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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015
Jordan G Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • 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
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Orebro, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read carefully through both Tripadvisors and their own page and it clearly stated a free wifi was included, but no. Not only did the wifi cost, it's one of the east coast slowest wifi's swell. And when you finally did pay for this "one of a kind" wifi it broke.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

3 of us (mid-late 20's) stayed here for 4 nights during Feb 2015. Greeted by friendly staff at the reception that gave us everything we needed, bed linen, keys, wifi password and trip advice. The rooms were bunked and had a lock box for each guest. All the rooms had Air con + ceiling fans which was great for a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This hostel is the only one in Airlie beach to collect you/drop you off at the greyhound station. This was great. I arrived at 7am in the morning and was checked in straight away and told I could go to my room. Throughout my stay the staff were friendly and helpful, even joining in on a night out. Everything was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Arriving via the Greyhound bus I was a bit disoriented and I didn't know which way my hostel was; turns out, it was right in front of me! Super convenient because distance to the bus station is important for me (I had a lot of luggage). I stayed here in January 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed my one night stay. They... More 

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Winnipeg
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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 January 6, 2015

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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Ko Tao, Thailand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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 January 1, 2015

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 December 26, 2014

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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