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“staying at backpackers by the bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Backpackers by the Bay
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Haifa, Israel
1 review
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“staying at backpackers by the bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

stayed for 5 days in april 2013, really loved the place cool and chilly place.
thar is a good pool, clean kitchen
very nice staff especially izzy and audrey . she's amazing!! 5m from the main streat.
great dorm rooms with only 4 ppl in each room.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights (originally only booked for 2 but decided to stay an extra night), and we loved it. The staff were so friendly, and there were great facilities. We had a double room but having seen the dorm rooms which only have up to 4 people in, we could have happily stayed in there too.

Nice hammocks in the garden for a hangover, music playing, cheap beers, good kitchen area and nice showers. Met some great people here. It's just really chilled out and great for getting chatting to other travellers. Make sure you have a go at the quiz. Awesome fun, and you can win champagne!

Great value for money, really close to town...about a 5min walk so you're close enough to the nightlife if you want it, but far enough away for it to be quiet for a good nights kip!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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woodbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Really nice hostel, its got a cozy nice atmosphere. Friendly staff, with probably the best value in Airlie. Has a pool, wifi, free films, good rooms and nightly entertainment. Moved from another hostel to stay here and not disappointed at all.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

We had a nice two nights stay at the Backpackers by the Bay. Good location, next to the main street and a bus to pick us up from the Greyhound stop. The staff are friendly. $2.50 for an all you can eat breakfast and you can do laundry.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Accommodation in good location, close walk to restaurant & shops. Was just a little disappointed with the hostel after we had stayed at 4 others throughout our journey from cairns to Brisbane. We found our room very smelly as if the door had not been opened for the room to air in months & to get to the ladies we had to walk through reception at the other side of the building. This is only small things but otherwise, gentleman on check out very helpful & if you are looking for somewhere to just put down your head, it's suitable

  • Stayed April 2013
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Utila, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

This is a chilled hostel in Airlie, 5 mins from the centre. It's clean, the dorms are spacious and the internet is faster than most hostels I have stayed in. If your a bit sick of party hostels and want a quieter place, this is perfect for you!

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

This is a really lovely hostel. The rooms are clean and spacious, we stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm. The female bathroom was fine and the showers were great, but the male bathroom was quite smelly. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. The breakfast is super cheap but lots of choice and there is a bar open in the evenings. It is about a 5 minute walk from the hostel to the main street so no problem with noise. The outside of this hostel - garden with hammocks, pool and overgrown plants makes it a really lovely place to stay. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Backpackers by the Bay
Address: 12 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 400 metres from the main street, on the top of a small hill, Backpackers By The Bay has awesome ocean views and offers a very social, warm and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is available in four share rooms, one 8 share and doubles. Linen is provided and all rooms are serviced daily. Airconditioning is included during the warmer months (mid Sept to mid May) 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 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 * Killer Pool comps After all the fun and games, relax and watch a movie on the ONLY outdoor cinema in Airlie Beach (Sunday and Tuesday nights) 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 and free luggage storage with every overnight sailing tour booked with us 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 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 *FREE WiFi available, two hours on arrival ($4 per 24 hour login logout) *Laundry room with washers, dryer, ironing board and iron *Lounge/TV room with wet weather movie days organized *All rooms serviced daily *Lending library *Safe and secure 24 hour access ... more   less 
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