1770 Backpackers is an amazing place to stay in Agnes Water - the perfect stop between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach. The best part of this hostel, besides the good facilities, is their free offers -- surf lessons and an amazing everyday BBQ.
This hostel is really well located -- it's in the center. Because of its location, you will find easy access to shops, cafes, and a small supermarket (if you're on a low budget it's better to buy your groceries before, as this supermarket is a little bit expensive). The stop of the main bus (Greyhound) is a five-minute walk away, but this hostel offers a free pickup.
Rooms and Bathrooms
This hostel offers dorms and double rooms, with good value for money. There is something special about this hostel -- they don't give you a key, so there is no need for a key deposit (and it's probably the quickest check-in ever), but the place is really safe, so no worries about that. The rooms are big, with comfortable bunk beds; the hostel provides free linen and a blanket (you need to make your own bed). You will have a lot of free space to put your luggage.
The bathroom is located inside the room and the toilet and shower are separated, so if you need to use the toilet, you don't have to wait if someone is taking a shower. The bathroom and room are really clean -- despite being in a beach area, you don't see sand spread around. The only thing that could be better are the hooks in the shower for you to keep your stuff, because at the moment there are none.
The common spaces are really good, with a huge kitchen that has all the main utensils that you need, a nice BBQ area outside (for free use), a lot of tables for you to sit down, and a really nice and big TV room with free DVD hire (only available from 6 p.m.). After checkout, you can keep your luggage in the hostel and use all the facilities for a small fee. This hostel doesn't have a laundry, because the public one is ten meters' distance, but there is a place where you can dry your clothes for free. In the reception, you can borrow Australian guides for free, perfect for you to plan your visit and your next stops.
At night they offer an amazing dinner, a BBQ with hamburgers, sausages, bread, and salad. The dinner is really well served (one hamburger and one sausage for each person), so in the end you will be full. If you are vegetarian, they will prepare a special meal for you.
The surf lessons happen daily in the morning and are free, you only need to rent the surfboard. The lesson is really complete - you learn everything about rips, water safety and how to stand on the board. After, you will go to the ocean to put the theory into practice - expect a lot of fun. The groups in the lessons are small, and most of times there are three instructors with you in the water, so it's like you're having private lessons - this is a really good class, and for free!
For all of this, this is one excellent place to stay in Agnes Water. This hostel has a great quality/price ratio, perfect for your vacation.