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 47 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 Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
80%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
AKS175 London, United Kingdom
Write a Review

241 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    121
    67
    30
    9
    14
See reviews for
2
61
84
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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for 4 nights in a 4 bed dorm. Positives -- In walking distance of the main strip in Airlie Beach so you can enjoy the nightlife but always get a good nights sleep. -- Really friendly staff who helped me book a last minute day trip to the Whitsundays (they really help weigh up your options to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vantaa, Finland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights in double room. Staff was really nice and location was good (about 7min walk to city centre). It was also nice that they could look after your backpack after checking out and that you could use facilities while waiting for bus to next location. They also offered pick up and drop off service to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I was picked up at the Greyhound I knew I had made the right choice. Efficient check in, spacious dorm, clean washrooms & decent sized Kitchen. The team were all really helpful from answering questions and queries to booking trips. On the day I checked out I had a full day in Airlie until my night bus,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
George Town, Grand Cayman
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.
Manage your listing

Been to Backpackers by the Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backpackers by the Bay

Address: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Agoda and Odigeo 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.
Also Known As:
Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (39)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (26)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Airlie Beach with
any amenities