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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a dorm room. The rooms are very big, spacious and clean. It was nice having an ensuite in each room! There isn't much "atmosphere" in the hostel itself as there isn't really a common area as such. We only bumped into a few other backpackers. It's in a really great location, right on the beachfront. Lots of...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

I had an ensuite balcony room. Room was clean but tired. Balcony looks over the pub and back to the hill - so no ocean view. Place is a strange set up but having said that you get what you pay for. It's location is great close to everything and over the 3 nights I was there it met the...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2014

A very clean and spacious place. Right on the beach! Not noisy with a lot to do here. The people who manage this place are great too. They are always there to help with any problem you might have. Robin (runs this place) was very helpful. He even lent me his phone to call Canada as I had difficulty using...

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Chonburi, Thailand
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I was in a large dorm room (16 or 18 beds or so) and while I was told there was free wifi, it didn't work in the room. Even worse, the bed sheets looked dirty and had hairs on them. I arrived late at night after the office was closed, and so there was no one to talk with about...

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Leeds
Reviewed 5 September 2014

After being let down by another hostel, we chose to stay here as there was a free shuttle and it was a good price. As soon as we arrived the staff were extremely friendly and so helpful, answering all our questions and general made life as easy as possible! Great location and clean rooms! Couldn't ask for much more :)

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I only stayed here briefly but found the staff extremely helpful. My luggage never arrived on my flight to Mackay and the staff couldn't have done more to help me sort it out. The dorm room was clean and had good showers. I'd recommend staying here if you're looking for a hostel in Airlie.

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Sydney
Reviewed 29 August 2014

So you know when you want to do something in a place you've never been and never seen and have no idea what its gonna turn out like and you're already expecting the worst? Yeah well that was me. Until the crew at Airlie waterfront backpackers took care of everything. They gave me more than expected (incl 2 free nights...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Great little place. Woman on reception could have been much more polite, and not given us false directions however. Worth the money! Wish we could have stayed longer to explore what we could only describe as out of this world.

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Thank eraine18
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed there for 1 night. The receptionist was of great help and very friendly. The room was clean and in good conditions.The location is great. It is a good place to explore the area. Overall a great experience.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I've stayed in my fair share of budget acommodation around the world and this place was decidely average- as we later discovered, there are better backpacker places to stay in at Airlie beach for the same price, so why stay at this one? We stayed in a 10 bed dorm, which took us a while to find thanks ot the...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Beach Plaza with its high cathedral peaked roofs, open plan mezzanine style architecture and being uniquely positioned right on the beach off the esplanade with dramatic views of the Whitsunday Island's makes it the perfect place to visit in our beautiful Airlie Beach. We are an iconic multilevel shopping centre, filled with a variety of excellent restaurants, conference centre, business centre, en-suite hotel rooms, shops and a small upmarket backpackers hostel. We are the ideal venue to visit for all day dining as we have an array of food establishment's with great views of Airlie Beach. Airlie Waterfront Backpackers is Airlie Beach's FLASHPACKERS. Refurbished in September 2008, our hostel boasts a fantastic central location 500 meters easy walk from the bus station and only minutes away from the swimming lagoon. Located on The Esplanade, our hostel is directly opposite the beach with million dollar sea views out to Whitsunday Islands and offers a great range of budget accommodation to suit all types of backpackers and travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Airlie Waterfront Backpackers

Address: 6 Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: €70 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Airlie Waterfront Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 128
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