The Friendly Hostel
Clean, quiet and friendly. Quality Accommodation at a budget price.
Your home away from home with real beds, real kitchens and all the little touches of home that you don't get in other hostels! Dorms only 3 or 4 people, also king-size twins and doubles. Described as 'the best of a cluster of hostels in the street' by Lonely Planet. Now with FREE bike hire - the only way to explore the 10km of bike paths along Hervey Bay's famous Esplanade!
Purpose built, apartment-style accommodation with polished floorboards, back balcony with ocean views and large, bright, cool, comfortable rooms all year round, you can relax and enjoy the delights of beautiful Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Free Internet access and guest phone for incoming and outgoing calls available 24 hours.
Quiet, safe, spotlessly clean, friendly and peaceful. No rowdy bars, no cramped dorms, no walking to an outside amenities block, just relax, meet new friends and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Experience personal service and develop friendships with fellow guests in a quiet, intimate setting. Unlike other hostels in the area, we do not close our facilities early so you don't have to retire to your room early to watch TV, you can relax knowing that you can cook (in a real kitchen with everything that you need) watch TV or a DVD, make a 'cuppa' (FREE tea and coffee) chat to others over a drink or simply just enjoy being somewhere that feels just like home whenever you want.
Larger groups travelling together can enjoy the luxury, space and comfort of their own fully equipped apartment at dorm prices!
We are completely independent and live and breathe Fraser Island everyday so when you are staying with us we can make sure that you get the trip that's best for you - whale watching in season (August - early November) as well! The following are FREE for all guests; bike hire, linen, BBQ, tea and coffee, forward bus and hostel bookings, courtesy pick up on request from the transit centre. book exchange, tour bookings, cool sea breezes and oceans views from the back balcony! Also FREE bonus options and baggage storage with all tour bookings.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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We pick up and drop off from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (approx) outside of those hours you are usually able to check in Please advise us in advance what time your bus arrives or we may not have someone immediately available to pick you up.
By plane: The airport shuttle costs just $8.00 per person and will drop you off at the door. No need to book ahead.
Coming by car:
Follow the signs into Hervey Bay from the Bruce Highway. As you travel along Boat Harbour Drive into the main part of Hervey Bay, you will see Pizza Hut and McDonald's on your right. Go straight through the roundabout just past these and straight through the next set of traffic lights. As you go up the next hill you will see Queen's Road signposted on your left - turn left. Go down the hill to the first stop sign (you will have the police station to your right and Golden Chicken to your left) Turn Right - this is Torquay Road, but there is no street sign at this intersection. The Friendly is about 500 metres up on your left.
Close to shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Just 200 metres to the beach - perfectly safe for swimming all year round!