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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

3 females currently staying 3 nights here at Beaches in a 8 bed mixed doom, we were very pleasantly suprised after reading so many bad reviews! Room is spacious, shower was hot and we even have a balcony. Not to mention the brillaint meal deal you get each night you stay, just had a lovley steak and chips for $7.50!!!!...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Ladies, Thank you so such for your review. Our team at Beaches really appreciates that you took the time to write this while you were enjoying your stay here! We love the size of our rooms and that we are able to offer en suite bathrooms and balconies in all of our dorms. We hope that you managed to...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a bit confused as Hostelworld has this as global backpackers but it's called beaches as well, however wasn't a major issue as most hostels are all on one central street in Airlie Beach. The room was really average and contained the basics- it wasn't as dirty as some of the other comments make out, however, the shower was really...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Josh, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. Beaches backpackers is part of the Global backpackers chain which is why we are recognised under either name, Our hostel thankfully has signage for both to avoid anyone missing us! All rooms are thoroughly cleaned by our housekeeping staff every day and room checks completed by reception staff...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights either side of my Whitsundays tour. Hostel is in a fantastic location, 10-15minute walk from the greyhound bus stop, right in the centre of Airlie beach and opposite the lagoon. Staff are so friendly and helpful! Also have night and day storage for bags but night storage is $6 for the duration it's in there....

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KIM D, Reception at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hostel. We do love our central location in Airlie Beach, we are right in the middle of all the fun which makes a great atmosphere for our customers. We really pride ourselves in making sure our guest experience is a positive one and we are glad you had a great stay here at...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is a party hostel, very very noisy. the bar is just in front of the building. the beds are kind of old and not very comfi anymore. there are air cons in the rooms, thats very positive and the girls at the reception are nice and helpful. it's all right for one night, but not more then that.

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review iinesaa, You are right, Beaches is a party hostel! We have a lively bar with live music and nightly entertainment for our guests. We are, however, very aware that most of our guests are here to enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays and ensure that the bar closes at 12pm every night to ensure that everyone gets...

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The location is good and the staff is nice, but otherwise, the place was awful. Facilities are bad, not cleaned, mold in the bathrooms... Also the rooms are located close to the hostel bar, making it very noisy until late. The people that stayed there didn't show any respect for one another, making it difficult to get a whole nights...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Alexandra. Beaches is first and foremost a party hostel, we have a busy bar that is one of the main draws of our hostel. Having said this, we are very mindful that our guests are here to take advantage of the many activities that the beautiful Whitsundays have to offer, so we ensure that the...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

As far as a budget hostel goes, you get what you get. The location is really good, close to everything in the town. The rooms were ok, not too dirty although the bathroom could use some cleaning. Common areas were fine. No wifi which really sucked, even at the restaurant it was spotty at best. But we were glad for...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Stephanie, Thank you for your review, we love our central location and that we can offer accommodation at a great price! Our bar is one of the busiest in town, however we close at midnight so guests can be well rested for their travels. The hostel is a little dated, so you might have confused this with the bathrooms...

Bluff, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The pros of the hostel include its location (as it is close to pretty much everything), the cheap rooms, having discounted meals to the Bar and Grill every night (which were very filling), the Bar and Grill having decent live acts and good waitstaff, nice receptionists and free car parking. Another pro is that troublemakers are quickly dealt with/kicked out...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you for your review! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that your group made the most of our great deals and entertainment in the Bar and Grill! We are very close to everything in Airlie Beach which makes us a very convenient location for enjoying all that the town has to offer. As you...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

All rooms are en suite which we found to be very annoying. The shower is tiny. All of our actual douve covers you get to sleep absolutely stunk. We asked the cleaner if they were changed and she said once a week which is gross!! She even agreed that this is disgusting but didn't have a say in it.

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Jordan, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time here. The en suite bathrooms are one of the most popular features of our rooms as guests don’t have to leave their dorm room to use the facilities. We do also have communal bathrooms on the property. If you had of come down to speak to reception...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Booked here as a jumping off point to get to whitehaven beach (the tours leave early). Bar adjacent to the rooms has terrible music blasting until 12am and then you get the fantastic experience of listening to drunks arguing after closing. The wifi is very good but you need to pay extra for it. The kitchen had 4 chairs in...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Simon and Julie, As Beaches backpackers is a party hostel we do have live music, events and games in our bar every night to keep our guests entertained. We do try to book a variety of live performers to meet different musical tastes and we are sorry that you didn’t enjoy the performer on the evening that you stayed...

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here on several occasions during my time in Airlie Beach. The location is great right in the center of town and there is views out to the ocean and lagoon from some balconies. Rooms are spacious and cleaned everyday. There is a bar downstairs which you get great deals if you stay in the hostel like 50% off...

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KIM D, General Manager at Beaches Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Adrian, Thank you so much for your awesome review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time spent here at Beaches! Glad you were able to enjoy our perfect location, $7.50 in house meal deal & the great entertainment our bar has to offer every night of the week! We would love to have you back if you...

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A perfect location, affordable accommodation, friendly staff and an in-house bar with nightly entertainment makes Beaches the best place to stay in Airlie. Free wi-fi is available ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beaches Backpackers

Address: 356 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $38 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beaches Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Beaches Airlie Beach Hotel Airlie Beach
South Beach Beaches
Beaches Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
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“go for the 8 bed”
 of 5 bubbles ThriftyBusiness, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“i recommend chicken parma from the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles ollieb572, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If booking an ensuite try and get room P2 then you can log in to Happy Travels wifi for free”
 of 5 bubbles hollyt27, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask about the evening program at the club/pub (beaches) next door if you are interested in a good night rest. Or in a good night out ;)”
 of 5 bubbles Leeuw605, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Top floor private room”
 of 5 bubbles 949charlottee, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
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