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    Backpackers by the Bay

    12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$58
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          Overview
          • Excellent46%
          • Very good31%
          • Average14%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible5%
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          Magnums Backpackers
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          1 - 5 of 421 reviews

          Reviewed 5 days ago

          I feel harsh leaving a 3 star review because the staff were super helpful and I don't feel the negatives are their fault but I think management need to see truthful feedback. Pros: Jo was fabulous on reception - she have us tonnes of advice,...More

          Thank Jess B
          Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

          I stayed here for a week in a shared room with 4 beds. I was gone most of the days, but when I got back the people here were friendly. Cool little bar to meet other people.The staff were helpful and great to be around....More

          Thank itravelhike2016
          Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

          We stayed here for two nights prior to our whitsundays trip. We booked a private room which was nicely decorated although did smell a bit like an old ladies house! The hostel itself is a steep walk up from the greyhound bus stop and a...More

          Thank Rachelv93
          Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

          This hostel has a nice little vibe going on, especially when compared to the more party focused hostels in Airlie beach. It has good facilities (a pool, hammocks etc) and is extremely well placed for this getting the greyhound bus. Town is only a 5...More

          Thank Thomas W
          Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

          I had booked 2 nights in this hostel 2 weeks after cyclone debbie only because my Airbnb was destroyed by the storm. Now, I am sympathetic to everyone in Airlie beach post debbie, there is a lot of work to do but I felt this...More

          Thank tighehan
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          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free Parking
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          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Free Parking
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          • US$21 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 20
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          • Airlie Beach
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          • Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          AmyyyFord
          Can under 18 years people stay here? How long of a walk to the Port Of Airlie (where the cruise Whitsunday boats depart)
          27 August 2015|
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          Response from peter u | Property representative |
          Hi! Yes, people under 18 can stay, that's fine. We are the closest hostel to Port of Airlie, less than a 5 minute walk away, and we offer regular runs down there in our courtesy bus throughout the day as that it also where... More
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          "our double on the girls bathroom side had great views"
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          "You can opt for female only dorms in this hostel"
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          "Avoid Dormitory Room 3 - the fan has a noisy click."
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          "Book directly for free wifi!"
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