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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 8.0

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2019
    For the sake of brevity all I can say is that this is very likely the best accommodation in Airlie Beach. The code access and tiki is a bit annoying but it is better than losing a card so I appreciate the option. Really wish check in was earlier but I cant fault the staff for that
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel! Perfect location. Cute , clean rooms. Amazing staff. Only downside. No hand soap! And can be loud at night. But not unbearable
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Dec 2019
    Loved this place! Big clean and spacious rooms. Cool events and lovely social area and kitchen 👌 only improvement would be to have lockers in the rooms
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jan 2020
    Overall a good stay at nomads! I stayed in a female deluxe room and it was marvellous! Bathroom was relatively clean and the aircon was great. Atmosphere was pretty good with two bars on site. Only complaints would be that the WiFi is awful, couldn’t connect once even when I was sitting in reception and that the pool was pretty grim so needed a good clean. Despite those was still a great time and would stay again
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Jan 2020
    Nomads was a great place to stay, close to everything! A little walk from the bus stop but once you’re there your right in the centre of town near the whitsundays port. We got put in two rooms the first was amazing, so clean, the en-suite had two showers! However the second room was quite dirty, the aircon smelt, the floor was grotty. We’ve definitely stayed in worse though this is still a good place to stay. The WiFi could be better and the kitchen could be bigger.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Jan 2020
    Love the huts we stay in! Nice having en-suite with two showers. No complaints here I’d stay again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    07 Jan 2020
    Great spacious gardens Lots of trees & tropical nature 2 good pools Ample kitchen Good WiFi Staff afford guests tremendous dignity and respect which is often lacking at hostels
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    13 Jan 2020
    No lockers in the room but spacious rooms with comfortable beds. Very large grounds in a good location. Overnight storage for when you go on boat trips and a safe for valuables. Helpful staff and always something going on either a walk or games
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Jan 2020
    Great sociable place with a big pool and plenty of sunbathing spots. However, as said a lot before, the kitchen is very dirty and pretty limited, I washed up everything I used before using it. The dorm room also wasn’t great, with 8 people crammed in a pretty small, dark cabin. But I’d still recommend it purely for the outside space and fun evening activities!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Jan 2020
    Okay stay, there wasn’t really one main communal area which is what I look for when travelling alone. Not my cup of tea in terms of the vibe but that’s probably personal preference...
    England, Female, 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