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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I stayed her for 2 nights either side of my Whitsunday's sailing trip (4 days in total) and absolutely loved it. It is very much a chilled hostel that has a really friendly community, family sort of vibe. The staff (especially Sam and Peter) were amazing! Incredibly helpful and just really nice. Peter remembers everyone's name and makes you feel...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Backpackers by the bay is a nice hostel to relax for a few days in Airlie Beach. They pick you up at the bus station, which was great. Rooms are clean, and showers were the best I've had in Australia. They have a quiznight everynight, which is very good to meet other people in the hostel. You get 2 hours...

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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here before our Whitsunday tour for a night and then booked another for afterwards, as it was so good. The staff are really good, they let us check in at 6:30am when our bus got in (greyhound station is 5 minute walk) but they also run a shuttle service. When you check in they will give you an...

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1Thank Alex_Clayton15
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent stay at Backpackers by the Bay. This quirky hostel is perfect for a relaxing stop-off at Airlie Beach.The staff are more than accommodating, the rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is exceptionally clean. Check-out time is a little early at 10am, but other than that there were no issues whatsoever. Would definitely stay again!

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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Great hostel to stay at. Just a short walk from the main high street. They provide a free pick up from the greyhound terminal. Peter the manager is so fantastic in advising on trips of The Whitsundays. Also on trips if heading south or north from Airlie. I even booked my scooteroo tour in Agnes Water with them, to get...

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Thank Sangna U
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Peter was great! Gave us lots of helpful knowledge. Great location. Room and bedding cleanlisness not quite up to scratch - dirty duvet cover and poorly vacuumed. Ask Peter for the best fish and chips in town - delicious!!

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Thank Ashley M
Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We booked a double room here for the night, the first thing I noticed was the room decoration. Which looks just about what my room looked like when I turned 13 and was allowed to paint my own room with whatever came to mind. That put aside though, the location was perfect. Not too far away from town (walk distance)...

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Thank Leeuw605
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel is really good. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are tidy and the beds are comfortable. They have a quiz every night where you can win a bottle of champagne, this is always good fun and helps to meet other people. They also offer hot dogs for $1.50.

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Thank hansl3
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The hostel is clean and in a nice location in airlie beach. The staff is very friendly. Internet is a bit slow in the evening and you have to pay for it (2hours free). Friendly hostel all in all. I like it!

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

My sister and I stayed here for one night before a boat trip, and two nights after. The staff are lovely and very accommodating - the friendliest we have met on our travels! We really appreciated Peters help when we were deciding where to go for a walk. There is a handy bag storage facility for a small cost which...

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Located 400 metres from the main street, on the top of a small hill, Backpackers By The Bay has awesome ocean views and offers a very social, warm and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is available in four share rooms, one 8 share and doubles. Linen is provided and all rooms are serviced daily. Airconditioning is included during the warmer months (mid Sept to mid May) The hostel has a saltwater swimming pool which is surrounded by hammocks, sun-lounges and palm trees as well as a huge sunbaking deck. A fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery and utensils is provided, as is a laundry. The games room has internet access and pool table. Each night, during 'happy hour' the staff hold social activities to help guests meet each other - these include: *Team trivia competitions with the winners receiving a bottle of champagne. * Wii Sports competitions including Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Boxing * Killer Pool comps After all the fun and games, relax and watch a movie on the ONLY outdoor cinema in Airlie Beach (Sunday and Tuesday nights) With the best local knowledge of all the tours in the Whitsundays we can help you choose the best trip for your needs. By the Bay is not affiliated with any tour opperators so we don't force any boat on you. We give you all the info and let YOU pick. We also offer a free nights accommodation and free luggage storage with every overnight sailing tour booked with us The friendly and helpful staff look forward to meeting you! *FREE Courtesy bus service meeting all coaches(between 7am-7:30pm). *FREE Tea and Coffee *FREE Wii Sports game *FREE quiz for a bottle of champagne every night! *FREE hammocks, sunlounges and BBQ use *FREE accommodation and storage (with every overnight trip booked) *FREE linen supplied to all beds *FREE unbiased tour advice- often at standby or discounted prices *FREE Fully equipped kitchen - all cutlery, crockery, pots and pans provided at no charge!!! *FREE Off street parking *FREE WiFi available, two hours on arrival ($4 per 24 hour login logout) *Laundry room with washers, dryer, ironing board and iron *Lounge/TV room with wet weather movie days organized *All rooms serviced daily *Lending library *Safe and secure 24 hour access ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers by the Bay

Address: 12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: RM164 - RM279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Backpackers By The Bay Hotel Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
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“our double on the girls bathroom side had great views”
 of 5 bubbles SunsetTravler2017, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can opt for female only dorms in this hostel”
 of 5 bubbles NomadYaz, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Dormitory Room 3 - the fan has a noisy click.”
 of 5 bubbles Karlmate, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Book directly for free wifi!”
 of 5 bubbles banrab, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book a tour through the hostel and get a night free.”
 of 5 bubbles 216tads, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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