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About Airlie Beach
Located along Queensland’s stunning Whitsunday Coast, you’ll find the little but hearty town of Airlie Beach. It’s the perfect summer escape so get ready for palm-fringed beaches and waterfront parks. It’s easy to sit back, relax and dive straight into holiday mode, The Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef!
If you’re looking for a chill and laid-back place to crash after a busy day of exploring Airlie Beach or hitting the pubs, then you couldn’t have picked a more perfect location. A day spent chilling by the pool with your new hostel mates is a perfect way to relax and recoup during your travels. So, yes the hostels often have pools and many have cute little chalets where you’ll find dorms and private rooms. There are on-site bars and restaurants, as well as kitchens to save cash on meals out. Ladies, there are even female-only sanctuary dorms for a luxury yet sociable place to rest your heads. From budget to more chic accommodation styles we’re sure you’ll find an Airlie Beach hostel that’s the perfect fit for you.
You’ll find most Airlie Beach hostels centrally located in the town around Airlie Beach Lagoon making travelling around the town centre a breeze. Choose to stay a little further out to experience the rainforest side of Airlie beach at the Bush Village Budget Cabins.
One of the gateways to the famed Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach hosts a number of both on and off water-based activities. If you’re feeling adventurous hop on a day cruise and snorkel or dive on the reef, or board a plane for 360-degree views of the reef and island. Airlie Beach is in a prime location for beach or island hopping and exploring the rainforest. Spend a day relaxing by the Lagoon that is conveniently close to most of our hostels. Airlie Beach backpackers will never be short of things to do suitable for all types of travellers from adventurous to laid-back styles.
Getting around Airlie Beach is simple with bus services for around the town and ferries to islands and the reef. Exploring the town via foot is easy and walking around the marina is a must from travellers with stunning views and restaurants nearby in Boat Haven.