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Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Nice rooms, shame its a Nomads.”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Adter travelling Australia I have a personal hate now for Nomads hostels but this was one of the better ones. The rooms were nice and clean and had there own toilet and shower room was was fab. Kitchen ok, pool was a little dirty. Close to the beach and bars.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank natalie h
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I stayed in a 6 bed ensuite mixed dorm for 3 nights. The room and the bathroom are big, comfortable and clean. Only last night there was a terrible smell in the room, don't know why, and I found a cockroach in the bathroom.
Security is the main problem for this hostel. There are no lockers in the room. There are lockers at the reception but you have to pay to use them. Otherwise you can leave your staff in a luggage deposit that they open every 30 minutes, but I often found it open without anyone caring about it (so I could easly grab any luggage). Also, since it is a party hostel, it never closes and anyone can come in (reception cleses at 9pm, but a secondary entrance is always open).
It's cool that there are a lot of activities (like free BBQ).
If you want to go bed early it's not the right place for you, as there is music and noisy people till late.
The location is very good, right in the main street (anyway, the city is really small).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Simone M
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Good stay at Nomads and fantastic location for Airlie Beach. We only stayed for 2 nights but could have done more. Really chilled out hostel with a good vibe. Everyone is really friendly and there's lots to do on your doorstep. Definitely worth staying here if you are backpacking your way along the east coast. Also recommend the Atlantic Clipper if you are looking for a Whitsunday trip - we had an awesome time and the crew are great.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Ms-greeneyes5
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Our first impressions of the hostel weren’t great as we turned up at 9.30pm, rang the afterhours security number and weren’t met by anyone until 10.15pm so had to stand out on the street. Aside from that we had a fantastic stay. The rooms were large with lots of plug sockets and one toilet and two showers in the ensuites. The staff were helpful and friendly. Whilst there weren’t lockers in the rooms, there were electronic lockers in Reception which cost $6 for 24 hours. A fantastic hostel in a great location, where we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rachael H
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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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Airlie Beach, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We camped here for 2 nights, and the campsite is a little rough, but totally adequate. The bathroom block could do with updating, but there are no real complaints. Location is fab; people who are complaining about the noise levels - why choose to stay next to bars / clubs etc? There are other places to go if you want a bit of peace!
The staff were all friendly and went out of their way to help with anything we asked of them. None more so, though, than Sarah, the girl on the MAD travel desk. We asked a million questions, and she answered every one! It was good to have someone who actually knew about the tours we wanted to go on, and not just pushing the expensive ones. Amazing service Nomads, we will definitely be staying and booking excursions through you again. I had previously been a fan of another large hostel chain (no names mentioned.. X), but I have seen the light, and it is Nomads!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank KatieHarper83
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Noisy, dirty, uncomfortable, unfriendly staff and grossly overpriced. More prison cell than hostel. Very glad we had to only stay 1 night here. Rubbish strewn over pathways. Pay $20/night more for an ocean view apartment up the road. Travel agent totally useless

  • Stayed October 2012
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2 Thank VickiTatton
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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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Travelers are raving about these Airlie Beach hotels

London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed here in my campervan for a few nights whilst visiting Airlie Beach as it has a great central location and is fairly cheap (I think it was about $20). The campsite is essentially a glorified carpark, with the spaces dotted around the existing rooms. The facilities were fairly basic and the bathrooms were horrific to say the least. Most of the shower room doors did not lock, were fairly dirty and the toilets were at times distgusting. As others have said, this is a party hostel so it was quite loud at times but did have a good atmosphere. If you can put up with the minor niggles mentioned above its a great location for Airlie.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank redpandadiving
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
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 #29 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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