Airlie Beach YHA is located in the centre of Airlie Beach close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafes and nightlife that Airlie has to offer.  campervan relocations

Airlie Beach YHA

The hostel offers multi-share, double and twin rooms with private balconies. All hostel rooms are air-conditioned and have shared bathrooms (double/twin rooms share with 1 other room). The hostel has an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor dining, communal kitchen, luggage storage and relaxing TV lounge room.

Things to do

Airlie Beach is your gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Sail around the islands, take a day trip to the reef, go snorkelling in the fringing reefs, get an aerial view with a scenic flight or visit Whitehaven Beach. Bookings can be made with YHA Travel at reception. Discounts are available for YHA members, all backpackers are welcome to join.


Airlie Beach is well known as a ‘party town‘. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs – all located within a 400 metre walk from the Airlie Beach YHA hostel. Dining out is easy with bar/bistros offering regular backpacker specials and cheap eats.

Reception: 7:00am to 8:00pm
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

Check in: from 1:00pm daily; please advise hostel if arriving after 8:30pm
Check out: until 10:00am dailyReviews from the guests:
‘Super Please’

My partner and I booked this hostel last minute, as we realised we would need somewhere to stay the night prior to our 2 day/2 night Whitsunday trip. We booked YHA as it was reasonable price and good location, hadn’t really done our homework on it so just turned up blind.

This was the first hostel we have stayed in where we only shared the bathroom/shower room with 1 other room (this was the guests staying in the double room next to ours) The bathroom was off limits to all other guests and this was a touch I really quite liked! Our room was cosy, but a good size double with free air con = happy days!

Another bonus is that this hostel is ideally located to the strip/lagoon so everything is walking distance, even better our boat trip office (Avatar – Ozsail) was literally next door, so didn’t have to wake early for the morning briefing.

Staff were friendly and also very helpful, when we came back from our Whitsunday trip they let us use their communal areas to eat and recharge our electrical before our transfer back to Proserpine airport. We also booked our transfer from the hostel, which was the generic $18 per person per way…it’s a 30 minute drive so probably cheaper to pay this than to get a taxi!

So overall highly recommend, I would happily use YHA again as a couple booking double rooms throughout our East Coast trip

“A good, room location and I liked the view”

The YHA was in a good location being within walking distance of shops, cafés, the beach and the lagoon. The walk to the ferry terminal was a bit longer.

The room was comfortable room and I enjoyed the view of the trees outside of the front window. The bathroom was shared with one room next door (The Hostel looked like a converted apartment building). I enjoyed the ambience of the hostel.

One thing I found annoying about Airlie Beach is that there was nowhere in town where I could pay for my air ticket (I had to fly back at short notice) and I had to get the bus up to Cannonvale just to pay for my ticket.

I enjoyed my stay at YHA Airlie Beach.

“Great Time”

Great hostel. Nice and chilled. Near the nightlife but not in the thick of it.
Staff great that helped me book my YHA in Mission Beach, Greyhound and a sailing trip.
Cheap too!
I really enjoyed my stay here.
I’ll be back.

Room Tip: Dorms are great. They all have balconies which was a nice surprise.

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