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Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good location although pretty basic”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Stayed here in my campervan for a few nights whilst visiting Airlie Beach as it has a great central location and is fairly cheap (I think it was about $20). The campsite is essentially a glorified carpark, with the spaces dotted around the existing rooms. The facilities were fairly basic and the bathrooms were horrific to say the least. Most of the shower room doors did not lock, were fairly dirty and the toilets were at times distgusting. As others have said, this is a party hostel so it was quite loud at times but did have a good atmosphere. If you can put up with the minor niggles mentioned above its a great location for Airlie.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank redpandadiving
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in sept 2012. This hostel is definitely a party hostel... it was very loud til all hours, but was also a lot of fun. The girl at the MAD desk (I cant remember her name) was very friendly and very helpful :) However, the girl who gave us directions to the carpark was hopeless... very misleading- make sure you get decent directions if you're travelling around sept-oct 2012 as there are a lot of roadworks which make it really difficult to find

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Noosag
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2012 via mobile

Really friendly staff. Nice and clean rooms with top bathroom facilities. Atmosphere were really great. Convinient located aswell! High score from me. Met a lot of awesome people, travelers and locals. Airlie Beach is a great place to go if you're looking for day trips. Large number of activities not far away.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank EirikOlsen83
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

Where do I start....DO NOT book anything with Georgia. She is the biggest nightmare going. Myself and two friends asked her about booking the Australia Zoo from Brisbane. She was too busy organising scabbing smokes off her friends and when she was gna go drinking next. She told us we could go from Brisbane and could catch one of the Australia Zoo buses for $5 return....eh wrong. The bus doesn't run from Brisbane and the only way of getn there is a bus for $38 return. I rang Georgia to complain and I was told she would ring me back she never did I rang a total of 4times before I got to speak to her and she said she would call me back she didn't I rang about an hour later and she proceeded to hang up on me 4times.
She was the most unhelpful unprofessional person I have met.

  • Stayed September 2012
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2 Thank ChrissyD85
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

Highly recommend this place! Especially for the extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable girls at the MAD travel desk- Ash and Sarah. Cheers guys. Both the Whitsundays tour aboard Condor, and the Fraser island tours were top class and you made everything easy!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank Alan D
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Gold Coast, Australia
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80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We stayed here in a campervan to make use of their cheap camping facilities in the heart of Airlie Beach. The camping sites are really just glorified carparks but they have a shady lawn adjacent so its not too bad. The facilities for the campsites are just in a prefab building and not great. There's plenty of room in the kitchen but its not very clean. The bar is loud and was packed on both Saturday and Sunday night. If you're just looking for a place to park while you do a Whitsundays daytrip it's good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ilaeria
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Excellent location, i had looked at booking another hostel online and it was 2k out of town. My room was large and also had a fridge and cutlery etc. It also had a large bathroom and a tv. The staff were very friendly. Sarah on the travel desk reccomended a 2 night cruise and also a jet ski tour and they were both fantastic, thanks to her I had a great trip.

Room Tip: make sure and do the jet ski tour!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Johan C
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Property: Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers
Address: 354 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chill out in our tropical paradise in the centre of Airlie Beach Nomads Airlie Beach has 7 acres of tropical flora and fauna right in the centre of town, a relaxing atmosphere with a swimming pool, volleyball court and a poolside bar. Our Airlie Beach Hostel re-opened after a complete re-fit and renovation, now featuring brand new comfy beds and a fully kitted out communal kitchen. Our Nomads Airlie Beach accommodation also has proper camping facilities right in the centre in the town. (Tents, powered and non-powered sites). Trips to the must-see Whitsunday Islands depart from Airlie Beach and we can help you to choose the right boat for you, just pop in to see the travel staff! Accommodation options: choose from a variety of room types, from doubles and twins to shared dorm accommodation and powered or non-powered campsites. ... more   less 
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