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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Having read the reviews from 2008 I can tell you nothing has changed! We had the same problems. We stayed there at Christmas which made it worse. The food was an amalgamation of all the cheapest food you can buy from a supermarket (pasta, bread, rice, luncheon roll) and cold chicken wings every night and Christmas dinner. The captain was... More 

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5 Thank StephenF27
Ludwigshafen, Germany
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

cockroaches cralling out of the shower (not just a few, but heaps of them), wet beds and sheets, one single light bulb that was actually working, police crackdown at the neighbour dorm, all this made our staya nightmare! (the last and cheapest place when we got to airlie at night) Why is the company so careless with this spot! Get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2011

My partner and I returned from our Whitsundays trip, sun burnt and absolutely soaked after a long walk in torrential rain from the harbour. Having pre-booked Koalas, we arrived at the reception with all our luggage in tow at about 12 noon. We immediately noticed the whole hostel was like a ghost town and the staff had no work to... More 

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8 Thank TomSmith24
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Stayed in November 2009 actually. The place is a dump. I can't even believe they offer services. It is a joke. I was told I was staying during the busiest time of the year; an end of the school year party time for AUS kids. Yet, there were no extended hours of operation in the office and no extra staffing... More 

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2 Thank cleannofrills
England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2010

The rooms have bed bugs & dirty bathrooms. The staff were not so helpful when it came to tours, the boat I went on there was just as bad.

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1 Thank crazy1980
vancouver
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2010

I'll make this review short and to the point. This Hostel is DIRTY. I wouldnt stay here if your planning your trip to Airlie Beach. ( I would try Beaches. its quite clean) The whole city is known to have an infestation of bedbugs, but i can say that i got them from staying at this hostel. I went to... More 

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4 Thank worldpartier
England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2010

This place is just not even worth it. yeah it comes across as cheap, but definitely not cheerful. The $15 a night got us in there, but once there, you pay a deposit for EVERYTHING, knife fork spoon pan plates. Thats if your lucky to get one. theyve usually ran out, so when we asked them what we were supposed... More 

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2 Thank hkeebs
uk
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2010

Undoubtedly the worst hostel I stayed in in Aus. Kitchen fridge hadn't been cleaned in months and there was rotting food lying all over it. The fan in the kitchen was hanging off the ceiling at head height...and still spinning! They had 2 cooking pots between all of the guests in the hostel, our room smelt of urine, the bathroom... More 

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1 Thank britreview
Sydney
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2010

I recently had to take a last minute detour to Airlie for my January holidays. I rang a travel agent in the area, as I was looking for a boat/dive trip and a reasonable place to stay in town for 1 night. The local travel agent recommended Koalas private rooms given it was across the road from their offices. I... More 

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2 Thank Missybearoz
Brisbane
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2010

Well, first of all I have to say, if you just sleep there, the place is actually fine: Relatively cheap, close to the city, rooms mostly ok and clean. But now comes my story: After I'm back from my last week's whitsundys trip, I have now diagnosed that I (and my girlfriend) have been attacked by bed bugs! This is... More 

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1 Thank bbxpro

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Koala Beach Resort

Address: Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Koala Beach Hotel Airlie Beach
Koala Beach Airlie
Koala Beach Resort Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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