We stayed at this backpackers as a university group heading out to and coming back from one of the reef islands. Although an older place, it had undergone and was still undergoing renovations. The rooms were fresh and the beds new and the kitchen was renovated just after we arrived so we experienced the new one upon our return from the reef trip. I'm not sure if they would have proceeded to renovate the bathroom as well, which would be a good idea, not bad, but could use a refresher.
Staff are very, very helpful and polite and we all absolutely adored their (big) friendly canine, Pandi (if I'm not mistaken on the name). They also have a free transfer at certain times during the day to and from the airport! Very much appreciated, thank you!
Overall this place had some good, good vibes, which I find extremely important!
P.S. Do enjoy the back balcony/patio with a cuppa. Good times!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2011 Capricorn Tourism Award winning Gladstone Backpackers is a family owned and operated backpackers located within the CBD of Gladstone, which is midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach. The hostel has a mix of accommodation available including doubles, twins and 4 bed dorms. A great place to take a break and rewind. Take a stroll around the marina, ride the free bikes around to Spinnaker Park or climb the 111 steps to the lookout. Alternatively, relax by the pool with a great book or just sit on the deck and watch the world go by. Free kayak and fishing gear hire for 2 nights stay or more. Wakeboarding, camping and 4wd trips also available. pool side bar with wood fired pizza oven, pool table and fuse ball table. ... more less
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