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Reviews of The Friendly Hostel

Hostel | 182 Torquay Rd, Hervey Bay, Australia 4655

92.0% Overall Rating

252 out of 260 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/10/2014)

"Best hostel we stayed in Australia! They really live up to their name (superfriendly staff). Free pick up from bus terminal. Very nice rooms and you only share your kitchen with 2 other rooms and each unit has its own…"

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Facilities

  • 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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.37

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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92.0%

Overall Rating

252 out of 260 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Friendly Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
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Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
94.4%
Value
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

23 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super!

Disliked: xxx

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Marcus Göbel

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2011

Liked: Nice travellers

Disliked: Unfriendly guy in the office

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rannoch Yule

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2011 Rannoch would recommend this property

Liked: Felt more like a flat share with good kitchen and living room. Relaxed atmosphere, clean, free bikes, walking distance to town and friendly staff.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: little, clean hostel with friendly staff and seperate units for 8 people.

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lilli Isaak

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 March 2011 Lilli would recommend this property

Liked: Enough space for privacy. Nice double room. Friendly and quiet hostel.

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emily Greenslade

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: The private twin room was brilliant and very good value for money. We had a late check in and the keys were waiting for us in the safe

Disliked: nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean!

Disliked: is faraway!!! is very small

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Adam Kaloyirou

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2011 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: you hare a bathroom, living room and kitched with a very limited amount of people as the hostel is built in units, it is a very clean homely atmosphere where people are chilled and friendly

Disliked: errr...you have to pay a little extra for air con?

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

clive manning

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 January 2011 clive would recommend this property

Liked: reasonably close to the beach ,well set out individual units ,

Disliked: the fact that you had to make your own arrangements to be picked up from the bus terminal as they came up with the excuse the van had a fuel leak but managed to be driven to and fro the property !!!!!!!!!!!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, feels like home! Met a girl there who I travelled with after.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniel Fosse

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Beautiful place. Feels at home right away. Almost like an appartmen. Internet available 24h. Well equipped kitchen. Friendly and helpful staff! Recommended!

Disliked: Like in most of Australia you have to pay to use the internet. Otherwise nothing to dislike!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tamara Gruber

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2011 Tamara would recommend this property

Liked: loved it!! it was so clean, there are always a couple of rooms witch have their kitchen and bathroom together... the city center was a little bit away, but because of the FREE BIKEHIRE you got there without any problems, and the beach was pretty close. staff was so friendly and helpful - I stayed there longer then I'd originally planned (because of the floods in Rockhampton), and they make me feal like home. I would definitly go there again!!

Disliked: You don't really meat lots of people, because there is also one seperate common room for a couple two or three rooms, but it's okay, you can still go up to the terrace...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

ERIN HILLIER

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 January 2011 ERIN would recommend this property

Liked: Owners were great and very accommodation for changes in plans

Disliked: ..

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Andrew Thickett

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

06 January 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Nice clean room, close to beach front.

Disliked: Not much to do in Hervey bay, i would not stay there for longer than a day.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Anthony Thomas

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2010 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: very home like feel to the place - they have not just made every inch into bedrooms and given a lot of space to kitchen / bathroom and lounge too (i think there are 4 living areas each with their own facilities)

Disliked: limited laundry hours (office hours)

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A home kinda feeling

Disliked: none

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ciaran O'Malley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2010 Ciaran would recommend this property

Liked: good honest hostel

Disliked: could be cleaner

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The individual kitchens and tv rooms were really nice, made a nice change to the usual hostel kitchens. Not great for meeting people though as only combined with the people in your area.

Disliked: The wifi was very expensive, $5 for 20mbs which only lasted an hour of surfing.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Penny Dewhurst

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 December 2010 Penny would recommend this property

Liked: Everythin! Where do I start? Free bike hire to cruise down the espanade, VERY knowledgable staff regarding trips (and perks wen u book a trip, free luggage room, internet etc), big spacous rooms, a big bathroom and kitchen 2 every 4 rooms, small enough to be homely and intermate but with plenty of room and space for every1, 24 hr internet, GREAT location (nice quite road a short walk away from the beach).

Disliked: The interent was expensive but there were plenty of places a short walk away.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Louise Thomas

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2010 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, no bunk beds, reading lamps, plenty of sockets per bed, free storage if you go on a trip and each room is contained in a unit with kitchen, bathroom and tv area for 3 rooms (max 8 people). There is also off street and on street parking, both of which are free and vehicles can be left whilst you are away. Friendly staff.

Disliked: No Wifi.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free bike hire

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Louise Madine

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2010 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely small hostel - felt very much like a home to be honest. Excellent facilities with TV lounge, well equipped kitchen and bathroom. Also have bikes for borrowing which was an added bonus. Staff (Garry mostly) were excellent and go out of their way to help you. Only stayed one night as just passing through but would have liked to stay longer as accommodation was so welcoming.

Disliked: Louise left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

18 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and very friendly. Good location for the beach,

Disliked: Trouble with internet and security of rooms. No communal areas other than the tv room in each little unit so you only really mingle with those in your room.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a very nice place to stay. De staff was very nice en friendly. Much space; kitchen en livingroom (share with 8 people) en bedrooms were also good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laurie McMillan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 November 2010 Laurie would recommend this property

Liked: The owners were lovely and helpful, free bikes, huge king bed and near to the esplanade.

Disliked: Laurie left no negative feedback.