Backpackers by the Bay



12 Hermitage Drive Airlie Beach Airlie BeachSee nearby area


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    A low-key alternative to the seething party-hostel cluster downtown, with tidy rooms, hammocks, a good pool and a distinct lack of skull-clanging tunes. It's about a 10-minute walk from Airlie's centre.

    Our independent authors have visited Backpackers by the Bay and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Airlie Beach.

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    We are now the only hostel that picks up and drops off guests at the greyhound station
    and the only hostel to offer free transfers to the marina twice a day

    All Dorm rooms are only 4 share and air conditioned!

    Located 400 metres from the main street, on the top of a small hill, Backpackers By The Bay has awesome ocean views and a relatively quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

    Accommodation is available in four share rooms, and doubles. Linen is provided and all rooms are serviced daily. The hostel has a saltwater swimming pool which is surrounded by hammocks, sun-lounges and palm trees as well as a huge sunbaking deck. A fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery and utensils is provided, as is a laundry.

    The games room has internet access, a phone for imcoming calls, and pool table. Each night, during 'happy hour' the staff hold social activities to help guests meet each other - these include:
    *Team trivia competitions with the winners receiving a bottle of champagne.
    * Wii Sports competitions including Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Boxing
    * Poker nights with a free pokereducation table for beginners
    * Killer Pool comps
    After all the fun and games, relax and watch a movie on the ONLY outdoor cinema in Airlie Beach

    Guests arriving by coach are met at the transit centre by a FREE courtesy bus, while FREE off-street parking is provided for those guests arriving by car.

    With the best local knowledge of all the tours in the Whitsundays we can help you choose the best trip for your needs. By the Bay is not affiliated with any tour opperators so we don't force any boat on you. We give you all the info and let YOU pick. We also offer a free nights accommodation, free luggage storage and free marina transfers with every overnight sailing tour booked with us
    TRANSFERS !!!~

    The friendly and helpful staff look forward to meeting you!

    *FREE Courtesy bus service meeting all coaches(between 7am-7:30pm).
    *FREE Tea and Coffee
    *FREE Wii Sports game
    *FREE quiz for a bottle of champagne every night!
    *FREE pool table during office hours
    *FREE hammocks, sunlounges and BBQ use
    *FREE accommodation and storage (with every overnight trip booked)
    *FREE linen supplied to all beds
    *FREE unbiased tour advice- often at standby or discounted prices
    *FREE Fully equipped kitchen - all cutlery, crockery, pots and pans provided at no charge!!!
    *FREE Off street parking
    *WiFi available, one hour FREE
    *Laundry room with washers, dryer, ironing board and iron
    *Lounge/TV room with wet weather movie days orginised
    *All rooms serviced daily
    *Salt water pool surrounded by palm trees, hammocks and sun lounges plus a great sun bathing area!
    *Air-conditioned rooms
    - often at standby or discounted prices
    *Lending library
    *Safe and secure 24 hour access
    * Winner of Multiple Whitsunday Tourism Awards

    Services & facilities

    • Bar
      • Available
    • Parking
      • Free Parking
    • Recreation
      • Bicycle Hire
      • Common Room
      • Games Room
      • Pool Table
    • Housekeeping
      • Linen Included
    • Outdoor space
      • Outdoor Terrace
    • Swimming pool
      • Swimming Pool
    • Guest services
      • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Luggage storage
      • Security Lockers
      • Luggage Storage
    • Air Conditioning
      • Available
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Internet Access
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