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“Friendly, good basic accomm.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers

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Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly, good basic accomm.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Two nights in an upstairs cabin #34. Comfy, spacious. No food or alcohol allowed in rooms. Relatively quiet (esp compared with the bear-pit of Beaches, next door), friendly and helpful desk staff, to point you to bars, shops, tours, etc. small resort though - you can find most of it yourself with a 30min stroll.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

This camp is perfect if you don't mind:
- the noise at night,
- the vomit in the sinks of the bathrooms,
- no electricity in the bathroom (really convenient after 7PM! It took them 3 days to repair it),
- the burning water coming out in the showers and
- Camp kitchen way too small, impossible to find storage space in the fridges plus we got stuff stolen from our food bag
- no shade on most campsites
- the 10$ deposit (not for any key but absolutely nothning) you don't get back if you forget to check out before 10AM, wich is pretty easy to forget since you don't have any key or else to bring back.

We travelled all around Australia and this is by far the worst camp we went to, we even had better times in free camps!

After 4 nights at Nomads we went to XBase just next door, much beter! Not much quieter but cleaner; and at least against your deposit you get a key for clean amenities!

See ya on the road fellow travellers!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bruce B
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed in a private double room here for one night. The room was like a very large prison cell. When we checked in we got a 'don't really give a Sh**' girl who was not very helpfully. Location was great and I think if you are a young single group travelling around looking for a good time this could possibly be a good hostel. Note tho it's huge!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Serabe
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

It was a great place to stay. Very close to everything. Very close to the Airlie Lagoon. The room and the bathrooms were extremely clean. It was so spacious and the room looked very new. The process of checking in was very short and simple.Great facilities provided. Kitchen was clean as well and was very big. The environment was good. Totally worth my money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank randomtraveller93
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Sydney
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Went here with a campervan, was given a parking space sized area that was already taken. Paid 30 dollars but wouldn't even pay that again. Was given another which was already taken as well. So just set up camp on the grass somewhere. Girl at counter had no clue what she was doing. Toilets were disgusting. Showers did not work. Was kept up all night but a drunk couple threatening people and screaming and fighting all night. Abusing people physically and verbally. Was horrible. This place is for bogans/hillbillies. DO NOT STAY HERE. Moved the next day.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dre26
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

The worst place I have stayed out of the 50 or so caravan parks I've been too. You're packed in like sardines. You have about a metre between vehicles so no privacy and everyone that walks past can see what you're up to. Bathrooms are rubbish.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank Jellyroll1978
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Dublin
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

This is now my number 1 hostle in Australia. Rooms are spotless with 2 showers and 2 sinks! Each bed has a lamp and sockets. The area in general is like a resort than a hostel! The staff are helpfull. I have not got one single bad comment about the hostle. Its a must that you stay here! Stunning for a hostle!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MARYJODublin
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NomadsAirlieBeachH, Front Office Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time out to let us know what you thought of our hostel! We are so glad that you loved it! Make sure you spread the Nomads word and more importantly, make sure you come back and stay with us again! We love hearing such positive feedback from our guests! Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your travels!
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Additional Information about Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers

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
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