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Featured Hostels in Airlie Beach

Magnums Airlie Beach - Hostel
2 out of 5
370 Shute Harbour Rd., Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM162 per night

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Airlie Beach Lagoon, Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market. Port of Airlie and Cannonvale ...

3.9/5Very Good! (389 reviews)

"The Dschungel feeling was unique.. The sounds you heard in the night.. Amazing"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

Magnums Airlie Beach - Hostel
Base Airlie Beach Resort
2 out of 5
336 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
Free cancellation
The price is RM159 per night

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shingley Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market are also within ...

3.2/5 (189 reviews)

"Definitely a backpackers property. Room was VERY tired. Curtains were torn and did not fit across the windows properly, the bathroom was old. It needs lots of work!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2019

Base Airlie Beach Resort
Backpackers By The Bay
2 out of 5
12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
Free cancellation
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)

"Backpackers by the Bay was the perfect place to end our stay in the Whitsundays. Peter and Hannah were super friendly and helpful, making us feel right at home. The systems work really well, with bathrooms and kitchen super clean, lots of amenities that helped us with rinsing our camping gear, relaxing ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Backpackers By The Bay
Airlie Beach YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
394 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
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Situated on the Strip, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (49 reviews)
Average accommodation

"Pretty average experience here. Good location, but not particularly lively. A lot of WHV guests. Pool had some debris and wasn’t particularly inviting. Balconies on each room was a nice feature. I would consider investigating other options if I came to Airlie Beach again, but this was acceptable ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2019

Airlie Beach YHA - Hostel
Beaches Backpackers Airlie Beach - Hostel
2 out of 5
356 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Airlie Beach Market and Port of Airlie are also within ...

3.4/5 (55 reviews)
Good

"It was good the rooms were big and the night life was amazing I would reccomend it"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2017

Beaches Backpackers Airlie Beach - Hostel
Airlie Waterfront Accomodation - Hostel
2 out of 5
6 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, QLD
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Airlie Beach hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach ...

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Other property types in Airlie Beach

at Marina Shores
at Marina Shores
5 out of 5
159 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM635 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (601 reviews)

"Magnificent view of the ocean from apartment 349. Undercover balcony in addition to a rooftop balcony allowing star gazing and 150° views"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

at Marina Shores
Pinnacles Resort
Pinnacles Resort
5 out of 5
16 Golden Orchid Drive, Po Box 1322, Airlie Beach, QLD
4.8/5Exceptional! (438 reviews)

"Close to town which was great- hill steep back to Pinnacles and although we had a car we preferred the walk. Washer/Dryer was appreciated in apartment. Pool was amazing and long enough for laps. We had an excellent discounted rate for the one bedroom. I would not pay their full rate as furnishings ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Pinnacles Resort
at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM426 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (139 reviews)

"Helpful and friendly staff were outstanding. Spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable apartments with very comfortable king size bed. Clean and inviting pool and hot tub. Amazing views from the large balcony. Totally recommend this property."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for a low-cost place to stay in Airlie Beach, one of its 6 hostels could be a great option. These dorm-style accommodation options come in quite a few shapes and sizes, but they have a few qualities in common:

  • Budget prices
  • A social setting
  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)

By staying at a hostel in Airlie Beach, you can spend less on accommodation and save more of your money for fun things to do during your trip. The beaches create an appealing natural setting, and you can enjoy attractions like the marina.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Airlie Beach?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's a little information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically December and January, while July and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 31° C and night-time temperatures average 21° C
  • April-June: 29° C is the daytime average and 13° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 27° C and night-time averages are around 13° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 31° C during the day and 18° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 48 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Airlie Beach?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might like these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Cedar Creek Falls
Shopping
  • Airlie Beach Market
  • Whitsunday Shopping Centre
  • Whitsunday Plaza
Additional Attractions
  • Port of Airlie
  • Abell Point Marina
  • Boathaven Beach

Generally, Airlie Beach is known for its:

  • Beaches
  • Marina
  • Coral reefs
  • Shopping

How to Get to Airlie Beach and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef), located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the city centre. Another option is Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast), situated 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transport to get around. If you're looking to explore more of the surrounding area, make your way to Proserpine Station to hop on a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Airlie Beach?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Airlie Beach, one of the 6 hostels here might be a great option. By staying at a hostel, you can spend less on lodging and save more of your money for sightseeing during your holiday. We’ve heard good things about the marina and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of forms, but all of them have a few qualities in common, including low prices, a social environment and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Airlie Beach?
Based on reviews from our guests, these hostels in Airlie Beach are some of the most popular ones: Magnums Airlie Beach - Hostel - Located steps from Airlie Beach Lagoon. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Base Airlie Beach Resort - Located steps from Airlie Beach Lagoon. Property features include free WiFi, a nightclub and an outdoor pool. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Backpackers By The Bay - Located within a 20-minute walk of Airlie Beach Lagoon. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers. Airlie Beach YHA - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Airlie Beach Lagoon. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Airlie Waterfront Accomodation - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Airlie Beach Lagoon. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find coffee/tea makers in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Airlie Beach?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually December and January, with an average temperature of 26°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 19°C. Average annual rainfall for Airlie Beach is 1281 mm.
What is there to see and do in Airlie Beach?
In general, Airlie Beach is known for its beaches, marina and coral reefs. Major attractions include Airlie Beach Lagoon, Hamilton Island Marina and Catseye Beach. Get out into nature with places such as Cannonvale Beach, Conway National Park and Cedar Creek Falls. Cultural attractions include Proserpine Museum.
What's the best way to get around Airlie Beach?
You can fly into the closest airport in Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast), located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city centre. Another option is Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef), situated 15.9 mi (25.6 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to make use of public transport. If you’re hoping to explore more of the surrounding area, make your way to Proserpine Station to catch a train.