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Gecko's Rest

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

66.1% Overall Rating

29 out of 46 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/05/2014)

"The loction was in the centre of town with easy access to amenities. The toilets were clean and bed was comfotable"

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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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Mackay?

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Dorms from only $25 per person/ night
Double and twin rooms only $32.50 per person/ night
Single rooms only $45.00 per night
Reduced long term rates!!!

Gecko's Rest is a family owned hostel, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to all amenities e.g. the Greyhound/ Premierbus bus stop, shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, movies, library and Bluewater Lagoon. Free linen/ free towels as well as free DVD hire/ job board/ travel information.

- Finch Hatton Gorge/Eungella National Park: Reeforest Adventure Tours (book in advance/ min 4 people)
- Keswick Island Tours on weekends: Megaforce Charters (book in advance/ min 6 people). Departing Mackay Marina. 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.

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 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.

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget Triple (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 4 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Gecko's Rest

Gecko's Rest is a family owned and operated budget accommodation provider, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to transport, shops, cafés, restaurants, movie theatre, pubs, nightlife of Mackay, Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Trail and Artspace Centre. Free linen, towels and movies.

Gecko's Rest backpackers has got a variety of spacious rooms which can sleep up to 48 people. Choose from one of our dorm, single, double, twin or triple rooms on offer. All of our facilities are clean & comfortable and we are fully compliant with all fire safety regulations for your safety and our peace of mind.
Every room has air-conditioning and a fridge, storage space for each bed, linen & towels provided.
Please note that some of our rooms do not have windows but indirect daylight through the ceiling.

Why not chill out by the Blue water Lagoon, take a scenic walk along the Pioneer River or go on a tour to Eungella, Finch Hatton or Keswick Island.

- Eungella/ Finch Hatton Gorge/ Broken River (rainforest, platypus, waterfall):
Please book with Reeforest Adventure Tours in advance.
- Keswick Island (snorkelling/ kayaks/ buggy hire/ whale watching):
Please book with Megaforce Charters in advance.

Please note that the Jungle Johno Eco Tour is no longer operating.

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
-Free games
-Free iron & ironing board

-Fully equipped kitchen (all pots & pans provided) in working order
-Laundry room with washers & dryers
-Lounge with comfy sofas
-Roof deck with BBQ and smoking area
-TV/ Games room with pool table
-Internet café & fax facilities (Please note: We do not have WIFI.)
-Notice board

Long term rates:
Double/ twin $300 per week/room
Dorm (female or male) $145 per week/person
Single $220 per week
Please contact us directly, if you would like to stay long term.

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, 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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