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Mango Eco Tourist Hostel
Seattle, Washington
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“Also an odd experience”
Reviewed 18 September 2009

I have to agree with the previous post -- cleanliness was far beyond my expectations, but the owner was very "odd" to us as well. He was incredibly negative (and aggressive!) about our trip plans -- and without the bus station pick-up that the previous reviewers received (he forgot to pick us up and acted like we had never made a pick-up plan when we called him, then left us to get a ride with another hostel shuttle). During our short stay, we heard him insulting two other couples about their tour and trip plans as well. I am a positive traveler, and an avid eco-lover, but I just can't give this hostel a good review -- the 10 minute "conversation" that we had with the owner was, like the previous reviewer, the most negative experience we had during our 2 months in Australia. Luckily we were able to laugh it off!

My advice would be to avoid this place if you are only stopping for the night on the long Brisbane-Airlie Beach journey or if you have already set up a tour to Fraser Island with one of the more "conventional" outfits in town. If you are flexible, planning to stay for a while, and want the owner's informed advice for an alternative tour -- and a clean room -- this would be an acceptable place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2009

We have stayed in other hostels and can't quite figure out why but this is the only one we have felt uncomfortable in.

We stayed here for one night prior to a Fraser Island trip and just found it a little odd. Albeit the room and shared bathroom were decent and clean there were a number of geckos popping in and out the room and security was poor.

Location wise the hostel is positioned close to the beach a bar and few takeaways in the Torquay (I think) area of town and relatviely close to bus stop for buses to Hervey Bay. but like rest of Hervey Bay there was really nothing happening.

The owner was kind enough to pick us up from the bus station but we found him to be one of the most negative people we have met on our travels and his comments about some of our preplanned trips put us off a little.

Overall there were no real issues with the hostel and was cheap, but would not recommend unless you are really into the 'eco' side of things.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mango Eco Tourist Hostel
Address: 110 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
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Ranked #45 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price range (per night): $25 - $56
Number of rooms: 3
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