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A lively hostel in airlie beach with mostly brits

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1. Posted by jm2007 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

anybody kno any?

2. Posted by angelemsy (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Beaches Backpackers!! Best bar in town with pool, pool table and nice rooms, good storage and travel agent in reception!

3. Posted by Emily_Oz (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

I agree. Beaches is a good option. I didn't stay there but everyone that did said it was great. I stayed at Koalas and YHA. We left koalas as there was a funnel web spider in our room and rat poo on the beds. We went to YHA and it was really clean and nice, still on the Airlie strip as well so right near everything. I really recommend the YHA OR Beaches. Whatever you do don't stay at magnums, I heard tons of bedbugs stories about there as I worked up the coast and loads of backpackers complained about it as they came through the place I worked. When we arrived there one of the girls from our bus didnt listen and then left the day after as she'd been bitten loads.
Hope that's helpful! x

4. Posted by jax_07 (Full Member 76 posts) 9y

Hi jm2007

I didn't stay at Beaches but heard lots of good dtories. I'll second the warning about Magnums - steer clear!!! Dirty, dirty place!


5. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Isn't one of the main reasons for travelling to get to experience the culture and the people in general? Why on earth would any British person want to travel half way around the world to stay in a place and hope to only speak to brits? Don't you get enough of them back in the UK? I mean it isn't like Australia is a South American, Central American country or Russia where you struggle to find anyone who speaks your language. Each to their own I suppose. Have a great time in this Australia.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 16, 2007, at 4:23 AM by aharrold45 ]

6. Posted by jm2007 (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y


u try talkin 2 a japanese guy or a danish chick with a thick english accent. so until its easier 2 commicate ill jus give myself a fightin chance of conversation.peace out.

cheers 4 the hostel advice people.

7. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I've had the same thing also many times (not in Australia though), but as long as the people actually understand english so it isn't like you are having to speak dot points to allow them to guess what you are trying to say, it isn't that bad. Maybe the Japanese person may be a bit hard, because I know that from past experiences most Japanese who speak some English don't speak a large amount. Their surely isn't just two people to speak to though, so surely if you tried you could find an Aussie, a brit, an American and others.

Good luck with your quest though.

8. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Stayed at Beaches one night, was perfectly OK for the money. Plenty of lager-swilling Brits, roasted red like lobsters and sporting the st george's cross, all over Airlie - you'll love it - ;)

9. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Koala was full of Canadians when I went. They speak English don't they?