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Backpackers by the Bay

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for four nights. Room was clean, comfy and aircon was excellent. Loved the quiz that they hold every night, great for meeting people and ended up travelling with people I met here for the rest of my trip. Pool is nice, staff friendly and good location.

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Southampton
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really enjoyable stay at this hostel, Dave and Phil on reception were very helpful and polite. Phil's playlist was rocking most of the time which I loved! Alex on the bar was great , serving me cold beer at reasonable prices, Loved the $1.50 sausages as well. Sarah did an excellent job cleaning the bathroom and showers. Rooms... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great rooms, great stuff, great chill area, even entertainment for guests.. Such a nice hostel Especially Philipp (?), the Swedish guy from the reception was extremely awesome and helpful. We would totally recommend it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walking distance to the town, very relaxed and friendly atmosphere and much quieter compared to some other hostels in Airlie. Nice kitchen with complimentary tea / coffee, very helpful staff. Cheap bike rental.

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Tasmania, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, very clean and comfortable. Kitchen is very clean. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful view from pool and hammocks overlooking the marina. Trivia nights at the bar fun and friendly atmosphere, great place to make friends. 10/10 would stay again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hostel for a couple of nights and really liked it. The kitchen is nice, the location is good (on top of a hill about 10 minutes from the city center) and the staff is friendly. The only downside was that our room unfortunately smelled really gross and there isn't any chance of opening the windows. After... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed feelings about this place. The good things: Easy to socialize during the evenings' activities Well located - less than 10 minutes away from the city centre. Close to the Greyhound bus stop. Friendly staff The less good things: According to the reviews i had not expected to stay in a party hostel. I thought they were some house rules.... More 

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Thank nomadiccorine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hostel is at an ideal location for if you want to stay away from the party of town and get some sleep but at the same time, a short 5 minute walk into the party of town. I really enjoyed the nightly Trivia. The staff made it fun and was a good way to get to know people while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Girlfriend and I had planned to stay only two nights before continuing our travels. After one night we extended and changed our plans as it was just so nice to stay here. Wish we had had enough time to stay longer. Felt like being at home whilst travelling; best feeling here. Ask the owners for travel tips, they know their... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Backpackers by the Bay is located a few minutes walk from the ferry and about 10ish minutes to the center of town. It has solid views of the water and the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms also come with AC which is a great plus in the summers there since it gets really hot and humid. The hostel... More 

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