Our aim is to provide our guests with high quality backpacker accommodation and tour & travel services in the Whitsundays
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.
You are entitled to expect:
- a relaxed, clean, safe and friendly place of accommodation
- full assistance in organising and enjoying your trip to this amazing part of the world
- friendly, knowledgeable staff who will do their utmost to relate personally to each guest
- respect and tolerance for everyone's diverse and unique background
We've been offering quality hostel accommodation for over 30 years.
Stopping by on the way to somewhere or here for awhile you'll not regret a visit
We know the area and can help you find, see or get to anywhere you want
You get FREE WiFi for the duration of stay
We've got all you need in a friendly, safe and clean environment.
We're on the doorstep to the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays.
We can get you into any adventure activities the Whitsunday's has to offer
Salt water pool, covered BBQ areas & nightly social activities
There's loads of great mainland & island tracks to suit any pace
Modern luxury, action packed adventure or diving expeditions, the Whitsundays has it all.