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31 Reviews for The Grand Bundaberg Hostel

nele.blansaer52

1 Reviews

Best place in Bundy!

5/ 5

Great experience! As everyone, I was sceptic about doing my farmwork and that it would be a not so fun experience. But this working hostel was always honest from the beginning, they told me it would take about 2 weeks for an hourly paid job since people were waiting before me. And so it did, 16 days and I got an hourly paid job, at a sweet potato farm and it was actually pretty sweet. Chill bosses, music and playlist during the day and lots of laughing. The hostel managers are pretty fun and easy to talk too, they’ll help you where they can, even non farmwork related. The rooms are big and spacious and everyone has a cub board, there’s a big open kitchen, lounge room, beer garden and everyone is like a little family because they don’t stuff the place with people for money, only enough to get everyone a job Best place ever if you asked me! 🙂

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0930tmsr77

1 Reviews

Great

5/ 5

I just can say awesome! Spent 1.5month in this hostel. I’ve met great people and could make beautiful mind friends!! Facilities are nice , cleaner do awesome job so always fresh and clean!! If you planning to stay around Bundaberg, should stay Grand!!

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esme.robertson46

1 Reviews

Great place

5/ 5

Great place. Feels like a big sharehouse. Managers are ace, super helpful with everything they can do. Super upfront about when work will be available, super decent prices. Love the grand!

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j.vondoehlen37

1 Reviews

The Grand Family is legendary!

5/ 5

Best Hostel i ever lived in and worked for !!!i have been traveling for many months in Asia, Southamerica and Australia and i have been to many Hostels but the Grand is the best. I came here after a horrible experience with another Farmwork Hostel in Bundy and the Management was the best. Within 3 days i got an Hourly paid job with an amazing salary and they sign me of for 88 days straight. The Hostel is like a Family. The Hostel itself looks really lovely and romantic and there is lots of common areas for hanging out after work. I will probably be here forever because i love it so much. (the hugest) Thanks to Mel & Nicole for keeping the vibe so special and threating me like a family member. For farmwork definetly the best i am so blessed to be here !!!! Grand Family Wolf Pack whoooop!! lots of love Joy

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nia.helyar33

1 Reviews

Great hostel!

5/ 5

The grand is one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The managers Mel and Nicole are amazing and work really hard to get you good jobs that you can keep for your whole farm work! Lots of places to hang out, kitchen, lounge, games room and beer garden! Everybody living in the hostel is like a family, the people are amazing and make your whole farm experience a million times better than you could ever possibly imagine! Would recommend this hostel to anybody who is coming to bundaberg to do farm work! Farm work is a once in a life time experience and you should definitely stay at the grand!!

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watson62029

1 Reviews

Home away from home

5/ 5

Love this hostel feels like home away from home. The managers mel and Nicole couldn’t do anymore to make farming more bearable which results in a great atmosphere in the hostel. Stayed at north bundy for three months which was hell so was feeling a bit deflated trying to start out at a new hostel but settled in straight away. There’s lots of work available on good hourly rates and the rent is cheaper than other hostels in the area. I’ve met a lot of people that have come here from other hostels in bundaberg and every single one has agreed it was the best decision they’ve made. I love you grand you’ll always have a big part of my heart ❤️

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hrsomers6

1 Reviews

Best hostel!

5/ 5

The grand is the best hostel in bundaberg for travellers looking to do their farm work! The managers Melissa and Nicole are amazing and genuinely care about finding good jobs for everyone. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms, kitchen and lounge areas are CLEAN. The grand is like home.. everyone here becomes your fam and you won’t want to leave by the end of your farm work!!

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elinasmyrniou53

1 Reviews

Magical, so much more here!

5/ 5

The Grand is an exceptional working hostel- combining class and comfort in a place that becomes your home. Farm work is organised well with transport available and all ammenities are close by. It’s the one hostel that feels like more than a Farm Work experience. You will not regret coming here.:) Ask for Mel the captain (ie Manager) xx

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annmarieg36986

1 Reviews

Best hostel in bundaberg!!

5/ 5

This is by far the best hostel ive stayed in! From day one we were made to feel part of the grand family ! Mel and nicole are just amazing! Doing regional work is not easy but when you come home to the grand it makes it worth while! The rooms are very spacious and the kitchen is huge! They also have a tv room with loads of couches to relax after a long day and a big beer garden to relax and have a few beers! You sometimes forget you live in a hostel it just feels like a big sharehouse i love the grand and everyone in it! Coming to the grand was one of the best things we did it really makes living in bundaberg fun. I would recommend the grand hostel to anyone! Keep up the amazing work and thanks for everything!! 💜

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ljsmith8864

1 Reviews

Grand work, grand people, grand hotel.

5/ 5

The hostel will do all it takes to get you your 88 days, while making sure you enjoy yourself on the way. Great size rooms, clean and tidy. Come to the Grand!

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mandy-x100

2 Reviews

The best hostel in Bundy!

Brilliant hostel! Only for Melissa & nicole they really look after you here and are completely honest about work. When we first arrived we were told they couldn’t promise work for a week or 2 but we got a good job within 2 days! The hostel is like a big share house I’ve never felt more comfortable in any other hostel you can chill out in so many different places , nice big kitchen, games room, beer garden & the people are great here, proper family feel to the whole place & Melissa is definitely the mammy of the hostel! It’s definitely made my time in bundaberg staying at the grand & it’s walking distance from everything I’d definitely recommend it to any bagpacker looking to do there days or even passing threw Bundy!

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yasminandrews91155

1 Reviews

Banging hostel 😁😁

100% best hostel I’ve ever stayed in, Melissa and Nicole are super super nice and really help you out in every way work, rent etc. The people are amazing,it’s like one big giant family absolutely love the place,sad thinking about leaving it already ,if your coming bundy make sure and hit it up 😁

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hanb050952

1 Reviews

Amazing time!

5/ 5

GRAND HOSTEL BUNDABERG I know Bundaberg doesn’t have the best reputation I had heard a lot of horror stories from other hostels but the grand is completely different! You are treated like adults with no curfews. I arrived and within a day I got a full time hourly rate job. Mel and Nicole are amazing and happy to help in any way they can. The people are so lovely and it’s like a home away from home.

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luzettherrman15

1 Reviews

Contradiction

1/ 5

The reviews of this place just seem so contrived. Contrary to what I experienced. But then there’s something sinister about Mel and her sickly sweet manner. It’s dirty, smelly & noisy. Food, smoking & drinking in rooms, Never mind the drugs. Yuk. Work is inconsistent but they do have favourites.

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paulwmanning34

1 Reviews

Best hostel in bundy!!

5/ 5

I’ve had experiences in other hostels in bundy but once I found the grand I felt at home! I only had a few days wait for work and wasn’t out of work for the full 3 months, when it comes to sorting the visa out Melissa knows it all and will give you as much of her time as you need. The hostel has everything you need including a beer garden and BBQ. Being at the grand 88days for farm work the most enjoyable part of my first year in Australia. So good i’m staying for 3 more months!

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e.minch559

1 Reviews

Grand Fam

5/ 5

We lived at the hostel for 3 months to do farm work. Melissa and Nicole are fantastic managers! The hostel is really social and we were encouraged to make the it feel like our home. A great location being close to amenities, bars and clubs. Bundaberg is a good place for consistent work, you may need to wait a little longer to get on an hourly paid job, but you get reduced rent when not working. Remember, it’s the staff and other guests that make the experience!

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worgy4493

1 Reviews

Good hostel

5/ 5

Was here less than a day and they found work for me. Good location in town.

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blueyou199641

1 Reviews

Aweful

1/ 5

Really seedy. Melissa and Nicole are loosely called “managers”. Seem to turn a blind eye to amount of alcohol and drug abuse all day and night. The place seems to attract them. There’s even a room backpackers have nick-named Melissa’s acid room. Not sure if they’re dealing themselves but wouldn’t be surprised.

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gatwoodward70

1 Reviews

Best hostel in Bundy

5/ 5

I stayed in a couple of hostel in Bundy and hands down found the grand to be the best and cleanest! The managers Melissa and Nicole make this hostel, willing to help in what ever way they can where at other hostel expect to be treated as just a number.

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lucyf9765

1 Reviews

grand experience

5/ 5

Ive spoken to so many people in hostels around bundaberg, and felt so lucky to have found this one. After reading all the other reviews im finding it hard to add more to whats already been said. Melissa and Nicole truly do care about everyone in their hostel. And do everything on their power to try and make sure everyone has a good job, not only this but they also are the first to admit how hard some of the work is and try to let everyone have as much fun in the hostel (within reason) They dont mind us having a couple of drinks after work or even a party in the beer garden on weekends. They give us use of the buses to go on. camping and beach trips on weekends when we are not working. Alot of us are quite angry After reading the couple of bad reviews on here as Melissa and Nicole try their best to make sure everyone in the hostel are all happy. Quite a few people who had bad experiences at other hostels have moved in to the grand and always welcomed,. so maybe the bad reviews are from another hostel in bundaberg, who knows my and everybody’s elses experiences i know of have been in any way bad.

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yukisnoball20

1 Reviews

Dishonest

1/ 5

Was going to come here because Melissa said my days would count even though I wasn’t working. What a joke. Luckily other people have advised me otherwise, and I called the immigration to confirm. Don’t like being lied to.

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nicoledebnam_7696

1 Reviews

Above review is a lie

5/ 5

Since there is no way to respond to each review, I will need to respond this way. There is no way Melissa or anyone from our hostel would tell anyone their days are counted for sitting around waiting for work, for one thing everyone who applies for working visa generally no their rights and there would be no pay slips, for another thing we have had no correspondance or conversations with anyone by that email. For another thing, how can you review a hostel you didn’t actually even stay in. It seems rather funny that every bad review we have on hear are people with emails we have no record of. With information that is entirely false, it seems way too easy i think to make up false reviews on here and there really does need to be a way to filter these or at least respond

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laurenne.mahy12

1 Reviews

Waste of time and money

I have stayed three weeks at the Grand. I was broke so Melissa let me do the cleaning for accomodation. Guess what, she made me do the cleaning AND pay my rent. This is called stealing, don’t ever go there. The only reason why you will read good comment about this hostel is because they offer you drinks if you leave a comment.

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shaunbrannen322

1 Reviews

no work and dirty

1/ 5

We were a group of three friends, we stayed at the grand for one month we had worked in a farm but for no reason got kicked out. after that, the managers just wait for us to get broke and leave to some other place instead of helping us to find another job. on top of that, the hostel was quite dirty, the kitchen was smelly and the bathrooms… you,d be afraid to get in

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dine.fosty47

1 Reviews

Awfull hostel

2/ 5

Manager of the hostel was very rude. Rooms where small and dirty. Didn’t felt very secured for my stuff and I. You can hear everything from next door. Very expensive for what it was. Just don’t go there.

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georgedwyerwow67

1 Reviews

Very cool hostel

5/ 5

The kitchen is clean, they find work for you very quick, feels like a shared house more than a hostel as everyone is so friendly

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miriamproietti996

1 Reviews

I''s not just a workin'hostel,it's a big family

5/ 5

melissa is always available and kind, like a mother! Bundaberg also offers a lot to have fun, there is work and you can easily do your 88 days if you’re obviously a serious person at work! in the hostel there is everything, you will be fine and soon it can become your second home and people your second family, the most beautiful experience of my life, forever in my heart

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samuelstapleton94

1 Reviews

Sam

5/ 5

A great place to meet friends ! The managers are so kind and caring about you and getting your days done ! Got me a brilliant job working 40 plus hours a week ! Spent 7. Amazing months there ! #bundy #grand

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dougie_74396

1 Reviews

Best experience of Australia so far

5/ 5

My best experience of Australia so far. Melissa and Nicole are legends, you’ll feel right at home here. You have a lot of freedom at this hostel. I worked every week here, managed to smash my days out. If you want that hostel experience where you will make friends for life, great parties. Weekend trips away, beach days and generally the best experience then I’d 100% recommend. Hostel is located right in the middle of the action. Everything you need is within a 3 minute walk.

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jordan.moody43

1 Reviews

The Humane Bundy Experiment

5/ 5

Mel and Nicole, the beautiful Hostel managers – come recruitment agents, mother-hens and good friends – are testing a unique Bundaberg experiment of running a farmwork hostel whilst treating you like an adult. No curfews, no fines, just respect. The place was clean, the people were awesome and the work was constant and well paid. I waited 3 days for a job which I stayed at for 15 weeks $23ph and 40-50hr weeks. Stay at the Grand – f*cking oath mate.

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Helen.troth64

1 Reviews

Do not believe these reviews

1/ 5

Do not go here for work or stay over! The hostel is bed bug ridden, with very little being done about it. The kitchen is disgusting – frustrating that people can’t clean up after themselves but there is no actual cleaner there to clean it either. There is no work, we were promised 13 weeks work, there never was 13 weeks work just 2 weeks but they kept insisting there would be more work in order to keep us there paying the $180 a week. Alot of the backpackers there had been there for well over 6 months getting their visa days that should’ve been done in 13 weeks because they were getting work 1 or 2 days a week and then in debt for paying for accommodation. We had two convicts who had just been released from prison staying there, one was a diagnosed schizophrenic who hid the knives in his room! The only thing I have to thank the Grand for is the 9 days towards my 88 days and the few cracking people I met there! If you’re looking for visa days go direct to farm if you can and avoid working hostels. Most good reviews are paid for with alcohol!

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