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Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016

what a hostel! everything is on point stunning from when you walk in the door the staff rock and man do they know how to have a party. such cool places to chill as well with hammocks everywhere. the best place on the east coast. in this case the poeple and the place makes it something i will remember until...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day themainevent2016! Wow what a fantastic review! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad you had such an awesome stay with us and we hope you come and join us again :-) Best wishes & safe travels, Georgia

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

To start we waited ages to get our rooms, reception was very busy and we probably waited a good 30 minutes as the lady at reception was on the phone dealing with phone booking and us at the same. No one could help her which was very interesting. There was 2 bartenders watching and 3 members of staff at the...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there Elise S, We really appreciate the time you took to write this review. We understand that you enjoyed certain aspects of your stay which is awesome, it just means we are going to have to work harder at the stuff you didn't. Your points will be brought up to Management and discussed to see how we can fix...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Some of the reviews made me a little reluctant to stay here but I have to say it's one of the best hostels I've stayed in in Australia. The reception area is open air, food is Amazing and rooms are clean. I have to shout out to the girl with the dark ponytail who works reception and the seriously handsome...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day melissahalliwell! Wow! What a super review. Jamie and I are really happy to hear that we made your stay that much more enjoyable. We really hope that you come back and stay with us again :-) Best wishes & safe travels, Georgia

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to party and have a crazy time, this is the place to go. Also good to meet new people. But if you want to stay and enjoy the island it might be tough to find enough sleep and feel relaxed to explore. More a party place, then a relaxing place. The dorms are too close to the...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there Benjamin F, We really appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We do love to have a party here and have been voted one of the top party hostels. However our partying shouldn't have affected your nights sleep. I've brought this up with our Bar team to ensure that they're taking appropriate measures so people...

Reviewed 22 May 2016

My room was very nice, had a good view over the ocean and the sunrise in the morning. Beds were comfy and yeah it was good. The hostel grounds were amazing, with pool, a cool bar area, private beach and hammocks. Toilets were dirty and a bit far away from the rooms though and kitchen was also quite dirty. otherwise...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there Lina S! Cheers for taking the time to leave us a review! We're super happy that you enjoyed your stay, however the cleanliness of the kitchen and toilets is an issue! We've discussed it with the cleaners to ensure that we really get on top of it. Thanks again for staying with us! We hope you come join...

Reviewed 20 May 2016

It has been a nice stay, the view is really amazing, the dorms are basics but not bad at all, the pool is great, there are games every night, and the musical selection is pretty good. The food is a little pricey, but at least when I ordered a burger without onions (and a misunderstood happened because I mean without...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there Gaëlle M! Thank you for leaving us such a great review! We really appreciate your feedback and we'll definitely pass the message on to Josh for you. We understand that staff can make or break a holiday so we always try and go the extra mile. We hope you come and see us again on our beautiful tropical...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a disappointment. I have attached a photo of their $5 pizza slice. The "full moon" party was a joke. Nothing on the beach - just two stages, one of which closed at around 12am, leaving the other one to play terrible aggressive house music with no other option. I'm with a surprisingly large proportion of the crowd...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there JakeSchogger, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us the review. Unfortunately due to liquor licensing and Australian laws we aren't able to operate exactly like a Thai Full Moon Party, which may have ruined your expectations of us. Although we aren't on the beach - we are one of the only Hostels in Australia that...

Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Nice spot to enjoy the beach, pool and listen good music! (good songs all day)! Lady's Bathroom and Room so dirty, it was disgusting taking a shower and using the toilet. Reception could be more careful about who they put on the room. I stayed with 3 guys on the room...that was a bit weird, since I'm 22, and they...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there Nathalia P, Thank you for leaving us a review. We really appreciate all feedback given. I have personally spoken to our Reception team to ensure they understand that they need to be mindful of room configuration. I sincerely apologise if your room mates made your stay any less enjoyable. Regarding the cleanliness of the toilets and showers, I...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I am 28, I like a drink but felt so uncomfortable in this Hostel, I couldn't relax. I knew the bar at Base was lively in the night but it catered for teens, with the British barmen LADS in their mid to late 20s focussed on and paying all their attention on impressing 18 year old girls.... If you don't...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day ILovemyholidays1234 We really appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We value all feedback and always strive to do better every time. We are taking your comments very seriously and will be discussing them at our next team meeting. We understand that staff behaviour can make or break a holiday and we're incredibly sorry that it...

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The place itself really isn't that great. The rooms are basically hippie style shacks and there's not much space for everyone's stuff. They also made us pay extra because a 6 bed dorm wasn't available any more, they only had 4 bed dorms left which wasn't our fault! The shared bathroom was also quite terrible, very big yet very crowded...

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BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'day there messypupflossy! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Comments, good or bad, are taken very seriously here at Base Magnetic Island. First of all I would like to sincerely apologise that you experienced rude staff during your stay. We understand that staff can play a pivotal part in whether or not you enjoy...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base Magnetic Island is a must do on any East Coast trip - in fact it's a destination holiday in its own right, especially as the only backpackers in Australia with 100% beach frontage. Boasting on average, more than 320 days of sunshine per year, Magnetic Island is the ultimate tropical adventure for anyone looking for something special Spend your days sipping a cocktail in the sun by the pool, spotting koalas from North Australia's largest wild Koala population or learning to dive at our on site SCUBA facility. From lazy days on the beach directly in front of the property to heaving parties of over 4,000 people for our Full Moon Down Under events - Base Backpackers has something for everyone. From ocean front en-suite private cabins - to shaded camping grounds and everything in-between, we've got an on site travel shop, cafe, restaurant and party bar and a team of staff that are willing to help in any way we can. Come stay and play in one of Australia's premier backpackers, on beautiful Magnetic Island. Getting here: Catch the SealinkQLD ferry transfer from Townsville to Nelly Bay, then it is a short ride on the Public Bus heading towards 'Picnic Bay' the bus stop is out the front of our property ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Backpackers

Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Price Range: €43 - €85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“The rooms by the sea are definitely the places to stay in. A real room with a view!!”
 of 5 bubbles SWOOZ186258, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“far from the reception, front row”
 of 5 bubbles Bbthequeen, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach hut at the front near the end!”
 of 5 bubbles loveshotels4, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“try for ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles r0bynb23, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think they are all shared dorms from memory, but very rustic A frames, right on the beach and bus stop...”
 of 5 bubbles StealthyTraveller, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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