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Base Backpackers Airlie Beach

336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia
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#12 of 73 Speciality lodging in Airlie Beach
Base Backpackers Airlie Beach has gained a reputation for their stylish rooms, friendly local crew and a fun social atmosphere all in one great central location in Airlie Beach. The hostel accommodation is set amongst 6 acres of tropical gardens with an outdoor swimming pool right in the heart of Airlie Beach. Only 50m to the lagoon, the cafes, bars and shops are on the doorstep and the Abel Point Marina is just a stroll away. We have beds for all budgets - meet other travellers in our clean, comfortable multi-share rooms, all with ensuite and air-conditioning, or treat yourself to a private room with your own corner bath, fridge, air-conditioning, kitchenette & complimentary tea and coffee in the room. We also have loads of camping sites & campervan parks. Base Backpackers Airlie Beach is set up to be your ideal gateway to the Whitsunday Islands National Park with 74 islands and Whitehaven Beach rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world only a short boat trip away. Off street car park and car/campervan parking while you sail, air-conditioning in ALL the rooms, fully equipped communal kitchen, internet lounge & wireless internet in every room (Global Gossip), fully air-conditioned TV lounge, secure overnight/day luggage storage, BBQ facilities, 24 hour coin operated laundry, fully licensed travel desk to help organise your time in Airlie Beach, EVERYTHING you need in one location! Our onsite Bar serves up the best the best food, and incredible drinks at backpacker prices! Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the best prices intown. Nightly entertainment 7 days a week!!
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Paul wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Thanks to the very friendly staff for letting us store our bags and stand in from the heavy rain. Really appreciated :) Also helped us sort out what to do while in Airlie. Thanks for your help. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Aj85 wrote a review Dec 2020
Perth, Australia135 contributions49 helpful votes
Word of advise, save your money and miss this accommodation altogether. Now, it’s a backpackers so expectations were not overly high anyway but this place was a joke! We managed to secure a 6 bed for our group only to find the shower full of mould along with the aircon vents covered in it as well. No stools, chairs to sit on, broken windows and latches so we were unable to secure the room and our belongings. Don’t believe the photos on their website either, the pool was green and stunk, and the place more closely represented a slum ghetto than a maintained, clean and safe accommodation! Would not recommend to anyone!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Banksy wrote a review Dec 2020
8 contributions
Stayed at this hostel several times now and every time it’s great Friendly staff, clean and tidy rooms, fantastic location. pumping bar right next door with great food and drink specials as well as live music some nights
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Lorraine C wrote a review Dec 2020
Cairns, Australia217 contributions24 helpful votes
We booked in for a couple night cheap & cheerful! I have never stayed in a backpackers before so wasn’t sure what to expect. It sure was better than I expected! The location couldn’t be better! The staff are so helpful & I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious, clean & large the rooms were! The bed was so comfortable & bedding crisp & so clean! Not that I think all backpackers are gritty but I really liked this place! The bar next door was so good, cheap good food too! The place is real large with a lot of space 2 pools lots of places to chill! The buildings are a bit old etc but serious I couldn’t complain about anything!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
louisemayp wrote a review Sep 2020
21 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed on the unpowered campsites, toilets are disgusting! One of them was flooded, at least two didn't have any locks on the door! No soap in any of the toilets which is disgusting especially with covid! Shower heads are dirty and barely work! The location is good and the bar at the front is pretty nice but this places needs serious work! Would recommend skipping this place
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hannah Kneebone, General Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Hey! Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review - we value all feedback. Our camping facilities do get cleaned 4 times a day and get checked throughout the day - there is a large number of people using the facilities and they can get muddy pretty quickly. We have taken your comments on board though and we are looking at what went wrong this time and a manager is investigating the issues. We hope you enjoyed the lovely Whitsundays and safe Travels!
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US$29 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Nearby attractions include Airlie Beach Lagoon (0.2 km), Bicentennial Walkway (0.09 km), and Coral Sea Marina (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe One 3, Cool LaLa Modern Chinese & Asian Cuisine and Bubble Tea, and Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Base Backpackers Airlie Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Airlie Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Base Backpackers Airlie Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.