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Magnums Backpackers

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Stayed here for two nights before and after my Whitsundays trip with my two friends in November 2015. Situated on the main street in Airlie beach it was in a good location only a few minutes walk away from bars, the beach and the lagoon. We arrived at 7 in the morning after an overnight bus and were very tired,...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for this review – we always appreciate feedback and always try to make changes if and when possible. Showers are currently being audited as you did not leave a room number so once we hunt the problem down we will fix it! PS: Magnums has been judged best hostel in the Whitsundays 4 years in a row, we...

Reviewed 20 January 2016

Good hostel, really good location in Airlie beach. I especially liked the houses in which the rooms where, really cool idea. The room itself was a bit small (twin room) and the bathroom was not the cleanest, but overall it's a good place to stay a night or two.

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, glad you liked the layout of the rooms, yes, the rooms are small but this allows us to be the best value in downtown Airlie! Sorry if someone did not leave the bathroom perfectly clean for you, this can happen with shared facilities, we do perform regular checks and will certainly take your comments on...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Myself and my boyfriend stopped here twice on our Australia adventure at the start of 2015, we stopped here for 4 nights on both times and we loved it, the first time we were put in a 8 bed dorm, which only had 2 other girls in the whole time we stopped so we had plenty of room, the bathroom...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

What a lovely review – thank you, we really appreciate the time and effort you have taken to share your experience – let us know when you are coming back!

San Luis Obispo
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This is possibly one of the prettiest hostels I've been to. It has a lot of trees and gardens, wooden walks and fountains, and the dorms are little cabins. There was a restaurant and bar on site, and very secure luggage storage. There are a few kitchens, which is convenient, with different eating areas. And it's not a far walk...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review – so pleased you loved Magnums!

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The air con is really good and has a quiet setting for night- possibly the best air con I've come across. That however does not outweight the downsides!! The reception area are also a working booking desk- even if you are there trying to pay to book a tour they will stop listening to you to answer the phone no...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, as always we have considered each point, we are sorry if your experience was not what you had hoped and we are grateful for the feedback, this will ensure we can only get better but when writing a review it is just so important to be factual: Magnums reception closes at 9pm 364 days per...

Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night for a stopover to our way back home. I would prefer to pay more money and stay somewhere else. The floors were dirty, the bathroom shower curtain had never been cleaned, dripping taps, crumbs and dirt all over the mattress and so many more disgusting things. Thongs in a shower is a must and check...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, I rarely disagree with reviews as we can learn so much from our valued clients but I will leave other prospective travellers to decipher your comments – As a company who take great pride in our housekeeping and maintenance practices your comments will be passed on to our team, however a...

London
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a double room. Was tiny, had a few cockroaches, and was generally very noisy (thin walls), other than that all ok. Decent shower. Ok kitchen area. It's attached to a very lively bar that goes strong all day. Which pretty much sums up airlie beach!

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we agree the double rooms are small, this allows us to remain the cheapest provider of double rooms in Airlie Beach, we do try to demonstrate this in all the images we use for advertising. This is the first time we have heard of cockroaches, we will ensure our housekeeping...

Reviewed 29 December 2015

big and with lots of trees, good kitchen and an area with computers available. Tough, wifi works just at a small area at the center. It has individual toilets for each room. good and organized kitchen

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, very happy that you loved staying with us and enjoyed the facilities – we wish you safe and happy onward travels

Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

This place is massive, it's a small village. It's got a lot of wooden cabins. I was there for 3 nights, 1 before my Whitsunday Islands tour, and 2 after. Stayed in 2 different dorm rooms. Both were clean and tidy and had private bathrooms, also clean. The (free) wifi was not too bad actually, you just have to stay...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is a large property for sure! We are glad you recognised and enjoyed the village atmosphere and thank-you for your comments on how clean everything was, our Housekeeping team work so hard and we appreciate them too! A very happy and safe holiday season to you – stay safe and happy.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Magnums is located in a good location, very close to everything on the main street. Connected to nightclub and bar. Stayed in the dorms which are directly across from Woolworths, convenient for getting groceries. Really enjoyed the enjoyed the amount of space in the dorm rooms. Very clean as well.

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we genuinely get excited each time someone “shares the love” – So glad you enjoyed your stay, we wish you safe and happy onward travels.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Whitsundays!!Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of the excitement of Airlie Beach. Relax in our beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an “over 18 years only” budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.No need for a cab - Magnums is within walking distance of all the fantastic restaurants, pubs and nightclubs Airlie beach has to offer.Our affordable accommodation styles include dorm rooms, deluxe cabins and private rooms which are all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. All of our rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort. Professionally cleaned linen is provided and our rooms are cleaned daily by our friendly in-house housekeeping team. Magnums’ facilities include a fully equipped shared kitchen and undercover eating area, coin operated washing machines in our laundry, free security deposit service for your security and a free WiFi area, all for your convenience.Our new kitchen/recreation room is now open! We have a 51 inch Plasma TV, games and free Wifi - so it is the perfect indoor entertainment area for your enjoyment. Get some friends together or make some new ones and enjoy a game of volleyball on our sun-filled volleyball court.Want to venture out on a daytrip or an overnight sailing adventure and discover what the Whitsundays has to offer? Magnums has a fully accredited tour desk within our reception area with a large range of tours and activities at very competitive prices. Come and discover Magnums – you will be surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnums Backpackers

Address: 366 Shute Harbour Rd | (PO Box 313), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: €26 - €39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnums Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Magnums Backpackers Hotel Airlie Beach
Magnums Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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“Ask for new sheets upon arrival.”
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“I cannot get over that a double room for us both was less than most 8 bed dorms!”
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“The free parking is actually in a parking lot behind the complex; 3 minutes walk away.”
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“Great Value”
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