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Backpackers By The Bay

Rental with Outdoor pool

2 stars

12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802

+61 749 467 267

based on 698 reviews

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About Backpackers By The Bay, Airlie Beach

Value for money
Situated just 400 meters from the main street of Airlie Beach and located directly in front of the bus transit centre, Backpackers By The Bay offers relaxed accommodation and is in a convenient location to enjoy Airlie's nightlife. Free WiFi and internet access are available. The Airlie town centre is a hub for cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping, where you can find souvenirs, art galleries and swimwear. The Airlie Beach markets are held every Saturday morning on the Esplanade, for locally made jewellery, clothes and crafts. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated right in the centre of Airlie Beach. The large, environmentally-friendly hostel is fully equipped with a shared kitchen, laundry, pool, hammocks, outdoor exercise station area, BBQ and library. Free tea and coffee is available all day at the hostel. All rooms are serviced daily. Backpackers By The Bay offers movies for guests to view anytime in an outdoor communal area so you can mingle and make new friends as well as hand-feed the wild cockatoos every morning and afternoon around the pool area. Guests can also take advantage of our tour booking services including ALL local/last minute discounts as well as free drinks and accommodation.

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Double Rooms - Courtyard view


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Other Rooms - Mountain view


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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safe
  • Game room


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Beach access
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Pool table
  • Darts
  • Evening entertainment


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Drying rack for clothing


  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini-market on site
  • Tour desk

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Shared kitchen


  • Lockers
  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Saltwater pool
  • Outdoor pool

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area

Accessibility and suitability

  • Designated smoking area

Backpackers By The Bay Reviews

GoodBased on 698 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • The staff really friendly and helpful. (in 102 reviews)
  • "Friendly staff, quiet, good location." (in 33 reviews)
  • Good location. (in 29 reviews)
Cons -
  • Unfortunately the room smelled a musty. (in 21 reviews)
  • Kitchen was very dirty (in 21 reviews)
  • "Was lucky to get bottom bunk,firm bed.Showers@toilets handy." (in 11 reviews)

Backpackers By The Bay room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 11:30 AM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Backpackers By The Bay compare to other 2 star hotels in Airlie Beach?

    2 star hotels in Airlie Beach typically cost $79/night, but Backpackers By The Bay is typically available for $30/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • How far is Backpackers By The Bay from Hamilton Island?

    If there is no traffic, the 15.9 mi drive between Hamilton Island and Backpackers By The Bay should only take about 47min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to Backpackers By The Bay from Hamilton Island?

    Backpackers By The Bay has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way to not only get from Hamilton Island to the hotel, but also around Airlie Beach during your stay may be renting a car. Car rentals in Airlie Beach are on average $68/day. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Hamilton Island to Backpackers By The Bay, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Does Backpackers By The Bay have a pool?

    Yes, Backpackers By The Bay has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • What is the phone number for Backpackers By The Bay?

    You can reach the main line at +61 749 467 267.

  • Does Backpackers By The Bay have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Backpackers By The Bay has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Backpackers By The Bay?

    You can plan to arrive after 11:30 AM for checking in. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. We advise notifying the front desk of any requests as early as possible.

  • How much is a room at Backpackers By The Bay?

    The cheapest deals found start from only $29 per night. The average rate for rooms at Backpackers By The Bay is currently around $33/night. Enter your dates in the form above to see more.

  • Is there laundry service in Backpackers By The Bay?

    Yes, there is. Reach out to Backpackers By The Bay, Airlie Beach for more details on all available laundry services. You can leave your travel iron at home and use the irons provided at the accommodation.

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Places of interest near Backpackers By The Bay

Attractions in Airlie Beach, Australia curated by momondo

Backpackers By The Bay location: 12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802

Top landmarks

Airlie Beach Lagoon0.6 mi
Cannonvale Beach1.7 mi
Heart Reef48.4 mi
Great Whitsunday Walk5.1 mi
Conway National Park5.8 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Spicy Thai0.1 mi
The Palms Restaurant & Bar0.1 mi
La Marina0.2 mi
Tides Restaurant - Peppers Airlie Beach0.3 mi
Fish D'vine0.3 mi
Anchor Bar And Restaurant0.3 mi
Cool Lala Modern Asian Cuisine0.3 mi
KCs Bar and Grill0.4 mi
Village Cafe Restaurant And Bar0.4 mi

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