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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 and there are AU$1.50 BBQ sandwiches available every night around the small outdoor bar, which also ]offers cheap drinks. Team trivia competitions are also organised nightly, so you can mingle and make new friends. The hostel offers a courtesy drop-off to the marina each morning at 08:00. Guests can also take advantage of the tour booking services, or can hand-feed the wild cockatoos every day around the pool area

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

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Sun terrace
  • Private parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • On-site parking
  • Laundry
  • Airport shuttle
  • Movie nights
  • Darts
  • WiFi
  • Happy hour
  • Garden
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Parking
  • Mini-market on site
  • Salt-water pool
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Air conditioning
  • Hiking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Tour desk
  • Internet services
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Fence around pool
  • Billiards
  • Luggage storage
  • Evening entertainment
  • Library
  • Safety deposit box


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