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Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at base! Such a cool hostel. The highlight was without a doubt when Jay took us to see wild koalas. We got to see a bunch of koalas and two koala babies! And then we fed wallabies. Thank you Jay for making our time at magnetic island unforgettable!

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

Hi Lousie O, We are glad you enjoyed your time at base and also you were lucky enough to squeeze on one of Jay's Island Tours. The Koala's and wallabies are such a memorable part for most travelers that come to the island and stoked you got to experience them nice and close on the tour. I will make sure...

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I arrived it was early, but the weather was perfect and the staff were so nice helpful. Very much a party hostel so expect to stay up late. Plenty of showers and toilets and the rooms were quite large.

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

Hey MelissaRae1, Thanks for the review, We like to think we can throw a good party and hope you enjoyed it. Safe Travels. Cheers Jack

Hulst, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

X Base Magnetic is superrr nice. There are plenty of toilets and showers for all the guests and there is a bar (also very nice party's) and a restaurant at the hostel where you can have breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Everything with a seaview. Couldn't be better. In the afternoon I joined Jay's Koala tour. You should reaaaaally do...

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

Hey Elodie K, Were so glad you enjoyed the hostel and most of our breath taking view. Jay's island knowledge is quite unique and super lucky to have been there to see the baby Koala. I will make sure he gets this review passed on :) Cheers Jack

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay here but visited for food and drinks. The location is superb and the vibe fun. Cheap cocktails & good bar snacks. Fun place, good value. Pool table was a hit with the boys, great pool and area to chill out. I would return.

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

Hi there Claire B, Thanks for the Awesome review. Hopefully next time you can stay the night and party on till close. We will see you next time :) Cheers Jack

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is the only place to be in Magnetic Island. Great bar, pool, views of the beach, such fun staff and a big shoutout to Jay as he really helped us out with a difficult situation! No doubt my favourite hostel on the East Coast and I couldn't fault my time there at all.

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

Thanks for the review, We are so glad you enjoyed our slice of paradise as much as we do. I will make sure i pass on your praise to all the staff and especially Jay for helping you out. Safe Travels. Cheers Jack

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see wild koalas, stay here and go on Jay's tour. He was fantastic and very informative. We even saw 2 babies! We also paid to hug a koala at bungalow bay but this had nothing on Jays tour!

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

Hey Emily F, Thanks for the review, Jay's Koala Tours really are something special and to see the babies even better. I will pass on your feedback and hopefully his secret spot stays safe :) Cheers Jack

Steinhausen, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It was perfect. I couldn't stop raving about the place to anyone who would listen there and they all agreed. It was backpacking on a new level. The scenerie, the staff just everything. Felt blessed to stay there and definitely like I should have paid more! Reading the comments I was a little/lottle shocked that some people weren't happy with...

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

Hey Gwenny_54, PERFECT! Now that's something we'll have to live up to now. We are stoked you loved the hostel and its awesome you are spreading the love for our slice of paradise, keep up the good work. Our staff work around the clock to make sure all our guests leave feeling just like you do. So i'll give out...

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Such a chilled out holiday resort vibe at this hostel! Stayed here twice and absolutely loved it. Staff are all so friendly and helpful - as are all the locals on this paradise island! Only downside is the kitchen is a bit small but backpacker bar does nice meals for reasonable prices. (Best beef nachos in town)

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

Hello Ella M, Thanks for that brilliant review! Our staff love to help our guests out and create a really good atmosphere around the place. It's hard not to smile all the time! Our kitchen is due for a refurb but like you said we've launched an awesome new refreshing menu at our bar. I'll tell chef about his Nachos...

Main Beach, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The hostel is amazing, one of the best I've ever seen for rooms/position and atmosphere. Every night they play music and you can buy alcohol at fear prices. The kitchen menu is various and good. The best part has been the Koala tour with Jay, he is the only one to know the hidden places where koalas live!! He was...

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

Hi Chiarademarchi, Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it when people take the time to let us know what we're doing right, and occasionally what we can improve on to, but to receive such a positive review is always heart warming. Hope the rest of your travels are just as spectacular, and you...

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location for a hostel right over the sea and access to a little beach. Lovely pool area and outside spaces like hammocks. We got a couple of breakfast and dinner vouchers too. The bar is great and make sure you're there for boozy bingo on a Monday! Rooms were great too like little log cabins

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

Hi Becky J, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is appreciated. We love to hear about people enjoying our little piece of paradise as much as we do, hopefully you get a chance to come back and visit us again soon. Safe travels, Tom Cooney Base Crew

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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 Magnetic Island

Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Price Range: RM100 - RM419 (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”
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“Get a beach hut at the front near the end!”
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