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    Airlie Waterfront Backpackers

    6 Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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    Airlie Beach YHA
    185 reviews
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    • Excellent26%
    • Very good31%
    • Average23%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible12%
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    “one night” (16 reviews)
    “free wifi” (13 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 144 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Booked this hostel in advance, put my payment details through online and received an email confirmation only to turn up after a long journey to find this hostel is closed down and no longer exists, despite many signs around and the active booking website. We...More

    Thank emily_g_k_97
    Reviewed January 4, 2017

    The hostel building caught on fire during my stay. All guests had to evacuate around 2AM when the fire alarms went off and were stuck outside until 11 AM when the building was declared safe enough for people to grab their belongings. Myself and some...More

    Thank Kelly B
    Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

    We stayed one night in an ensuite double. Not the warmest welcome but the room made up for it. Bed was clean and comfortable and the shared kitchen was tidy with plenty of pots / pans etc. The location is quiet but near everything you...More

    Thank NW28
    Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

    I can recommend staying here for a couple of days. The rooms are somewhat weird, but thats okay at least i found everything to be clean and a friendly staff. The Wifi wasnt working at all. The views on top are great.

    Thank Lionheart92
    Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

    This is the second time we have stayed here, very pleasant, central to all places. Very friendly and helpful staff. Walking distance to the lagoon and also walking distance to cruise terminal. Parking underneath building. Two restaurants attached to building.

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    Airlie Beach YHA
    185 reviews
    #34 of 54 Specialty lodging in Airlie Beach
     
    Waterview Airlie Beach
    176 reviews
    #7 of 54 Specialty lodging in Airlie Beach
     
    Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
    528 reviews
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    Backpackers by the Bay
    423 reviews
    #21 of 54 Specialty lodging in Airlie Beach
     
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    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Center with Internet Access
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 128
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    • Queensland >
    • Airlie Beach
    • Also Known As
    • Airlie Waterfront Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
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    "Room 4 (the loft) is really cool, 13 single beds, very comfy"
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    "Rooms going further in are more quite You may choose a private room if you would like your own..."
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