Accommodation and Tourism
Childers l QLD

Childers Backpacker Hostel, Holiday Tourist Accommodation For Sale

Childers Eco-lodge is located just 8km from Childers in the Bundaberg Region which is considered one of the fruit and salad bowls of the country. The Eco-lodge is easily accessible, just 3km from the main Bruce Highway, and 4 hours drive north of Brisbane.

Childers Eco-lodge is a freehold purpose-built 52 bed backpackers hostel in a beautiful country setting, catering to the in-demand working holiday maker sector.

Set on 11.7 hectares guests can swing in a hammock, relax around the campfire under the stars, spot native bird and wildlife, bushwalk, watch movies in the 18 seat cinema, play football or volleyball, and workout in the gym in their down time. Guests are predominantly UK and Europeans aged 18-30 who seek to complete 88 days fruit picking work to gain an extra year on their working holiday visa.

Significant operating cost reductions have been realised through the use of low energy electrics, solar power, gas hot water and cooking, onsite rainwater storage and bore, shower timers, composting toilets and onsite greywater treatment. The property has Development Approval and infrastructure in place for 61 beds offering significant expansion potential.

In addition to providing accommodation, a large part of the business is liaising with local farmers on their casual labour needs and acting as a 'Private Employment Agent' placing backpackers in seasonal work.

The Hostel consists of two buildings with 4 quad dorms in each; 1 building with 3 quad dorms and a bathroom (2 showers 2 toilets). One bathroom block with 4 showers 4 toilets, 2 commercial coin operated washing machines. A kitchen block and a dining/cinema building. The 4 bedroom managers residence also houses the reception and office.

The Business is currently operated by a husband, wife (very part time with a young family) and 2 half time staff (1 cleaner, 1 groundsman).

Turnover has grown exponentially since opening in October 2013 and strong relationships are in place with local growers sourcing labour from Childers Eco-lodge.

Further information and financial details would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

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Price: $1,450,000 Freehold WIWO question mark popup button
Client No: 449308

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