We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 47 Airlie Beach accommodations

Backpackers by the Bay

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Backpackers by the Bay to your Saves list
Backpackers by the Bay
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
80%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
gandalfthepink Melbourne, Australia
  • Reviews (233)
  • Photos (36)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (6)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

233 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    118
    62
    30
    9
    14
See reviews for
2
58
81
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 4 nights (two nights either side of a Whitsunday sailing trip), in a 4 bed dorm. The room and hostel were kept very clean. Service here was very good and the staff were always helpful. There is also a secure room to leave baggage in when heading out on a sailing trip. The hostel is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
George Town, Grand Cayman
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week there having a incredible time! Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. One staff member Olly was terrible at pool however. Great Place to stay, great value for money! Guaranteed to have a great time. Easy to get to from the Grey Hound drop off, they were there waiting for guests or those who are looking for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here over Easter, April 2014 for 4 nights, and it was a place that suited our needs perfectly. Despite the place being a little run down and the sheets and pillows provided a bit worn, there is a certain charm about the place, with its walls with various sea-life. We stayed in a 4 bed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for somewhere clean and comfy to stay in Airlie Beach I would highly recommend this hostel. All staff were lovely and really helpful. Private double room was clean and cosy. Showers and toilets always really clean and no queues. $3 breakfast was great value, with a choice of cereals, toast & fruit. The hostel is slightly away... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I booked this hostel for 2 nights and ended up staying 5! The hostel is clean comfortable and very sociable they do a fantastic quiz night every evening so everyone gets to know one another the staff are lovely especially Olly. I can't recommend this hostel highly enough if they had any jobs I would have stayed!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking for a hostel with a homely feeling, this is it. This was the only hostel during my trip were I really felt like home and I was very sad to leave this hostel and this amazing place. I stayed in a 4 share female room. The beds were super comfortable and all linnen is provided! The bathroom... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Backpackers by the bay hostel. I stayed a total of 3 nights whilst I was in town to do a Whitsundays trip. The location was slightly out of the main town but less than 10min walk would take you to main street with bars, clubs, supermarkets etc. It is also v close to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great place to stay. Slightly outside of town (5 min walk) so away from the crowds. Friendly, clean and well set up. Knowledgeable owner when it came to booking tours. Air-conditioning was appreciated. Slightly more expensive than some but probably worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Agnes Water, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Due to location, atmosphere and above all the staff this place is easy to recomend! informed, helpful and friendly receptionist, pool, 8ball, bar, trivia, breakfast, tea & coffee, sausage sizzle, movies, hamocks... for a quiet nights stay, or few beers n a yarn, this place is the perfect medium! Just away from the noise of town without being to far... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Munich, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I am saddened to see some bad reviews this place made my stay in Australia one of the best ones!!! I stayed in this relaxed hostel for 4 weeks because it just felt like home. This hostel was like my family, they were the most awesome and chilled people i met in Australia and i became pretty good friends with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Backpackers by the Bay, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Backpackers by the Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backpackers by the Bay

Address: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, HostelBookers, Agoda and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Backpackers by the Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (37)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (26)

Amenities

Swimming Pool
Number of rooms
32

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer