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Beaches Backpackers

356 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights in an ensuite which was spacious and relatively clean. The bathroom looked a bit like a gas chamber and had a fair bit of black mould but you expect no frills. The staff were always very friendly and helpful to us. The meal voucher so you can get a dinner for 7.50 is an added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice big rooms. We had a double which was also ensuite. Reception staff were really helpful and friendly. Booked our whitsundays trip here too which was on anaconda 3. Would highly recommend both the hostel and boat trip. Has a bar which is cheap and a laugh. Also has good food deals.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dirty bathroom- cockroaches and mold everywhere Facilities like the common room and kitchen are very outdated Rooms are spacious but smell You can only pick up your luggage from their storage room at certain times in the day Has a great 7.50 meal deal though and very nice staff Would not recommend or stay there again

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Balmoral, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We booked a double room here because we were diving the next day (very early) at the whitsundays. And wanted to be close to our departure point as well as get a good night rest. The room was fine, a bit dated and the top windows near the door that were painted black could of been done a bit better.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Took them over an hour to get me checked in - with all their incremental requirements and luggage storage timings et at .Not to mention impolite obstinate people at the reception who have no idea how to treat weary travelers. To top it off the kitchen table is sticky - wasn't cleaned in weeks. The lounge has musty and moldy... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It had been a long time since my last visit to Beaches so we decided to go there for a quiet drink. On walking in not much had changed and it looked like the place needed some major TLC. When standing at the bar ordering a drink, all I could smell was stale alcohol. We then sat down and the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beaches is one of the nicer hostels I have stayed in. The staff are really friendly and helpful The rooms are clean spacious It's in a good location There is secure luggage storage for trips The kitchen facilities are good just a bit dirty I would stay here again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The rooms were dirty, the mattress was so bad and sunken in you could feel the bed underneath. The pillow was so lumpy it as horrible, couldn't actually sleep on it. The rooms spelt strange and the bathroom was dirty and outdated. It was so noisy as the bar area is right next to the dorm rooms, they were playing... More 

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Swindon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is below standards and is probably one of the worst hostels I've stayed in, in my 5 months travelling now including Asia! The receptionist was miserable to say the least and not friendly. We checked into an 8 bed mixed dorm and the beds were awful. The sheets made me feel physically sick as they seemed dirty. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is not luxery by any means but perfect for a stop over ahead of a Whitsunday's tour trip. My 3 friends and I stayed here for 1 night in a private room before our trip. Staff were very friendly, the room was large and towels were provided. The bathroom was very clean. The cost was really cheap and would... More 

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