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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Airlie Beach Backpackers By The Bay

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

By the Bay is a really relaxed, clean and friendly hostel, offering wonderful water views and overlooking the Port of Airlie Marina. The coach transit centre is directly across the road.

The property is 400 metres (5 minute walk) to the main street, where you will find restaurants, cafes, shops and all the nightlife Airlie is famous for. Our location means we provide the only option for a quiet night’s sleep away from the nightclub noise when your partying is done.

More like a large, international, environmentally-friendly house, the hostel is fully equipped with kitchen, laundry, pool, hammocks, outdoor exercise station area, BBQ, library etc. All rooms – double and four-share – are serviced daily. We also get guests into their rooms ASAP without waiting for a 2pm checkin time so you can get showered, refreshed and out there exploring.

Movies can be viewed anytime and $1.50 BBQ sandwiches are available every night around our small outdoor bar that offers the cheapest drinks in the whitsundays. Team trivia competitions are also organised nightly to promote making new friends.

We are the only hostel to offer a courtesy drop off to the marina each morning (8am). Free WiFi and tea and coffee available all day. Take advantage of our tour booking services with some great local standby rates including free accommodation and storage deals, or come and hand feed the wild cockatoos every day around our pool area. Peter and Carolyn have been the onsite owners for over 20 years and look forward to showing you some true aussie hospitality - come and say g'day.
* Winner of Multiple Whitsunday Tourism Awards
AWARDS~ View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2019
    Very nice hostel. Helpful staff. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    Beautiful hostel, only a couple minutes walk to the city and the best location if you want to do a whitsundays tour (which you do). Lovely staff as well! Sam and Hannah were super sweet and helpful. Totally recommend staying here.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Such friendly and lovely staff!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2019
    Great place to stay. Felt so welcome from the off as Hannah made us feel very welcome. Nice room, good facilities and decent location, 5/10 mins walk to town. Brekkie is standard and does the job!😊 the staff are so helpful and made everything easy for us when we returned from whitsundays
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Aug 2019
    Lovely clean hostel with a wholesome vibe and cockatoos to feed in the morning! Quiet enough for a good night’s sleep but very close to town if you want a night out. Definitely would recommend and will stay again when I’m next in Airlie beach.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Aug 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay! Relaxed atmosphere, staff was nice. Walking distance to shops and restaurants, very close to the Greyhound busstop. Only regret is that the ladies bathrooms (toilets as well as showers) had quite a bad smell.
    Denmark, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Sep 2019
    It was just one night, but I felt really comfy in this small, independent hostel. Next to the Port of Airlie Beach where the Premier & Greyhound Bus stops. Ten minutes walk in town. Especially the reception team was very nice and helpful. Free shuttle to the Marina where all the Whitsundays boat trips start. Breakfast for 3$ was comprehensive. Small lockers are provided. Special prices/last minute for trips.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Sep 2019
    Only stayed for one night but felt so at home- I love the decor and the inspirational messages around it was a friendly vibe. It’s a 10ish minute walk to the centre of town but that means it’s quiet which was perfect for me. Beautiful setting. The only thing was that the people I was sharing with left the back door open all the time and never locked the front one to the room, I’m sure it’s safe but was just one area I was uncomfortable with.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Sep 2019
    Simple hostel if you’re doing one of the tours. Not much of a backpacker social vibe but people who work there are friendly and cool to hang out with!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    31 Aug 2019
    Comfortable hostel and beds about 10/15mins walk from the main strip. Only issue was that there were flies in the kitchen suggesting it wasn't too clean.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table