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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 other guests were in our pajamas during the 9 hours of standing outside without any...

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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 need. I'd certainly stay again.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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.

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Curtin, Australia
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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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Huge hostel with lots of room options. There are few restaurants and coffee shops inside on the second floor, which is very comfortable. I stayed in the 13 dorm room, that was a long room with two entrance. The room was clean enough. There is a big kitchen with few fridges, oven and the personal is very strict regarding the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 7, 2016

I was there in July 2016 for one night. The hostel doesn't look like one at all. The staff is friendly. The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are big and clean. There are balconys everywhere around the hostel so you can see the beach which is really nice. There is free wifi in the comon area.

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Reviewed June 15, 2016

This hostel is very clean and the dorms have their own shower and toilet which is very convenient. The dorms are spacious, and is perfect if you don't want to be in a party hostel. It's situated at fairly the beginning of the main street within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants. It's also perfect when coming by...

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Reviewed May 15, 2016

We arrived at 8pm, not even that late, but we still had to ring up someone and wait twenty minutes before we could get in. Basic hostel, average wifi, clean enough - except for that one cockroach. I wouldn't really recommend but if you're not too demanding it's an okay place to be.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We booked last minute to stay in a private twin before and after a whitsundays boat trip. It's a strange layout in the building, but the rooms are fine. We even had a small balcony which was nice to sit out on. Air con worked a treat, TV was nice to have. The room was cleaner than most hostels by...

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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was more like a hotel, very clean and tidy, the reception was friendly, there is cleaners around all the time, rooms are spacious with AC, good location on the waterfront with a nice view at breakfast, next to the shops and free wifi, couldn't recommend this hostel enough!

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Beach Plaza with its high cathedral peaked roofs, open plan mezzanine style architecture and being uniquely positioned right on the beach off the esplanade with dramatic views of the Whitsunday Island's makes it the perfect place to visit in our beautiful Airlie Beach. We are an iconic multilevel shopping centre, filled with a variety of excellent restaurants, conference centre, business centre, en-suite hotel rooms, shops and a small upmarket backpackers hostel. We are the ideal venue to visit for all day dining as we have an array of food establishment's with great views of Airlie Beach. Airlie Waterfront Backpackers is Airlie Beach's FLASHPACKERS. Refurbished in September 2008, our hostel boasts a fantastic central location 500 meters easy walk from the bus station and only minutes away from the swimming lagoon. Located on The Esplanade, our hostel is directly opposite the beach with million dollar sea views out to Whitsunday Islands and offers a great range of budget accommodation to suit all types of backpackers and travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Airlie Waterfront Backpackers

Address: 6 Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $76 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Airlie Waterfront Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 128
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“Ask to be away from the food court?”
 of 5 bubbles HollieK2013, May 22, 2014 | Read review
“If you are travelling on your own try the loft, its social and cheap! :)”
 of 5 bubbles 726gregm, Nov 3, 2013 | Read review
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