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4.1 out of 5

"Perfect location basically across the road from the Lagoon, close to supermarket and all the night life. Room is quite spacious with some natural ligh ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Nomads Airlie Beach puts you in the heart of Airlie Beach, steps from Airlie Beach Lagoon and within a 10-minute stroll of Boathaven Beach. Highlights at this hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room balconies.

All 44 rooms feature WiFi and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like microwaves and stovetops. Bathrooms are shared.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Airlie Beach hotel include Airlie Beach Market and Shingley Beach.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$77* Per night/room 25 Jan. - 26 Jan.

Shared Dormitory (4 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (8 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (8 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Nomads Airlie Beach ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Nomads Airlie Beach

Everyone (20) Couples (10)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2021

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1 out of 5
Private room was terrible Rust all over the fridge and not clean by any standards

Posted by , from Mackay on 3 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Nov. 2018 by Hannah

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I apologize if the room was not upto the standard that you or we expect for our guests. It would be great if you could contact us directly with more information on this so we can investigate and make sure this doesn't happen again. Best wishes

4 out of 5

Great budget stay

Perfect location basically across the road from the Lagoon, close to supermarket and all the night life. Room is quite spacious with some natural light. It’s basically a free standing little flat with a high sealing, two showers, washroom and a toilet. Nice swimming pool. Staff is as quite helpful too. Very pleasant in overall, especially if you are staying over with the group of people and need a cheap accommodation.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2018 by Hannah

Hey! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and are stoked that you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree that the location is fantastic and are lucky to be spread out across a beautiful tropical setting with swimming pools, spacious rooms and great staff. I hope you are having an awesome time on the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards,

2 out of 5

Not good

The room was disgusting the fridge was rusty titles missing dead bugs throughout and major ant infestation wouldn’t stay again I realise it’s back packers but should still be in a comfortable state

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Stay!!! Excellent accommodation

Pros: Friendly staff, very clean & comfortable.Good air conditioning.
Cons: no improvements
Location: Bike hire, paddleboarding, sky diving, island cruises...shops
I booked a 10 day holiday for my 20 year photographer son at Nomads. He was very impressed with the staff, who were very helpful. The four dorm accommodation was lovely & clean and well serviced. Great kitchen & entertainment area where you can meet fellow travellers!!!...Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

Posted by , from Tweed Heads on 8 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great option in Airlie for a good price

Pros: The layout with rooms and bunkhouses spread out gives a neat vibe. The rooms were bright with big windows
Cons: Incredibly slow check-in & checkout due to not enough staff at front desk. Would only accept cash payment

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2016

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3 out of 5

Not a bad place to stay in Airlie Beach

Pros: Friendly staff (mostly) and central to everything.
Cons: The cleanliness of the bathrooms, and one female staff member had a poor attitude that needs improving.
Location: Central to everything and plenty of tours to book but ensure you get in early as they book out fast.
Checking in was easy and being able to park my rental car at the back of the grounds was good. A young kiwi lad that was just new on the day was very friendly and looks like he will be a quality employee. I was also able to book in a day tour for Whitehaven Beach with a very bubbly English chick despite most of the tours being booked out for the next day. I found my bed to be comfortable and overall it was not a bad place to stay at. Checking out was a different story however as the female staff member at reception that morning had a poor attitude that was not up to standard and needs improvement.

Posted by , from Gold Coast, Qld on 20 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5
We booked a room with a king size bed and stayed for 6 nights. The room was very large and clean. We had a change of towels half way through our stay but no change of sheets. The facilities were very good and staff went beyond their rostered duties to help ie: 'here use our computer and printer, no problems'. The stay was relaxing and peaceful. We had some internet reception troubles to start off but once we found the 'spot' in our room with the best signal, all went well. We definitely be back next year and recommend it to our friends.

Posted by , from cairns australia on 11 Nov. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Across the road from the lagoon. Beautiful place for a swim.
Cons: Alcohol not allowed in rooms. It would have been nice to have a glass of wine with my cheese platter.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Nothing special; Value: Economical; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Neat; Very young crowd. Most people were under 25. Perfect for that age group.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 10 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Location: Perfect
Value: Bargain; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 11 Jan. 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Nomads Airlie Beach, you'll find an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Nomads Airlie Beach also features a garden and laundry facilities. For a fee, parking is available. This Airlie Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) (38 km / 23.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Nomads Airlie Beach offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Rooms open to balconies. This Airlie Beach hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are shared (in-room sink)
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Private balcony
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 6 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Airlie Beach Nomads
  • Nomads Airlie Beach
  • Nomads Hotel Airlie Beach
  • Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers Whitsunday Islands
  • Nomads Airlie Beach Hotel
  • Nomads Airlie Beach Hotel
  • Nomads Airlie Beach Airlie Beach
  • Nomads Airlie Beach Hotel Airlie Beach
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.