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Backpackers by the Bay Reviews

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia

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82%

Rating
448 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

This hostel has a great atmosphere and the nightly quizzes are a great way to meet people. The staff are helpful and friendly. The kitchen could have been cleaned more regularly throughout the day but I'd definitely stay here again!


89%

It's a cozy hostel and only a 5-7 min walk down to "town". The staff was really helpful with everything you need. The trivia games every night is a good places to meet people. You can both chose to party or not here. I had a really good stay here and would stay here again.


100%

Best hostel I stayed in on the easy coast. Could not have been more helpful,thank you guys!

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Room and toilets were good. Nice shower space. Wifi works. Very nice staff. 10 minute walk to town. What I love about it was The atmosphere. Very chilled and relaxed. Cool travellers staying there, everybody friendly. I love that they let me take a shower and use All The facilities when I came back from whitsundays even though I wasn't staying there for The night. Really recommend this one.


100%

An excellent place to stay! Staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Liked that it was a little away from town but so easy to get to the port for trips. Having dorms of up to only 4 made for a comfortable stay and the rooms were great value for money. Highly recommended.

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

We enjoyed our stay at by the bay, the staff were great really friendly and happy to help &advise us. The fun trivia games in the evening to win champagne is definitely a good way to get to know new people. The pool was really nice to jump in after a hot day exploring the town or the whitsundays. Or room was nice and the beds comfy. The showers were good and the bathroom clean, I would definitely recommend staying here.


60%

friendly staff; only one bathroom for lots of people; not so good located but free shuttle is provided


91%

The owner is very kind and helpful. The location is good and spacious common room. However not enough toilets and bathroom, sometimes you need to line up for it. I'd like to stay here again.


57%

Good location. Everything is simple. Toilet and shower not really clean. It was oke, don't expect to much. Free wifi is for a hour, mine was not working.


89%

1. Lockers should be bigger enough to put a bag inside, not just some documents. 2. In a room with four beds, there should be four sockets, not only 2.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I don't usually write reviews but this is such a great little hostel. Rooms are 4 maximum which is a huge plus if you've been travelling for a while and air conned. Facilities are great too with swimming pool, hammocks, free BBQ use, pool table, darts board, fun little bar where they run a quiz each night and more. The housekeepers work really hard to keep it all clean and it really showed. The staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel right at home. Cant fault it at all!!

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Good location 5 mins walk to town and not a party hostel very sociable and great for the location to greyhound bus


91%

Good hostel, just outside the center so no partyhostel. But just 5 minutewalk and you are in heart of town. Nice and kind staff. Atmosphere is laid back and awesome.


77%

In general good hostel, staff always there to help you, kitchen and bathroom clean, room quite spacious with a bench + a attaché case where to put your valuable.


89%

Really nice hostel and great atmosphere.


86%

Convenient location close to the bus station and easy walking distance to town. Aircon is a lifesaver at night, although it isn't on during the day. Nightly quizzes with friendly staff help you meet other travelers. "Free wifi" is only a short amount of time. Facilities were a bit rundown.


77%

A nice and friendly hostel to stay at,it is not too big so you will get a family feeling while here :)It´s located a short 4-5 minutes walk from the mainstreet in Airlie beach. One thing that annoyed me was that the staff was very quick to tell about the storage fee on $6 for luggage after check out if you haven´t booked the tour with the hostel. They told me twice about this but it turned out it wasn´t completely true when the owner came, the fee only applies if you leave your luggage overnight


94%

I loved this hostel!! Peter the owner and his staff are AMAZING! Really helpful when it comes to booking tours etc so book through them they give great deals and fantastic guidance on which tour suites you best. They have great quiz nights and the atmosphere is just amazing. Toilets and rooms always clean and the air con won't let you down! It's super cool! A bit of a walk from town (10/15mins) but it's a nice walk if you go via the marina. Definitely recommend!!


63%

Out of the way compared to other hostels. The front steps to the hostel are lethal very dangerous in the dark. Bathrooms are full of mozzys never been bitten so much!! No atmosphere at all so very boring not many people staying there. Flys all around the kitchen bins. Air con in rooms is very loud and too cold. Stay somewhere better!!


86%

This hostel is pretty quiet no real party scene and is a 10-15 min walk to town where all the nightlife , shops and day activities are so that's a bit of an inconvenience . However the staff were great rooms clean and comfortable , kitchen was great full of everything you would need! Nice pool and hammocks to chill in ! It was far from town and the nightlife but was quiet so if you were sleeping and having a quiet night it was amazing !!!! ID stay here again


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