A mid-sized, purpose-built backpackers hostel, we are clean, safe, quiet and genuinely friendly.
Just a 5 minute walk from the main street, we are far enough away that guests can sleep undisturbed by nightclub noise and revellers!
Backpackers By the Bay was the first hostel in Airlie Beach and was purpose-built with the independent traveller's needs in mind. This means we provide stacks of communal areas so guests are easily able to interact with each other,
Backpackers By the Bay Features:
- 1 hour free wifi upon check-in
- Free courtesy pick-ups from bus station
- Free nightly champagne giveaway with trivia quiz
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Pool area and Pool table
- Reception Open 7am -7:30 pm everyday
We are located 400 metres past the main street of Airlie Beach, so guests are able to take a pleasant, 5 minute, waterfront walk into town if they choose.
- Internet and WiFi access
- Salt-water pool, hammocks and sun-lounges
- Licensed bar is also located by the pool
- Regular movie nights and show latest release videos on a big screen outside
- Brand-new kitchen provides those guests who wish to self-cater
- Tea and coffee are provided free of charge
- All share rooms are a maximum of 4 beds and linen is provided
- The rooms have ceiling fans and are air conditioned
What To Bring
- Key deposit - $10 - this is refundable upon return of the key on check-out
- High season rates may apply at certain periods.
Terms and Conditions
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate accommodation.
You must reconfirm all booked accommodation prior to stay as specified on your voucher. If applicable, additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.
It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.
It is the responsibility of all passengers to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before staying of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Bonds may also apply.
We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.
It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages.
All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 21 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to email@example.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Products may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the activity and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
In the unlikely event of accommodation being cancelled, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.
Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the product to another product or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.
You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.
All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators.
Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.
Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.