The Beach Shack in Mission Beach was the BEST hostel we have stayed in Australia! The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming – they put in a lot of hard work and effort to set up and run this great place. You will be picked up from the bus stop and driven to the hostel. Staying in this hostel feels more like a homestay with family in this spacious house. The rooms are very clean, the beds just HEAVENLY comfortable with very good mattresses, guaranteeing you a beautiful night sleep. There’s even a free pool table and guitars as well. Some great dinner was also provided for little money, and every second night there would be free Apple Crumble – this alone was worth the trip all the way up here from Sydney, simply delicious !!! When you ever come to Mission Beach, you simply MUST stay here and experience the hospitality. Mission Beach itself, there’s not much to do actually other than going to the beach. However, you can book several trips the outer islands, the Great Barrier Reef or tours to the rainforest.

Our expectations from a hostel were not just met here, but were greatly exceeded. Therefore this is the ONLY hostel we ever gave a 6 out of 5 star rating.

Extremely welcoming owners
Comfortable rooms
Heavenly beds & mattresses
Free apple crumble
Other nice foods occasionally
Awesome interior
Family atmosphere
Free pickup from the bus
Reasonable price
nothing at all

Mission Beach - Beach Shack

Our Rating:
    6.0 / 5.0
Best hostel in Australia!!! Exceeded expectations in any way.
Highy recommended!!!

(Last Reviewed: March 2005)