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Backpackers by the Bay

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We initially booked for 2 night but stayed for 11, it was a lovely small hostel with helpful and friendly staff, nice clean rooms, good kitchen with all the untensils and plates you need, free tea & coffee all day, picked up from the greyhound bus stop (so useful) met a great crowd of people and there was a quiz... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a double room which was clean, quiet and comfortable. The staff at reception were helpful and friendly. The hostel had a bar which sold cheap beers, and there was also a shuttle bus to and from the greyhound stop. It is about a 5 minute walk into town. They also offer breakfast for 3 dollars and free... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading lots of good reviews about this place I was really disappointed!! The price we were asked to pay for starters was different to the website, they advertise yha discount but actually you don't get any!! You have to pay $6 storage if you go in a boat trip...even if you are staying there pre and post trip!! The... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect hostel for the tourist who wants to check out the nightlife of airlie beach and still wants a quite room. With only a 5 minute walk in to town this is an awesome spot! We had a 4 dorm room which where quite small but clean and the beds where good.

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Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is small and relaxed, with a real beachy vibe. It is on a hill, far away from noise and has a great view over the harbour. The kitchen is huge, clean, and all cutlery is provided. Free tea and coffee all day, free hour of WIFI (with more available to purchase), and the staff are awesome! We felt... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading glowing reviews on several sites I decided this was the place to stay in Airlie. Imagine my dissapointment upon arrival, when it turned out to be the worst hostel I have stayed in so far. To start, there were no clean linens when I arrived (at 4 in the afternoon), the furniture is run down, the kitchen is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got done staying at BBTB and must say its a great chilled out hostel. The staff; Alice, Emma, and Ben are awesome. If I ever needed information or anything else they were always there to help. Its located about five to ten minutes from the heart of town. Get drunk in town, walk the booze out your system and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading a previous review me and my girlfriend nearly didn't book with this hostel but decided to anyways and was completely blown away by the friendliness of the staff and there all around consideration for guests. The guys were always around cleaning and helping when possible. They will book trips for you and future hostels free of charge and... More

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Backpackers by the bay was, without any doubt, the worst hostel I stayed in during my 2 month holiday in Australia. Staff are unfriendly, both my room and the kitchen area were dirty and smelly, the bathrooms and showers were even more dirty, even after being "cleaned". On the website they mention that WiFi is free. This is however a... More

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132 reviews 132 reviews
26 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great little hostel, located on the outskirts of Airlie Beach, yet only a 5-10min walk into the centre of town. Unlike some of the big, busy hostels in town, Backpackers By The Bay is quite chilled and relaxed. There are BBQs to use, a pool, a nice chilled outside seating area and a kitchen. The staff are great and will... More

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Address: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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