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Backpackers by the Bay

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I love this hostel for many reasons. One being that is less than 10 mins from town meaning quiet at night. It is obviously cleaned multiple times a day as I often go in the kitchen during the day to see it spotless, same with...More

Thank Heather A
Response from peter u, Owner at Backpackers by the BayResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you Heather for your amazing review! You are such a great guest and thanks to guests like you our hostel has this beautiful vibe. We are really glad that you stayed at By The Bay again. We wish we had more welcome-backs like yours....More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Out of the time I have been here there has always been a strong sense of family and belonging, with cleaniness and hospitality this place had been ever growing, It respects and helps all ranging from long termers to short termers, itll be a sad...More

Thank Adrian V
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Best hostel in Airlie Beach! Everyone is really friendly and helpful. After couple of days I felt I have new family here. Feeding cockatoos, playing pool, going to the beach in the middle of the night, having dinner with international friends met in the hostel.

Thank Asia P
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The people are really nice, always here to help you and very friendly. The hostel is very close to everything and it also has hamacs and a swimming pool. I was first planning to stay there for 2-3 days, but I decided to stay longer...More

Thank leatru
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I stayed just one night in the backpackers by the bay and I enjoyed my stay a lot. There is a well equipped and clean kitchen, a great pool, a nice garden to lie in the hammock and spacious bathrooms. The crew is very friendly...More

Thank Mirjam S
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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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