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Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers
Gold Coast, Australia
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81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Party hostel with camping available”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed here in a campervan to make use of their cheap camping facilities in the heart of Airlie Beach. The camping sites are really just glorified carparks but they have a shady lawn adjacent so its not too bad. The facilities for the campsites are just in a prefab building and not great. There's plenty of room in the kitchen but its not very clean. The bar is loud and was packed on both Saturday and Sunday night. If you're just looking for a place to park while you do a Whitsundays daytrip it's good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ilaeria
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Excellent location, i had looked at booking another hostel online and it was 2k out of town. My room was large and also had a fridge and cutlery etc. It also had a large bathroom and a tv. The staff were very friendly. Sarah on the travel desk reccomended a 2 night cruise and also a jet ski tour and they were both fantastic, thanks to her I had a great trip.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Johan C
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed her this time last year and the difference is phenomenal. The staff were fantatic this time round, as was the cleanliness of the place.
Also booked a trip at their in-house travel desk and the girls there were very helpful and gave me a lot of local information as well as a bunch of freebies.
One of the aircons didn't work in our room so we requested a room change and the staff were more than happy to move us to another room.
I would definitely recommend this place as it has a great atmosphere and a lot of space!

  • Stayed August 2012
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1 Thank Aj0804
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights with my youth group and really liked this hostel. The grounds, location and bar are excellent. Private rooms and dorms were clean. Cherise and the staff were great. Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Don55_12
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

i was travelling by myself, and I really want a common room to meet people, and there was none. so my journey was ok. i didnt want to cook in the kitchen since it looked disgusting . its a camping site, with large room, its good for group of people, but not really as a solo traveler. would not go back

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Vansi1989
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

I stayed in nomads airlie beach last week after whitsundays boat trip. On sunday they had a big party good music and games and a free bbq.was alot of fun the guy and girl working in the bar are both
Really friendly the same girl checked us in and was very helpful. The hostel was really
Nice and everything was clean
And looked new. One of the best places i have stayed in on my trip. Would recommend to everyone :)

  • Stayed June 2012
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Thank Katieleemay
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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london
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

The place as a whole is ok. The rooms are little huts where 8 bed dorms share 2 shower rooms. There is a swimming pool onsite but we did not go here because the lagoon is accross the road. Airlie beach is one strip so location is not an issue. They have storage garages to keep your stuff in but they only open it at certain times. This hostel would have been ok had it not been for the kitchen.
We arrived at 7am and could not check in yet but we went to the kitchen to drop off our stuff and get some breakfast. OMG - i have never seen anything so bad! HEalth inspectors need to come here and shut it down! It looked like there had been a food fight or something from all the food that was left around the whole kitchen and it had been left like that overnight with the door open to attract all sorts of wildlife. The smell was horrid! We didnt want to leave our food in the kitchen but luckily had no fridge stuff because there was some sort of mould/cheese growing from what must have once been spilt milk/yoghurt!
We never went back except to pick up our kitchen back after our trip round the whitsundays and it was not in any better condition. I even went to check the fridge to see if anyone had cleaned the cheesy mould and nearly slipped on more nasty food that was overflowing from the bins...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank amsterdammers
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Property: Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers
Address: 354 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chill out in our tropical paradise in the centre of Airlie Beach Nomads Airlie Beach has 7 acres of tropical flora and fauna right in the centre of town, a relaxing atmosphere with a swimming pool, volleyball court and a poolside bar. Our Airlie Beach Hostel re-opened after a complete re-fit and renovation, now featuring brand new comfy beds and a fully kitted out communal kitchen. Our Nomads Airlie Beach accommodation also has proper camping facilities right in the centre in the town. (Tents, powered and non-powered sites). Trips to the must-see Whitsunday Islands depart from Airlie Beach and we can help you to choose the right boat for you, just pop in to see the travel staff! Accommodation options: choose from a variety of room types, from doubles and twins to shared dorm accommodation and powered or non-powered campsites. ... more   less 
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