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“A bit to basic for our taste”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Airlie Beach YHA

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Airlie Beach YHA
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A bit to basic for our taste”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

We thought we had a private bathroom, but we eventually had to share it with a second room. The room was not bigger than the bed, and smelled like old socks. Als the airconditionar was to loud to be on at night, so we woke up a couple of times during the night because of the heat..

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012

This hostel is quiet cool. A pool, a fully equiped kitchen (there is enough fork and cutelery for the size of this backpacker), friendly and smily personnal. It's also well placed in the city, althrough that to go by foot to a shoping center you'll have to walk about 30 minutes, but the walking way is also a beautyfull spot.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Angusthescot
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98 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

YHA in a great location.A bit shabby and needs refurbishment.Staff helpful.A good place to stay before you sail the whitsunday islands.I'd stay here again.Loads of good bars and some o.k. Restraunts aroundNot much else to do while you wait to sail the islands.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Staying in a YHA chain this is the first time I was disappointed. It is in a great location close to everything. One or two of the staff members were halpful the other rude and in definate need of customer service training. There is only 3 carpark places so nowhere to park the car. The place is rundown, full of backpackers who work there or in the area that sit around drinking till all hours of the night talking loud and not caring about the guests. The kitchen was dirty and in the morning the courtyard is full of trash left around by the 'longtermers'. Stayed in a room with girls who work there that were rude and thought they owned the room making me feel as though I was imposing. While they would also bring guys back to the room to sleep with while others were in the room (an all girls dorm as well) This is the type of staff that are workin there.
Stayed 4 nights in all and couldn't wait to leave. There are a lot nicer and cheaper pleases to stay. I wouldn't ever sty here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

I stayed in several hostels in Airlie Beach, and this hostel was by far the best. I loved my stay and would always come back due to the fact that it is very clean, well located with a nice atmosphere, movie nights every evening, bus station for public transport pick up point for all tours right in front of the hostel. Also, there is a big kitchen fully equipped. The staff is excellent, really friendly and sociable. They even helped me out with my future travel plans. Thank you so much for the amazing stay
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Had an amazing week in this hostel ended up extending our stay! Friendly staff-always willing to help and very informative, nice clean rooms which were cleaned everyday with en-suite and balcony over looking the pool which we thought was really good for shared dorms. Great location even if you do still want to go out and party, seeing the bars are only 2 mins down the main strip. Would defo return, thanks guys for a great stay!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed in airlie beach for 3 nights. Wouldn't recommend this hostel. Good location on the main strip but pretty much all of the hostels there are. Arrived to check-in and the two girls on reception carried on their conversation for a good 10 minutes before bothering to acknowledge me. Rooms really outdated. Not enough plug sockets (one per bunkbed if you're lucky) so fighting with others to charge phones, cameras etc! Overall, just wouldn't recommend staying here, far better hostels at Airlie beach.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Additional Information about Airlie Beach YHA

Property: Airlie Beach YHA
Address: 394 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Airlie Beach YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airlie Beach YHA backpackers hostel is located in the centre of Airlie Beach close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafes and nightlife that Airlie has to offer. The hostel offers multi-share, double and twin rooms with private balconies. All hostel rooms are air-conditioned and the twin and double rooms have shared bathroom facilities with only one other room. Backpackers facilities include swimming pool, tour desk, free Wi-Fi Hot Spot (Wi-Fi Plus also available), kitchen, laundry, dining and TV room. ... more   less 
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