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Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and loved it! Staff were so friendly and helpful in particular the manager who made sure I had everything and was informed on everything the hostel offered on arrival. Very quiet and 5 minutes from the beach too. They also organised free shuttles into town and free trips to rainforest walks. Clean rooms and bathrooms and the staff genuinely seemed to be working hard everyday. Great place defo stay here!!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
Thank Camilla171
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Without doubt the best hostel my partner and I have stayed in Australia. Great staff, very helpful. Very clean, big kitchen and communal areas. Nice vibe and group of people there would happily go back..

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Rob N
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I've stayed in a lot of hostels in Australia and this is by far the best one to date. The grounds are well kept, the facilities and rooms are clean, the staff are friendly and helpful and the value for your stay is great. Plenty of wifi is handed out upon check-in; the staff offer free shuttles to the main part of town and to various rainforest walks and they offer a towel service as well! Also Absolute definitely has the best location in Mission Beach as it is across the street from the bus terminal and pharmacy and a short walk away from woolworths. It's also just up the street from the skydive centre which is the main draw to the town. If you're passing through Mission Beach I would definitely recommend staying at Absolute Backpackers for at least a night or two.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Rooms here a basic, quite small, have air-conditioning, no ensuite, but do have a sink with mirror. Walls are paper-thin and you can hear the bed-squeaking and talking (just usual conversation level) from neighbouring rooms. No views but nice clean grounds with small pool. DIY kitchen facilities only. No food or drink for purchase. Location is across the road from a bottle shop and easy walking distance to a grocery store, the Greyhound bus stop, and beach (which if you walk along is only 45 mins to Mission itself, but becomes impassable in some places when the tide is in at night). Easy flat walk to pubs and restaurants but the area is pretty quiet and this hostel is too. It’s lovely, but it doesn’t pump. Shared shower/toilets big and clean. Scheduled shuttles (free) on a daily basis to different walks/hikes and into Mission Beach. Reception staff friendly and activities can be booked here.

*TIP:* splash out and book Big Mama’s Barrier Reef cruise. I have done the Reef from both Cairns and Airlie Beach and this is by far superior to either, 1000-fold. This is a yacht rather than a big barge and you are genuinely out on the reef, rather than moored at a pontoon. One of the best things I’ve ever done.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank SoozSolo
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a twin share bunk room which was complete with a sink and a nice lot of space for our backpacks. The staff are very helpful and provide a lot of free wifi, more than enough MB for a short stay. Easy shuttle bus runs daily to town and rainforest walks - thank you

Stayed: May 2014
Thank MilsA1994
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