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Backpackers by the Bay

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12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff are really friendly and accommodating. There's a nice atmosphere here. It's got all you need from a hostel. I've seen people complain it's hot. Yup, that happens in Australia. All the rooms I saw have a sliding door you can open to help get the air in. Downsides; it's a little further out from the town than other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Backpackers by the bay make a real effort to create a social, friendly atmosphere without forcing it upon you. Every night they host a quiz with prizes and have excellent food and drink deals (you can also drink your own). The rooms are brightly painted and decorated and the storage/locker facilities in the room are more than spacious however the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in a 4 person Mixed Dorm. The facilities were great incl. Kitchen/Dining area, outside Lounge area and second Lounge space with hammocks/BBQ. The staff and service was really good and I found the place overall very well maintained and clean (it was my first ever stay in a hostel, however I still think it would be one of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here either side of our Whitsundays trip. Pros: -staff were very friendly and helpful -very close to greyhound stop -had 4 bed dorm to ourselves -quiz every night and champagne for winners (we won so very happy) -great showers, bathrooms very clean -free night because we booked our trip with them - great!! -nice discount on Fraser island trip... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff is very helpful and smiling; the room and bathroom are very clean. the terrace is nice and the place is quite. it is very comfortable to stay. there is a pick up for the arrival which is great especially when you have a lot of bags.you have h free wifi when you arrive; there is also a computer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited backpackers by the bay over a year ago now but I've only just getting around to putting my reviews on. This place is the best place I stayed throughout my whole 14 months in Australia. I stayed for 9 weeks I loved it that much!! Pete,the manager is one of the nicest people you could ever meet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite hostels that I stayed in in my 2 months in the Australia. There is such a friendly relaxed atmosphere here, and everyone here was really nice. The owner has so much knowledge about the area and is so helpful, he helped me book my Whitsundays tour, and offered me a free lift to my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed her for 2 nights either side of my Whitsunday's sailing trip (4 days in total) and absolutely loved it. It is very much a chilled hostel that has a really friendly community, family sort of vibe. The staff (especially Sam and Peter) were amazing! Incredibly helpful and just really nice. Peter remembers everyone's name and makes you feel... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Backpackers by the bay is a nice hostel to relax for a few days in Airlie Beach. They pick you up at the bus station, which was great. Rooms are clean, and showers were the best I've had in Australia. They have a quiznight everynight, which is very good to meet other people in the hostel. You get 2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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