I stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. Right from the moment you get to reception the staff are so friendly and welcoming, even offering us a drink of water. It's only a couple of minutes walk from the greyhound stop which is always handy. The hostel itself was lovely and clean and looked as if it was recently updated. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of space and the TV room has the comfiest sofa I've ever sat on in a hostel! The hostel managers put on trips and tours every day, most of which are free. It has a really homely feel and very easy to make friends as it's small and not that near to the centre so everyone eats/drinks together. Although it's a 45 minute walk to mission beach centre, there is a free mini bus every day and there's also another (maybe even better) beach just round the corner from the hostel where you can watch the people land from their sky dive.
All in all a really great 3 days, thank you to everyone at Absolute!