The centrally located Airlie Beach YHA is close to the swimming lagoon, local nightlife, restaurants and cafes. It offers air-conditioned private and dormitory rooms, most offering a balcony. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool and use the free WiFi hotspot.

Airlie Beach YHA features a shared kitchen and a spacious guest lounge area with a TV. All rooms include bed linen.

Located in the center of Airlie Beach, this hostel is only 1,000 feet from the coach transit terminal, and 15 minutes’ walk from Abel Point Marina. Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport is a 25-minute drive away. Hamilton Island Airport is an hours' ferry ride away. Reception can arrange transfers.

The hostel tour desk can book sailing trips around the Whitsunday Islands and out to the Great Barrier Reef. Staff can also arrange kayaking trips, scenic flights and skydiving. Limited free parking is available on site.

This is our guests' favorite part of Airlie Beach, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Airlie Beach YHA has been welcoming guests since Sept 9, 2011
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Airlie Beach, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!


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4 reasons to choose Airlie Beach YHA

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Airlie Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    450 feet from property
  • Boathaven Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1,550 feet from property
  • Shingley Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    3,400 feet from property
  • Cannonvale Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1.3 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have bicycles
    We do not hire bicycles. There is an electric bike hire shop next to the hostel.
    Answered on May 26, 2021
  • Do you also do pick up from proserpine airport?
    We dont, but there is direct shuttle bus will drop you front of the hostel. Thanks, Jet
    Answered on March 20, 2021
  • Hi, do you have a room for 2 only?
    We have Private Double/Twin Rooms that share a bathroom with one other room.
    Answered on September 27, 2021
  • Does YHA require Photo ID? I have a Mathew Talbot Hostel photo ID card, a Visa debit card, a pension card, and a Medicare card.
    Hi That should be enough for ID proof. Regards, YHA Team
    Answered on July 16, 2021
  • Do you have a max age limit?
    Hi accommodation is suitable for young travellers and backpackers. Regards, YHA Team
    Answered on July 9, 2021
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Airlie Beach YHA
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Airlie Beach YHA takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Airlie Beach YHA accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Children are welcome, but are not permitted to stay in dormitory rooms.
Children aged 17 or less can only stay in private accommodations accompanied by a parent or a designated guardian. The designated guardian must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. This also applies to school groups.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

Please inform Airlie Beach YHA of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Airlie Beach YHA

  • The prices at Airlie Beach YHA may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Airlie Beach YHA is 1,000 feet from the center of Airlie Beach.

  • Airlie Beach YHA offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Airlie Beach YHA is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 500 feet from Airlie Beach YHA.