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356 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Beaches Backpackers
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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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Byron Bay, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars NEW

For a budget backpacker in this iconic town it's pretty great, the staff are great the rooms are pretty standard backpacking fare with the added bonus of ice cold air conditioning. Something that is incredibly welcome in this tropical climate. A nice big meal with a drink for 6.50 every day you stay is an added bonus. If you're travelling... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very comfortable space, airconditioned room, ensuite, staff are super friendly,and helpful, made to feel right at home straight away, great meal and drink deals, really exceptional value, and high quality too, great social buzz, atmosphere, we found it super convenient for heading out to the Whitsundays, for diving, island hoping, and everything else, highly recommend.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here before and after my Whitsundays sailing trip and both times my experience was very enjoyable. Air con in rooms, en suite, very comfy mattress (but not the pillows), cheap meal deals with drinks and a central location to the bus station and the port.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last week for one night after catching the night bus from Hervey Bay. It was early morning and we called to see if they had a shuttle from the greyhound bus, the woman on the phone was so blunt and said 'no you have to walk' considering we had loads of luggage was like a twenty minute... More 

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the hostel and the bar. Quality of the room is average, but the location is nice and there is a good vibe. However, they don't do pickups or drop offs from or to the busstation. So you'll have to walk for 15-20 minutes with your stuff in very hot and humid weather. Or call a taxi, but as a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Do not I repeat do not stay at beaches it's crawling in bed bugs I seen the date written on mattress when it was replaced and said December 1999 also crawling in cockroaches you can't sit on the balcony because air con blows hot air on you good for weight loss. The shower is about a meter to low the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stayed at beaches as a base to do a 3 day sailing tour of the Whitsundays. We stayed in a 8 bed dorm which was fine, Room was clean and had a decent shower. Check in and out was quick and staff we're all friendly. I would recommend the food they have on offer its great value for money and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you like partying and not sleeping this might suit you. The hostel was located above their own "Beaches" bar. You get great meal deals for $7.50 but that's about it. Well, I guess the kitchen was alright also, at least you didn't have to pay a deposit for silverware. The rooms were just horrible, it seemed like there were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Here's some things I should say to sum up our stay at Beaches -Don't expect a full 8 hours sleep -there's a lot of socializing (random people coming into the room for a chat, making friends with people in the dorms) which is good because there's some awesome people staying there -Cleanliness is low, we had a small part of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

The cleaners do not clean the bathroom instead smear dirt across the floor with mop when told reception no apology was told someone would come back they didn't. The rooms are big but feel like a prison. The location is good but horrible bathroom and saw a cockroaches crawling on floor. They have a good meal deal. 7.50 big meal... More 

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Address: 356 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Beaches Airlie Beach Hotel Airlie Beach
South Beach Beaches
Beaches Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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