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Beaches Backpackers

356 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Passau, Germany
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm staying at this hostel for a few nights, but wouldn't do it one more time. It is very cheap and there is a nice pub next to it. You even get vouchers for the food there. The rooms are okey, but a bit dirty and old. There is a seperate bathroom in each dorm. And this bathroom is so... More 

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Thank Carolin O
KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Beaches, and we are glad that you like our bar and grill and meal deal offers. Unfortunately, your visit coincides with the end of high season, and therefore the scheduled maintenance to update our bathrooms and rooms will not be starting for a few more weeks. We really appreciate you having taken... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 19yr old daughter is currently travelling and I pre booked various accommodations en route! Most of which have been fine! However she asked that I write a review on her behalf on this hostel as she felt so very strongly about it! On the plus point it has a good location and pool available and also cheap and good... More 

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Beaches, and we are glad that your daughter enjoyed the meals in our bar and grill. Unfortunately, she did not address her concerns about the cleanliness of the bathroom with any staff member whilst she was staying here, however each room is thoroughly cleaned each day. When your daughter checked in following... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Beaches Backpackers with 5 other friends. We had booked 2 nights in a 10 bed dorm for Australia Day; after reading the website it sounded like the perfect place to celebrate the day. After paying, we were lead to a network of bare corridors which it transpired was the hostel. It looked like some sort of prison.... More 

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KIM D, Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Beaches, and we are sorry to hear that your stay wasn’t up to our normally high standards. Unfortunately, during your stay we had some of the heaviest rain this area has experienced in some time and this resulted in a leak occurring at the back of the hostel. As soon as we... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in 8 Bed Female Dorm. Very Basic accommodation. Bathrooms smell but are functional, id wear shoes in the shower though. Parking is a premium and you must get in early and not move your car. If you are looking for a place to sleep only then it is fine. Bonus is the daily voucher for $7.50 evening meals. Good... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Hostel wasn’t clean, and loud all night. If you’re only in Airlie for one night and want to party, then you won’t need to stumble far from the bar downstairs to your bed. However if you’re planning a longer stay before your whitsunday trip, I sincerely recommend staying somewhere else.

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New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Stayed here for about 8 days whilst backpacking Aussie and found it to be a pretty cool wee place. The rooms were pretty average but there was plenty of space and the vibe was ultra chill. Spent most of my time at the pub or down at the waterfront which are all less than a 5minute walk away. The bathrooms... More 

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Thank Demelza06
KIM D, Receptionist at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Demelza06, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Beaches! We are glad to have provided you with a "chill vibe" that made your stay more pleasant and that you found the location, and pricing reasonable. Thank you again for staying at Beaches and we hope to have you back some... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here before and after a Whitsundays trip and found it to be a great hostel. The rooms were huge with plenty of space for your belongings and the balconies were a nice bonus! The adjoining bar was loud at times but the live music stopped around 11/12 so wasn't unreasonable! Great wifi and half price meals at the... More 

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Thank Nirvanagrrl
KIM D, Receptionist at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nirvanagrrl, Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time staying with us at Beaches! We will take your suggestions into consideration and I will pass them onto upper management. Thank you again for staying at Beaches and we hope to have you back some time soon and enjoy the rest... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stayed two nights at this hostel. We slept in a 10 bedroom dorm. The dorm had its own bathroom with shower, but was a bit dirty. They had a nice deal with the bar next door which i believe is run by the same owners. You get a voucher each night which will give you a steak and bear... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Big rooms, and clean enough for a few nights. Great location, as long as you don't mind a bit of noise. The bar was really fun to hang out at as well. One of the front-desk staff was very nice--she even remembered my name! Only complaint is that I felt like they nickle-and-dime'd a bit. And the noise may bother... More 

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London
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Beaches is a bit on the expensive side for a backpackers but our ensuite triple room was comfortable and clean with great A/C. It's right in the heart of Airlie Beach so if you're looking to stay out most of the night drinking etc then this is perfect for you. The best advantage is the voucher to eat at the... More 

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