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Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is so nice! staff, rooms, food and views are perfect. I had so much fun, specially during the ladies night which was hosted by Dane, he did such a good job leading the games and encouraging the people to join to make the night even better. Keep doing the good job guys!

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Thank Diego P
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey Diego P! Thanks for taking the time out to leave an awesome review. Our hostel is pretty special and we are glad you loved the rooms, food and location! Dane's awesome on the mic and knows how to entertain and encourage for the fun games we play. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks Jamie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was only my second day in Australia but already the best one I could imagine! Jay took us for a tour and we saw 6!! wild Koalas hanging out in the trees. They were so cute and fluffy! I did not imagine I would ever see Koalas in the wild. Afterwards he showed us the best spots on the...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey Skrol L, Thanks for the awesome review, Jay's Koala tours seem to be the talk of the town lately, Glad to hear you had a good time here on Maggie and got to experience some of the hidden spots Jay seems to know. I will make sure Jay gets this one ! Safe Travels, Cheers Jack

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi all, I spend 3 nights at Base and I just love this place! The first time after already 6 weeks of traveling it felt really like holidays :-) we had amazing weather, rented a 4 wheel drive topless car and spent also relaxing days at the pool. I really enjoyed the atmosphere at base and especially the evening activities...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey Charlyschulz1, Thanks for the review, Super stoked you enjoyed the nightly activities and our beautiful island. It really is a unique location here at Base Maggie, Waking up and falling asleep to the oceans noise makes you realize how lucky we are. Safe Travels and hopefully the weather stays as good as it was here. Cheers Jack

The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations weren't that high of the hostels at the east coast of Australia, but that's not why I think Base is a perfect hostel! The location is amazing, the rooms and bathrooms are nice, the staff is sweet and the bar is cool. I loved the ocean view and the relaxing en beautiful atmosphere!

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey There Pamela B, Thanks for the awesome review, Were glad you enjoyed your time here and the facilities. Hopefully we see you again someday. Safe Travels, Cheers jack

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a bangalow with my wife. Amazing views right on the water. Can party if you like or just chill out. Great atmosphere, hang by the pool or jump in the ocean. Had a great time and would do it again. Good price.

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey Jamie U, Were glad you both had an awesome time and soaked up the spectacular view we have on our doorstep, Hopefully we will see you both again, safe travels, Cheers Jack

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Base is a great hostel to stay at on Magnetic Island - perfect day chilling by the pool and ocean wih drinks and making friends. It has a good night life and the only place that opens late (no where else does) and has a good vibe, everything is clean too! The best part of our stay is the free...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey rjparker2017, Cheers for the wicked review, Jays tours have really taken off within the travelling community and glad you got the chance to see Maggie's hidden unique spots with Jay. I will make sure he gets a JD or two on me. Safe Travels, Cheers Jack

Pullman, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a well-run hostel for its size and I didn't even feel like I was in a hostel! Maybe I was just lucky but our room had a perfect ocean view and my bed was right next to the door so I literally opened my eyes to the ocean! The bathrooms were huge and no complaints about the...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hi there Brooke A, What an Amazing review to get, Were so glad you enjoyed your time here and managed to get a bed right on the Ocean Front. I hope Ginger Tom had his finest dress on for ladies night. Safe Travels and hopefully we see you again. Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all: the view you get from the bar and if you're lucky enough from your hut is absolutely breathtaking! This hostel is the perfect place for both relaxing and partying: the huts you sleep in are far enough from the bar so you are able to have a good night sleep, however if you are keen to have...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey Annouk v, Thanks for the Awesome review, Hopefully you got enough relax and party time during your stay here at Base. The view really is something special, I will pass on your great feedback to the crew, Safe Travels. Cheers Jack

Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing about this place is the view. We arrived early so we had arranged an early check in through our booking provider but upon arriving we were rudely told by a staff member at the front desk that they definately did not do early check ins and we must have been mistaken. We then tried to show...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hi there Felice N T, Sorry to hear about your experience at base, We are constantly working around the property to try offer the best accommodation and experience to our guests. I have spoken with our reception crew around the early check in situation which was a complete lack of miscommunication with one of our newest members of staff so...

Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing stay in X-Base Magnetic Island! You look around and you don't even think your in a hostel! People pay a lot of money to stay on the beach! Stunning views! But honestly have to say the tour was the highlight of my trip! Being a solo traveller I can only ask for advice on where's best...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, responded to this review

Hey Lucyhope95, Thanks for the Stella review, Super stoked you got the chance to experience Jay's Koala Tour he really does know some of the best hidden spots around the island. We certainly are lucky to have this on our door step and glad you got a slice of paradise in your time here. Cheers Jack

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 Magnetic Island

Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Price Range: RM99 - RM410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Magnetic Island 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Best views”
charlyschulz1, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 24 & 25 have an ocean-view balcony. Rooms close to the bar would have been super loud.”
880deenam, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms by the sea are definitely the places to stay in. A real room with a view!!”
SWOOZ186258, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“far from the reception, front row”
Bbthequeen, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach hut at the front near the end!”
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