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Reviews of Backpackers by the Bay Airlie Beach Hostel

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 86%

Location 79%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.45USD
  • Luggage Room 4.91USD
  • Towel 8.18USD

Important Information

We require 3 days notice for all cancellations otherwise the first nights stay will be charged.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Airlie Beach?

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Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 86%

Location 79%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 87%

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97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Very clean, good communal area to meet people. Fun quiz on each night at 7.30.

Disliked: But out of the centre - but only a 10 minute walk in really.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Liked: Great air con in the room. The room was clean and comfortable as were the communal areas. All members of staff I spoke to were really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: WiFi was only free for 2hrs (even in common areas) and even then it was very weak. After 2hrs it was payable which is unusual and unexpected for a hostel these days.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Backpackers by the Bay is a great choice for Airlie Beach: set on a hillside overlooking the ocean and marina, just minutes to downtown Airlie Beach but without the noise and hassles.Best of all Peter is a fantastic host and will answer all your questions on things to do including tours to the Whitsundays. All staff members are friendly and helpful. There is a large kitchen for self caterers, a pool, and Wifi in the reception area. There is air con in the dorms at nights.

Disliked: Some people will have to pay for wifi.

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Kitchen was clean. Offer of breakfast was good. Anyways i didn't taste, just saw it so i cant rate the food.

Disliked: There were anoying drunk people over there. I really like to party and im ok with locker music in the night but someone passen in the Bush right beside the table where others are eating.....NOT OK.

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Hammocks, very friendly staff, chilled athmosphere, good kitchen

Disliked: Matresses are not very comfortable, bathroom could be cleaner

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The view of the sea.

Disliked: Wifi is expensive.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Atmosphere

Disliked: Cleanliness

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Super friendly staff, easy to meet people at nighty quiz, good location

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: A home away from home. Chilled place. Pool, dart and hammocks :)

Customer would recommend this property

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