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Backpackers by the Bay

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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  • 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

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

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

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

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Address: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
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Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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