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    Backpackers by the Bay

    12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Traveller (62)
    Pool & Beach (9)
    Dining (2)
    • Excellent46%
    • Very good31%
    • Average15%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible5%
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    “free wifi” (38 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (63 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

    A nice quiet hostel. Stayed here for 9 weeks in the end! They have a little bar where they do a quiz at night to keep guests entertained. Can book tours and the owner knows what he is talking about and is only too happy...More

    Thank Scott S
    Reviewed 2 December 2015

    I had a terrible time finding the place in the dark (seriously, what is UP with all of the roundabouts in Airlie Beach?!) and mobile reception was dodgy so I kept losing my GPS. As a result, I arrived at literally 7:31 when reception closes...More

    Thank allycali
    Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

    My boyfriend and I booked this hostel because the reviews were quite good. I must start by saying I really don't see what all the fuss is about, this hostel is dated and dirty and desperately needs a revamp! Although the staff were friendly and...More

    Thank Laurenmeredith
    Reviewed 23 November 2015

    This is a tranquil, peaceful little hostel right opposite the bay at Airlie Beach. The location is brilliant, especially for the price, and I spent some great times sitting in the hammock watching the world go by. Only downsides – WiFi is terrible and the...More

    Thank Jessica V
    Reviewed 14 November 2015

    Great hostel, rooms were comfy, air con and fan in room. Kitchen was always spotless with good facilities. Workers were nice. Lockers were a bit iffy, fun though; just suitcases drilled to wooden slats. Weird but funny I suppose, did the job as well. They...More

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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$20 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Queensland >
    • Airlie Beach
    • Also Known As
    • Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach ,
    • Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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    Traveller (62)
    Pool & Beach (9)
    Dining (2)
    Room & Suite (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (50)
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    27 August 2015|
    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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