Whitsundays Budget Accommodation

X Base/Nomads Backpackers

Situated in the centre of town, X Base has to be the most popular hostel in Airlie Beach simply for its friendly staff, top facilities and colourful atmosphere. The hostel offers 4 and 5 share dorm rooms, or for those wanting some privacy, there are double, queen and king rooms. Camping sites are also available for tents or campervans. Complementing the hostel is a Sunday session favourite, Shed Bar, a delicious affordable bistro at Boaty's next door, swimming pool and barbecue facilities.

Base Hostel Airlie Beach


Magnums is located in a prime spot in the heart of Airlie Beach. Also a popular choice for travellers on a budget, Magnums winds back through a tropical rainforest and creek. When you are not resting your head in the comfortable 8 share dorms or private accommodation, why not join in the party at the bar and nightclub, found right on site? It would be rude not to!

Magnums Hostel Airlie Beach

Backpackers by the Bay

If you are looking for something with fewer guests on the property, Backpackers by the Bay is yet another good choice for those on a budget. Featuring 4 and 8 shared dorms as well as double rooms, the property is also slightly off the main street of Airlie Beach but still in close walking distance. Backpackers by the Bay features Wifi, a pool, deck chairs, and a licensed bar and kitchen for those who wish to self-cater.

Backpackers by The Bay Hostel

Airlie Beach YHA

Airlie Beach YHA backpackers hostel is located on the main street of Airlie Beach and features comfortable 4 and 6 share rooms for its guests. There are also family-style rooms which have a private balcony. All rooms feature air-conditioning, outdoor dining, Wifi and swimming pool.

Airlie Beach YHA

Airbnb- Private Room

This Airbnb is a newly renovated room with brand new furniture and is located an easy 200 meter walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. You’ll love Dale's Townhouse and your spacious private room! You also have your own private outdoor area and ensuite. Sleep on a brand new queen size cloud-soft bed! Can't miss out on your favourite shows on Netflix? Enjoy the 55' Smart TV, where you can indulge in all your favourite shows! Our place is great for couples, solo adventurers, people that just want to get away and offers the option of sleeping a third guest on the sofa bed.

AirBNB Airlie Beach

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