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Backpackers by the Bay

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

We are now the only hostel that picks up and drops off guests at the greyhound/premier bus terminal
and the only hostel to offer free transfers to the marina twice a day

All Dorm rooms are only 4 share and air conditioned!

Located 400 metres from the main street, on the top of a small hill, Backpackers By The Bay has awesome ocean views and a relatively quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

Accommodation is available in four share rooms, and doubles. Linen is provided and all rooms are serviced daily. The hostel has a saltwater swimming pool which is surrounded by hammocks, sun-lounges and palm trees as well as a huge sunbaking deck. A fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery and utensils is provided, as is a laundry.

The games room has internet access, a phone for imcoming calls, and pool table. Each night, during 'happy hour' the staff hold social activities to help guests meet each other - these include:
*Team trivia competitions with the winners receiving a bottle of champagne.
* Wii Sports competitions including Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Boxing
* Poker nights with a free pokereducation table for beginners
* Killer Pool comps
After all the fun and games, relax and watch a movie on the ONLY outdoor cinema in Airlie Beach

Guests arriving by coach are met at the transit centre by a FREE courtesy bus, while FREE off-street parking is provided for those guests arriving by car.

With the best local knowledge of all the tours in the Whitsundays we can help you choose the best trip for your needs. By the Bay is not affiliated with any tour opperators so we don't force any boat on you. We give you all the info and let YOU pick. We also offer a free nights accommodation, free luggage storage and free marina transfers with every overnight sailing tour booked with us

The friendly and helpful staff look forward to meeting you!

*FREE Courtesy bus service meeting all coaches(between 7am-7:30pm).
*FREE Tea and Coffee
*FREE Wii Sports game
*FREE quiz for a bottle of champagne every night!
*FREE pool table during office hours
*FREE hammocks, sunlounges and BBQ use
*FREE accommodation and storage (with every overnight trip booked)
*FREE linen supplied to all beds
*FREE unbiased tour advice- often at standby or discounted prices
*FREE Fully equipped kitchen - all cutlery, crockery, pots and pans provided at no charge!!!
*FREE Off street parking
*WiFi available, one hour FREE
*Laundry room with washers, dryer, ironing board and iron
*Lounge/TV room with wet weather movie days orginised
*All rooms serviced daily
*Salt water pool surrounded by palm trees, hammocks and sun lounges plus a great sun bathing area!
*Air-conditioned rooms
- often at standby or discounted prices
*Lending library
*Safe and secure 24 hour access
* Winner of Multiple Whitsunday Tourism Awards
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Backpackers by the Bay Located at 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach.
Backpackers by the Bay
Airlie Beach Queensland 4802 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach
85% 761
-20.2744557 148.7232327
Backpackers by the Bay
    Rooms available Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" We paid for a double room, but then were informed there were no doubles there had been an error on hostel world. Which was fine, so we had a private twin instead. We were offered free internet and free breakfast. So far so good. When we arrived we were put in a 4 man dorm but no one else and the argument was this is what they do for private twins. The hostel was empty. We paid more for a private 4 man dorm then we would have for a normal 4 man dorm. there wasnt enough people to fill it.. Cheeky "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking

  • General

    Security Lockers Swimming Pool Common Room BBQ Air Conditioning Card Phones Steam Room

  • Services

    Towels for hire Luggage Storage Tours/Travel Desk Late check-out Reception (limited hours)

  • Food & Drink


  • Entertainment

    Pool Table



Child Friendly Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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