Base Airlie Beach Resort

a very good place and suits your wallet, especially for students. The staff is quite chilled and very helpful regarding the how's and what's and where's for the place ... Airlie Beach is a tiny beach town and the backpacker hostels are all located on one street. If you do not own a car (like me), no worries.. it's one airport shuttle away that will normally drop you off at your required holiday home/hostel (AUD $18).