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Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Beaches Backpackers

  • 356 Shute Harbour Rd. Map It
  • Airlie Beach
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  • Good in-room and on-site facilities
  • Cheap Internet including CD/DVD burning


  • Noisy environs
  • Tiny pool

Updated 11/14/2013

Fodor's Review

With a big, lively bar on-site, this main-street hostel attracts a party crowd, which makes things noisy (but keeps dorms near-empty) until around midnight. Eight-bed dorms, doubles and twin rooms are air-conditioned and serviced daily; bed linens are provided and each has an en-suite bathroom, small TV, fridge and balcony; some dorms are sex-segregated. There's an on-site pool, a clean communal kitchen and an Internet–games room. Reception can store your bags and valuables,

and book tours. Beaches Bar & Bistro, downstairs, serves well-priced lunches, snacks and dinners, and has live entertainment nightly. A free shuttle runs between Beaches and the bus terminal.

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356 Shute Harbour Rd., Airlie Beach, Queensland, 4802, Australia

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07-4946–6244; 1800-636630

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 7 rooms, 24 dorms

Updated 11/14/2013

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