Backpackers By The Bay

Backpacker Hostel

4.6 from 13 users


12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland

1800 646 994



Backpackers By The Bay is a small, clean and friendly, purpose-built backpackers hostel. Located overlooking the Coral Sea and Port of Airlie Marina, the hostel is 400m from the main street. While only than a 5 minute walk to the cafes, restaurants, shops and famous nightlife of Airlie Beach, the hostel provides a quiet and peaceful place to get uninterrupted sleep at night. BBB is a multi-award winning hostel, sleeping up to 70 guests in four-share, eight-share, double or twin rooms. Backpackers By The Bay was the first backpackers hostel built in Airlie Beach, back in 1986. It is still the only purpose-built backpackers in the area. The owners, Peter and Carolyn Upton, are avid travelers and believe the best experiences when travelling involve the people you meet along the way. To that end, the main focus of the hostel is on guest-interaction. To facilitate this, activities are held each night in one of the many communal areas. These include group trivia quizzes, pool competitions, outdoor movies etc. In addition, most of the hostel's facilities are communal, including the kitchen and laundry.

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Lat: -20.27376 Lng: 148.722928

User Reviews


User 2404404

Great place. Darcy on reception is awesome! Good vibes and people.



Sleep in your car still available. Was fully booked tho. Only around 6 spots.



Definitely a highlight of our trip up coast. Very friendly vibe, short walk to main shops but far enough away to quiet at night. Driveway is steep but manageable


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