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Backpackers by the Bay

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dorms are nice as they're just 4-share so not too many people coming in & out all the time etc, you can relax outside, in hammocks or the pool if you like, with the stunning surroundings of the whitsunday coast around you. Cool chilled out atmosphere all round, just what you need in tropical QLD! The main street, also...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor facilities here air con poor rooms not ready for use. Stairs down to main street extremely dangerous. Would not recommend. Not enough staff especially for travel queries. Located very close to airlie beach.

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Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here either night of our boat trip of the Whit Sundays. 4 bed dorm was out dated and uncomfortable. We had to pay 6 dollars to leave our backpack for the 2 nights which is just completely unnecessary. The breakfast is 3 dollars but is so basic it should be free. Only 2 hours free Wifi. In my opinion,...

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Thank Tiernan D
London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is well located and close to Airlie town (a 7/8 minute walk). It has most basic faculties a hostel has and There's also breakfast available at €3 a day. The pool however I wouldn't touch as it appears dirty and no one was in it (surprise) Overall it's a good hostel and perfect for a stop over and...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Air conditioning is only on from 6:30pm until sometime in the morning. So during the day being in your room is not desireable at all. Only 5-10 minute walk to the Main Street with food/shops/groceries. Not far from Airlie beach lagoon. November is stinger season so swimming in ocean is not recommended at all. I...

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night at this hostel and that was one too much. The hostel is in bad condition, the kitchen was not a place were you wanted to prepare your food. The room was very expensive and was absolutely not worth it, there were big stains on the linen and hair on the blanket. They even charge you for using...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was extremely satisfied by my stay at Backpackers by the Bay. The place is only a 5-10 minutes walk from the bus stop, which is so great if you're coming in by Greyhound. They will accommodate late arrivals (i.e. tape your key to the reception desk if you arrive later than 7:30PM), which isn't always the case in this...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is about a 5 minute walk from the Main Street which keeps you away from the big parties but you can choose to go if you like. Rooms are okay, baths pretty clean, kitchen is average and doesn't have an oven. They offer tour bookings with a discount for spontaneous people. Luggage storage for several days is 6$...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Me and my sister absolutely loved bbtb! The hostel was super chilled and friendly but also had plenty to do! We enjoyed the trivia nights and the hotdog dinner heaps! We also thought the location was fab as it was close enough to the main town to walk in a few mins but far enough that we could have a...

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Decent rooms and brilliant staff at the hostel. Really worth a visit. It's a really chilled out relaxed kind of places, bar staff are really chilled. Would recommend going. Very close to the harbour and greyhound bus stop too and not too far from the town

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $55 - $89 (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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“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
“very good friendly and comfortable hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 499marinef, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
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