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Reef Lodge Backpackers Hostel

4 Wickham St Townsville, Townsville, Australia

LONELY PLANET Townsville’s best hostel! The cruisy atmosphere at Townsvilles best hostel extends from Buddhist sculptures and hammocks strewn through the gardens to an outdoor cinema with swinging lounges and more than 1200 DVD's. There is a games room with bench presses free weights and a retro video game machine (space invaders Frogger Paceman ... very cool) The sizable kitchen. dorms and private rooms are all spotless." Reef Lodge is with out doubt Townsvilles most centrally located hostel. Read more

86% Overall Rating 19 out of 21 customers would recommend this property based on 21 reviews

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 89%

Safety 88%

Staff 75%

Value 86%

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Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Fitness Centre"
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Office hours: 8am till 8pm

Arrivals out of these hours must be organised prior to 6pm on your day of arrival. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly my contact information is on the confirmation booking form.

Minimum of 48 hour cancellation,otherwise full amount of first night will be charged.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 11:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Townsville?

Contact us directly

LONELY PLANET Townsville’s best hostel! The cruisy atmosphere at Townsvilles best hostel extends from Buddhist sculptures and hammocks strewn through the gardens to an outdoor cinema with swinging lounges and more than 1200 DVD's. There is a games room with bench presses free weights and a retro video game machine (space invaders Frogger Paceman ... very cool) The sizable kitchen. dorms and private rooms are all spotless." Reef Lodge is with out doubt Townsvilles most centrally located hostel. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Reef Lodge Backpackers

Reef Lodge, Townsville's most central backpackers hostel and best budget accommodation in Townsville. Reef Lodge is situated in the center of the city. It has everything you need for a great stay in the Capitol of North Queensland. With the CBD, beach, Greyhound bus, Oz Experience and Magnetic Island ferry terminal all within 500m of the Reef Lodge. The Aquarium Reef HQ, Museum and Cultural Center are just over the road. We have built our reputation on being a quiet, laid back hostel where you can chill out and recharge.

Reef Lodge Backpackers in Townsville is not a party hostel, we pride ourselves in being a quiet and clean property were you can chill out and relax. We cater to international tourist as well as the domestic travellers looking for clean and quiet cheap accommodation in Townsville's most centrally located backpackers hostel. At 10-30pm we ask people to settle down, respect the other travellers by, keeping noise to minimum and ask people who wish to continue the party to go out to one of the many clubs and pubs. This way people trying to get some quiet time, can relax, take it easy and get a good nights sleep.

Reef Lodge is an older style hostel and was built back in the early 1960's and largely catered to the Stevedore wharf workers that travelled to Townsville for the seasonal work each year leaving behind families and friends for up to 8 months to work loading and unloading ships in what is North Queenslands largest port. These workers would travel from the likes of Brisbane and Melbourne and stay at what was then called Carmen House, named after the daughter of the original owner who built a large portion of the current buildings on the property. Later in the 70's and early 80's there was a change and the managment moved into a new direction which was the backpacking market when it was in its infancy. In the 90's the property was sold again and was not well looked after and then in 2001 was purchased by the current owners who have spent many years refurbishing and making the Reef Lodge what it is today. Well featured in many on-line and printed review books including a high recommendation in "The Lonely Planet 2013 Townsville’s best hostel " and "Backpackers Ultimate Guide" with a 4 star ranking.

We have many combinations of accommodation from Private rooms with an en-suite, Double Rooms, Twin rooms as well small 4-bed dorms and our larger 6-bed and 8-bed dorms.
We understand that most of our travelers are looking for a fairly quiet, laid back environment so we ask that people settle down after 10-30pm and take the party to the clubs. This way people can relax and get some rest.

The bathrooms and common areas are all cleaned daily and our kitchen is clean in the morning and at night to ensure the high standard we have become known for by many travelers. We also cater for schools and small to medium size groups up to approximately 35 people.

On arrival please bring Current photo I.D. e.g. passport drivers licence is required on check-in.
We do not except Australian 18+ cards.

We also do late check in but you will need to give at least 24 hour notice, prior to check in date

Office hours: 8am till 8pm
Arrivals out of these hours must be organized prior to 6pm on your day
of arrival.
Check out time is 10am, you and your bags need to be out of your room.
Your sheets, towels and key brought to the office for check-out.
You and your bags need to leave the hostel no later than 12-30 pm.
Baggage storage available in reception area. ($ cost involved)
For the comfort and consideration of all the guests staying at the Reef
Lodge.
At 10:30 PM we ask that people turn off stereos and keep noise to a
minimum.
No consumption of alcohol after 10:30 PM.
There are no visitors allowed into the hostel at any time of the day or
night.
A $20-00 cash security deposit is required to cover, key, kitchen, linen
at check-in.
Any damages will be paid for prior to leaving Reef Lodge.

Accommodation Information

Opening Hours:
• Reception hours are from 8am till 8pm
• Arrivals after 8pm must be organised before 6pm on the day of arrival.
• Check out time is 10am; Check in time is from 12 Noon

Payment options: Cash, EFT-POS / Debit Card, Visa, Master Card (Surcharge applies on all cards)

Cancellations can be made by contacting the hostel directly. Phone number on conformation of booking!
The following conditions apply to cancellations received by the hostel:

* Cancellation prior to 48 hours in advance of arrival day: 10% administration fee will be charged
* No cancellation a charge equivalent 100% of the booking.

Reef Lodge has a vast assortment of room types and can accommodate 70+ people: Types of rooms are depending on your requirements. All rooms and dorm beds are made up with linen and ready to use. We have the following available
- 6 Bed dorm with no a/c bed linen & comforter
- 6bed with a/c bed linen & comforter
- 8 bed with a/c bed linen & comforter
- 6 bed Girls dorms en-suited bed linen & comforter
- 4 Bed dorms with a/c bed linen & comforter
- 2 bed dorms with a/c bed linen & comforter
- Twin rooms with 2 single beds, bed linen, comforter and towels, a/c, wardrobe, storage, fridge, fan, T.V. tea & coffee making facilities.
- Double rooms has 1 double bed, bed linen, comforter and towels, a/c, wardrobe, storage, fridge, fan, T.V. tea & coffee making facilities.
Motel room 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, bed linen comforter and towels, a/c, wardrobe, storage, fridge, fan, T.V. + DVD, tea & coffee making facilities, bathroom and toilet.
All showers have 24 hour hot water

Location Information

Staying at the Reef Lodge you will find yourself in the most centrally located hostel in Townsville. With only a 500m walk from the ferry terminal, Greyhound / premier buses. The beach starts only a short walk again about 500m away. The Reef HQ Aquarium, Cultural center and Museum of Tropical Queensland are just over the road about 100m away.

The night life starts 20m from the front door with the start of the night club strip being Flinders street.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.