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Gecko's Rest

Hostel | 34 Sydney St, Queensland, Mackay, Australia 4740

67.8% Overall Rating

34 out of 52 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/03/2015)

Natalie Ainscough thinks…

"the room was large and accomodating and PINK (tv/dvd/aircon/personal set of draws)"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT 9PM IS THE LATEST CHECK-IN TIME. Anytime after this you may not be able to check-in and you will be charged as a no-show.

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: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Mackay?

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*** City Centre Location *** Close to Greyhound Bus Stop *** Cheap Weekly Rates ***

Gecko's Rest Budget & Backpacker Accommodation is a family owned hostel, situated in Mackay's urban city centre, close to all amenities e.g. Greyhound bus stop, Caneland Shopping Centre, busy cafes and restaurants, Mackay's nightlife and Bluewater Lagoon.

*Free linen & bath towels & DVD hire
*Free luggage storage & job board
*Big rooftop deck with smoking area
*Air-conditioning in every room
*Free travel information/brochures/flyers
*Internet Café with print/fax facilities Read more

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About Gecko's Rest

Gecko's Rest backpackers has got a variety of spacious rooms which can sleep up to 48 people. Choose from one of our dorm (no bunks), single, double, twin or private triple rooms on offer. All of our facilities are clean & comfortable. Please note that some of our rooms do not have windows but indirect daylight through the ceiling and air-con.

Mackay and the Mackay region has got a lot to offer. Why not chill out by the Bluewater Lagoon (free entry), take a scenic walk along the Pioneer River or take the bus to the idyllic Northern Beaches.
Rent a car or go on a tour to the Eungella National Park and Finch Hatton Gorge to spot the shy platypus, go on a walk through the rainforest and swim in waterfalls. Visit the Cape Hillsborough National Park with it's great walking trails, impressive lookouts and kangaroos on the beach. Book a daytrip to beautiful Keswick Island and do some snorkelling, hire a buggy or just relax on the beach.

Accommodation Information

Reception operates between the hours of 8am & 9pm. Please call us if you arrive outside business hours.

*Free personal cutlery & crockery available from reception
*Free linen & towels
*Free storage & safe deposit
*Free DVD hire & games
*Free iron & ironing board

*Fully equipped kitchen (all pots & pans provided) in working order
*Laundry room with coin-operated washers & dryers
*Lounge room with comfy sofas
*Roof deck with BBQ and smoking area
*TV/ Games room
*Internet café & fax facilities
*Job board which gets updated on a daily basis

Weekly rates:
*Private double or twin room $300 per week/room
*Bed in dorm room (female or male) $145 per week/person
*Private single $220 per week

Location Information

Gecko's Rest is located on Sydney Street, three doors down from Kate O'Reilly's Irish Pub. We are 10 minutes walk from the Greyhound/ Premierbus bus stop (corner Victoria/ Tennyson ST).

We are close to Mackay's attractions: Bluewater Trail, Bluewater Lagoon, Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay City Library, Artspace Centre, Queens Park and Orchid House, Heritage & Art Deco walks, Memorial Swim Centre and Bluewater Quay. All other attractions, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Marina/ Harbour, inner city beaches, are easily accessible by bus.

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