Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay
Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay

Woolshed Eco Lodge, Hervey Bay

Scarness
9.3
1,384 Reviews
+50 Traveller Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
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96%
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100%
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98%
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98%
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93%
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93%
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Woolshed Eco Lodge Reviews

Great rooms, good kitchen, great living area.

Really nice set up, very homey, one of the cheapest we stayed in up the coast but by far one of the nicest. There wasn't much going on at the hostel and it rained whilst we were there but the common area was really comfortable. Unlimited WiFi for $10 and it comes in 3hr tickets which is great if there's more than one of you! I would do Fraser island from Hervey bay as there isn't much else to do there.

alex
2013-04-13
Age 19 | england

Aussie Woolshed Backpackers offers a very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff who try to help you wherever they can. Entering the garden area, you have a beautiful maintained but "wild" garden which makes you feel like at home immediately. It contains a little lake, many sitting areas, and hanging mats near the BBQ area to chill out with your friends or meet the other travelers.

The Location

The hostel is located no more than ten minutes from the Torquay Beach, the next pub, a mini supermarket, and an ATM. To the next bigger supermarket you need to take a five-minute ride on the free bus of the hostel on the other side of the road. They can also fetch you after twenty minutes.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms get cleaned daily and are organized -- some have a unique look. They contain enough power points, a mirror, a fan, and a TV. You need to use the public bathrooms, which are mostly clean but a bit rough, and the public toilets, which are kept clean. The beds are pretty big and comfortable. You get free sheets at check-in.

Common Spaces

The hostel offers a BBQ area, a very big and beautiful garden with many chill-out areas, a laundry room you can pay to use, washing lines, and wooden-made living room with a bar-style kitchen and a big TV. You can also lock your bags for free after check-out if you want to chill at the beach until your bus arrives. They also offer Wi-Fi and computers to use, but they are not free. If you want to print something, just ask at the reception and they'll print it for you for free or for a low charge.

Summary

Before we found this beautiful hostel, we stayed in a very busy and overcrowded hostel, so we were very happy to find this hostel -- we prefer a relaxed environment and enough space to chill in the evenings. The staff are friendly but sometimes not so easy to find -- the reception is closed from noon to 2 p.m., which is good to know if you plan to check in at midday. The prices are normal for this region.

Beli
2013-02-25
Aussie Woolshed from outside Entering the garden area Living room/kitchen near bbq

Sweet, family run, centrally located hostel.

Very competent, helpful and friendly staff. Nice dining area with plenty of seating capacity. Cooking and storing facilities in the kitchen were too small, not practical and dirty. No complementary breakfast. Only two common bathrooms and showers, this was not enough. There was only one washing machine and no possibilities for washing your clothes by hand. Reception was open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and internet access was limited to these hours, no Wi-Fi. Clean and cozy rooms with good beds.

Travelingfamily
2008-08-15
Sweden

A home away from home!

We stayed in this hostel for four nights in August 2008. We had a lovely room, with a TV and DVD player in it, and a selection of free DVDs available to borrow. What really made this a brilliant hostel for us though, apart from the reasonable price and proximity to the shops was the couple that ran it. They were so friendly and helpful, and really made us feel at home. They run a great place, the rooms are fantastic. I thoroughly recommend The Woolshed.

Jon & Amy
2008-08-06
England

this is the worst place that we have ever stayed at in australia. the couple who ran the hostel are not exactly backpacker friendly, especially the guy who was consistently rude and very anal. it has no atmosphere at all. we stayed in two different rooms, one before fraser island and a different one when we came back. both were surface cleaned so they looked nice but were filthy. there was a used condom underneath the bed in the first room as well as the usual bugs. but the second room was amazing -- it had ants, cockroaches, mice, and best of all, bed bugs! we couldn't wait to get out of there. what we've learnt from this experience is never stay there again and never book extra days in advance before seeing the hostel. we wiped our feet on the way out.

nicole & edith
2007-03-02

In terms of decor, rooms and facilities this is the nicest hostel I've stayed in so far. For my first night I had a three-bed room to myself with a TV and DVD player. My only criticisms would be that I didn't meet any other guests -- I'm not sure if I was there at a really quiet time but it was a ghost town. This might be because the hostel does not do regular/late pick ups and drop offs to the greyhound stop. When I arrived late at night I was advised by the hostel to get the Palace bus but they wouldn't let me on as I wasn't staying there. When I rang the hostel they said to get a taxi or try another bus as there was no one who could pick me up. Fortunately another hostel owner took pity on me and dropped me off. This is the only thing stopping me giving a five-star rating.

Lyse
2007-01-04

Situated in Hervey Bay and within walking distance from the beach, Aussie Woolshed Backpackers is a few kilometres far from the Greyhound stop. The bus stops at Bay Central Station, where you will find all the hostels' vans for a free pickup. You can also arrange a free pickup and dropoff with Jason if you give him a quick phone call on arrival. Once you are at the Woolshed Backpackers, you are five to ten minutes from the Esplanade (the lively area of Hervey Bay) where you have all you need -- cafes, restaurants, and shops.

There are three cabin-style buildings in secluded gardens. This gives plenty of outside space in a cosy environment. This place is a good value for money. The common room, kitchen, and bathrooms are cleaned every day. The kitchen offers microwave, gas burners, crockery, kettle, toaster, and fridge. Lockers are available if you are going to Fraser Island. Karin or Jason will be happy to organise your tours to the island.

Dorms, doubles, and twin rooms are fitted with fans, fly screens, clean linen, duvets, and towels. They are very charming -- some are under the roof with wooden floor and wood all around. The hostel also has a BBQ area, garden pond, car park, and clothing line. Showers and toilets are very clean, with plenty of space to put your stuff. Atmosphere is very quiet though -- better for couples than for individual travelers. We only saw a few people in two days. Hervey Bay is more a stopover to go to Fraser Island than a place to stay.

Lydie Martin
2006-10-02
France

Best place we've seen so far, the rooms are very clean and modern, with TV, DVD player, they have a stack of DVDs at reception (free) and give you a heater if you feel cold. We also could make our own tea and and coffee in the room. The hostel is done up really nicely and got lots of character, we especially loved the kitchen, which looked like some western saloon. The owners were so helpful and friendly and we felt very welcome there.

Chris
2006-08-08

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Address: 181 Torquay Road, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Woolshed Eco Lodge is listed on the following booking sites:

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Phone Number: +61 (7) 4124-0677
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Parking

Safe Deposit Box

Towels

Airport Pickup (free with tour)

Bike Rental ($15 Day)

Breakfast ($4)

Lockers in Rooms ($5 deposit)

Luggage Storage ($2)

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons (free 30 mins)

Wi-Fi in Rooms (free 30 mins)

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bike Tours

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Darts

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

TV

Yoga Classes

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Pet-Friendly

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 5

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 09:00 (9 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM - 2 PM and 4 PM - 7 PM Mon-Sat.

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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