Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers, Mackay

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Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers Reviews


Come and stay with us at Gecko's Rest. We are a comfortable friendly place with a family atmosphere. Choose from one of our dorm, single, double or twin rooms on offer. All of our facilities are clean & comfortable and we are fully compliant with all fire safety regulations for your safety and our peace of mind.
Every room has air-conditioning and a fridge, storage space for each bed, linen & towels provided. Please note that some of our rooms do not have windows but indirect daylight through the ceiling.
We offer a large, well appointed kitchen, lounge, games area, laundry, internet access and a roof deck.

We are located at the centre of town, close to everything. Free luggage storage, safe deposit, free DVD hire.

We are close to Mackay's attractions: Bluewater Trail, Bluewater Lagoon, Artspace Centre, Queens Park, Heritage & Art Deco walks and Bluewater Quay.
All other attractions, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Marina/ Harbour, inner city beaches, are easily accessible by bus. Please book tours to Eungella (Reeforest Adventure Tours) and Keswick Island (Megaforce Charters) in advance.

Late check-ins can be arranged. Please contact us via phone or email prior your arrival.

Location and Contact


• Gecko's Rest is located on Sydney Street, three doors down from Kate O'Reilly's Irish Pub. We are 10 minutes walk from the Greyhound/ Premierbus bus stop (corner Victoria/ Tennyson ST).
• Unfortunately, there is no public transport from the airport/ train station. A taxi costs between $20-$25.

Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18

Min. Age with Parent (private room): 18

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8am till 9pm Everyday

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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