Beaches


Beaches

356–362 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach
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(07) 4946 6244 or 1800 636 630
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Good hostel with parties in the bar every night
5 January 2011
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unattentive staff
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clean
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This hostel was a good choice, but has a price a bit to high. The room I slept in was very clean and a quiet place, although there were parties in the bar every night - but if your room is next to the bar that could be very different and it could be hard to sleep. They have a good tourdesk for sailingtours in the whitsundays and they also give you good discounts when there is enough space on the boats just one or two days before they leave.

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For the age of the hostel, its imaculate, the staff are relly friendly
22 May 2007
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airlie is a party town, so get ready
Pros
best location in town, kitchen is so clean and well equipt
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I stayed in Airlie for a week on my way north. i found the staff to be really friendly and accomodating on arrival. every staff member i saw there said hello and gave us a big smile. Spoke to a bloke there called "Toddy" and he was only to happy to help us, on where to continue or night after being at Beaches. The atmosphere consumed us as we walked in the place, and found it hard to leave. Great to hear some old school music, as well as new stuff that i have not heard for a long time. seriously, if you go, and want to know anything about Airlie, talk to Toddy. Safe travels everyone

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Horrible experience with the staff
16 April 2007
Cons
The staff. Rude, unhelpful. Do NOT like what they do.
Pros
The bar's right downstairs and it's hoppin'!
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We stayed at Beaches two nights and had quite a few arguments with the staff during the time. To start with, they gave away our room which we booked 2 months in advance. Instead they wanted to put our group of 4 into separate rooms, so when we didn't like that, they put us in a "normally unused" private room.. which was excellent. Almost like a hotel.. one double bed and some bunkbeds, aircon, etc. The next morning they kicked us out and put us in another dorm (which turned out was actually more expensive than the room we stayed in previously). The showers are slippery, I bruised my leg pretty badly too! The main manager was professional and helpful, but all the other girls that worked there were horrible. They were unprofessional, they made faces at us, and they were unhelpful. If we needed sheets for our beds, they'd groan as they got them. Lazy. The bar downstairs is convenient, but expensive and pretty loud as well. It does not serve breakfast. The mattresses were thin so the beds were uncomfortable. There were ants all over our counter. The aircon in the dorm room was insufficient for airflow and it got really hot. Once the noise at the bar died down, we could open our balcony doors.. those were nice.

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loud and rude staff
24 September 2006
Cons
the noise and the staff
Pros
rooms are quite clean
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Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights. wasn't to bad but if you don't want to patry every night don't bother trying to sleep. some of the staff are really rude. I suggest going here for a drink but staying somewhere else.

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The best hostel I stayed at while in airlie beach
13 March 2006
Cons
a bit noisy at night
Pros
the atmosphere, the rooms, the staff, the bar
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I stayed in beaches often while living in airlie bach about a year and a half ago. I found this hostel excellent, with great staff and facilities. I recommend it! :grin:

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Kirstinoz
Great place to stay.. great place to party!
4 October 2004
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I worked at beaches for 3 months and had the time of my life! Most of the people working there are travellers so are all friendly and up for a great time. The place is always clean and the rooms are cleaned daily no matter what anyone might think! Its pretty hard cleaning around 8 peoples belongings! I've stayed in too many hostels to mention but this was the place i wanted to stay and work and i wouldn't stay anywhere dodgy for 3 whole months!The bar goes off every night and is the best bar in Airlie by far! Trust me you will have a ball!

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Ellie
The Best Hostel in Airlie Beach by Far
18 August 2004
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Beaches is by far the best hostel in Airlie Beach I was in Airlie for a week and it is def the best hostel I have stayed in so far on my travels. The rooms are clean with Tv and air-con and it is right in the centre of town. The staff are also really friendly and helpful. It also has a wicked bar which is always busy and serves good cheap food.

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Anonymous
Poor service dirty rooms
5 April 2004
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We booked a double room for four nights over the internet before we started travelling 3 months ago. Beaches no longer have the double rooms as they now belong to a different hostel, but the staff at Beaches refused to return our $20 deposit even tough they could only offer us a dorm room for the first night, then they would give us their one family room. Stayed one night in Beaches, just so we wouldn't loose our deposit. The room was large, but very dirty with toe nail clippings on the bedside table and an old razor left in the bathroom. Easily the worst hostel we have ever stayed at.

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Chris Cooke
Best located hostel in Airlie Beach
25 March 2004
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You will most likely be staying here before and after sailing the Whistsunday Islands. The rooms are good sized, all single beds (no bunks). The rooms are either doubles or 6 bed dorms (mixed). All rooms have balconies/patios', ensuite bathrooms, television, fridges and air conditioning. The bar at Beaches is an excellent to catch up with your friends with good meals served all day. The entertainment in the bar is quie poor. The reception staff are really friendly and helpful. The hostel has a small pool, internet access, large kitchen, laundry facilities and travel desk. The lagoon in Airlie Beach is only 50 metres across the road and the hostel is located right in the middle of the main high street with everything you need within a few metres! The best hostel in Airlie Beach.

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Anonymous
not too shabby
6 January 2004
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I had a double here and it was clean, well air conditioned with a good bed. If you're booking a double, ask for one with a TV as they tend to be a bit bigger/nicer. Really good value for $50 as it's centrally located. Food is cheap and good at hotel bar too. Saw the shares and they looked quite good too.

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Anonymous
Dirty
7 November 2003
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The double bedroom was expensive, dirty and it was really noisy, it was the worst hostel we have seen in Australia !

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Anonymous
Bloody brilliant mate
15 August 2003
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I've just finished travelling Europe, Africa, Asia and passed through Queensland on my way home to Sydney. I've stayed in alot of hostels and I have to say this is one of the best, the great staff, flowing bar, location and I'm sure they controlled the beautiful weather while I was there (LOL),made for an unforgetable home coming. cheers

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Anonymous
Very comfortable
22 July 2003
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I wouldn't go so far as to say this was the best hostel I've been in, but I did like Beaches for the fact that you get a TV in your room, ensuite, and no bunk beds! I would recommend it - it IS probably the best hostel in Airlie Beach and a very short walk from the marina if you're doing sailing from here.

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Shazza
Top Marks!!!
23 June 2003
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By far the best accommodation I have stayed in in Oz!!! The rooms were clean, we had an ensuite, air con & a balcony - total luxury! The staff just rock! The Beaches Bar was pretty good too, though we didn't get to dance on the tables like we did in Hervey Bay.

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Johnno
Magic place !
3 June 2003
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This hostel was great. Orginally I satyed at Koalas (further up the road) but one night in an overcrowded, smelly and skanky dorm I was on the move for far better lodgings. The staff at Beaches reception were super-friendly, so I decided to check it out. Glad I did. Great facilities, cool bar and proper beds. Thanks Beaches, you've made the highlight of my hostel experience so far !!

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lars
Would give them 6 stars if I could !!
27 November 2002
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WOW !! What a hostel, definately the best I have stayed in while travelling. So clean and the rooms are very spacious. The beds are proper single beds and the rooms are extremely well furnished with tv, balcony, air con (ahh) and ensuite bathrooms. Like a hotel. All kept amazingly clean like a YHA, but with atmosphere. A true credit to the cleaning ladies. The bar rocks and the staff are some of the friendliest I have ever encountered. The pool is a little small, but the lagoon is just across the street. Wish I could stay in Airlie longer - this is what hostels should be like in Oz, haven't found this high standard since leaving NZ. I found the hostels in Airlie to generally be of a very good standard but Beaches is the best of the bunch.

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Kristi
Great all-purpose hostel--best in Airlie Beach!
2 January 2002
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Beaches is a very good hostel, right in the center of town. It has all the facilities including a pool, excellent bar, etc. The rooms are great--only 4-6 people per room with beds, no bunks! Each room is air conditioned, has an ensuite bathroom (with a bathtub!), TV, fridge, small kitchen. The bar is the best in town and a great place to meet people or hang out with friends. Beaches is the best hostel in Airlie Beach!

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Anonymous
Great quailty accomdation...... great clean facilities
4 May 2001
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You get a great room. Only 5-6 people in a dorm room. No bunk bed.... air con... fridge... bathroom and most important TV. Beaches also has a great Bar/Bistro, and its own Internet cenmtre. All up it was a highlight of my stay in Airlie Beach.

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