Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Airlie Beach Location: Situated just 40-minutes from the nearest airport, Airlie Beach is also easily accessed by car. It’s a really small town, so wandering by foot is recommended. All of the hostels in this guide are either on or very close to the main strip.
Airlie Beach Festival of Music: Every year a jam session kicks off on the beach and in 15 venues in the area. There are usually around 75 artists over a long weekend in November. If you’re in the area during this time, it’s definitely worth going. One and three day passes are available.
This hostel specialises in affordable Whitsundays tours and offers fun activities everyday of the week.
With an on-site bar and luxurious private cabins, what more do you need?
Important: We recommend this for solo travellers that want to enjoy their own private room. There are no shared rooms here anymore, yet the hostel still offers plenty of shared spaces for social times.
Before you go! There is one other option for older travellers and adults.
Have a look at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Resort for more cute cabin options set in the rainforest just 2km from Airlie Beach centre. It’s located on Shute Harbour Road. Note: there are only private rooms available here.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
What is the best hostel for solo travellers in Airlie Beach?
There’s no doubt that Airlie Beach is a wonderful destination for sociable solo travellers that love organised events, tours and communal areas. That’s why we highly recommend staying at Airlie Beach Magnums.
What is Airlie Beach best known for?
Here are the Airlie Beach main tourist attractions:
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Coral Sea Marina
Whitsunday Saturday Markets
Honeyeater Lookout Trail
Are hostels in Airlie Beach safe?
Not all hostels in Airlie Beach are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Airlie Beach. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
How much are hostels in Airlie Beach?
Hostels in Airlie Beach cost 15€ – 18€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 37€ up to 75€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
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