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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Only stayed in Mission Beach because of my skydive, and Jackaroo was the right choice for the hostel. The location is amazing, in the middle of the rainforest, but there are shuttle buses to the city center (which is not big at all, but you can do some shopping) The staff were really friendly and the rooms good, even though it was a bit hot during the night.

  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled solo
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Thank Salome N
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Free bus service but make sure you're organized because there's only one Woolworths which is quite far. Very friendly staff who are all backpackers with their own interesting stories to tell. Secluded location in the forest perfect for relaxing. Awesome lounge area with couches and great free wifi, pool, hammocks as well as great views. Cute bar on site. Nice kitchen- but lacking forks for some reason! We were lucky enough to get a lift with the manager to South Mission beach which was as warm as a bath and quiet. Great location for skydiving and exploring the forests (bring mosquito repellant!!!!!) A visit to Bingil Bay Cafe is a must.

Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
Thank Leah S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Jackaroo is a very chilled, sociable hostel offering a free courtesy shuttle bus around Mission Beach. The hostel itself is tucked away quite far from anything else so taking the bus is a must! You are however a little restricted on the times and how many people can fit in the bus. In our experience the bus was overcrowded picking people up from the supermarket but rather than come back for the others they were told to wait for the next one in over an hours time! Maybe making the runs more frequent during busier periods instead of leaving guests stuck for an hour would be a good solution.
The kitchen, newly refurbished, is one of the cleanest and well equipment I've used on my travels. Rooms are spacious and clean, most of the staff were friendly and helpful. The surrounding forest is beautiful band's the garden is full of hammocks and little places to relax but make sure you bring lots of bug spray! I've never been bitten like it!

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank Kara B
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We were delighted when we saw the hostel from outside, it got even better when we got inside. Girl behind the reception was lovely and she showed us around, explained us the rules and gave us a little overview of the activities that could be done in the area. The hostel is nice and clean, they have a member of staff cleaning the kitchen every night so it would be perfect. The rooms are clean, mattress comfortable and the view is a blast! The common area is big and allowed everyone to spend his free time as he pleases. The hostel is in the middle of a little jungle with a pool, I would highly recommend this place to any traveller who wants to have a unique experience!

Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank EditaD19
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

If you wanna escape and relax this is the place for you.
Situated a bit out of town (there is a shuttle bus so don't stress) the views from the upper levels are insane. They welcome vans and tents so keep that in mind too. Brand new kitchen which is great and free brekkie too! Staff are so friendly and will share stories with you over a beer or two. Great rooms and toilets/ showers are very good and clean.
As for the comments about the bugs and mozzies, this is Australia they are everywhere!

Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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