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 35 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 mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
79%
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Al R Cairns, Australia
Write a Review

220 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    111
    57
    29
    9
    14
See reviews for
2
56
75
1
Rating summary
  • 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
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
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this place to be clean and comfortable with friendly staff who make an effort guests with activities (BBQ night, Trivia, etc). Happy to help with planning trips without being pushy when I preferred to do this myself. Would recommend

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pas de la Casa, Canillo, Andorra
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only stayed in this hostel for one night but I loved it - it has a nice community feel that things like the trivia event and BBQ sausages for everyone brings that chain hostels often don't have. The best things about it is the staff who are friendly, extremely helpful and enthusiastic, especially at reception. Not like a lot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My room here was actually not very clean at all here, and smelt as the other occupant seemed to be a permanent resident.... None of the rooms are ensuite. However, the receptionist here was beyond helpful, and the hostel has a very cosy feel... far nicer than the neighbouring YHA in my mind!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week in march with two friends for a girls week away, and it was one of the best holidays I've had! Nicole did a fantastic job of helping book our activities and listening to some others who booked elsewhere she made all the right choices for what we wanted. On a day when it was raining... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is small (maybe 20 4-bed dorms or less) and has a family-like atmosphere. The rooms are clean; all dorms have wooden, non-squeaky bunk beds and air condition. All walls were lovely painted with underwater motives (you can love or hate that ;)). This hostel is no party-hostel, but the Trivia every evening (with a bottle of champagne to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow, if you're in airlie beach this is the hostel to go to! i stayed here for 4 nights and never wanted to leave! the staff are so so friendly and couldn't be nicer or more eager to help you out. i have read some reviews saying the place was dirty - lies, there are bedbugs - lies, wasn't central... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 5-minute walk out of town. The place is pretty basic and could do with a lick of paint but the friendly atmosphere makes up for that. For example, there are no lockers in the rooms and jam jars for glasses. Peter on reception seemed like a really nice and friendly guy. The hammocks outside are a nice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Flic En Flac
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
47 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights and I liked it. It is not VERY central (I had a car) and liked the rest. Friendly, clean. The rooms here were pretty basic and I was scared to join the group celebrating school brake (one extra bloke slept on the floor). I was relaxed and I got good night sleep.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The rooms here were pretty basic (I stayed in a 4bed female dorm). However there were several nice touches which I appreciated and think they go the extra mile for. You can store luggage overnight for 6$ and are able to use the showers and laundry upon return even if not staying any further nights. They open a bar for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here recently for two nights as we liked the idea of being away from the nightlife a bit. We like drinking and nights out but also like to go back to our room and sleep and not being kept up all night by idiots! Saying that the hostel is only 5-10 mins walk out of town so it really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Backpackers by the Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backpackers by the Bay

Also Known As:
Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Hotel
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
Address: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 35 Specialty lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, HostelBookers, HostelWorld and Booking.com 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.

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.