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Backpackers by the Bay Reviews

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia

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85%

Rating
472 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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89%

Very friendly staff, located just off the main street. Good place to stay if you don't want the party hostels along the main strip.


97%

Great hostel and super friendly staff that were very cool. Would highly recommend this place to any backpacker that wants a chilled out hostel with good people.


69%

Staff members were lovely and helpful. Bonfire was also very nice and created a nice environment. Room and bathroom were not amazing (bathroom didn't drain properly), but were fine.

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Such a fab hostel!! The staff are all so lovely, the location is so close to everything! There's a bbq in the evenings and a quiz which helped everyone get to know each other. One of the best hostels so far 😃


100%

Really nice chilled out hostel. All the staff are really friendly and helpful. The owner makes an effort to get to know everyone's name and bit about them which is a really nice touch! There is luggage storage which cost just $6 and they have a safe for valuables too. Was even able to shower after my boat trip which was a huge bonus!


94%

I really enjoyed staying here - great atmosphere if you're travelling alone - lots of people to meet, helpful staff and fun activities. Amazing.


86%

Comfortable beds abs helpful staff. Nice little bar area and cheap sausage sizzle every night plus a quiz!

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Nice, clean, friendly place.


97%

Great hostel providing everything you need: good kitchen, spacious rooms, comfortable beds and a really helpful staff that will answer all your questions with a smile. they have a $1.50 hot dogs every night that are a great value if you don't want to cook. Quiz nights are great to meet people and If you haven't booked your sailing boat to whitsundays there is board (updated daily) next to reception that offer great discounts on the sailing boats...

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

Ok, nice enough hostel but wasn't there long. Kitchen wasn't very good however.


97%

Great place with great staff , and great people with a shuttle to bus stop and to the marina


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.


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