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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much a party hostel so be prepared! Still quite clean though. Went to boozy bingo which turned out to be great fun and bar prices are fair. Highlight of our stay was definitely our tour with Jay who is an awesome bloke and shared his local knowledge of the island. He showed us some koalas including a teeny baby...

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello JBambridge2017, Boozy bingo is my favourite too! Jay's tours are awesome and really break the ice for our guests as well as seeing a bit of our island wildlife. Thanks for the review Jamie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice hostel - literally in paradise. On the beach hostel, the rooms are also pretty nice with good strong aircon. The kitchen is also clean and big enough for quite a few people to cook at once. The staff were really friendly, and good at their jobs. They made the atmosphere in the evening really fun - although they...

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Poppy, Thanks for giving our staff such a good pat on the back. They love their adopted home alot and work tirelessly to make sure you love it just as much. Thanks for the review Jamie

Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel itself is so nice, right on the beach, big bar area with really nice food options and lots of seating options. The rooms are so cool, you get your own 6 bed hut with aircon, they're pretty comfy too. Lots of toilets and showers which is good. The staff are all super friendly and can help with anything....

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

HEllo Bella, Our hostel dorms are cooll and comfy not to mention they look cute as! Our bar boasts incredible food offerings and delicious cocktails too. All this is backed up with our wonderful, helpful crew. Thanks for the review Jamie

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is simply the best on the East Coast as it boasts awesome views, weather and facilities. It's staff are the friendliest we've dealt with yet. You are greeted by a warm welcome and staff that are efficient and love their island home. They'll happily rent cars for you, plan out your day and give you directions to where...

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there Jamie C, Thanks for the top notch review. Spread the word about our little slice of paradise! All the best, Kelly

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends at the end of February and couldn't recommend this place more! It's got the perfect mix between relaxing and partying and the hostel is right on the beach! The staff were awesome and were always willing to help! Food and drink prices were good and very reasonable! We were here on a Friday and had a great...

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day HMMMMMMMMMM Delicious review! Thanks for taking the time out to give us 5 stars! Cheers everybody, Jamie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is been my favourite place in my Australia trip. The hostel is stellar - the rooms are great, little villas that look over the ocean. The bar looks over the beach as well, and it's a riot. With fantastic staff and a super sexy English bartender boozy bingo was a smash hit. I never want to leave. Ever.

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BASEMagnetic, Public Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Jordyn, Thanks for the awesome review. We know this place means a lot to you and you were awesome when you stayed here. Our nightlife is amazing and the views are even better. Many Thanks Jamie

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night and one night was more than enough! Bathrooms were disgusting, flying ants and other bugs everywhere, both dead and alive. Toilets were awful, most had no toilet roll and were filthy. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm, both had top bunks (mine tipped really badly when on the ladder) and the top bunks are...

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Ellie B, Sorry to hear your experience here wasn't too good. We are working hard on all the points you have pointed out and we will be changing a few things for our future visitors. Our staff are super friendly and our location and views are to die for. Many Thanks Jamie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay on this beautiful island and we're so greatful to have be shown around to some wild koala's and beautiful views with the friendliest guy Jay Wyatt. We even saw a mother and her baby koala which was incredible. A massive thank you for this amazing experience!!

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

Hello lydiathurlow, Thanks for the stellar review! Jays Kaola tours are quite the hit, so i'll pass on you message of aprreciation. Many Thanks Jamie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enforced party atmosphere so hard to just chill and some staff who appeared to be there for the party & not necessarily interested in doing their job. The food service was so slow & expensive for what it was - 45 minute wait for breakfast and the only cooked item on my plate was a tomato. The free wifi is...

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Brooksie115, We've now sorted the enforced party feel as we've implemented a numbe rof chill out areas and comfort zones. We've brough brand new hammocks and kitted the hostel out with awesome beanbags. We've also put into place a new menu that has been a great success and quashed all the critisms you had earlier. Please come again to...

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful location overlooking the water, great atmosphere and all the facilities you need. Went for a tour with Jay who showed us some great spots to see wild koalas and wallabies! Definitely make sure you do that when your here, had so my fun... thanks jay!

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

Hello Holly E, We try to offer as many commodities and amenities as possible so we are glad you didn't feel like our hostel was lacking anything during your stay. Jay's tours are awesome and he's doing a brilliant job! Thanks for the review Jamie

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Highlights
  • 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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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: RM105 - RM456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Base Backpackers Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 24 & 25 have an ocean-view balcony. Rooms close to the bar would have been super loud.”
 of 5 bubbles 880deenam, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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