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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was bitten by bed bugs over the first night I stayed there. The staff were very apologetic, refunded my booking and offered for me to use their washer and dryer to wash my affected clothes to kill off any potential bed bug eggs. Aside from that, the staff were great, really nice and helped to book my boat trip... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Backpackers by the Bay is probably the most welcoming hostel I've stayed in so far. The staff are fab and really helpful. It is very easy to socialize here and there is also hostel entertainment for the guests such as a daily quiz night. It has awesome views and conveniently located. It has a great outdoor area. If you arrive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The reviews that you read on here are spot on. I could not fault the place. Staff are very friendly and willing to help. Place is clean and quiet. The quiz at night is a good way to get to know your fellow travellers. Close the the bus terminal. A must if you are visiting Airlie Beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A good basic backpackers with everything you would expect. We stayed in a four-person dorm and a double. Both were good but there was a slightly odd smell in both. Relaxed atmosphere with bar and pool but not too much of a party hostel. You can go into town if you want to do that. I would recommend the three... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

It's not very modern, but has a certain charm! Sausage sizzlers for $1 and a cheap bar was a life saver for backpackers who 1. couldn't be bothered to walk into Airlie and 2. are on a very tight budget. The guy on reception who sounded kind of scouse was lovely and laid back, just as i'd expect. However, we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Good size room. Cleanliness was average. Not too far into town. Lovely members of staff. Courtesy drive to the Greyhound depot station. Free wifi - quite slow during busy periods. They have hammocks. Met lovely people in this hostel! I recommend it!!

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Paderborn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The staff was really friendly and the hostel was clean. The vibes were amazing and everyone had a smile on their faces. The people working at the reception did everything to make everything possible! I would've loved to stay longer! They got a reliable shuttle service and the hostel is only 5 minutes walk from the greyhound station!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here just for one night. The logistic was excellent. Someone pick me up from the bus station. I was welcome by Ana, who was very nice and smily. I had a free wifi but only thing the signal wasn't very good from the room. People and activities there were nice. For the price it's worth it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The staff were brilliant and made me feel really welcome. The hostel had a great atmosphere and it really laid back (exactly what I needed after 3 days on the whitsundays). Everything was really clean and working. A really nice and personal feel to the hostel. I've stayed in base/nomads and magnums in Airlie and backpackers by the bay was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels we've stayed in - lovely room, very clean and a great location. The staff were friendly and very helpful, especially with booking trips, breakfast and drinks are good value, and the nightly quiz is a nice way to meet other guests. A brilliant stay over all!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located 400 metres from the main street, on the top of a small hill, Backpackers By The Bay has awesome ocean views and offers a very social, warm and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is available in four share rooms, one 8 share and doubles. Linen is provided and all rooms are serviced daily. Airconditioning is included during the warmer months (mid Sept to mid May) The hostel has a saltwater swimming pool which is surrounded by hammocks, sun-lounges and palm trees as well as a huge sunbaking deck. A fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery and utensils is provided, as is a laundry. The games room has internet access and pool table. Each night, during 'happy hour' the staff hold social activities to help guests meet each other - these include: *Team trivia competitions with the winners receiving a bottle of champagne. * Wii Sports competitions including Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Boxing * Killer Pool comps After all the fun and games, relax and watch a movie on the ONLY outdoor cinema in Airlie Beach (Sunday and Tuesday nights) With the best local knowledge of all the tours in the Whitsundays we can help you choose the best trip for your needs. By the Bay is not affiliated with any tour opperators so we don't force any boat on you. We give you all the info and let YOU pick. We also offer a free nights accommodation and free luggage storage with every overnight sailing tour booked with us The friendly and helpful staff look forward to meeting you! *FREE Courtesy bus service meeting all coaches(between 7am-7:30pm). *FREE Tea and Coffee *FREE Wii Sports game *FREE quiz for a bottle of champagne every night! *FREE hammocks, sunlounges and BBQ use *FREE accommodation and storage (with every overnight trip booked) *FREE linen supplied to all beds *FREE unbiased tour advice- often at standby or discounted prices *FREE Fully equipped kitchen - all cutlery, crockery, pots and pans provided at no charge!!! *FREE Off street parking *FREE WiFi available, two hours on arrival ($4 per 24 hour login logout) *Laundry room with washers, dryer, ironing board and iron *Lounge/TV room with wet weather movie days organized *All rooms serviced daily *Lending library *Safe and secure 24 hour access ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers by the Bay

Address: 12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $41 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
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