Backpacker Hostels in Airlie Beach, Australia

8 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $16 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Airlie Beach

#1 Top Rated
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Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Go for it. - Airlie Beach YHA has a very convenient location -- five-minute walk from the Greyhound bus stop and five minutes from the Main Street, shops, and restaurants. It is also fifteen- … More
Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Other nights have bull-riding competitions, wet T-shirt competitions, jelly wrestling, and much more! Great place to stay, cool staff. - Magnum's Backpackers is right along Shute Harbor Road, … More
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Backpackers by the Bay is located right on the edge of town. Airlie Beach itself is quite small, with only one or two major roads, and it's about a five-minute walk from the hostel to town where … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The kitchen is a decent size and contains several large fridge/freezers, a few stove tops, and all of the other kitchen essentials such as a kettle and toaster. Finally this hostel offers Wi-Fi in … More

Base Airlie Beach

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The hostel has very few communal areas, other than the kitchen as the majority of guests socialise in the next door bar. The kitchen has plenty of facilities (two fridges, twelve hob rings, two … More

Global Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…So unless you are an extremely light sleeper, you should have no trouble. The thing that made beaches really stand out for me was the staff. They were absolutely fantastic, and went above and … More
"…The manager is very temperamental, don't get on the wrong side of him. The other guy working there seems like he's stoned all the time and is very unhelpful. The door to our "room" had a broken … More
"Club Crocodile Airlie Beach is a multi award winning tropical resort located in the beautiful Whitsunday's. Awarded an AAA Tourism star rating of 3 ½ stars, Club Crocodile Airlie Beach guarantees a … More

Hotels in Airlie Beach

"…Friendly caring staff, the best quality hostel rooms i experienced in a year of backpacking around Oz. Excellent Hostel! I have stayed in Hostels all over Australia and this hostel is by far the … More
"…Most units are self-contained and have their own DVD players, and all units have air-conditioning, microwaves, tea and toast making facilities. Units are serviced daily, linen and bath towels are … More
"…The perfect place to stop before and after your Whitsundays boat tour. Fully self contained units with kitchenette and ensuite. All Units include linen, towels, shampoo conditioner etc. All … More

Guest Houses in Airlie Beach

"…Set up on an immense property amongst the tropical rainforest, just 2km outside of Airlie Beach downtown, the resort offers only private rooms and self-contained villas; No dorms! While the … More

Campsites in Airlie Beach

"With an extensive range of accommodation styles and modern facilities to suit all budgets, you will find the perfect place to escape, relax and unwind. Our welcoming staff have a vast knowledge of … More
"…The variety of accommodation at Flametree Tourist Village includes comfortable well-appointed ensuite units, ensuite villas, powered sites, and campsites all nestled among the trees and flowers. … More

Backpacker Hostels in Airlie Beach, Australia

8 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $33 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Airlie Beach (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Airlie Beach.

Guess what? Airlie Beach is also named and spelled Whitsundays Coast - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Airlie Beach, the coastal town closest to the Whitsunday Islands, is a gorgeous small town. It's the perfect location for travel to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. While a bit on the touristy side, this can play to your advantage, with lots of places to book an excellent variety of day trips. The most popular trips are 2, or 3 days - up to a week - sailing around the Whitsundays. This is an experience not to be missed! The boats will visit excellent Great Barrier Reef sites, and let you snorkel around in much more private areas than Cairns. Boats will also likely visit Whitehaven Beach, which has been consistently voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Ask the reception at your Airlie Beach hostel for more information.

Airlie Beach Hostels are all located in the centre of town, next to all the restaurants and shops. There is no bus station, you will just be dropped off downtown. Most of the hostels in town are cheaply priced, have pools, and serve breakfast. If you are looking to sleep, avoid the party hostels. Many hostels also provide booking services, so that you can book your sailing trip, helicopter ride, scuba diving experience, etc. If you’re going on a multi-day sailing trip, most hostels will allow you to store your luggage and/ or park your car for free, or for a negligible price.

Airlie Beach is a worthwhile stop, on your way either to or from Cairns. It is a beautiful small town where you can spend a couple of days relaxing on the man-made beach, The Lagoon.

Written by local enthusiast for Airlie Beach hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Airlie Beach hostels Shannon Neuber

Airlie Beach Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Airlie Beach, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 8
Average dorm price $44
Average private room price $123
Cheapest hostel in Airlie Beach Airlie Beach YHA Hostel with $34
Party hostels in Airlie Beach Airlie Beach YHA Hostel (5 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 6.3

FAQ about Airlie Beach Hostels

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