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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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 7.8

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    10 May 2019
    Absolutely brilliant hostel. Allowed me to check in at 7.30am when I arrived off the bus which was amazing! Also provided a shuttle down to the port which was so helpful. And were more than happy to let me use the shower when I got back from whitsundays even though I wasn’t staying another night with them, and looked after my bags until the bus arrived. The hostel bed was also the comfiest I have had in 5 months of travel! Very friendly staff, all round a great stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Awesome place - nice chilled vibe and the location gets 10 for being so close to the bus terminal - great for those early morning premier buses! Staff were awesome and super friendly to me even though I was only there less than 24hours. Only complaints are the lack of staff between 12:30 and 2 and lack of soya/dairy alternative milk for breakfast.. it's 2019! Also this place let's you play pool for free which is a yey!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 May 2019
    I really enjoyed my time at BBB, the staff were really knowledgeable and super helpful. The space is cosy rather than some of the enormous, impersonal hostels I've stayed in while in Oz
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    Awesome place. Staff are one of a kind. Had an enjoyable experience!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Apr 2019
    Place was fine for the night we stayed before and after whitsundays. Nothing special but a nice place to stay none the less. The kitchen was dirty and there were ants and insects in the cupboards.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Apr 2019
    Very chilled hostel with a good location. Could be a bit cleaner especially in the kitchen area.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Apr 2019
    I arrived after reception had closed but there was a key waiting for me meaning I could still get into my room and check in the next morning. Location near the bus stop is good although means it is a little walk into town. Kitchen was good
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 May 2019
    This is a really nice hostel, opposite the greyhound bus stop and the room was also really nice and comfy. The staff are definitely the best we’ve come across and you can tell they really love having backpackers there. However, the kitchen let it down as it was a bit grubby with insects :(
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.6


    12 May 2019
    Staff was very friendly. Hostel isn't very clean and rooms were small and not very well equipped. The atmosphere seemed good. The location wasn't great. I wish all the best and hope the hostel gets to where it wants to be. :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    22 Apr 2019
    Backpackers is quite far away from town. It’s noisy at night meaning you don’t get a decent night sleep. The private rooms are right next to the bar/social area so you don’t have a chance of sleeping. It’s not very clean, the bathrooms are awful. No lockers, anyone can walk into the hostel area and no ladders on the bunk beds. Stay somewhere else
    England, Female, 31-40
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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