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Backpackers by the Bay

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night. The place is pretty rundown, room not swept for awhile, curtains stained, mattress pad was falling apart, cockroach in kitchen. Staff is friendly and it is well located to the bus station and port of airlie.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not enjoy my stay here. Upon checking in and making my bed, I discovered that the bunk beds have no rails on them!!! I have never come across this before in a hostel. I had a top bunk, the only one left in the room. I went straight back to reception to ask if there were any other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel is near bus stop and you walk only about 5 min to city center with supermarket, shops, ATMs, the lagoon and the beach. Rooms a little bit small but they and facilites are very clean and the staff was nice and helpful. I really liked the hammocks for lazy day. Unfortunately no free wifi. Barbeque was good but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is truely a blessing. Just a cpule of minutes walk to the bars, restaurants, the lagoon and grocery shopping. value for money with a nice staff. You feel like coming home after a day out because the people are so nice and really concerned about your journey. An extra attraction are the cockatoos coming for breakfast every morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are spacious and clean. I stayed in one with 2 bunk beds, enough space for every person to put their stuff and a little locker for each person. There are enough showers and bathrooms so you don't have to wait, only they could have been cleaner. The outdoor space is really cool, with a nice pool, lots of chairs,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you're on a budget you'll probably like this place. busy, noisy and cheap but dont expect more. the swimming pool didn't make you feel like swimming...didnt look clean at all. the beds werent comfy and there wasnt a proper locker in them so you could store your stuff (only a small kind if locked case). the place didnt seem... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Only stayed here for one night. They try to get everyone involved in a pub quiz which is fun - and they give out a wine prize at the end (which I won!). Wifi only worked in the common area, the rooms are pretty clean but the bathroom is not as nice as it could be. The reception is good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Wanted to stay in a nice hostel in Airlie. Chose for this one. Rooms pretty basic but good enough! Aircon helps you through the night ;-) The guy at the reception, David, was very helpful and makes you have a good stay. We wanted to do a trip to the Whitsundays and he organised this for us. Offered to call... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Me and my friend stayed at this backpackers and found it very chilled, clean and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The bar at night time is cheap and it's a relaxed atmosphere. I would stay again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Initially our stay was great, staff (Max, Hannah, Emma, Ben, Osh) were friendly and helpful and the time there was enjoyable. However during our extended stay a whole host of new staff were recruited to replace the awesome ones and quite frankly thought they were better than everyone in the hostel, it was like being at school again. News flash... More 

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Address: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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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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