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Mission Beach Retreat
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We really loved this place. The rooms are clean and have air conditioning, the kitchen is well equipped and the stuff is helpful and nice. We asked at the reception for a way to see Paronella Park and they offered us to take us up there - we spent a great day together. The YHA is located right next to the beach. Bars and cafes close very early, so there is not a lot to do at night time, but there are a lot of games, play stations, books and a TV. We would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Basic hostel, no frills.

We stayed in a double room which was reasonably clean - was still a bit dusty and dead bugs on the floor. Air con works and is cold but it's ridiculously old and VERY noisy.

We only stayed one night so didn't get to use kitchen etc but did notice it is open plan (literally no windows) so there were flies and ants galore. 2 TV rooms which were always full of people - quite a relaxed atmosphere.

Staff were very friendly and helpful, I believe they had just taken over the place.

We stayed mid-cyclone weather so didn't really get to see mission beach at its best.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank JMW1002
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

The Hotel has a very friendly and helpfully staff and the rooms are clean. There is also a Shuttle bus Service to the Bus Station and to the Supermarket. The village is very small but very Nice. Ít was very Nice to stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Sandro H
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This hostel is perfectly situated on mission beach, its just a 1-2 minute walk away! Now the hostel its self isn't all thrills, its basic....but the atmosphere there is really nice and chilled. The staff were really friendly and went out of their own way to help you out, telling you whats worth to see, where to eat and just handy tips..thank you adam! They also have a nice little service which where they drive you to the greyhound station, and also pick you up. Should you need a shopping run they also do these! Overall really nice stay on a beautiful beach, great staff, great location and excellent value for money

Room Tip: if there are two of you...it may only be $1-2 more if you share it between you and if you have a YHA...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ramzijw
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We were passing through Mission Beach on our travels down the coast of Australia and were very lucky to end up staying here. The staff were efficient in contacting us the day before to let us know about their courtesy bus service which was kind of them.
When we arrived at the hostel the guy behind the desk was very friendly in welcoming us and giving us a guided tour of the hostel. He gave fantastic advice on where to go and what to see in the surrounding area.
The rooms were kept very clean and had air-conditioning throughout the day which was a bonus. Our 9-bed dorm had its own bathroom which was nice, and was kept clean.
Kitchen was very well stocked and very clean.
I can't think of anything to complain about for this hostel. Some people may be put off by the lack of lockers/locks, but not once did I feel unsafe here and I left valuables on my bed throughout the day with no issue.
Will definitely recommend to other travellers.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Billy P
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Firstly, mission beach is beautiful however there's not a great deal to do there. We only went for the skydive. The hostel picked us up from greyhound station and took 10 mins to get to the hostel. Room was ok, very small but decent. Tv area is nice and it's easy to talk to people there. Kitchen however was an issue, as there are no shutters there a hundreds of flies it's impossible to get away from them but would maybe help if the hostel had shutters or even just a sheet or something on the walls as it's all open planned. Location was amazing for the beach which is literally a 10 second walk away. No wifi however the pub up the street has wifi so w just used that. Woolworth's is a 40 min walk away but hostel drives up every hour. Adam had just started working as manager when we got there and he was doing a fab job. We would stay again if we were to go to mission beach but we probably won't go back.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank Dom_and_Jane
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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

-friendly staff
-relaxed atmosphere
-almost outdoor kitchen and hangout area
-average cleanliness
-30 sec. walk to the amazing beach
-fresh coconuts everywhere :D
-expensive little supermarket in town or coles out of town (1h walk along the beach or ask the shuttledriver of the hostel to take you there when he picks up somebody from the greyhound station)

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Mission Beach Retreat

Address: 49 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Mission Beach
Price Range: £12 - £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hostel located directly in the centre of Mission Beach village. 50 Metres to all amenities... Supermarket, Bars, Restaurants, skydive centre, post office and 14 km's of the beautiful Mission Beach itself. We are a designated pick-up location for raging thunder rafting. Our well established tour desk operates from our reception desk and we can help with your travel plans. Come and stay in our little home-from-home. ... more   less 
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