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 8.7 for a two-person trip.

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About Reef Lodge Backpackers

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  • 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.


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    Answered on June 12, 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 warm but a lot of people love it... :0)


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    Answered on January 12, 2020
  • Do the double private rooms have tv's

    yes


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    Answered on March 12, 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...


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    Answered on January 12, 2020
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    Depends on the size and time allocation. This can be seen on line at Reef Lodge Townsville... :0)


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    Answered on January 12, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Most of the time although the weekends Fri / Sat can be a bit nioser as we are in the center of the city... :0)


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    Answered on January 12, 2020
  • 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 5pm until 9am next morning and free all day Saturday and Sunday.


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    Answered on July 1, 2021
  • is there a fridge and a TV in this economy twin room

    We have twin rooms with a/c and a TV and rooms that have a fan but do have a TV... This is in the description of the room...


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    Asked about: Economy Twin Room • Answered on November 4, 2020
  • will partner and I have room to,our selves please

    If you book a private room yes, if you book a dormitory than probably not...!


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    Answered on March 9, 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are supplied for all motel / private rooms and dorms. Motel rooms also have towels supplied, dorms and private rooms have an option to hire towels from reception at a small cost...


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    Answered on August 21, 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    In the busy season we do have movie and popcorn nights... :0)


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    Answered on January 12, 2020
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    The lockers in the dorms do require a padlock. You can use your own or purchase one from the vending machine in the common area... Private rooms can be locked and are secure so these rooms will not require a locker or padlock... :0)


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    Answered on January 12, 2020
  • Can we get a room with 2 beds for 2 nights

    Mon to Fri the street parking is free from 5pm until 9am... There is 24 / 7 free parking in the back streets about 100m away... Sat / Sun are free all day...


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    Answered on June 26, 2021
  • Does this room have a bathroom

    No they are shared bathrooms and toilets...


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    Asked about: Budget Double Room • Answered on August 21, 2020
  • Can you pay pain checkout at all please

    Was your question "Can you pay at check-out?" If so, no you can't, you need to pay when checking in


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    Answered on February 22, 2020
  • Is it possible to check in about 12:30 please

    You can check in 24 hours a day, although if you are arriving after 8 pm then you will need to organise a late check-in and call the reception prior to 6pm on your day of arrival. So, it then depends if it is 12-30am or 12-30pm...? Cheers Reef Lodge


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    Asked about: Budget Double Room • Answered on October 29, 2021
  • do you have female only dorm rooms?

    Sorry no... We just don't get a big call for girl only dorms these days... This may change in the future as travel gets back to normal...!


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    Answered on September 5, 2021
  • Is check-in after 8pm possible?

    Late check is available but must be organised prior to booking to ensure there are key safes available there are limited numbers. Please phone us to organise a key safe and code to retrieve a key and map. Preferably before 6pm.


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    Answered on February 3, 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Yes, although we do give you free bed sheets so normally not an issue... So, yes you can but we do ask people to be diligent about bed bugs as this is the main reason many properties don't allow sleeping bags...


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  • Is this room available for 1 person

    All our private rooms, Double or Twin are available for 1 or 2 people... It is the same price as your paying for the room not for a bed as in the dorm rooms...


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Reef HQ
    0.1 miles
  • Townsville Yacht Club Marina
    0.1 miles
  • Queensland Parliament Office
    0.3 miles
  • Breakwater Marina
    0.3 miles
  • Sturt Business Centre
    0.3 miles
  • Townsville Supreme Court
    0.4 miles
  • Townsville Magistrates Court
    0.4 miles
  • Townsville City Council
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Flynn's Irish pub
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Molley Malones Irish Pub
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Mad Cow
    0 miles
  • Restaurant The Wild Goose
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Rock Paper Scissors
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Brewery
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Family Court of Australia
    0.5 miles
  • ReefHQ Aquarium
    0.5 miles
  • The Strand
    0.8 miles
  • Townsville 400 Racetrack Start / Finish line
    1.2 miles
  • Townsville Train Station
    1.3 miles
  • 547 Industry Park
    5 miles
  • James Cook University
    6.4 miles
  • Riverway
    7 miles
  • Magnetic Island National Park
    8.2 miles
  • Billabong Sanctuary
    11.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Rock Pool (salt water Lagoon)
    1.6 miles
  • Mountain Castle Hill (sceanic walking route)
    3.2 miles
  • River Riverway upper Ross River
    8.1 miles
  • Mountain Mt Stuart (look out)
    13.5 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Coral Sea
    0.3 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • The Strand Beach
    1,450 feet
  • Pallarenda Beach
    1.9 miles
  • Rocky Bay Beach
    6 miles
  • Nelly Bay Beach
    6 miles
Public transit
  • Ferry Magnetic Island Ferry terminal
    0.2 miles
  • Ferry Breakwater Terminal
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Townsville Airport
    3.7 miles
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Amenities of Reef Lodge Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Water park
  • Evening entertainment
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Library
  • Darts
  • Pool table Additional charge
  • Casino
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Parking options available
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • 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
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Raised toilet
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

2:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Check-out

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 14.38USD. 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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos 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:
08:00-20:00 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 identification card 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 14.38USD. 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 is 2,150 feet from the center of Townsville.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Reef Lodge Backpackers (subject to availability):

    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking

  • 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.

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

  • Check-in at Reef Lodge Backpackers is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

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