for a large family to have a relaxing break without breaking the bank or camping out. Our family room was basic with 2 bunks, a double bed and a couch but it was just what we needed. The property has a small bbq area and some hammocks in shady spots and a small open area where the kids could run wild and kick a ball. A camp kitchen/common room was also available where we could wash up and cook if need be without having to do it in the room plus the early risers could hang out here and watch TV without waking up the rest of the family. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who tried to help us get last minute whale watching tours (calling multiple outlets to no avail) and when we had an issue with hot water, it was fixed within 5 minutes. This might just become our secret hideaway for short trips to the Bay. Its also easy walking distance to the Esplanade, Lawn Bowls Club, Church and plenty of local parks.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 7 Oct 2020
Thank you Matt you've made our day!! Our rebrand and name change launched at the beginning of 2020 and we are grateful for the support we have received. Our luxury camping concept fills a space in the market for quick affordable family getaways, couples and friends wanting a private room with ensuite or larger groups or singles happy to share dorm style. The Woolshed is in the middle of Hervey Bay in the suburb of Scarness and only 5 minutes walk to a safe swimming beach, park, cafes and restaurants. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Cheers Meg and Brent
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Hana wrote a review Jan 2021
K'gari (Fraser Island), Australia31 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at the Eco Lodge! The staff were incredibly help, even the other guests seemed part of the team with a wonderfully welcoming feeling in the communal areas.

We had the best night sleep in a quiet little ensuite room around the back and we just loved how environmentally conscious the owners are. Thank you for a great nights stay and all the advice you gave that helped make our stay so unforgettable. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Thanks Mumma Bear! We're fortunate to host some of the world's most awesome humans. Everyday is an adventure at the Woolshed and the ironed shirt looked great thanks to Marie!!
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summutha wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia486 contributions68 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked to stay as the place looked great.
We then read the reviews before arriving and were quite nervous.
Upon arrival we were very pleasantly surprised by the friendly and very welcoming owners.
The staff are also very friendly and helpful.
We booked a double ensuite room, we got room 'A' which has an unusual configuration but is well organised and very comfortable with a memory foam mattress topper making the bed luxurious.
We later learned that the room is setup to be able to be opened up to 3 rooms for multiple people.
The grounds are well kept and like a tropical oasis with lots of wildlife including birds, fish and frogs.
The kitchen and bbq areas are spotlessly cleaned and do have rules around use which are well observed and should be obeyed, clean what you use is the main gist of it.
There are plenty of pots, pans and utensils to help you cook up everything you could possibly need.
There is no oven.
The only downsides we could find is there is no screen door on room 'A' so we were unable to leave the door open for air flow and the ceiling fan has an annoying tick.
We will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 15 Apr 2023
Thank you for your feedback and detailed description of your Woolshed Experience. The room you were in is part of the original homestead which explains the unusual configuration. Security screens are on all windows and adding a screen door and fan noisy fan has been mentioned to maintenance and will be added to the repairs schedule. See you next time!
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Odessa R wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We paid 100$ for a private room where you need to pay extra for the aircon, pay extra for cutlery, the wall is only a piece of MDF so you hear everything, the mattress is not comfortable and it's really old.

To be fair the environment is cool and quiet but the hostel is cheap quality and way overpriced compared to what you can find at that price in the area. So basically stay there if you don't have another choice or for one-night max.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 11 June 2022
You booked our last room available for 1 night, last minute during the Easter weekend which is the busiest weekend of the year!! We can confidently say the only reason you booked this budget double room was because nothing else was available for 1 night. The standard rate for this budget offering is between $69 and $75, You paid $95, due to being last minute and a 1 night stay during a peak time. Aircon was included in the rate and we've never had an extra fee for cutlery. Maybe your confused with another property you've stayed at?? This room was available due to a late cancellation and the extra charge was added to cover house keeping for a one night stay during a peak period. In this case the early bird catches the worm and to avoid disappointment in future plan ahead during long weekends.
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Sara S wrote a review Aug 2023
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location. Upon arrival I was provided with a box of dishes and cutlery for my stay. My room was nicely set up (dorm room of 4) and was well looked after by housekeeping during my stay. Small lockers available in the room for valuables. The room I stayed in backed into the staff quarters, and occasionally you could hear them talking late at night. Sheets and extra blankets were provided, and an aircon and fans were available to use.
The showers were a good temperature and pressure, and plenty of room so your things don’t get wet,
There was plenty of space in the fridge, however the kitchen could have been better stocked with some more utensils. The lighting in the communal room is a bit dim, but not a big problem. Nice couches in front on the tv, with books and games to play.
Reception seems to be by appointment only, but there is a number to call if you need to contact them. The only interaction I had was check in and check out, and it was polite.
Overall it was a decent stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2024
Thank you for your detailed feedback Sara, its great to hear we provided everything you needed. Our reception is on call between 12pm and 4pm everyday and open from 9am to 12pm and 4pm to 7pm.
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Vicky M wrote a review May 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The eco lodge is situated in a brilliant area, surrounded by trees, and local wildlife. You don't realise how big the place is until you go round the back to where the rooms are located. Our rooms was a double room which had tea, coffee, kettle and fridge facilities. The room was immaculate, and super comfy. There was an air-conditioning unit in the room. The bathroom facilities were located a couple of rooms down and these were spotless. There is a lovely BBQ area with good seating area, its surrounded by trees and garden. The Common seating area and kitchen is comfy with plenty of space to cook your meals.
The eco lodge is situated 5 mins walk to the esplanade, where there is cafes and pubs.
There is a Wetside water park not far from the eco lodge. We cycled past, it only took 10 minutes if that!
The beach is lovely, you can walk one way for 6km and 6km the other direction.
We found a brewery " Cauldron Brewing". Excellent place, lovely ales, lagers and ciders. We cycled here which only took 15minutes.
Don't forget to try the pie shop. "Pie& Pastry Paradise". Wow they are great pies!
We took the ferry over the Frasier island and walked to Lake McKenzie. Such a beautiful place.
We would stay again at the Woolshed Eco Lodge, as its in a great location, the owners Megan and Brent are really nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 14 Apr 2023
Thank you for taking the time to give a detailed description of the Woolshed and the local area and I'm sure other travellers will find this helpful when planning their Fraser Coast adventure. See you next time.
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Karim R wrote a review Apr 2023
6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The small hostel is surrounded integrated by nature. Really nice vibe because of it. Relatively small hostel and easy to make friends. Furthermore, I really liked how they helped me by the phone and the small baskets with your own cutlery, so you don't have to look for it across the kitchen and keep your own clean.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 15 Apr 2023
Thank you for your feedback Karim and your appreciation of our customer service and cutlery sets!
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123LaTe123 wrote a review Nov 2022
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Meagan and Brent were very nice and helpful. I experienced first hand how they made it their No 1 priority to make their (female) guests feel welcome and safe.

If you arrive by bus you should be aware that its about a 35-40 min walk but public transport and taxis are available and very much affordable.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 15 Apr 2023
Thank you for your feedback. Comfort and security is a priority at the Woolshed. We have 2 buses stopping outside the Woolshed and cost only $2.40 to the bus station, we also have uber, taxi 131008 and private drivers such as Rideall available to guests needing transfers. We hope to see you again soon
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Trevor B wrote a review Sept 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great accommodation, friendly and helpful staff, very clean and one of the best kept kitchens I have come across. I had no problems walking from the Transit Centre and it is a short walk to the esplanade for a swim or to frequent one of the many good cafes. I stayed a couple of nights at beginning and end of my hiking trip to K’gari and Megan and Brent provided excellent suggestions for cafes and looked after my excess luggage during my hike. The great hike on K’gari was a wonderful experience and highly recommend the Train/Bus connection to Hervey Bay to explore Harvey Bay and K’gari.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 26 Mar 2022
Thank you Trevor, Hervey Bay is a good central base to visit K'Gari with the river heads ferry taking you to close to the highlights of the island to start your hike.
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Olivia S wrote a review Nov 2021
Mornington Island17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a rainy day with no ubers around so I was slightly drenched and deflated arriving at reception. But all that faded away with Megan’s warm greeting and her little dog is adorable too. It was a pleasure to stay at this eco lodge which felt like it was housed in its own bit of rainforest. The interior was great as well, with every piece of decor looking like it had been carefully chosen. I felt calm and uplifted here. If I am ever in Hervey Bay again I will definitely return!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Megan Schrider, Owner at Woolshed Eco Lodge
Responded 26 Mar 2022
Xena the staffy certainly knows how to lift spirits and our tropical rainforest setting is a welcome retreat from the busy city, yet only 5 minutes walk to many culinary delights and beautiful Scarness beach.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$71 - AU$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Woolshed Backpackers
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandFraser CoastHervey Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woolshed Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum (1.1 km), Ellen Foulds Fine Art Gallery (1.2 km), and Z-PAC Theatre (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, shuttle bus service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Top room amenities include a dining area, a seating area, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Odyssey Bistro, Banksia Seafood And Grill, and Maddigan's Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Woolshed Eco Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Hervey Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Woolshed Eco Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
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