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    Backpackers by the Bay

    12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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          Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

          A very overdue review...! I stayed here back in April for 3 nights, we had originally booked for 4 but organised a day trip through the manager Peter, who refunded one nights stay. He was absolutely marvellous to us, organising a boat pick up to...More

          1  Thank Jackie O
          Reviewed 3 November 2015

          This was a lovely hostel to visit. The reception staff, espeically Emma, were so helpful, they organised two trips for us, helped with all of our questions and give a great run down when you check in, every hostel could learn from this! Wifi was...More

          Thank Judinich
          Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

          I was lucky enough to be able to stay here for 9 days and loved every minute of it. A big Thankyou to Emma for helping me book tours and all my general enquiries. I stayed in a female share dorm with 3 other people....More

          1  Thank Jaclyn M
          Reviewed 27 October 2015

          The hostel is only a five minute walk from the main part of town, so don't let the picture out of town on the map turn you away. It is a very pleasant stay and a quiet night to sleep, but if you want to...More

          1  Thank Kristin W
          Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

          I stayed here for the 2 nights prior to my Whitsundays sailing trip and had a great time. The hostel has got a super chilled, friendly vibe which is perfect to get a good nights sleep before your sailing adventures. The rooms are small and...More

          1  Thank Reece O
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          • Pool
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          • US$32 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 20
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          AmyyyFord
          Can under 18 years people stay here? How long of a walk to the Port Of Airlie (where the cruise Whitsunday boats depart)
          27 August 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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          "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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