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Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay

Hostel | 181 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay, Australia 4655

90.7% Overall Rating

193 out of 212 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/06/2015)

Christiane Schmidt thinks…

"Very very clean and tidy! Room with tv, bicycle hire, very friendly staff. Nice kitchen (fully equipped and all stoves are working!), common area and garden. Close to the beach."

Read all Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay reviews


  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.02

What's Included

  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 9:30
Latest Check-out: 9:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Hervey Bay?

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Now offering Free wifi to all guests! The Woolshed is a small, truly unique, multi-award winning Backpackers built along the theme of an Aussie Woolshed. Clean, friendly, quiet, family run hostel. The perfect escape from the hostel party circuit. Our rooms are spread out over 4 buildings situated on 1 acre of lush tropical gardens and a large lawn! We are located right in the center of Hervey Bay and only a 400m walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and a couple of good pubs. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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3 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Twin (Shared bathroom)

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Deluxe Twin (Shared bathroom)

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Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)

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Executive Double (Private bathroom)

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Executive Twin (Private bathroom)

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Executive Triple (Private bathroom)

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Budget Double (Shared bathroom)

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About Aussie Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay

Here at the Woolshed Backpackers we like to do our best to make all of our guests feel very welcome and at home. Which is not hard as we live here too! We are well aware that travelers have different expectations, budgets and tastes which is why we have set up a wide variety of rooms to suit all budgets.

We have been awarded Tripadvisor's award of excellence for the last 2 years, along with Cleanliness awards, Best Atmosphere awards, voted top 10 Hostel in Australia, been Lonely Planets 'Our Choice' for budget accommodation in Hervey Bay in multiple editions and are mentioned in more travel guides than we knew existed.

There is a great range of Fraser Island tours departing from the Woolshed every day as well as whale watching cruises during the whale watch season and can be booked through the hostel at no extra charge. Talk to us... we offer independent advice based on local knowledge and experience and always have deals/packages available.

Relax and unwind in our pleasant surroundings, our rooms are spread out over 4 different buildings situated within a large tropical garden, surrounded by ponds, palms and gum trees. This natural setting attracts a lot of wildlife, there is daily parrot feeding, possums like to drop in for a visit and Hervey Bays famous fruit bats can be spotted most evenings as they fly in their thousands over the Woolshed on their way to Fraser Island.

If you would like to meet the other guests, find new friends, have a drink and a chat, why not drop in at our common room. It resembles an Aussie Woolshed, is entirely built of wood, oozes character and has a surreal atmosphere that needs to be experienced. There is a well equipped kitchen within this building with gas cookers, microwave, fridge, freezer and lots of cooking gear. Free wifi is available throughout the hostel
There are no hidden extras like linen fees, day use fees or crockery deposits.

Our OFFICE HOURS are 7.00am - 2.00pm then 4pm - 7pm Mon - Fri. 7am - 11am then 4pm - 7pm Sat and Sun. Late or after hours check ins can be arranged (24 hours!)
PLEASE NOTE: If you are arriving outside office hours let us know and we will send you our late check in procedure including the code for the digital security safe.

Accommodation Information

We offer:
*Free internet and WiFi
*Free courtesy pick ups & and drop offs from the bus terminal by arrangement (during business hours, scheduled drop offs) If you require a pick up, let us know the arrival time of your bus!
*Free linen
*Free BBQ
*Free towels for en-suite rooms
*Free DVD's in Delux Dorm, Delux private and Ensuite rooms and weekly movie nights
*Free tea, coffee and sugar
*Free fishing rods
*Free and independent travel advice
*Bike hire available
*Note: Air/con is optional in all rooms that have it. $5 per/day.

**Book your Fraser Island tour through the Woolshed and receive FREE luggage storage and FREE off street car parking while on the island.

Wireless internet in all rooms and 2 computers in the internet cafe with skype.

Location Information

The Woolshed is situated right in the middle of beautiful Hervey Bay. We're a five-minute walk to the beach, small supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants & takeaway food, bars, cafes, bakery, petrol station, golden chicken and the police station. We're a 10/15 minute walk to the post office, banks, retail and tourist shops.