I stayed here with my boyfriend in a private double room for 1 night in August 2012. Our stay was a very pleasant one- we had a free pickup directly from the bus station (ironically by a fella who was also from northern Ireland)
Prices were a little steep, at $70 for a private room, but we did have a gorgeous view and hammocks right outside our French doors!
We had to pay to leave our bags whilst on the whitsundays trip, which I know other hostels let you leave them there for free if you book with them, but it wasn't too expensive.
Wifi connection was good, and yes it was turned off at 7pm, but they're an Eco-hostel! We're saving the planet one Facebook status at a time!
Communal areas were clean and looked homely, although it was fairly quiet when we were there- their winter I suppose.
About 5-10min walk from the main part of town- nice because it's quiet rather than in the centre of the bars etc.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay in backpackers by the bay- I Would definitely stay here again!
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- Also Known As:
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