We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Backpackers by the Bay

    12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    US$57
    US$36
    SAVE US$21
    US$40
    US$57
    Traveller (59)
    Pool & Beach (9)
    Dining (2)
    Beach Club
    1,109 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
     
    Coral Sea Resort
    1,109 reviews
    #1 of 10 hotels in Airlie Beach
     
    Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
    261 reviews
    #1 of 2 hotels in Long Island
     
    Qualia Resort
    1,308 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
     
    Overview
    • Excellent46%
    • Very good31%
    • Average14%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “free wifi” (37 reviews)
    “pub quiz” (11 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Bar/Lounge
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Restaurant
    Kitchenette
    All hotel details
    Offers from Backpackers by the Bay
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","template":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Beach Club
    1,109 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
     
    Coral Sea Resort
    1,109 reviews
    #1 of 10 hotels in Airlie Beach
     
    Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
    261 reviews
    #1 of 2 hotels in Long Island
     
    Qualia Resort
    1,308 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
     
    Rooms
    Aug 27Aug 28
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 3 partner sites to see rooms from US$36.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Airlie Beach hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "66f1f0b13e954095bac3d125a0245bf0", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":286171,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":27,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":28,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"66f1f0b13e954095bac3d125a0245bf0","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":57,"lowestMetaPrice":36,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":57,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":57,"lowestMetaPrice":36,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":57,"hotelName":"Backpackers by the Bay","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjY2ZjFmMGIxM2U5NTQwOTViYWMzZDEyNWEwMjQ1YmYwIiwiQUlLIjoiYTcwM2UzNjUwMWUzNDgxNzk2YzM5NTMwZjY1YWJmNWYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "27/08/2017", "checkOut": "28/08/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$36", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (424)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    There are newer reviews for Backpackers by the Bay
    See the most recent reviews

    81 - 85 of 371 reviews

    Reviewed 27 August 2015

    The staff are really friendly and accommodating. There's a nice atmosphere here. It's got all you need from a hostel. I've seen people complain it's hot. Yup, that happens in Australia. All the rooms I saw have a sliding door you can open to help...More

    Thank Ozbatt
    Reviewed 25 August 2015

    Backpackers by the bay make a real effort to create a social, friendly atmosphere without forcing it upon you. Every night they host a quiz with prizes and have excellent food and drink deals (you can also drink your own). The rooms are brightly painted...More

    1  Thank James G
    Reviewed 25 August 2015

    I stayed in a 4 person Mixed Dorm. The facilities were great incl. Kitchen/Dining area, outside Lounge area and second Lounge space with hammocks/BBQ. The staff and service was really good and I found the place overall very well maintained and clean (it was my...More

    1  Thank PhilThee
    Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

    Stayed here either side of our Whitsundays trip. Pros: -staff were very friendly and helpful -very close to greyhound stop -had 4 bed dorm to ourselves -quiz every night and champagne for winners (we won so very happy) -great showers, bathrooms very clean -free night...More

    Thank SamA_JoeyM
    Reviewed 21 August 2015

    the staff is very helpful and smiling; the room and bathroom are very clean. the terrace is nice and the place is quite. it is very comfortable to stay. there is a pick up for the arrival which is great especially when you have a...More

    Thank marine f
    Beach Club
    1,109 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
     
    Coral Sea Resort
    1,109 reviews
    #1 of 10 hotels in Airlie Beach
     
    Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
    261 reviews
    #1 of 2 hotels in Long Island
     
    Qualia Resort
    1,308 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$38 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Backpackers by the Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Australia >
    • Queensland >
    • Airlie Beach
    • Also Known As
    • Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach ,
    • Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (59)
    Pool & Beach (9)
    Dining (2)
    Room & Suite (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (47)
    Bathroom (1)
    Nearby
    Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
    261 reviews
    15.30 km away
     
    Coral Sea Resort
    1,109 reviews
    1.35 km away
     
    Qualia Resort
    1,308 reviews
    24.42 km away
     
    Beach Club
    1,109 reviews
    25.68 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Walter's Lounge
    432 reviews
    .30 km away
    Denman Cellars Beer Cafe
    624 reviews
    .25 km away
    Fish d'vine
    1,512 reviews
    .48 km away
    La Tabella Trattoria
    1,142 reviews
    .60 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Shute Harbour
    245 reviews
    .68 km away
    Airlie Creek Track
    24 reviews
    .60 km away
    Whitsunday Segway Tours
    267 reviews
    .50 km away
    Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
    538 reviews
    .59 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    AmyyyFord
    27 August 2015|
    Answer
    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
    -1
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "our double on the girls bathroom side had great views"
    Read review
    "You can opt for female only dorms in this hostel"
    Read review
    "Avoid Dormitory Room 3 - the fan has a noisy click."
    Read review
    "Book directly for free wifi!"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing