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Backpackers by the Bay

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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“free wifi”(40 reviews)
“the kitchen”(66 reviews)
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All reviewsfree wifigreyhound stationthe kitchenchain hostelsquiz nightminute walkcommon areaswhitsundays triprelaxed vibeair conbunk bedsenjoyed my staythe east coasthome from homeshuttle busdouble roomstayed here for two nights
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here before our Whitsunday tour for a night and then booked another for afterwards, as it was so good. The staff are really good, they let us check in at 6:30am when our bus got in (greyhound station is 5 minute walk) but...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent stay at Backpackers by the Bay. This quirky hostel is perfect for a relaxing stop-off at Airlie Beach.The staff are more than accommodating, the rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is exceptionally clean. Check-out time is a little early at 10am, but...More

Thank jade2791
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Great hostel to stay at. Just a short walk from the main high street. They provide a free pick up from the greyhound terminal. Peter the manager is so fantastic in advising on trips of The Whitsundays. Also on trips if heading south or north...More

Thank Sangna U
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Peter was great! Gave us lots of helpful knowledge. Great location. Room and bedding cleanlisness not quite up to scratch - dirty duvet cover and poorly vacuumed. Ask Peter for the best fish and chips in town - delicious!!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We booked a double room here for the night, the first thing I noticed was the room decoration. Which looks just about what my room looked like when I turned 13 and was allowed to paint my own room with whatever came to mind. That...More

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US$41 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$41 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AmyyyFord
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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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"Don't stay - go to another backpackers in town that is cleaner and well maintained."
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"friendly, quiet, clean,"
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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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