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Backpackers by the Bay

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Backpackers by the Bay is located a few minutes walk from the ferry and about 10ish minutes to the center of town. It has solid views of the water and the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms also come with AC which is a...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

I enjoyed my stay at Backpackers by the Bay. It is very social and there are always people sitting around. The nightly quiz is fun and a great way to meet people. The $1.50 sausage sandwich is also a bargain! The Canadian guy at reception,...More

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Reviewed 5 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 3 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 26 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

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US$42 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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