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Backpackers by the Bay

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here in June for 2 nights as we wanted to see the Whitsundays and to soak up a bit of sun along the East coast. We arranged with the hostel that we'd be arriving after hours and they sorted us out with everything which was really helpful. The bus stop is literally across the road... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights in a 4 bed dorm. Positives -- In walking distance of the main strip in Airlie Beach so you can enjoy the nightlife but always get a good nights sleep. -- Really friendly staff who helped me book a last minute day trip to the Whitsundays (they really help weigh up your options to... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in double room. Staff was really nice and location was good (about 7min walk to city centre). It was also nice that they could look after your backpack after checking out and that you could use facilities while waiting for bus to next location. They also offered pick up and drop off service to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I was picked up at the Greyhound I knew I had made the right choice. Efficient check in, spacious dorm, clean washrooms & decent sized Kitchen. The team were all really helpful from answering questions and queries to booking trips. On the day I checked out I had a full day in Airlie until my night bus,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom. Everything was clean and orderly, but the great staff really made the difference. Very friendly service and assistance getting to and from our sailing trip. Quiet and friendly environment with lots of space to relax. Would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Backpackers by the Bay because it had such great reviews here. It turned out to be a really good choice: pick-up at the transfer station by the lovely Fabi, the entire staff is actually super friendly and helps you with your bookings (thanks Emma!), the pubquiz - Robin Williams themed when I was there - is indeed... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Backpackers by the bay was well located within Airlie Beach with a 5-10minute walk to the main strip. It is quite small, which I really liked as it was very laid back and everyone was friendly. The staff were very helpful when booking any tours for you and made recommendations to help you decide. The rooms also had a max... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I first stayed at this hostel as part of our travels down the east coast. My experience during our three nights in our first stay was very positive. They picked us up from the greyhound - ideal. The mix of people staying here was perfect. They have a quiz and sausage sizzle every night - a fun way to spend... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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

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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): $
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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