Had an enjoyable stay here with the staff helpful (pick-up and drop off at railway station) good facilities and well maintained rooms. Gladstone is worth a stop when travelling up or down the east coast with the free industrial tours (departing in walking distance of the backpackers) recommend.
The best hostel we have stayed at in 7 months of travelling the east coast. Friendly and approachable manager who goes out of her way to offer advice on best places to go etc. the hostel is like a home away from home. So clean and tidy. Little touches are great such as a beautiful veranda surrounded by fairy lights. The communal areas are fantastic, huge comfy sofas with a big flat screen. Everyone who lives there are friendly and will always say hello. Rooms are very clean again with the best mattresses we have slept in in a long time.
We booked a room and airport transfer after returning from Heron Island. Booking online and email communication was easy, the staff friendly and helpful, the communal areas and our room were clean and comfortable. The owners have put thought into providing little extras to make this a more like a home away from home. Was a great spot to relax and chill out, and easy walking distance to town. My 9yo was happy with a pool, friendly dog, and TV to fill in the morning.