Offering a barbecue and a fitness center, Reef Lodge Backpackers is located in Townsville in the Queensland Region.

There are 2 shared seating areas with 2 large TV as well as balcony areas and a well equipped communal kitchen and laundry facilities. A small fitness center, free barbecue facilities, darts and a billiards table are available.

Reef HQ and the Museum of Tropical Queensland is just over the road from Reef Lodge Backpackers. The Strand beachfront and the Magnetic Island Ferry are only 1,650 feet away. Townsville Airport is 3.7 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Reef Lodge Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Apr 20, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)


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Property questions and answers
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  • do you have car parking
    We do not have off street parking, but there is plenty of parking around the area where you can normally park for free. Metered parks are free after 5..
    Answered on 1 July 2021
  • Do the private rooms have a private bathroom?
    Yes we do but they are our most popular and you would need to contact reception to check availability.
    Answered on 12 June 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Depends if you like it hot or not... Personally I feel the perfect time of the year is winter followed by Autumn and spring... Summer can be pretty wa..
    Answered on 12 January 2020
  • Do the double private rooms have tv's
    Answered on 12 March 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes, but it is a paid service and can be seen on line Reef Lodge Townsville... We have free storage for guest checking out up until 12-30 after checkout...
    Answered on 12 January 2020
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Amenities of Reef Lodge Backpackers
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Airport shuttle
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Fitness center
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Water park
  • Evening entertainment
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Casino
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Blu-ray player
  • Computer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • DVD player
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Raised toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Reef Lodge Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 20 is required on arrival. That's about 13.24USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Reef Lodge Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property does not accept reservations from local guests, from the Townsville region.

Please note that the reception opening hours are as follows:
Morning 09:00 - 12:30 & Afternoon 15:30 - 20:00 daily
Late check-in (after 20:00) and early arrival can be arranged in advance if requested prior to 18:00 on the previous day. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note guests must present a valid passport or Drivers License as proof of identity.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

This property is located in a busy area so guests might experience some noise.

A damage deposit of AUD 20 is required on arrival. That's about 13.24USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Reef Lodge Backpackers

  • Reef Lodge Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Casino
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Water park
    • Beach
    • Walking tours

  • The prices at Reef Lodge Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Reef Lodge Backpackers is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Reef Lodge Backpackers is 2,150 feet from the center of Townsville.

  • The nearest beach is 1,800 feet from Reef Lodge Backpackers.