Backpackers By The Bay

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Backpackers By The Bay

Backpackers By The Bay

2.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPort of Airlie7 min walk
  • Popular LocationBoathaven Beach16 min walk
  • Popular LocationAirlie Beach Lagoon20 min walk
  • AirportProserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast)35 min drive

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About this area

Airlie Beach

Located in Airlie Beach, Backpackers By The Bay is near the beach. Port of Airlie and Shute Harbour Jetty are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Conway National Park and Conway Conservation Park.

What's nearby

  • Port of Airlie - 7 min walk
  • Boathaven Beach - 16 min walk
  • Airlie Beach Market - 18 min walk
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon - 20 min walk
  • Shingley Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Proserpine Station - 24 min drive
  • Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) - 35 min drive


  • Denman's Cellar - 9 min walk
  • Walter's Lounge - 10 min walk
  • Fish D'Vine - 13 min walk
  • La Tabella - 14 min walk
  • Whitsunday Seafood Bar - 15 min walk

About this property

Backpackers By The Bay

Hostel in Airlie Beach with outdoor pool and bar/lounge
An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and tour/ticket assistance.
Backpackers By The Bay offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and an iron/ironing board. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: AUD 3.00 per person
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at noon
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 3.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Backpackers Bay Hostel Airlie Beach
Backpackers Bay Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie
Backpackers By The Bay Airlie Beach
Backpackers By The Bay Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Backpackers By The Bay have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Backpackers By The Bay pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Backpackers By The Bay?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Backpackers By The Bay?

Check-in begins at noon. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Backpackers By The Bay?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Where is Backpackers By The Bay located?

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Port of Airlie, Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market. Airlie Beach Lagoon and Shingley Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Backpackers By The Bay and receive a full refund?

Yes, Backpackers By The Bay offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Backpackers By The Bay cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 10 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 10 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 10 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 10 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 10 reviews
1 - Terrible 10%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Met the best people! The owner is a legend!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay, thank you
Lovely staff who were very helpful when i had questions on getting around. Showers and bathroom were good, appreciate the strong water pressure. Easy 10 minute walk into town. No issues at all, thank you for the lovely stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Backpackers by the Bay was the perfect place to end our stay in the Whitsundays. Peter and Hannah were super friendly and helpful, making us feel right at home. The systems work really well, with bathrooms and kitchen super clean, lots of amenities that helped us with rinsing our camping gear, relaxing hammocks. And remarkably quiet for a place with so many younger guests. A great stay and the best introduction to a hostel that our young daughters could have!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Don’t book it
Went in and out after a minute. So dirty and the building felt teared apart. Would not recommend. We got our money back so that was very kind and left directly after we saw the bathrooms. It’s not even very close to the Main Street.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Nice atmosphere in the hostel and price worthy. Needs better cleaning.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018