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Reviews of Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers Mackay Hostel

34 Sydney Street, Mackay, Australia

Atmosphere 58%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 61%

Location 85%

Safety 72%

Staff 69%

Value 64%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Mackay?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 58%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 61%

Location 85%

Safety 72%

Staff 69%

Value 64%

Showing 11-20 of 20 reviews

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Plenty of RoomGreat LocationWell set UpGreat ValueWell Staffed

Disliked: All was more than satisfactory

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

To Di,

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Gecko's Rest.

Kind regards
Cheryl & Jeannette

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: friendliness, cleanliness, in the middle of town close to all amenities.

Disliked: nil.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Big room and friendly people

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Close to centre of townCheapest price in townNew clean sheetsComfortable bedPlenty of hot waterPersonal containers of clean kitchen utensils - great idea.

Disliked: Very little disciplineFistfight in lounge room first night Drunken party in lounge till 3am on weekend nightsDirty kitchen

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: The beds are very comfy with nice thick firm matresses. The deck out back with views over the skyline is quite funky.

Disliked: Hallways are noisy at night with people walking through .

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The dorms are clean. And the hostel is in pretty much in the middle of Mackay.

Disliked: The hostel provides no dishes, so you can cook your food but there is no cutlery and dishes to eat your food. They have a lot of stoves, but not all of them worked. No WLAN. The office hours are from 8 am.This morning we needed to wait until 8:50 am that someone opened the reception.

63% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Central, friendly receptionist

Disliked: The room had no window, it stinked like something was dying in there. There were cockroaches in the room, the carpet was really dirty and the beds seemed really old. The hole Hostel was not clean, there were dirty dishes in the kitchen, cigarette buts and beer on the terrace and mold in the bathroom. I got the impression that no one was in charge for that. I left as soon as I could.

69% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Great location for the city

Disliked: No window in room. There was no A/C, and not even a fan in the kitchen and adjoining lounge, so it was like being in a sauna. There was an outside deck, but at the time that we visited, it was closed for maintenance. The only place to relax in comfort was the TV/ games room. Not ideal if you want a quiet time, and there is a hostel policy of no alcohol anywhere except the deck.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was really in the center.

Disliked: The staff was very rude.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Excellent location at the CBD and good sized rooms.

Disliked: No problems with the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

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