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Beaches Backpackers

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

It is the cheapest hostel of the town. They have all need you need, but no more. My room and all facilities were clean. I had a 8 beds room which looked big enough with a sink, water, and a bathroom and restroom inside. That's pretty convenient. But it's difficult to have an opinion because it was the off season....

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

Hello Philippe, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We really appriciate your possitive comments and are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Beaches. I am organising some more utensils for our communal kitchen as we speak as it had not been brought to my attention as yet that is was a bit sparse. Again...

Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This hostel was appalling, due to the fact that our room flooded which our stuff got destroyed and this continued for the duration of our stay(3 nights). The staff weren't accommodating and we weren't offered any reimbursement or an apologise. Worst then this, there was a giant dead rat under our table while we were having food in the hostel...

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

Hi Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We apologise that you did not have a positive experience here at our hostel. We have been through all records and do not have any flooding reported in any rooms that an alternate room was not offered to our guests to fix any issues or discomfort straight away....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I had a great couple of days in Airlie Beach staying at Beaches/Global Backpackers. Rooms and kitchen area were clean and well-appointed. I liked having 'en-suite' shower/toilet in dorm, rather than having to go down the hall. A little noisy at night due to bar area downstairs but not so bad I couldn't sleep when I went to bed relatively...

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

Hello Ruth, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and we really appreciate your positive comments. Enjoy the rest of your travels, and we hope that you come back and stay again :)

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the hostel to the reception closed - although stated it was open. Had to go in the back door after standing outside being ignored knocking on the door. My room was a 10 bed dorm. At least 20 people in my room drinking when I arrived - not something that usually bothers me but after being warned by...

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

Hello Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I have checked your booking, and can see you arrived after 8.30pm when our reception closes. After 8.30pm, you actually need to check in through our bar & grill (unfortunately we had no contact number for you so we were unable advise you of this), however, you were...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

It is the former Golbal backpackers as you will read in Lonely Planet. Music shuts down at 22 or 23.00 so no worries. Great location, rooms are a bit basic but it has all one needs. We asked for a hairdryer at reception and they had it. Close to Xbase backpackers where they pick up people for airport and tours...

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

Hello Samesame2011, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate your positive comments, and are glad that you found the location great, and that we could meet all your needs. Enjoy the rest of your travels 

United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Super cheap hostel so can't expect too much. Rooms are nice and big with air con and a balcony. Bathrooms aren't very nice but are cleaned everyday. Due to its location (which is really good), it's a very very noisy hostel at night. You can almost feel vibrations from the clubs in your bedroom which was annoying when we were...

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

Hello Lucy, Thank you for taking the time to review Beaches, and we appreciate your positive comments about the location of the hostel and the rooms. As you noted, we are a party hostel and it can get a little noisy, however the music stops when our bar closes at 12 each night. Please accept our apologies about your belongings...

Reviewed 22 February 2016

I stayed in beaches for the best part of 2 months and wouldnt have wanted to anywhere else. the staff are helpful and so friendly! the rooms are big and the beds are comfy, also the showers and bathroom are basic but they have everything you want for the price you pay. The meal vouchers are great and really save...

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

Hello Ollie, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and we really appreciate your positive comments. Please come back and stay with us again soon :)

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The hostel was perfectly functional, however the rooms have definitely seen better days. Bathrooms were cleaned regularly, though it wasn't noticeable (definitely not a shower you'll be taking off your flip flops in!). We stayed in a 10 share dorm as part of our Whitsundays package and the room was spacious with aircon that worked well. We had a little...

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

Hello Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I have checked our maintenance log and it doesn’t appear that you notified any member of staff that your bunk bed was squeaky, which is a pity as we could have had that fixed or moved you to a different room if necessary. I will get all of...

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is in a really good location, decently priced, rooms have loads of space in them, balcony, air con, big bathroom. However no wifi, the kitchen is quite small and the tv room thing was pretty bare. I'd definitely stay again!

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

Hello Emily, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and for your positive comments. We do offer free wifi in our bar area, and if you would like wifi in the room you have the option to purchase Global Gossip cards. I will pass on your comments about the tv room, and see what we can do...

Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Definately the best place I've stayed in Airlie. Awesome staff, great facilities and close to all the best places in town. Half price meals, cheap drinks in their on site bar and just a minutes walk away from the lagoon and different beaches. Would go back and stay again!

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

Hi Nicola, Thank you for your great review - we hope you come back to Airlie Beach, and Beaches soon :)

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 962 - ₹ 4,379 (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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“Ask for a double”
denrose5760, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“go for the 8 bed”
ThriftyBusiness, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“i recommend chicken parma from the bar!”
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”
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 ;)”
Leeuw605, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
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