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FAQs

Who can stay at The Friendly?

Everyone is welcome at the Friendly, providing that they are looking for a clean, quiet affordable place to stay and are prepared to respect the rights of other travellers sharing the facilities. If you are looking for a place to party all night - then maybe the Friendly is not for you. There are plenty of Backpackers in Hervey Bay that have bars and all night parties. If however, you are looking for a good night's sleep after partying a bit too hard in Noosa or Airlie Beach or you want somewhere safe and quiet to stay while you are enjoying the delights of Hervey Bay then check out our fabulous beds.

How do I get to The Friendly by Bus?

Call us on 1800 244 107 preferably in advance or when you arrive and we will collect you from the Hervey Bay transit center. We pick up and drop off from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (approx) outside of those hours you can still check in but you will need to find your own way to the hostel (approx $10.00 in a taxi)

How do I get to The Friendly by car?

Follow the signs into Hervey Bay from the Bruce Highway. As you travel along Boat Harbour Drive into the main part of Hervey Bay, you will see Pizza Hut and McDonald's on your right. Go straight through the roundabout just past these and straight through the next set of traffic lights. As you go up the next hill you will see Queen's Road (Scarness Beach) signposted on your left - turn left. Go down the hill to the first traffic light (you will have the police station to your right and Golden Chicken to your left) Turn Right - this is Torquay Road, but there is no street sign at this intersection. The Friendly is about 500 metres up on your left.

How do I get to The Friendly by Plane?

Just catch the airport shuttle to the hostel $10.00 per person. A limousine costs just $18.00 flat rate for up to 4 people, contact them directly or let us know when making your booking if you would like us to book a limousine for you.