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Nomads Airlie Beach Reviews

354 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Australia

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588 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The light in our room didn't work, and the kitchen was dirty for most of our stay. I reported these issues to reception, they said they would get on it but nothing was done. The shower was also quit dirty even after housekeeping had been in. Soap should be provided in the toilets.

  • 25th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff here are very rude and unhelpful, having to rent pots and pans for the kitchen is one thing, but you also have to rent spatulas and everything individually. Only then to go queue in reception behind a line of people checking in, for the staff to tell you it has to be a cash deposit. We're not willing to let us leave an ID because we had no cash, base side of hostel is old and dirty, and to top every problem we had our food got thrown away even when it was labelled, 2 bags full of food.


Really nice place the dorm are all new and good quality :)


Great location on the Main Street of Airlie with our room set far enough back to get a good nights sleep. Spacious double room with ensuite (which was a bonus). You have to pay for wifi and wifi reception in the room was beyond bad! Kitchens could be cleaner but are ok, need to replace some of the equipment in them too. You also have to hire pots/pans/cutlery/plate etc but you do get the money back when you return them clean. Overall good place to sleep after activities in the whitaundays!!

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Hello, Thanks for your comments. We appreciate all feedback given and have taken all points on board to ensure they get fixed asap. Thanks again Nomads Airlie Beach


Nice rooms, very clean. Good facilities. Only down side, rooms are freeeeezing and cannot turn air con down and only get a sheet.

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi There, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding rooms, cleanliness and facilities, it is always nice to hear. I am sorry that you were freezing. I will make sure all air con temps are changed. Enjoy the rest of your travels Nomads Airlie Beach


No lockers, so pretty low security. Very expensive wifi, and then it doesn't even work in the room! Nice bathroom and toilets and rooms in good condition.

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Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. We do offer free valuable storage and secure lockers at reception. I'm sorry if you were not made aware of this. We are glad you found the rooms etc to be in good condition. Hope you have a great time with the rest of your travel. Thanks again Nomads Airlie Beach


Such a cool hostel to stay in with great facilities and close to everything! Only downside is that it's a long hot walk from the bus stop.


the room smelled horrible


Charges $3 for leaving luggage in the luggage room. First hostel I've been to that does this and I've stayed at about 50 different hostels now. Pretty ridiculous.


Great location! Clean rooms.


Air condotion in rooms is not adjustable, freezing cold.... rrooms are spacious and do have 2 sinks, 2 showers and 1 toiket which is pretty good


Quite expensive for the room we got which was really basic and no door to the shower just a curtain, fortunately it was only our group in the room but could have been awkward! Discount at bar next door is good and good location really near the lagoon. Would recommend grabbing food from Woolworths and having a BBQ at the lagoon!


Nomads is great, a real resort feel with clean kitchens and lots of outside space. Rooms were so clean, and having a bathroom and two showers attached to the room made such a difference. Despite the reputation of a party hostel, our room was quiet at night and the noise didn't travel from town. I loved my stay here.


One of the best hostel ever been! Super clean and really big rooms!


Good hostel. I enjoyed my stay.


Nice clean hostel, 2 showers in 8 bed room was very handy. Great pool and bar area. Perfect location. Staff friendly. Could have had more hostel run night events.


The dorms were perfect but we also returned here to stay in our camper and the camper facilities were shocking. But our experience staying in dorms was very good


The only hostel without shuttle from greyhound. U will walk about 10 min Staff could be more friendly. No lockers in the room And you have to hire a set of plate, bowl, cup and cutlery for 10$ each and for pots&pans 5$ each otherwise there will be nothing in the kitchen. Location is good very central


Low staffed at reception meaning you always queue. Stored our luggage but always open for anyone to go in. TV room is a joke.


It's a nice hostel with spacious rooms. However, if you are after a good night's sleep, it may not be the right place to stay because it is a party hostel in the middle of a party town. The beds are average. No lockers in the rooms.

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