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Backpackers by the Bay

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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“the kitchen”(66 reviews)
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Reviewed December 2, 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 November 25, 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 November 23, 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 November 14, 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

Thank bigmanron
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Location is near the busterminal, a hostel bus will pick you up there so you won't have to carry your baggage around. Just a 10 min walk to town and the airly lagoon. Free wifi, it is slow but acceptable. Stayed in a 4 dorm,...More

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August 27, 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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"Don't stay - go to another backpackers in town that is cleaner and well maintained."
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"friendly, quiet, clean,"
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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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