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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 18 November 2013

Great place to stay ever. Loads of work and the staff are amazing can't wait to go back. The place a little shabby but it just adds to your experience. If you looking for work and just somewhere reasonable to stay then this place is...More

1  Thank joshSFC
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We travelled to Bundaberg in January 2013 in the hope of finding regional work. We had originally booked into another backpackers in the town who had promised us there was ample work and that we could count the days off for our 2nd year visa...More

1  Thank shootingstar13
Reviewed 17 September 2012

It wasn't that the place was old that made me not happy, I've stayed in so many old places, even in farms, and feel in love with plenty of them. But this place is just plain disgusting. the mattresses look like they've been there for...More

8  Thank Lizette L
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Myself and a friend stayed here for 2 night in March 2012 and its the most disgusting place we've ever stayed. Being backpackers we were used to hostels but this was just rank! We arrived looking for work but the hostel staff were unfriendly and...More

7  Thank harriet b
Reviewed 13 December 2010

There's a saying written on the wall saying 'you cry twice when you come to the Federal - once when you arrive, and once when you leave', and this is completely true. When i first arrived in the Fed i thought it was a complete...More

2  Thank RachiBabes
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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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