Beaches Backpackers - Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay

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Beaches Backpackers - Hervey Bay Reviews

Good, friendly staff

I have stayed in this hostel for few days and join their 4WD Fraser Island Safari. The staff are friendly and willing to help me to solve my problems. I was arrived at around 9 p.m. at the first day, which I have not booked the 4WD Fraser Island Safari, the staff try to offer me options for the joining it at the next day or later.

Their 3D/2N Fraser Safari was limited to eleven people, which is not a large group which our team can have a fair talk, and we can have a discount in their bar after we backed from Fraser Island. I have stayed in two different rooms, one has own bathroom and the other has nil but the common bathroom is nearby.

Hong Kong

Poorly managed

We were there for two nights because we bought a Whitsunday and Fraser Island package from them. The Beaches Hostel in Hervey Bay was terrible. The staff were unfriendly and the room we had smelt so bad. There was no air conditioning and the windows didn't open so we were so hot all night, it was cooler to sleep outside. When we returned from Fraser Island we were told we had to pay $180 more then what we already paid. They said it was because they made a mistake on our payment, but the travel agent we booked through said we got a deal. They didn't show us any proof that we owed money. We had kept our luggage in storage before we went to the Island and they wouldn't give us our stuff back until we paid the money that they made a mistake on, so we were forced to pay it. If you do go to this hostel don't deal with a girl named Holly because she will rip you off!! Don't go to this hostel!

Robyn and Mike

This is the absolute greatest hostel in Australia! Fraser Island was amazing and the hostel puts it together so well. From getting us at the bus station, putting together our group to the parties at the hostel. It was all top-notch! It's weird, this town is so small, yet the Beaches bar is so crazy, it doesn't quite add up. Here's to the staff Sean, Reef and Ledner, you guys are too much!


This hostel is quite nice. We stayed here before and after our Fraser Island trip and they were very well organized. The rooms were ok; we had a dorm with en suite, and the beds were quite comfortable. The bar is really good, and has great deals on cheap drinks. Staff were friendly. There's not much to do in Hervey Bay really, it's just somewhere to stay before and after Fraser Island which of course was fantastic! I would recommend this hostel mostly for the bar.

Naomi Dunnings

Beaches Backpacker Resort is not exactly located on the waterfront as it's name suggests, but it's close to the Hervey Bay beach and shops. It's a long way from the bus station, so don't think of getting there on foot. Fortunately they have a pick up and drop off service when you arrive and depart. But you must ring ahead to give them the time. And you can jump in other days for a lift as well.

The accommodations are nice, arranged in separate sheds grouped around a pool, kitchen, and bar/dining hall. The rooms have various combinations of beds from four single beds to four bunk beds. There's plenty of room to enter in and leave your luggage. Everyone gets a key so you can feel relatively secure. They provide meals in the dining hall three times a day and the prices are fairly reasonable. Alternatively there are lots of good places nearby. The kitchen is adequate, you have to pay a deposit on the cutlery and crockery which is returned if you also return your things.

Hervey Bay is pleasant, but not as exciting in itself as Noosa or Cairns for example. That's why Beaches offers the self-drive 4wd tour of Fraser Island. People seem to stay purely for this reason. The tours are fantastic opportunity to see the wildlife and environment of Fraser, which is really beautiful with lakes, beaches, and rainforest.


I stayed at Beaches for two nights - one night before my Fraser trip and one after. I loved it!! It had great rooms, with en suite bathrooms. It was very, very clean. The staff were very helpful with all my questions. The pool and bar are great - lots of fun! The best part of the hostel was the kitchen. It was super clean. I really enjoyed my stay at Beaches!


I loved Beaches, loved the staff, the bar is just sensational and the table dancing kicks!!! I did Fraser Island with its beaches as well. It rained the whole time we were there, so it was good to have the Base Camp, showers, and SHELTER from the wet!!! I would love to go back and do it all again when the sun is shining!!


This is the worst hostel by far I've ever stayed in! On the bed sheets there was dried blood and cum stains! The mattress wasn't even a proper mattress, the curtains were littered with burn marks, and everything looked like it was bought from a charity shop. Not to mention the seals in the room were broken and we found a lizard in our room.


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With a potent mix of being one of the most experienced budget accommodation houses in Hervey Bay, shaken with a dynamic new look and attitude, Beaches is blowing the roof off the standards travellers can expect from a hostel.

Beaches combine home style comforts including modern, fully equipped self-catering kitchens, recreation areas with comfy lounges, televisions and pool tables with the convenience of an in-house bar and restaurant, internet cafes and tour booking desks.

Beaches Backpackers is located north of Brisbane in the coastal town of Hervey Bay, internationally recognised at the gateway to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.

Our friendly hostel caters perfectly to the independent traveller offering a range of budget style accommodation including shared dorm, twin and double rooms with ensuite and shared facilities available. All rooms are cleaned daily by our fantastic housekeeping team.

Beaches famous Party Bar runs a range of activities and theme parties each week for those who want to let their hair down and party into the early hours!

Beaches Features:
· Dorms, Doubles and Twin rooms
· Ensuite rooms available
· Bar & Café on site
· Outdoor BBQ Area
· Swimming Pools
· Communal Kitchen & Dining
· TV Room
· Laundry
· Internet Café
· Travel Desk
· Secure off-street car parking
· Free transfers to and from the Bus station!
· Fraser Island Safari Tours Departing Daily!

Beaches Backpackers provides the best stepping off point for experiencing Fraser Island with a self drive 4WD camping safari, or a guided day or overnight experience. The team on the Beaches Travel Desk can provide you with professional advice on a range of options available for your Fraser Island discovery.

Hervey Bay is world famous as a resting point of the majestic humpback whales and their calves on their return to the Antarctic. A variety of Whale Watching Tours operate from Hervey Bay from late July through to early November.

Experience Fraser Island and stay at Beaches Backpackers for an experience to remember!

Location and Contact




Address: 195 Torquay Terrace, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Beaches Backpackers - Hervey Bay is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Beaches Backpackers - Hervey Bay Hervey Bay
Phone Number: +61 (7) 4124-1322, 1-800-655-501
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Facilities and Amenities

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM (07:00-20:00)

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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