My wife and I were running a bit tight on funds after many months of traveling and stumbled upon this place driving into Mooloolaba south from Fraser Island. We arrived at 2AM and the security guard was nice enough to check us into a private double room (we had to get a key the next morning) and advise us where we could park (for free) as the onsite parking lot was full. Tip--if the parking lot is full, just park across the street by the apartments and walk over to the hostel.
The room itself was very spartan, but what can you expect for $50 a night (it might have been cheaper)? The room reminded me of a college dorm room (bare concrete walls, really old television, etc.). The bed was fairly worn and sagging to the floor. The communal kitchen appeared fairly clean...we even cooked breakfast one morning.
The atmosphere of the hostel seemed nice. Many people conversing, drinking, hanging out by the pool, etc. If you are looking for friends/travel partners, there seemed to be many people hanging about here from all over the world. Everyone was very friendly to us even though we did not partake in the communal bbq's or nightly drinking games :)
The staff was very GREAT! They helped us with directions to cheap eats around town, directions to the Steve Irwin Zoo, etc. Very nice staff!
If you can put up with the basic rooms (VERY basic), then this place is a great value! We walked everywhere in town (about 10 minutes from the center). Would reccomend to backpackers/single travelers. Would not reccomend to couples looking for a romantic room with a beach view...haha. Its a budget place...you get what you pay for.
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