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Airlie Waterfront Backpackers
Dallas, Texas
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“Very clean but noisy”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

The place itself is located in what I believe used to be a shopping mall, there are a lot of unexplained noise in the room, we had a constant humming going on until around midnight, it started again around 8 am and was very weird as it was not heard from outside the room - neither porch nor corridor.
The room was very clean, tidy and basic.
the aircon wouldn't heat even though we were told we can put a high temperature case the thin blanket won't suffice.

This place is a perfect choice for the budget backpacker, if you are into an ensuite room - try getting one in one of the nearby hotels for ~$10 more.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

I stayed at Airlie Waterfront for 3 nights and was really impressed. Very clean facilities - they employ actual cleaners rather than the 'work for accomidation' trade that so many cheap hostels have so it's REALLY clean, in fact I popped out for milk when the cleaners came in at 9:30 and they were still there 45 minutes later! The rooms are a good size, the bathrooms really clean and there is a great little balcony to chill out on with great views! The wifi is free and works really well (even in the rooms) and the kitchen has good facilities and is cleaner than most!

Staff are very friendly and helpful and after hours security is good. Would certianly reccomend!

Room Tip: Female only dorms are available :-)
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Staff were friendly, particularly one lady. For $20 a night, the view is first class. Im older than most backpackers but there was at least some older people, as well as generally friendly younger people. Has all i needed

  • Stayed May 2012
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Maryborough, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Booked a budget double and was lucky to get one with a private balcony. Very friendly service and nothing was too much trouble. Very clean for a backpackers and very comfortable. Awesome location with everything you need just outside, great views from balconies and kitchen. Undercover parking a bonus. Stayed on the way back from Cairns and was given the same room upon request. Would highly recommend to all.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I enjoyed this hostel. It was the second best one that I stayed at on the east coast as far as professionalism and cleanliness. It has no charm to it, but it is in a good location, it is reasonably priced. It is right above restaurants and convenience shops, and there are balconies overlooking the water which are nice to chill on.
I have no complaints about the check-in / out process. The front desk staff were very knowledgeable and pointed is in the direction of everything that we needed to find.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The worst hostel I've stayed in, in years. The only reason to stay here is location but there are other hostels nearby.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This hostel was a breath of fresh air on our travels. The staff treat customers like they are paying customers which is a rare experience in hostels. They were beyond helpful and went out of their way to help us with booking trips etc. The rooms were really nice, the 4 bed dorms had an ensuite and were clean and had a flat screen tv. The hostel also has standby rates for the Whitsundays and offers free accommodation for people who book through them, they were honest when it came to booking different tours and weren't just trying to get a sale. By far the most helpful hostel we have been in.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Airlie Waterfront Backpackers

Property: Airlie Waterfront Backpackers
Address: 6 Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Hotel Class:2 star — Airlie Waterfront Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Plaza with its high cathedral peaked roofs, open plan mezzanine style architecture and being uniquely positioned right on the beach off the esplanade with dramatic views of the Whitsunday Island's makes it the perfect place to visit in our beautiful Airlie Beach. We are an iconic multilevel shopping centre, filled with a variety of excellent restaurants, conference centre, business centre, en-suite hotel rooms, shops and a small upmarket backpackers hostel. We are the ideal venue to visit for all day dining as we have an array of food establishment's with great views of Airlie Beach. Airlie Waterfront Backpackers is Airlie Beach's FLASHPACKERS. Refurbished in September 2008, our hostel boasts a fantastic central location 500 meters easy walk from the bus station and only minutes away from the swimming lagoon. Located on The Esplanade, our hostel is directly opposite the beach with million dollar sea views out to Whitsunday Islands and offers a great range of budget accommodation to suit all types of backpackers and travellers. ... more   less 
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