Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Nomads Airlie Beach is the perfect place to stay before or after a trip to the Whitsundays. Located right in the heart of Airlie Beach opposite the famous swimming lagoon, Nomads is no more than 50 metres away from all that Airlie Beach has to offer.

Set amongst 7 acres of tropical gardens abundant with native flora and fauna, Nomads Airlie Beach offers luxurious Melanesian style accommodation at affordable backpacker prices. Every room has an ensuite, individual reading lights, and air-conditioning to keep you cool in the tropical heat.

You can choose to stay in a dorm room, a private room, a family room or even camp! Nomads Airlie Beach is the only backpackers hostel in Airlie to offer proper camping facilities in town! We have a range of camping options including tent spaces and powered and non-powered sites to park your van up for the night so you can take advantage of all the great facilities onsite and some famous Aussie hospitality!

Why not chill out by the pool or challenge one of your fellow travellers to a game of volleyball or after a tough day by the pool or on the water join us in the bar and experience the relaxed atmosphere and cheap drinks on offer!

Nomads Airlie Beach gives you everything you expect from a backpackers hostel and so much more. View House Rules


Get ready to soak up the sun at Nomads Airlie Beach. You'll find us directly opposite the famous swimming lagoon and around 50 metres from Airlie's strip of bars and boho shops – we're an essential Aussie stop-off! There's a tropical terrace where you can take it easy as you sip cheap drinks. Or try your hand at a game of volleyball before sizzling some snacks on our communal barbecue. We're the only hostel in Airlie that allows camping too, so feel free to pitch up!


Nomads is nestled in a buzzy corner of Pioneer Bay with great access to Whitsunday Island tours. You can hop on the shuttle from Whitsunday Coast Airport and reach Airlie Beach in 40 minutes. When you've had your fill of snorkelling and sunbathing at Whitehaven Beach, take a 10-minute walk to the bus station and hop on a coach to explore further inland. A 20-minute drive takes you to Cedar Creek Falls (a wildlife refuge where you might be lucky enough to spy a turtle), or to the chilled-out hideaway of Dingo Beach.

Rooms and Dorms

Our gardens are home to Melanesian-style accommodation at backpacker prices. Grab a private room with a king-sized bed or opt for a mixed dorm. We've got female-only options if you prefer. Bunks have individual reading lights and free linen is included. All our rooms are spacious, each with an en-suite bathroom and all-important air con to keep you cool in the Queensland heat. Alternatively, pick a spot for your tent or plug your hired camper into a powered pitch.

Extras and activities

We've got luggage storage for safely stowing backpacks and if you need to sort out salty swimsuits, feel free to use our laundry facilities. There's free Wi-Fi in all of our common areas so you can stay on top of your social feeds. Every day you'll find events laid on by our on-site pubs, The Shed Bar or Boaty's. Check out our boat-trip parties, $3 taco Tuesdays or local live music.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Mar 2020
    The best hostel. It’s huge and a Great location, clean and social 😄
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2020
    The site is huge! It’s like buttons but in Airlie. The bed was so comfy! And the pillow was perfect. Rooms are big and spacious! Sky and Nesa who worked at reception were extremely nice and friendly!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Mar 2020
    We enjoyed our stay at Nomads Airlie, however there were no recycling facilities which is very disappointing. The hostel is big and nice. Rooms were clean and spacious.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2020
    You have a really good atmosphere and you can meet a lot of people. The staff was a little bit unprofessional, they made a mistake with my credit card but then they corrected it. In general,really good,I recommend this place.
    Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Mar 2020
    Was here during corona so not much going in town or at the hostel. Seem like it would be fun during peak time when it’s full and the bar is open. Kitchen is pretty bad.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    22 Mar 2020
    A very big area, maybe a bit too big as it makes it harder to socialize because everyone is spread out. Pool area was nice, and good with a backpacker bar. Can’t bring in any alcohol to the rooms tho.. The kitchen was horrible. Very dirty and bad equipment. Closes at 8 or 9pm-Too early! The showers/toilet in the huts was pretty dirty as well, and the walls/ceiling to! No lockers in the rooms. All in all not a hotel I’d go back to unless I had to.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Aug 2020
    It’s got a lot of potential to be a good hostel, but its inept management let it down. Firstly, with regards to COVID19 - the kitchen have replaced all the knifes, forks, plates and bowls with plastic throw away versions. This is environmentally irresponsible and the dorms are full, which shows they care little about covid safety. A better solution would be to hire a kitchen covid marshal, to ensure everything is sanitised. See the link above re: plastics waste.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    22 Jul 2020
    Really disappointing. Staff was unprofessional, the room was dirty, the blanket on the bed were just ridiculous 1m.x1m, they gave extra but it's just too small and thin. They don't respect covid guidelines as the dormitory was full, in the kitchen though there are plastic plates and cutlery 😠, not environmental friendly!
    Italy, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    29 Jun 2020
    Great location and good bar. However, the kitchen facilities were extremely poor. I was also disappointed that single-use plastic plates were provided in the kitchen rather than normal ones. A large company like Base/Nomads should know better than to use unnecessary disposable items like this, especially when they are so close to the Great Barrier Reef. We also only had one working plug in our bedroom. The hostel could really do with a revamp and some TLC.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    03 Jul 2020
    Terrible kitchen. Nothing is working, I needed 30 minutes to boil water. Kitchen closes at 8:30pm, which is ridiculous.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table