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    Reviews (635 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    Loved staying at Halse Lodge. Great atmosphere. Good facilities. Amazing food at the bar. All of the staff except for one where absolutely amazing I couldn't fault them.
    Lauren G November 2015
    A great hostel and great location. Only two minutes walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. Close to the national park. I had a great stay!
    Silje M November 2015
    Love this hostel. It's my favourite hostel in Australia. Very clean and has lockers and beds are nice and comfy. The only downside is the kitchen which is quite small although the hostel was very busy when we were there. Free shuttle bus from Noosa Junction is good and the welcome meeting is a good idea. Bar and restaurant nice. I would stay there again.
    Hayley W October 2015
    Beautiful and clean hostel at a wonderful location close to the beach. Staff is very friendly and they offered a free pick-up service from Noosa Junction. The only negative point is that the walls of this old building are of wood and therefore it is very noisy especially early in the morning (06:00) when people are leaving.
    Violet October 2015
    Thanks to the very friendly and helpfull staff of Halse Lodge!
    michael k October 2015
    very stylish old lodge, liked the community rooms (pool, table tennis, bar). I had a room close to the kitchen. There were 2 entrances to the room, one was to the veranda at the kitchen. This caused noise until 11 pm. Furthermore the doors have glas elements so that it is a bit light.
    Bettina H October 2015
    Shared a double room with a friend. Room very clean, comfy bed, good facilities. Also yummy food amd cheap drinks. Perfect location. Loved it. Highly recommended.
    Jade M October 2015
    It was a nice surprise on arrival to find the sheets made on both twin beds. This was much appreciated after a time of travel. The room was clean and had a ceiling fan, and absolute must in Summer. Wall prints added a pleasant air to the atmosphere of the room too. The room backed onto the kitchen and therefore was subject to noise during the evening, however, this completely subsided once the kitchen was closed at around 10:45pm each evening. Showers were hot and there were several paper towel dispensing stations in all bathrooms, and a well equipped laundry, a necessity when towels require washing from several visits to the beach. Staff were friendly and helpful, Amanda in particular was lovely. I was fortunate to be able to park my vehicle on premises, which saved hassles with finding a park in nearby streets. Very restricted parking otherwise. The in-house restaurant can add a pleasant mood to one's stay. Irish bush band members and guests meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Halse Lodge restaurant for a good ole' reel of Irish Dance and Folk tunes which they play during dinner. Very enjoyable to listen to. The trek to a well equipped supermarket is some distance away, so its advisable to obtain groceries before settling in. All in all, this hostel was pleasant to stay at, but depending on your room location in this establishment, there could be some distractions from noise from the evening restaurant and its operations.
    Shane Z October 2015
    Compared with some other YHA hostels it has a lower standard but for the same price.
    Andrea Z October 2015
    Great location, some staff a little condescending. No free WiFi but you can get it for a couple of dollars. Rooms nice but not always enough power points. Not much communal space for eating your own food and you cannot drink your own alcohol on site, feels like you are being pushed to use the restaurant. Kitchen is fine though. Still a nice atmosphere overall.
    Robert G October 2015
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