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Gecko's Rest

34 Sydney St Queensland

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room

Important Information

Check-In

13:00

Check-Out

10:00

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT 9PM IS THE LATEST CHECK-IN TIME. Anytime after this you may not be able to check-in and you will be charged as a no-show.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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From $28

CHEAPER EVERYDAY IN SEPTEMBER!!

Dorms from only $25 per person/ night

Double and twin rooms only $32.50 per person/ night

Single rooms only $45.00 per night

Reduced long term rates!!!

Gecko's Rest is a family owned hostel, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to all amenities e.g. the Greyhound/ Premierbus bus stop, shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, movies, library and Bluewater Lagoon. Free linen/ free towels as well as free DVD hire/ job board/ travel information.

Tours:

- Finch Hatton Gorge/Eungella National Park: Reeforest Adventure Tours (book in advance/ min 4 people)

- Keswick Island Tours on weekends: Megaforce Charters (book in advance/ min 6 people). Departing Mackay Marina.

Gecko's Rest is a family owned and operated budget accommodation provider, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to transport, shops, cafés, restaurants, movie theatre, pubs, nightlife of Mackay, Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Trail and Artspace Centre. Free linen, towels and movies.

Gecko's Rest backpackers has got a variety of spacious rooms which can sleep up to 48 people. Choose from one of our dorm, single, double, twin or triple 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.

Why not chill out by the Blue water Lagoon, take a scenic walk along the Pioneer River or go on a tour to Eungella, Finch Hatton or Keswick Island.

- Eungella/ Finch Hatton Gorge/ Broken River (rainforest, platypus, waterfall):

Please book with Reeforest Adventure Tours in advance.

- Keswick Island (snorkelling/ kayaks/ buggy hire/ whale watching):

Please book with Megaforce Charters in advance.

Please note that the Jungle Johno Eco Tour is no longer operating.

Accommodation Information

Reception operates between the hours of 8am & 9pm.

Please call us if you arrive outside business hours.

-Free personal cutlery & crockery available from reception

-Free linen & towels

-Free storage & safe deposit

-Free DVD hire

-Free games

-Free iron & ironing board

-Fully equipped kitchen (all pots & pans provided) in working order

-Laundry room with washers & dryers

-Lounge with comfy sofas

-Roof deck with BBQ and smoking area

-TV/ Games room with pool table

-Internet café & fax facilities (Please note: We do not have WIFI.)

-Notice board

Long term rates:

Double/ twin $300 per week/room

Dorm (female or male) $145 per week/person

Single $220 per week

Please contact us directly, if you would like to stay long term.

Location Information

If coming from the bus station: Head down Victoria Street towards the roundabout, you will come to the palace Hotel on the corner and next door to that is Kate O'Reilly's Irish Bar. We are 3 doors down from them. Outside the front of the door is a wooden park bench.

If driving into town: follow the signs to the city, once on Gordon St, turn left onto Sydney St, head down 1 block and we are 4 shops from the Palace Hotel.

Airport 6km

Train station 5km

There is no public transport available to the airport/ train station.

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Important Information

Check-In

13:00

Check-Out

10:00

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT 9PM IS THE LATEST CHECK-IN TIME. Anytime after this you may not be able to check-in and you will be charged as a no-show.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

CHEAPER EVERYDAY IN SEPTEMBER!!

Dorms from only $25 per person/ night

Double and twin rooms only $32.50 per person/ night

Single rooms only $45.00 per night

Reduced long term rates!!!

Gecko's Rest is a family owned hostel, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to all amenities e.g. the Greyhound/ Premierbus bus stop, shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, movies, library and Bluewater Lagoon. Free linen/ free towels as well as free DVD hire/ job board/ travel information.

Tours:

- Finch Hatton Gorge/Eungella National Park: Reeforest Adventure Tours (book in advance/ min 4 people)

- Keswick Island Tours on weekends: Megaforce Charters (book in advance/ min 6 people). Departing Mackay Marina.

Gecko's Rest is a family owned and operated budget accommodation provider, situated in the heart of Mackay (CBD), close to transport, shops, cafés, restaurants, movie theatre, pubs, nightlife of Mackay, Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Trail and Artspace Centre. Free linen, towels and movies.

Gecko's Rest backpackers has got a variety of spacious rooms which can sleep up to 48 people. Choose from one of our dorm, single, double, twin or triple 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.

Why not chill out by the Blue water Lagoon, take a scenic walk along the Pioneer River or go on a tour to Eungella, Finch Hatton or Keswick Island.

- Eungella/ Finch Hatton Gorge/ Broken River (rainforest, platypus, waterfall):

Please book with Reeforest Adventure Tours in advance.

- Keswick Island (snorkelling/ kayaks/ buggy hire/ whale watching):

Please book with Megaforce Charters in advance.

Please note that the Jungle Johno Eco Tour is no longer operating.

Accommodation Information

Reception operates between the hours of 8am & 9pm.

Please call us if you arrive outside business hours.

-Free personal cutlery & crockery available from reception

-Free linen & towels

-Free storage & safe deposit

-Free DVD hire

-Free games

-Free iron & ironing board

-Fully equipped kitchen (all pots & pans provided) in working order

-Laundry room with washers & dryers

-Lounge with comfy sofas

-Roof deck with BBQ and smoking area

-TV/ Games room with pool table

-Internet café & fax facilities (Please note: We do not have WIFI.)

-Notice board

Long term rates:

Double/ twin $300 per week/room

Dorm (female or male) $145 per week/person

Single $220 per week

Please contact us directly, if you would like to stay long term.

Location Information

If coming from the bus station: Head down Victoria Street towards the roundabout, you will come to the palace Hotel on the corner and next door to that is Kate O'Reilly's Irish Bar. We are 3 doors down from them. Outside the front of the door is a wooden park bench.

If driving into town: follow the signs to the city, once on Gordon St, turn left onto Sydney St, head down 1 block and we are 4 shops from the Palace Hotel.

Airport 6km

Train station 5km

There is no public transport available to the airport/ train station.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I had mistakenly booked for March instead of February, but resolved this before Christmas and received a confirmation e-mail. When I arrived the lady at reception told me I had been booked in for 3 days starting in 2 days time. She also mistook the price I had on my e-mail as wrong, assuming it was for A$ not UK£. I had to book other accommodation for the 3 nights at $50 a night more than the Gecko price. When I called back later, the owner apologised and said it was a misunderstanding and refunded my deposit, also it turns out that there was a room available. As for the town itself it is not somewhere to stay unlees, you are driving long distance and need somewhere overnight. The local tourist office seems to be working as a sub office for Airlie Beach as there weren't any local tours available, the only things I found to do were to visit the local Botanic Gardens and Marina

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ Area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Fax
  • Games room
  • Internet café
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Outside area
  • Pool table(s)
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safety deposit
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Television room
  • Washing machines

Extras

  • Linen – FREE
  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Towel – FREE
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