The Best Hostels for the Fraser Coast in Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach
Fraser Island and the surrounding towns are a popular destination because of the beautiful beaches, natural sites, wildlife, and nightlife.
All of the hostels below, ether in Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach, offer a long list of amenities for travelers of all types, whether they be backpackers, flashpackers, or any other type of budget traveler. The hostels below each have their own vibe and style, but are all recommended do to their great staff, social atmosphere, and clean facilities. Give them a good look before making your decision - and enjoy the beach!
A social yet quiet hostel for backpackers, couples, and female-travelers
Dorm Bed: $19.48
The idea of a hostel built around the theme of a woolshed might seem strange at first, but this award winning hostel makes it work, and work very well! Just take a look at the photos!
Located just a short walk to the beach in the Torquay area of Hervey Bay, it's surrounded by restaurants, bars, shopping, and more. The vibe here is quiet and clean, but also social, and they describe themselves as "an escape from the party circuit."
The family that owns and runs the hostel also lives on the premises, and so they take pride in their hostel as well as the service they provide. They not only keep the facilities clean and comfortable, but they also take good care of their guests, making sure everyone is safe and comfortable, and they provide great advice for traveling in the area as well as all around Australia.
The Aussie Woolshed has dorms of varying sizes, plus private rooms both with and without ensuite bathrooms. A female-only dorm option is also available. The entire place is like a series of cabin-like buildings which surround a beautiful outdoor courtyard and garden area, complete with hammocks, picnic tables, ponds, local wildlife and birds, and more. Some of the buildings also have nice balconies for relaxing and admiring the greenery. The common areas are cozy and nice, featuring an all-wooden common area and a fully stocked kitchen for those wishing to self-cater. They also have a long list of other standard amenities such as Wi-Fi, laundry services, etc.
Guest reviews are consistently positive. Many guests claim that this is the best hostel they have ever visited. They also receive high marks for cleanliness and the very friendly staff.
181 Torquay Road ,
A social hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $28.00
This slick and modern hostel has nicely appointed, clean rooms and a great pool area. Located close to the beach in Hervey Bay and near shops, restaurants, and pubs, you can't go wrong here. Various room sizes are available for both the dorms and private rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. An all-female version is also available.
The main common area is a large kitchen with dining tables and an area of sofas with a TV. The kitchen is large and modern, with multiple stoves, ovens, and more. This room, combined with the beautiful pool area out back make the entire vibe of the hostel to be social and fun, where travelers can rest and relax in their rooms but come out for a good time.
The staff is friendly and helpful, and can book tours or activities as well as provide advice. They also can do pickups and drop-offs at the bus station if needed.
Guests who have left reviews state that the hostel is clean, quiet, comfortable, and fun. Although somewhat new, they have received many guests who love this hostel and the owners.
195 Torquay Terrace Torquay ,
A social beach hostel for backpackers and couples
Dorm Bed: $17.70
This hostel in Rainbow Beach has a lot to offer. It's only a short walk to the beach, and close to bars, restaurants, and shops in town for everything you might need. They offer a free breakfast and free body-board rental, too!
Private rooms and dorms of varying sizes are available in this outdoorsy-style hostel with a pool that resembles a lagoon. They also offer a good list of standard hostel amenities such as Wi-Fi, a common room with comfortable sofas and a TV, a pool table, BBQ, laundry, a shared kitchen, and more.
The staff is said to be very helpful and friendly by previous guests who have left reviews. They can also book tours.
22 Spectrum Street PO Box 317 ,
A beach hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $19.48
Located in the heart of Torquay beach area in Hervey Bay, this active hostel is clean, modern, and fun. Just steps from the beach, this hostel is also near multiple restaurants, shops, and bars in the area.
A variety of room sizes are available, including both smaller and larger dorms.The common area is spacious, with a large area of sofas, plus a separate TV and movie room. The communal kitchen is great, with plenty of space for guests who wish to cook their own meals.
Guests state that the staff is friendly and helpful, and can recommend activities and book tours such as the popular trips to nearby Fraser Island.
10 Bideford St, Torquay ,
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