We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backpackers by the Bay

436 reviews
Save
Traveller (62)
Pool & Beach (9)
Dining (2)
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“free wifi”(39 reviews)
“the kitchen”(64 reviews)
Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (436)Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
There are newer reviews for Backpackers by the Bay
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
378 results
Traveller rating
186
107
51
14
20
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
186
107
51
14
20
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfree wifigreyhound stationthe kitchenminute walkboat tripbunk bedsair conenjoyed my stayfelt like homethe east coasthome from homeshuttle busdouble roomstayed here for two nightsyour luggagethe main streetshuttle service
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
91 - 95 of 378 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here either side of our Whitsundays trip. Pros: -staff were very friendly and helpful -very close to greyhound stop -had 4 bed dorm to ourselves -quiz every night and champagne for winners (we won so very happy) -great showers, bathrooms very clean -free night...More

Thank SamA_JoeyM
Reviewed 22 August 2015

the staff is very helpful and smiling; the room and bathroom are very clean. the terrace is nice and the place is quite. it is very comfortable to stay. there is a pick up for the arrival which is great especially when you have a...More

Thank marine f
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I visited backpackers by the bay over a year ago now but I've only just getting around to putting my reviews on. This place is the best place I stayed throughout my whole 14 months in Australia. I stayed for 9 weeks I loved it...More

1  Thank Bethanie S
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite hostels that I stayed in in my 2 months in the Australia. There is such a friendly relaxed atmosphere here, and everyone here was really nice. The owner has so much knowledge about the area and is so helpful,...More

1  Thank Emma_LouiseTravels
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...More

1  Thank Jphil93
View more reviews
PreviousNext
1171819202176
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$ 42 - US$ 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 42 - US$ 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (62)
Pool & Beach (9)
Dining (2)
Room & Suite (2)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
AmyyyFord
27 August 2015|
Answer
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
-1
Votes
Room Tips
"our double on the girls bathroom side had great views"
Read review
"You can opt for female only dorms in this hostel"
Read review
"Avoid Dormitory Room 3 - the fan has a noisy click."
Read review
"Book directly for free wifi!"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing