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The Friendly Hostel

Hostel | 182 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Australia 4655

92.8% Overall Rating

261 out of 269 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/11/2015)

Deanna Field thinks…

"Not far from the beach, there is a shuttle bus that can pick you up/take you to the greyhound bus stop, but you can't catch it then its only a 15 minute walk. Really friendly staff that help with any…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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: 8:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Hervey Bay?

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** HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 property in Oceania **

The Friendly is a small, clean, quiet and friendly family run guest house and hostel in the centre of Hervey Bay. Quality accommodation at a budget price with those extra touches of home that you don't get at other hostels. Now with 24 hr internet access and free Bike hire. Free internet ask us how! 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.

3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


3 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
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.

7 person (Private bathroom)


Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Twin (Shared bathroom)


6 person (Private bathroom)


Triple (Shared bathroom)


Private Double

Private Twin

Deluxe Triple (Shared bathroom)


About The Friendly Hostel

The "Friendly" provides quality, superior accommodation for those looking for something better on a budget. Backpackers and other independent travelers will find us refreshingly different from the standard hostel.

Small, clean, quiet and friendly
In purpose built, apartment-style accommodation with polished floorboards, back balcony with ocean views and cool comfortable rooms all year round, you can relax and enjoy the delights of beautiful Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

With only 28 beds in total and a maximum of 7 people sharing excellent facilities such as modern, fully equipped kitchens, you can experience personal service and develop friendships with fellow guests in a quiet, intimate setting.

No rowdy bars, no cramped dorms, no walking to an outside amenities block, just relax, meet new friends and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Now with free bike hire - the only way to explore the 10km of bike paths on Hervey Bay's famous Esplanade! Save up to $15 per 1/2 day. Also free Internet session with every booking - mention this offer on check-in.

It's the little things that count -bedside tables with individual lamps and clock radio, quality soft toilet tissue, "real" ovens, microwaves and fridges in the kitchen, TV & DVD player and lots of other little homely touches that you don't find in other hostels. Internet and guest phone (for incoming and outgoing calls) available 24 hours. Facilities are not locked early like other hostels in the area, you choose when you want to watch TV, make a cuppa (free tea, coffee, milk & sugar), cook dinner just like you would at home.

Real beds with real inner sprung mattresses
Only 3 or 4 beds to a dorm all with comfortable inner sprung mattresses and crisp, fresh linen.

For larger groups traveling together, enjoy the luxury, comfort and space of your own apartment for dorm prices.

Safe and Secure
Now with one locker per person in dorms - your own locker with space for your backpack or suitcase, hanging space, coat hangers and a bookshelf for all of those other little bits and pieces.

Security screens on all accessible windows (insect screens on all windows); security screens on all entrance doors and alarmed secure storage for your baggage while you are away. Your safety, security and comfort are important to us.

Tours to Fraser Island are our specialty and because we have done all of the tours and are completely independent, we can help you to find the tour that suits you.

Loads of Free extras
There are no hidden costs at the Friendly Hostel. No key deposits, linen deposits, crockery deposits etc. All the following are provided to all guests free of charge:
- Bike hire
- Fresh linen with all beds ready made upon arrival (towels provided on request with all twins and doubles)
- Courtesy pick up from the Hervey Bay transit centre or airport (conditions apply for airport pickups)
- Cooking oil, sugar, flour and spices
- Tea, coffee, sugar & milk (for your tea or coffee)
- Phone with incoming call access and outgoing 1800 & emergency access
- Unbiased, independent advice on all tours
- Ocean views and cool sea breezes
Book your Fraser Island, Lady Elliott Island, Whitsunday Sailing and other tours through our in-house booking office and you receive a choice of free bonus options and:
- Baggage storage on all overnight tours from Hervey Bay
- Airport transfers for Lady Elliot Island
- Day charge if you are leaving on a night bus with all Whitsunday Sailing tours

Please NOTE Check in outside of office hours 7:00am - 7:00pm is by prior arrangement only. After 9pm you may only check into private rooms. No check in or check out available on Xmas Day 25th December and Boxing Day 26th December or between 10:00am 31st December and 6pm 1st Jan.