My time in Airlie was made more enjoyable by my staying at Backpackers by the Bay. All the staff were friendly, efficient and prepared to help in making my stay enjoyable. Local knowledge was excellent. In-house activities were organized to allow everyone to get to know one another and have fun eg trivia competition, BBQs, movies etc.. The was a strong sense of family or community about the place.
Location, less than 5 minutes from the main street, less for fit young people, close enough but far enough away that it was quiet. Pleasant outlook, it was nice to sit and look at the water. The bus stop for the local bus service could not be much closer. Staff regularly took guests to the marina and to meet the Greyhound bus and that is pretty close as well.
Breakfast was available, $2.50, I do not know anywhere cheaper, fruit, cereal, toast, jams etc, tea and coffee, help yourself.
My dorm was clean and tidy, same for the toilets and common areas. Staff were regularly cleaning. All the gear was there to cook, plenty of room to eat and socialize.
A well run hostel. A credit to all concerned.More
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