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September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016 | 2 nights
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About this property


Well-positioned in Airlie Beach, Backpackers By The Bay is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Whitsunday Islands. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Backpackers By The Bay offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, BBQ facilities, tours, laundry service.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool, billiards, garden, games room. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Whitsunday Islands, make Backpackers By The Bay your home away from home.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area


  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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  • Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance to Airport: 39.2 Km
Number of Rooms : 20
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 37
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Recent customer comments

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based on 6 reviews
  • Cleanliness 5.3
  • Facilities 5.5
  • Location 7.7
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 6.0
  • Food and dining 5.0
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Zi from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Quiet and clean hostel
Toilets are clean. Hostel is just opposite greyhound pickup point. Bed uses solid wooden frame that doesn't gives any sound when you moves. So won't disturb your roommates.
Reviewed June 25, 2016

amanda from United States
Solo traveler
Classic Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
In desperate need of cleaning
I booked 2 nights in a private room and ended up with 4 bunk beds in a small room for $89/ night. The room was filthy, with cobwebs near the ceilings, and the fan and air con were covered in dust, so much that my nose ran the entire trip. There were also tons of ants on my bed and in the shower area. Both nights I stayed, people were singly loudly in the hallways between 2-4 am, and one night a girl was trying to open the back door(which didn't close all the way) mistakenly at 5 am. I would never stay here again...terrible value for the money. Only plus is location to the port.
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Tiago from Portugal
Classic Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Great Atmosphere
Friendly Atmosphere, Very confortable beds and good location
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Valentina from Italy
Classic Double or Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
Not satisfied
Location, rooms, night trivia
The hostel is well located, 5 minutes out of the main street, but it's not very clean, the staff is not very helpful and there is really nothing special about it.
Reviewed January 13, 2015

elisaveth from Spain
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
No esta mal
Acabé llena de picaduras por chinches, sobre la 1 de la madrugada tuve que cambiar de habitación.....
Reviewed May 06, 2016

Claire from France
Classic Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Ca fait l'affaire pour 1 nuit
La chambre est un peu vieillotte mais c'est l'effet recherché, je pense. Ca peut donner un petit style. En revanche, il y avait des cheveux dans les draps... Bouclés et marrons, ça ne pouvait pas être les miens... Sinon les douches communes sont plutôt propres.
Reviewed September 01, 2016

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