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Colonial Village Resort
Reviewed 18 February 2013

This is a great spot to travel from to Fraser Island.
We travel with a car and stayed there for 2 nights.
The kitchen is not brand new and the equipment can use an upgrade.
The bathroom was clean and the showers are great!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

This hostel is great, the people here are very friendly, the dorms were great, very clean and very spacious. There was complimentary shuttle service which was helpful. The food available in the bistro was good and quick and not too expensive. Extremely value for money!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

I loved this hostel the most, and the layout, kind of felt like I was in Canada. The log cabin dorms were amazing, loads of space,en suite bathroom also.
They offer free shuttle bus services to the Greyhound drop/pick up point, which was good. The staff here were extremely friendly, hospitable, and helpful.
Beautiful swimming pool and jacuzzi area. Great food & overall atmosphere!
I would totally recommend this YHA to anyone wanting to stop off and go exploring Fraser Island.
I would stay there again for definite, great value for money also.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

Our family of five stayed in a villa which was clean and comfortable. We ate in the bistro several times during our stay and the meals were quick, super great value for money and delicious. The kids enjoyed swimming in the pool whilst my husband and I relaxed reading on the deck chairs with an iced cold glass drink from the bar in hand. We found every member of staff to be very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The beach is a short walk away as well as some great cafes and restaurants. We also booked some Fraser Island tours through the front desk and found the staff very knowledgeable and guided us to the right one that suited all of us.
Very satisfied guests 10/10

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

The facilities were good, but the attitude of the staff and the general atmosphere made us feel like we weren't very welcome as a young Australian couple. The bar was empty, the bartender had to be reminded of the prices (we were nearly overcharged) and this was during peak season. Not nearly as fun as we were hoping, not many backpackers at all... Mostly older people and families. Very quiet and a bit awkward to be honest. Don't come here expecting to chat with other backpackers or expect a late/good night out.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarahinavan
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Excellent place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff. The hostel was set in a lovely bush setting, very tranquil. The restaurant was very accommodating of my dietary needs. A throughly enjoyable stay and look forward to staying there again sometime. Recomended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

CV YHA is a lovely hostel located in the peaceful town of Hervey Bay. It offers spotless rooms at affordable price and a pleasant bar by a clean and beatuful pool. The staff were exteremely nice and friendly and even reminded us that we had forgotten to use our membership discount (and subsequently gave us some money back - very kind, thanks!). We stayed at both regular double room (with no bathroom) and at the ensuite (in the possum lodge) and whike both were good the ensuite was simply superb - very spavious, comfortable and with a great little terrace - really worth the extra couple of $. The only thing we weren't entirely happy about was the fact that the bar closed at 10pm on the new year's eve, but I guess the town/other bars were not too far..

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank JohnFowles
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Address: 820 Boat Harbour Drive | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Colonial Village YHA)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range: £27 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hervey Bay is the closest departure point for a Fraser Island Adventure. Why waste a day of your 4wd tour getting to the highlights, we put you right where the action is. You have'nt been Whale watching until you have been via Hervey Bay, the ONLY place i Australia where you can swim with the Whales. We have a free daily courtesy bus to and from the coach station (7am to 915pm). Please phone for bus pick up times. The Colonial Village is unlike any other hostel; with 8 acres of sprawling botanical grounds complete with native wildlife and enough activities to make it a self-contained retreat you are sure to love your stay here. Complete with a pool,free tennis and basketball courts, free Wi-Fi and PC use, free table tennis, darts, pool table, wii, a children's play area, large playing field, a large relaxing pond with fountain, hammocks, all surrounded by tree's with a huge variety of resident and visiting birds, not to mention the tree frogs, sugar gliders, possums, and so on. Endless hours of fun, plus push bikes available to help you explore all that the gorgeous Hervey Bay has to offer. The bar and restaurant are well priced for travellers on a budget and will leave you well satisfied. With your belly full you can retreat to your tastefully decorated dorm or private room each with their own en-suite. There is no need to fight over bottom bunks here either as the entire hostel is bunk bed FREE!! The private rooms seem like luxury apartments complete with mini fridges, TV's and a private balcony. It's the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy your stay in Hervey Bay. All of our rooms are professionally cleaned , and all come with linen, pillows and blankets. All rooms are either air conditioned, or come with ceiling fans. Villas and cabins are fully self-contained with their own kitchen, TV, lounge and bathroom. Colonial Village is situated only 50m's from Urangan beach, and it is only 350m's from Hervey Bay's 7 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, and the 850m long Urangan pier, which is wonderful for fishing. The all year round perfect climate with cool refreshing sea breeze is great for fishing, swimming and water sports. On our doorstep is the Marina/harbour with a range of cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants, also a boat club with daily entertainment. Urangan Central plaza is 700m's away with a Woolworths, Post Office and Pharmacy. We have an all day bar and bistro, with day and evening menu's, and breakfast is also available. We appeared in the 'Fraser Coast Chronicle - July 2014...Venues that scored a thumbs up for pub meals..' We offer 24 hour access to the shared self catering cooking facilities/TV room and showers/washing. All accommodation and the whole site are at ground level with no stairs. 1 of the ensuite double rooms has a special access shower/toilet. There is a special access toilet in the bistro also, as well as a spacious non-partitioned toilet/shower by the swimming pool. ... more   less 
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