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    Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

    1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Pros: Great location - right on the beach and our cabin was overlooking Nelly Bay. Spot is isolated, but still within walking distance of a few shops. Private cabins are at the far end of resort so it is quiet enough at night. Cons: Paid...More

    Thank Trystyn
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there Trystyn, Sorry to hear about your stay here. I will make sure all these issues are looked into and fixed. Our travel shop is open from 9am as the rental companies open at that time also so i will make sure our new...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The Hostel looks more like a resort. There are seperate blockhouses. Directly on the beach, the pool is clean and nice. They have a bar and offer also good food. Every night are some different activities and party. But not too long, so it is...More

    Thank Vanessa K
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hey Vanessa K, Thanks for the awesome review, Glad to hear you had a great stay here with us and got to experience our lovely island. The guys on the tour desk are always here to help and make sure all your Island Activities are...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Magnetic Xbase was as good as my previous visit in November 2016. There is no need to go outside of Xbase. The beach, pool and great views are right there. The meals from the bar are tasty and inexpensive. There are bar games every night....More

    Thank mc3192n
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hey mc3192n, It's always great to see reviews from guests that fell in love with Maggie and continue to return. Glad to hear you had a good time here again and hopefully we see you again at some point. Cheers Jack

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My first night at magnetic island I was put in a stunning beachside room, 8 share. What I didn't know was that at 2 in the morning I was to be awoken my 2 people having sex, very very loudly (hostel life, it happens). Luckily,...More

    Thank Olivia J
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hey Olivia J, Thanks for leaving us a review and sorry to hear about the issues in your room. The staff here are always willing to go that extra mile to make our guests feel at home and i wouldn't expect anything less. I will...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The location is soooo beautiful, right next to the sea! Beach in front of the door, bus stop next to the hostel. Hostel is very good, common area, pool, hammocks and rooms are really nice. Only problem is there is no storage in the rooms...More

    Thank schmidt4bomps
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 4 weeks ago

    HI schmidt4bomps, Thanks for the awesome review. It sounds like you should have stayed longer, and hopefully we see you again at some stage. Safe travels, Cheers

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$24 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 32
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    "Private cabins have own bathroom & tv & AC+fan - but NO internet."
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