Flashpackers Hervey Bay


Flashpackers Hervey Bay

195 Torquay Road, Scarness
Bus 5, 16, 18
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(07) 4124 1366
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NIIIIIIIce place
23 April 2006
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Dont remeber any other then their 4v4s were enclosed
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Love the pool and bar
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Huge kitchen and TV area... Nice UV Bar with table dancing (you not pros), great pool. and chalet type set up... Great place to stay in Heavey and only atmosphere. :p :D Go whale wtching if in season... whales came up to the boat. FUCK all to do in Heavey... just staging area for Fraser...But this is a good place to pause... Though sometime whilst in Aus check out the RSA clubs... to meet real aussies. Poss thing to do while here. Little else other then a cinema in town

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mmm
great hostel and travel agency
28 March 2006
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not so mutch to do in harvey bay so go to fraiser
Pros
showers, free storageroom, sheets, cutlery, nice rooms.
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I really recommend beaches especially if you are giong to fraiser island, there the only one that have camping facilities like showers and barbecues.., so go with beaches for a good time on fraiser!

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dietbutcher
Otherwise good, but
19 February 2005
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The hostel is fairly clean and has an excellent bar. The staff are friendly and so to are the other guests. The problem that occured with my stay here was with a bed bug and the hostel's subsequent response. I found a bed bug which I promptly presented to reception. Bed bugs are found even in the cleanest places: my problem was with the staff's response; I was not offered another room or a refund for the time remaining I needed to stay in the hostel. I was instead told to phone management with regards to a refund. This means that an otherwise good hostel has been badly marred.

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mrscotty2004
FANTASTIC
13 August 2004
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BEACHES ROCKS STAFF WERE SO FREINDLY ESPECIALLY GUYS ON THE FRONT DESK (AND THERE hOTT) BAR WAS AWESOME I MEAN AWESOME FRASER TRIP IS A MUST WELL ORGANIZED RECOMEND IF FOR SURE

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mattdownunder
great hostel
14 June 2004
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i stayed at beaches in both airlie beach and hervey bay, and both were excellent. the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable (with en-suite); the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful; kitchen facilities are great, as is laundry; the pool is clean (makes a change from many hostels!!); the bar is always lively, and the hostel is located conveniently close to town. can't comment on their fraser island trips, but they gave me a great deal and i've been told nothing but good things by people who've done it...looking forward to it!

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fitnessfreak23
Fun and Friendly
25 May 2004
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If your looking for a good night out with friendly staff and a fantastic atmosphere, then look no further than the beaches bar!!!!

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beat_junkee
THIS PLACE F***ING ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
25 May 2004
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Best hostel in queensland!!!!! and the staff r cool personafied!!!!!! bar goes off every night, every1 is friendly nd up for a wkd time, have not got 1 bad word to say about the place..... maximun appreciation for every1 n any1 involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;oP

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Anonymous
Clean, fun place with everything U need
1 April 2004
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Been here before, 4 years ago, and had a great time in the bar. This time it was actually even better. Very clean rooms, nice pool, good laundry, and the bar just kicks most nights. Doesn't close till you do. Get to dance on tables (memories of Dingo!) and good atmosphere. Michael (the MC for the activities) is great, even when the "audience" is too tired to "pump". So would fully recommend this. No comment on Fraser Island activities, as I am probably the only backpacker in Oz who didn't do it!

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Anonymous
great kitchen
20 March 2004
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Stayed here for my trip to Frasier Island, wich was good. The hostel had a small hot room for the first night and a big loud room for the last night. If you like to party the bar is great, but if you don't, I hope you stay a bit further from the bar. The kitchen was great, very good!

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ChRiS
Welcoming, friendly and getting better!
22 November 2003
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Well i arrived here ready for Fraser Is and saw the advert for staff needed. Did Fraser Is in a nice little group where we all enjoyed it 100%! Came back to an interview and have been working, from Sept, ever since. Love the place, am trying to make things more friendly, more welcoming to you all! Basically i'm a backpacker so am doing what i would like done to me when i stay here...fun, friendliness & frolocking. This hostel is going to get better....i'm here!

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Anonymous
Wicked!
16 October 2003
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Meet up with some mates in Hervey after staying at Beaches in Airlie Beach and this place rocks! Huge night in the bar, stumbled into a comfy bed, great breakie in the morning and then off to Fraser on an awesome trip which is a definate must do! Keep up the good work guys!

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Anonymous
Brilliant
25 August 2003
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Great hostel, friendly staff who know how to party, good meals in the restaurant and brilliant bar! Fraser Island is the best, we had an amazing trip - thanks, lookin forward to getting to the Whitesundays now and going sailing.

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Anonymous
The absolute best!
25 August 2003
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I'd have to say this comes close to one of the highlights of my trip round Oz! Fraser Island is the most amazing spot - we saw whales off the beach, it was unreal. The crew at the hostel were so cool, very helpful & the girls in reception are gorgeous!!! We're heading north now and will

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Juliet
the shocking truth
23 August 2003
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Had a disaponting stay and trip with Beaches and of course we got conned just like everyone else. But, having read the previous reviews I asked around the car hire companies in Hervey Bay and was told that, John, the owner of Beaches Hostel also owns "Bay 4x4", and that is why they only use Bay 4x4 for their vehicles. So, no, bonds are not split with Beaches, Beaches gets the lot. Fraser island though was great and we did the trip again with another hire company through Fraser Roving Hostel and used one of their cars. Good car, good hostel and great guys (I should really say gals) to deal with. Travelling North now but will return.

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Simon Black
Great atmosphere, sensational Bar!!!
6 June 2003
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Loved it! Very clean hostel with friendly staff on reception and in the Bar. Room we stayed in had an ensuite & very comfy beds. Beaches Bar is wicked - great place to party, you can dance on the tables, and the Bar doesn't close till you stop drinking!

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Ang
Fraser Island with Beaches - a rip off!!
14 March 2003
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After hearing such good reviews of 4wd Self Drive trip around Fraser Island from some of my friends, i decided to book my trip as a package deal with Beaches, which wasnt the cheapest but offered the best combination of what i wanted.The hostel itself it quite nice,clean and has good facilities.But i found the staff quite rude and not very helpful!!However, the main problem was the actual 4wd hire compnay that beaches use and the lack of help we received from Beaches when we incurred problems with that company!The truck itself was quite badly damaged when we got it, including the seat in the back which was really uncomfortable for those sitting on it.In the breifing before we went we had to put down a $500 bond as security for the car and was told the only way to lose it was to drive it over a cliff!!Well, after having an ok time on Fraser Island the problems started when we took the 4wd back to the compnay(BAY 4WD), where we were met by some of the staff one of which was completely arrogant to us! He started to inspect the car and started rhyming off random, imaginary things that were wrong with the car!!Including salt water damage which apparently results in an automatic loss of the bond!So after the condisending lecture by the guy whose attitude towards us was riduculous and very hostile he said he was taking our bond off us and no matter what we said he was not for moving!It appeared suspicious to us at the time especially since they asked for it in cash! Afterwards, we later found out that 3 out of the four groups who went out that same day had similar probelms and another group had to pay for a scratch on the bonnet!!This 4wd company Bay 4wd are in my opinion a direct reflection on beaches as they continue to use and promote this company and even although we told a staff member at reception about this no further action was taken by them!!We also found out later that beaches actually get a cut of the $500 bond, which seems to be a bit of scam on both parts but especially Bay 4wd. So be very wary of the Self Drive package offered by them!

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scott
Average hostel
13 March 2003
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I decided to stay at beaches beacause I had 2 free nights accomodation as part of an east coast package I had booked. My Fraser island self drive trip was also run from beaches. I found the place to be ok in general but compared to other hostels I've stayed at in oz it was below par. Staff were ok but not overly helpful. It's located a fair walk from all the shops also. I had time to check out a few of the other hostels in hervey bay whilst there, of which the best i felt was fraser roving. Better location than beaches, better facilities and genuinely friendly staff. The big disappointment was the 4wd company(bay 4wd) that beaches uses for their fraser trips. Before leaving we were treated like royalty, lots of smiles etc. Upon returning the vehicle, we were immediately confronted with a hostile attitude and a phantom list of faults on the vehicle. Trying to discuss these just made the guy more aggresive and he walked away. The result was a lost $500 bond, which was taken in cash rather than by credit card. This I felt was very suspicious. After returning to beaches I discovered that the same thing had happened to another group the same day, so 2 out of the 4 groups were treated in this way (a nice little earner over the course of a week or month!). I also have since learnt of simliar events from other backpackers, so it wasn't an isolated incident. After informing beaches management of this, the most they were able to offer was to have a "chat" with the guy at bay 4wd. A very bad end to an otherwise enjoyable trip.

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