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    Backpackers by the Bay

    12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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    • Excellent46%
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    • Average15%
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    • Terrible5%
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    Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

    The girl who checked my friend and I in was super nice & gave us a room right away, even at 7:30am, which was super great after our 14 hour bus ride. The location is great, not too far to the main part of town...More

    1  Thank ChelseaSz
    Reviewed 10 October 2017

    Stayed here for one night when we were in Airlie beach - very close to all the restaurants, bars and shops. Atmosphere was great! Room and bed was comfortable and spacious. Bathroom was nice and loved the pics on the walls. All staff were really...More

    Thank VixDee90
    Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

    We wanted to stay just one stay but finally we extended our stay because of that nice place. Close to the marina, the airport and the center. Nice atmosphere and lovely staff ! The rooms are clean and the bathrooms as well. Kitchen shared for...More

    1  Thank romane b
    Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

    Just 5 minutes walking off the center of Airlie Beach and you find this lovely place where you can relax with a good view over the marina. The accomodation is decent and you don't have to do your bed. Good value for money!

    1  Thank Luis O
    Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

    I stay here for two nights during my trip to airlie beach. Besides the man who check me in the rest of the staff wasn't too friendly. Also they give you a certain amount of free wifi when you check in but it barely gets...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Free Parking
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    • US$ 40 - US$ 74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 20
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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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