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Federal Backpackers

  • Excellent12%
  • Very good18%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible40%
  • 13 Jun 2017
    “Dirty hostel, expensive but staff are nice.”
  • 21 Jul 2016
    “Riping off kids”
221 Bourbong St, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670 Australia See on map
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We've stayed in this hostel now for 4/5 months so we definitely know how it all works. The hostel itself is dirty, no doubts about it. Facilities are disgusting and anything provided to you looks like it needs to be burnt. We bought all our...More

5  Thank AmyJessicaWalker
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I never wrote a review of any kind, but this place is shcking: Dirty, unpleasant, noisy, and far more expensive than any other decent backpack in Australia. Some of the staff are really nice while the owners are just terrible. Toilets are from a 3rd...More

5  Thank vincentthiempont
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Federal to try and get my 88 days signed off. What a waste of my time and money. You pay more then $200 a week for nothing. Not even wifi. You don't get work for a good month. I could do a ten...More

9  Thank Backpacker251
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We booked to stay in Cellblock back packers for a week and hated it so much we left early. The kitchens and bathrooms are disgusting and I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy. The rent is so expensive and you could get a nice...More

2  Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I stayed with Cellblock Backpackers which belongs to the same owners and is (in my opinion) even nicer than the Federals. I stayed at Cellblock for about two months and was really happy with it. They found us a good hourly paid work within two...More

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Hotel Amenities
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US$2 - US$2 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > Queensland > Bundaberg
Number of rooms
Price range
US$2 - US$2 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > Queensland > Bundaberg
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"Always move into Cellblock, not Federals if you have the choice"
21 Jan 2016
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"Don't bother. Don't come near this place AT ALL!"
17 Sep 2012
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