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Backpackers by the Bay

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  • Excellent48%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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My friend and I stayed here because we saw some good reviews for this hostel but it was the worst place I have ever stayed in my life. I know that hostels aren't ever amazing but, this one had such good reviews we thought we...More

Thank Emmy_xx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

first stayed at this hostel in August 2017 which was meant to be just for a few days but met so many amazing people here and loved the place so ended up staying for 7 months. I've have just returned I love the place so...More

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Depending on your age you'll either think this place is heaven or maybe not. The Backpackers is clean and has a great view compared to some of the other hostels, nice staff and basic rooms even if they do smell a bit funky. The barefoot...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hostel if you don't want to be in the madness of lively Airlie Beach! BBTB is an easy 5min walk to the town centre, bars and lagoon, and ideally situated across the road from the Greyhound bus stop. They also allow for an...More

1  Thank Kat H
Response from peter u, Manager at Backpackers by the BayResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kat for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We wish you all the best for the future and safe travels! The By The Bay Team :)

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I moved from Magnum's to Backpackers by the Bay in Airlie Beach because i was looking for a better experience. And i happened to stay there during 3 months (I was working in Airlie Beach). The atmosphere was great and personal, like a little family....More

Thank chloé m
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US$38 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AmyyyFord
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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"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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