Scotty's


Scotty's

167 Reid Road, Wongaling Beach
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(07) 4068 8676 or 1800 665 567
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You have to check it out! Great atmosphere, fantastic staff.
19 October 2009
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There's really not a lot wrong with Scotty's - maybe more showers would be good.
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helpful staff, lifts to and from the local shops, fantastic atmosphere, great nights out organised
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Scotty's is a really friendly place. I met some great people here, and it's really easy to have fun in such a relaxed chatty atmosphere. The rooms are clean and tidy and the pool is great too. The beach is literally 1 minute walk away from the front door and there's barely anyone on it. Scotty's has really helpful staff - they helped us book the right boat for our whitsundays trip and gave us loads of advice on the local area. There are lifts to the local shops and to the bottle shop, and free transfers to the greyhound bus stop. There was a great night out out organised for the entire hostel at a local restaurant/bar. For only 10 dollars we had a great curry and were also given free wine. There's a bar and eatery at the the front and really everything you need is there. I had a fantastic time there. One of the best hostels! :D

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I'll definitely go back!
22 February 2007
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I was woken up several nights by noisy guests
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Great hostel, great staff, great atmosphere
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Firstly, the Scotty's bus meets all daytime Greyhound and Premier buses, and the Oz Experience drops you off at the door. When you arrive, you get told about all the facilities, and after checking in, you get your backpacks carried to your room by the staff. The first hostel I've ever stayed at where that has been part of the service! All the rooms have locks or keypads, so they're all secure. The rooms are a little dark, but you don't come to Mission Beach to spend your time in your room! There is a well-equipped kitchen, free tea and coffee all morning, internet, TV room, video library, payphones, pool, hammocks, sun loungers, shop, laundry, all sorts! They can organise tours for you, and you get a discount. They organise events, such as pizza and DVD night, BBQ night, and the bus to Coconutz bar in town. Scotty's own bar and grill are out front, with a cheaper backpacker menu (and smaller portions), and you get a drinks token with every meal purchased. The nearest ATM, pharmacy, foodstore and tourism centre are a 15 minute walk away, or catch Scotty's bus, or the local bus also stops right out front. This is one place I will definitely go back to. The staff are really helpful and pleasant, and there is a real community vibe to the place. In Mission Beach, you can go on rainforest walks, go skydiving, go to the beach, go to Dunk Island, or white-water rafting. But if any of that doesn't appeal, you can just chill by the pool at Scotty's, adn watch the boys bomb and back-flip into the pool.

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Beach is across the road-literally
28 December 2006
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We didnt stay longer : (
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Not a high rise hostel in site
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if you like laid back this is the place to go! Nice friendly staff - pick you up if your getting the greyhound bus. We had a double room with on-suite which was newly painted but still a bit dated. The bathroom is well kept and we also had a fridge and a kettle in our room(they give you free tea,coffee,milk and sugar. We were a bit sad we didnt have a t.v in our room but we soon realised we didnt need one in Mission beach! Outside each room is a verander - nice to sit out morning and night. The pool is in the middle of the beach houses so its very communal and welcoming. The beach is just across the road from the hostel and i mean literally - its gorgeous! You can walk to the shops from the hostel (where the greyhound drops you off- takes about 10-15 minutes). The kitchen is fairly big and new (clean) - the utensils are quite old but they work! They have internet/payphones and a t.v room. There is a tour desk too and a little shop in the reception of the hostel (milk/ice creams/crisps - u name it they have it). Behind the hostel is a bar and grill, (it not noisy). I would go back tomorrow if i could !

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AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE
14 August 2006
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Dirty
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Hammocks
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This is the WORST hostel we stayed in, in Queensland. Accommodation with attitude, stroppy management were determined to convince us that there were no alternatives to Scottys bus, Scottys bar, Scottys bed bugs! The whole place was filthy with dead flies moulded to our toilet and a kitchen suitable for an environmental health warning. Miles away from the nearest bars and restaurants it was a 15 min walk just to the local shop. If you've only just left home and still need someone to change your nappies this place might do but otherwise I'd reccommend giving it a WIDE berth! :(

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Good place
19 July 2006
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Better lighting needed in rooms
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Girls get their bags carried to rooms by hunky staff
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There wasn't a lot to do in Mission Beach after the Cyclones tore through. This was basically just a stop before hitting Cairns. I know most people want to know about the rooms. They're fine; the beds were comfortable. One of the best things about this place is the restaurant. Had my first taste of kangaroo here. No, it doesn't taste like chicken. It's more like a fine grade of beef. I really enjoyed it and think that even non-adventurous palates would really enjoy this with the delectable mash. Our driver said that the chef was THE guy to go to for grilled 'roo. He was certainly right. Loved it and I wasn't expecting to rave over it. There are lots of places to chill at the hostel. Loved the hammocks where one could sit or dangle one's feet.

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ozlad21
Great place
7 May 2004
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Top little hostel right by the beach, an older style hostel with old fashioned friendliness, the people who run it are honest and try hard to make you feel welcome, if your looking to chill and also have a party this is the place best of both worlds, good value

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Sarah Bell
Attitude by all staff stunk
14 March 2004
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There was lots of friendly australians in australia but not here. Not even the english who worked here had the muscles to form a smile. Personality challenged galore. Crammed rooms, crap beds and no privacy in the double rooms it was like having an audience. Don't do it go to the YHA or the Tree House or sleep under a boat if needs must. It is situated no where near any facilities like the town centre.

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Vickie
So good, I went back for more
29 January 2004
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The friendliest backpackers I encountered in Oz. Clean rooms, good facilities, clean and decent sized pool with lots of games, the friendliest staff and live-in locals possible, and a good value bar with plenty of entertainment. I got to Cairns and turned back. Had a great time guys - thanks.

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Anonymous
Very disappointing
16 September 2003
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I don't know what everyone else is raving about. I agree that the staff was very helpful, but I must say that it is the only hostel in which I saw so many people leave with bed bugs. Needless to say, we only needed to stay one night.

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Scott
A place to chill out
2 September 2003
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Scotty's dorms need a serious re-furb, there are blankets and boxes seperating one dorm from the staff area's and the dorm doors have no locks and are rarely closed which means the hostels cats and dogs are regular visitors to you bunks through the night!!!! But don't let that put you off staying here the staff are great if not a little OTT at times and the whole place has a real chilled out atmoshere, they also have cable TV and a huge video collection!!!

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Princess Backpack
Up there with the best!
28 July 2003
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One of the coolest & friendliest hostels I have ever stayed in! Mel on the desk is an absolute hoot - and she is so friendly and makes you feel at home to boot. Scotty's has a great feel to the place & the guys that work there are all really friendly. Rooms are spotless & the bed really comfy to sleep in - what more could a traveller ask for...hot showers? Absolutely - heavenly bliss. Thanks guys - I will be back!!!!

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Anonymous
Relaxed, inexpensive and colourful!
10 March 2003
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This place is definitely one of the better hostels on the east coast. It is reasonably priced and quite colourful. The doubles have fridges, however the hostel could do with air conditioning rather then fans. The pool area is lovely with comfy seating, however the kitchen closed too early and the request of deposits for utensils was a bit much. All in all, a relaxing place to stay.

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Pete and Katie
Friendly family run- makes mission beach worthwhile!
6 October 2002
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To say that Scottys is a decent hostel is a major understatement. After travelling the west and east coast of australia we found scottys to be one of the most memorable places of our whole trip. The friendly feel to the place is unrivaled and seems to have the potential for an almost cult status. The 'hard banana bar'ensures that all residents get to socialise and have a laugh playing drinking games to cheesy dancing, pool comps and quizzes. This place is a must for any backpacker whether heading south or north- We will always remeber the great week we had there for a long time- especially mel, the loveliest receptionist in the world- keep swinging those firechains!

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