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Backpackers by the Bay

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12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Backpackers by the Bay
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Location, right by the beach. Helpful staff Help with all tours around the Whitsundays Attracts nice travellers Clean, Free Wifi, Breakfast, Hot Dogs in the eve, stocked bar. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hostel before and after my Whitsundays sailing trip in May. Arrived at the hostel very early in the morning after a long night bus and were able to check in straight away which was a God-send as you can imagine! Rooms were very comfortable and clean as were the common areas/bathrooms etc. The staff, especially the manager,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good points : - Staff is really helpful - The hostel is really nice and organize trivia night and bbq - nice hammock and vibes Bad points : - The double room is too much expensive compared to other hostel sin airlie beach. We stay one night in the double and paid $80, we move to Magnums the nights after... More 

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Travelling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to start! Super friendly staff, clean rooms that are 4 maximum. If you want to really enjoy Airlie then this is the best place to stay as it has a relaxed vibe and no huge nightlife right next to it so you can get a good nights sleep before your boat trip! There is a small bar where they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed over a long weekend based on reviews and this place was great! Comfortable dorms, hot showers, good breakfast options and most importantly, a great manager. Thanks to Peter who was an absolute star and organised a Reefworld trip from Daydream when we changed some plans last minute, sorted our airport buses and was always great company!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed here a few nights before and after my whitsundays trip. Good and small place to stay. A bit outside of town (10min walk max), but that was actually really nice. They also pick you up from the bus station (premier and greyhound). The staff is just really nice. The hostel is clean enough, good kitchen and nice garden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed here for two nights Effie and after our Whitsundays cruise. The hostel is located about a 10 minute walk out of town which was fine for us. They're the only hostel that will collect you from the Greyhound stop and drop you off which is great. The hostel is clean with good showers and spotless fridges which is... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's the closest hostel to greyhound bus stop,and the only hostel in Airlie which pick you up,I arrived at 7.30 in morning and wasn't expecting to be checked in till noon,but I got checked in straight away...my room was clean and tidy,the staff friendly and helped me book some trips,had a well equipped kitchen and lots tables,and if you don't... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed here because it was out of town and hoped for a good night's sleep. This place was noisy, dirty, and rundown with the most uncomfortable bed I have slept in. The accommodation here was more expensive than many places right in the centre of town. If I had the time again I would definitely stay right in town... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stayed here last year and was really looking forward to returning last weekend. I was quite disappointed with the hostel this year. Our room was really dusty upon arrival and the showers were pretty dirty the whole time. It seems like the whole place is a bit run down, beds need replacing, walls painting etc. The staff did not... More 

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