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Information about Backpackers By The Bay Hotel

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.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Backpackers By The Bay in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that Backpackers By The Bay does not accept payments with American Express credit cards. Please note 2 hours of free WiFi is provided on arrival. Additional WiFi can be purchased for $4 per 24 hours.

Services of Backpackers By The Bay Hotel

  • Parking on site
  • Library
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Parking
  • Games room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Minimarket on site
  • Laundry
  • Evening entertainment
  • Only using water-efficient toilets (e.g. low-flow toilets, dual flush toilets)
  • WiFi
  • Salt-water pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours and activities organized by local guides and businesses offered
  • Airport shuttle
  • Happy hour
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Movie nights
  • Sun terrace
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Darts
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Fence around pool
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor pool (all year)


12 Hermitage Drive

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Hotel badges

  • Hostel
  • Economy Hotel

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  • Hours of arrival ( check-in ) from 14:00.
  • Departure times ( check-out ) at 11:00.
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