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Backpackers by the Bay

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Staff are very helpful and friendly, and overall the hostel was okay. Very good pricing on food (breakfast, snacks and drinks), perfect pricing of food for backpackers on a budget :) The cleanliness of the hostel was poor; dirty kitchen, bed cover not changed, bugs in the bed sheets, mouldy curtains and a broken bed. Considering the price of the...

Thank izzyy07
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Fab hostel to stay in. We stayed there for a week while going on the Whitsundays trip. The Hostel was made awesome mainly by the staff. Max and his daily quizzes were awesome and you could win a bottle of sparkling wine, these made the atmosphere at the hostel one of the best we've been in. The rooms were good...

1Thank Cazzie181
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a 4 bed dorm, though we book an 8 so free upgrades are always good! Room was nice and clean. Had a fan in the day then air in kicked in at night. Male toilets could do with being refurbished! Staff were really friendly, girl behind the desk spent ages trying to get through to travel companies...

Thank Codie90
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We initially booked for 2 night but stayed for 11, it was a lovely small hostel with helpful and friendly staff, nice clean rooms, good kitchen with all the untensils and plates you need, free tea & coffee all day, picked up from the greyhound bus stop (so useful) met a great crowd of people and there was a quiz...

1Thank Beachbabet
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We stayed in a double room which was clean, quiet and comfortable. The staff at reception were helpful and friendly. The hostel had a bar which sold cheap beers, and there was also a shuttle bus to and from the greyhound stop. It is about a 5 minute walk into town. They also offer breakfast for 3 dollars and free...

Thank Andrew F
Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

After reading lots of good reviews about this place I was really disappointed!! The price we were asked to pay for starters was different to the website, they advertise yha discount but actually you don't get any!! You have to pay $6 storage if you go in a boat trip...even if you are staying there pre and post trip!! The...

1Thank Katie R
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This is the perfect hostel for the tourist who wants to check out the nightlife of airlie beach and still wants a quite room. With only a 5 minute walk in to town this is an awesome spot! We had a 4 dorm room which where quite small but clean and the beds where good.

1Thank GToonders
Broome, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2014

The hostel is small and relaxed, with a real beachy vibe. It is on a hill, far away from noise and has a great view over the harbour. The kitchen is huge, clean, and all cutlery is provided. Free tea and coffee all day, free hour of WIFI (with more available to purchase), and the staff are awesome! We felt...

2Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 26 October 2014

After reading glowing reviews on several sites I decided this was the place to stay in Airlie. Imagine my dissapointment upon arrival, when it turned out to be the worst hostel I have stayed in so far. To start, there were no clean linens when I arrived (at 4 in the afternoon), the furniture is run down, the kitchen is...

1Thank eastcoast_traveller1
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Just got done staying at BBTB and must say its a great chilled out hostel. The staff; Alice, Emma, and Ben are awesome. If I ever needed information or anything else they were always there to help. Its located about five to ten minutes from the heart of town. Get drunk in town, walk the booze out your system and...

Thank Kevtron83

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Located 400 metres from the main street, on the top of a small hill, Backpackers By The Bay has awesome ocean views and offers a very social, warm and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is available in four share rooms, one 8 share and doubles. Linen is provided and all rooms are serviced daily. Airconditioning is included during the warmer months (mid Sept to mid May) The hostel has a saltwater swimming pool which is surrounded by hammocks, sun-lounges and palm trees as well as a huge sunbaking deck. A fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery and utensils is provided, as is a laundry. The games room has internet access and pool table. Each night, during 'happy hour' the staff hold social activities to help guests meet each other - these include: *Team trivia competitions with the winners receiving a bottle of champagne. * Wii Sports competitions including Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Boxing * Killer Pool comps After all the fun and games, relax and watch a movie on the ONLY outdoor cinema in Airlie Beach (Sunday and Tuesday nights) With the best local knowledge of all the tours in the Whitsundays we can help you choose the best trip for your needs. By the Bay is not affiliated with any tour opperators so we don't force any boat on you. We give you all the info and let YOU pick. We also offer a free nights accommodation and free luggage storage with every overnight sailing tour booked with us The friendly and helpful staff look forward to meeting you! *FREE Courtesy bus service meeting all coaches(between 7am-7:30pm). *FREE Tea and Coffee *FREE Wii Sports game *FREE quiz for a bottle of champagne every night! *FREE hammocks, sunlounges and BBQ use *FREE accommodation and storage (with every overnight trip booked) *FREE linen supplied to all beds *FREE unbiased tour advice- often at standby or discounted prices *FREE Fully equipped kitchen - all cutlery, crockery, pots and pans provided at no charge!!! *FREE Off street parking *FREE WiFi available, two hours on arrival ($4 per 24 hour login logout) *Laundry room with washers, dryer, ironing board and iron *Lounge/TV room with wet weather movie days organized *All rooms serviced daily *Lending library *Safe and secure 24 hour access ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers by the Bay

Address: 12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $54 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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“our double on the girls bathroom side had great views”
SunsetTravler2017, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can opt for female only dorms in this hostel”
NomadYaz, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Dormitory Room 3 - the fan has a noisy click.”
Karlmate, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Book directly for free wifi!”
banrab, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book a tour through the hostel and get a night free.”
216tads, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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