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Backpackers by the Bay

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12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Backpackers by the Bay
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here before our Whitsunday tour for a night and then booked another for afterwards, as it was so good. The staff are really good, they let us check in at 6:30am when our bus got in (greyhound station is 5 minute walk) but they also run a shuttle service. When you check in they will give you an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent stay at Backpackers by the Bay. This quirky hostel is perfect for a relaxing stop-off at Airlie Beach.The staff are more than accommodating, the rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is exceptionally clean. Check-out time is a little early at 10am, but other than that there were no issues whatsoever. Would definitely stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel to stay at. Just a short walk from the main high street. They provide a free pick up from the greyhound terminal. Peter the manager is so fantastic in advising on trips of The Whitsundays. Also on trips if heading south or north from Airlie. I even booked my scooteroo tour in Agnes Water with them, to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter was great! Gave us lots of helpful knowledge. Great location. Room and bedding cleanlisness not quite up to scratch - dirty duvet cover and poorly vacuumed. Ask Peter for the best fish and chips in town - delicious!!

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Balmoral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a double room here for the night, the first thing I noticed was the room decoration. Which looks just about what my room looked like when I turned 13 and was allowed to paint my own room with whatever came to mind. That put aside though, the location was perfect. Not too far away from town (walk distance)... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is really good. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are tidy and the beds are comfortable. They have a quiz every night where you can win a bottle of champagne, this is always good fun and helps to meet other people. They also offer hot dogs for $1.50.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is clean and in a nice location in airlie beach. The staff is very friendly. Internet is a bit slow in the evening and you have to pay for it (2hours free). Friendly hostel all in all. I like it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stayed here for one night before a boat trip, and two nights after. The staff are lovely and very accommodating - the friendliest we have met on our travels! We really appreciated Peters help when we were deciding where to go for a walk. There is a handy bag storage facility for a small cost which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was in a nice area, a short walk from the main strip of shops. Prices per person were very reasonable and I would recommend booking directly with them as then you get free wifi, which was really good. Washing and drying facilities were good including large amount of clothes lines. There was free tea and coffee which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here - big shout out to Peter who was so helpful and lovely. A great vibe, friendly people, well organised and really social. The quiz they do every evening is an excellent touch and really brings people together. Everything is pretty clean, rooms are good and bathrooms nice. Always nice hot showers! Pool isn't that... More 

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