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Airlie Beach Backpackers By The Bay

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7.1
Very Good
1787 Total Reviews
Great Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Backpackers By the Bay is Airlie's secret little paradise! We are situated just a short walk away from the main street (400 meters, 5 minute walk) and were the closest hostel to the Premiere & Greyhound drop off. This makes us a perfect location as you can enjoy Airlie's famous nightlife without having to listen to it whilst trying to sleep, the best of both worlds! We are renowned for our chilled, relaxed vibes with friendly staff and a clean environment, just check out our reviews!

Airlie town centre is a hub for cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping, you'll find everything including souvenirs, art galleries and swimwear. The Airlie Beach markets are held every Saturday morning on the esplanade for locally made jewellery, clothes and crafts. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated right in the centre of Airlie Beach and has become the focal point of the area.

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.

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 TOURISIM AWARDS~

*All guests must be 18 years old and over
PLEASE NOTE: NO check in or out on Christmas day (25 December) or New Years day (1 January)

Reviews & Ratings

7.1
Very Good
1787 Total Reviews
  • Security
    7.4
  • Location
    6.8
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    6.6
  • Cleanliness
    6.2
  • Value for Money
    7.2
  • Facilities
    6.9

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Latest Reviews

6.6
Good
Jul 08, 2024
Easily accessible for greyhound buses and to get down to the port for sailing trips. Only a 10 minute walk to main high street. Kitchen is dirty and visible mould growing under the signs on the draining board. We went out for dinner as couldn’t face cooking there. Mostly long term rather than travellers however everyone is very welcoming and generally a good atmosphere. Stayed in a private room which was clean and a good size.
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Female, 25-30
6.0
Good
May 14, 2024
General cleanliness was not great, particularly in the kitchen. There was also mould on the bedroom curtains and in the bathroom. The dorms are very small and there are no privacy curtains in some of the dorms. The plug sockets are not located next to the beds, and the walls are very thin and rattle whenever a door is shut. It is a good location though, only 10 minutes from the main stretch of Airlie. We were allowed to use the facilities after checking out when waiting for our bus.
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Female, 18-24
6.9
Good
May 13, 2024
Location really not great but there is a cut through which takes so much time off. Rooms could be cleaner and the bathrooms are a bit weird with the murals (you’ll see what I mean if you stay) Staff are really friendly and I met nice people staying here.
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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