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I planned on staying for 2 nights, eventually stayed for a week! Great ambiance, because its not a really big hostel I could easily meet new people, and after a few days it felt like a family! Really awesome staff, they're always willing to help...More
Response from peter u, Owner at Backpackers by the BayResponded 3 February 2017
thanks Zeb for your comments - very timely under the circumstances - keep travelling safe and well and try to get back this way again in the future.
Very friendly staff, the communal events were great fun, and there was an awesome deal with hotdogs every day for €1.50! Generally it wasn't kept very clean though, and this let down the experience for me. My room had an unpleasant smell when I first...More
Thus hostel is great if you love waiting in lines for 25 minutes just to check in, and if you don't mind your bathing suit being stollen from the clothesline outside your room. Check in was slowest I've ever seen. The woman working there was...More
Response from peter u, Owner at Backpackers by the BayResponded 2 February 2017
I'm so sorry and apologise for the conduct that you experieced with our receptionist at the time (who no longer is employed here). - we had another guest who brought something similar to my attention around the same time and when the issue was discussed...More
A great hostel if you're not wanting the nightlife and loud noises! Free WiFi, great showers only problem was the little bugs crawling around everywhere. at first we thought they were bed bugs but then we found them in the kitchen and bathrooms too. Been...More
Good location if you're not wanting to have mad nights out on the strip as this a ten min walk from there. Opposite Marina so easy and quick access to cruise whitsundays tours, day trips etc.
Hostel room, room 1 had tiny little fast running...More
US$36 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach ,
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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
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 the Greyhound and Premier bus terminal is situated.
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"our double on the girls bathroom side had great views"