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Airlie Waterfront Backpackers

6 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
Marianne W Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Location of the hostel is very good, 8 dorm with bathroom was clean and cool, beds ok. The 17 dorm is too crowded and hot though (only 2 fans). Staff was very friendly and helpfull booking a Whitsundays trip.

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Emerald, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here for Xmas. The rooms were ok but very small, we had a four bed dorm which had its own bathroom. The worst bit was ... It's so unsociable! Its difficult to explain but the rooms/ hostel is not attached to the reception . You have to leave reception , walk through a food court to get to... More

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Florence, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a great time at this hostel, the receptionists were incredibly nice and informative of the hotel layout and amenities. We stayed in the 17 room dorm and initially we were taken a back and slightly apprehensive with the set up, it was just one long corridor with beds right down each side. As it turned out, this was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Some of the staff were absolutely great and helped loads but others were rude and didnt want anything to do with us! Really nice kitchen which is never busy but its a shame you have to pay a 20 dollar deposit every time you want to use kitchen utensils. I was with 2 friends and some of the staff trusted... More

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Before going on a three day sailing trip in the Whitsundays, we were looking for a cheap room for one night in Airlie Beach. We chose a private double room at the Waterfront Backpackers. The room was small, just big enough to fit a double bed in it, and had no windows. Air was provided through vents to the hallway,... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed in the 17 bed loft for 5 nights. Had a great time, Met some amazing people and it was nice to be a little away from the noise of the main strip. The hostel directly overlooks the beach and is right next door to some restaurants for convenience. Rooms were cleaned daily about 10ish which was actually good because... More

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed there 2 nights before our trip and I night after. A private room and balcony. Very clean, free wifi. Staff also arranged 3 day trip on Kiana. Good value & opposite beach with car park for our hire car. Staff were so helpful, one phone call and in ten minutes had arranged our accommodation & sailing trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed here recently before we did the Whitsunday's Tour. Stayed in a 14bed dorm which was very tight for room but at 17 dollars a night you can't complain. The location is perfect as it's right in the middle of the town. We dealt with Kelly found her lovely-very helpful and accommodating! They also allowed us to storage baggage with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Lovely room. Got upgraded to a double with private bathroom. Just what we needed after 3 days on a boat trip! Nice and clean and room serviced every day. Room in middle of a mall which was a bit strange but kinda nice. Opposite side of road from beach. Definately recommend as other people told us that the other hostels... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed in an en-suite air-conditioned double room (with a balcony) with my mum during our travels around Australia, we were here for 1 night and were very impressed. There was free wifi - which was easily accessible from the communal area. The hostel was very clean and tidy and the staff were extremely friendly & helpful. The hostel is perfectly... More

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Also Known As:
Airlie Waterfront Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
Address: 6 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 35 Specialty lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airlie Waterfront Backpackers & Budget Accommodation is on The Esplanade in Airlie Beach and boasts stunning views out to the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. It’s a short easy 150 metre walk from the bus-stop and only minutes away from the swimming lagoon and lively bars on the main street. Airlie Waterfront offers dorm beds, budget doubles and motel style doubles with en-suites and private balconies. ... more   less 
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