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Magnums Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   366 Shute Harbour Road | (PO Box 313), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just brilliant. We had heard that it was a great place to stay but it's not until you arrive that you really appreciate it. Despite the quite frankly rubbish receptionists who took 10 minutes to even acknowledge we were standing in front of them, the rest of the experience (4 nights) was outstanding. We were put into... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was awesome for any traveller it's won many awards for travellers and I can see why ! It's newly renovated rooms /cabins are more like holiday homes in a man made jungle it's so pretty . There is enough distance from all the room a to the club that there is hardly any noise at all . The... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Magnums. Please come back again if you are ever back in Airlie Beach - we would love to have you stay with us again. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As centrally located as you could find. Great bar out the front, 30 second walk to Woolworths and BWS. Rooms were fine and clean, staff helpful but the vibe in the place wasn't the best. Stems out of the fact that they try to charge you for everything it is very irritating.

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Rob! We are glad you loved our location and facilities - thank you for letting us know. We are a little confused by your final comment that we charge for everything tho’. We had hoped and believed that we were very generous - we actually see this as our big point of difference with other backpackers in Airlie.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I arrived in Airlie Beach early in the morning with nowhere booked, I was looking for another hostel but couldn't find it and thought I would pop into Magnums to look at boat trips and just ended up booking into the hostel and man was I surprised by what I found, you step out the back of reception to be... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you found our resort a "great find"! More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had an early check in which was nice. Girl that checked me in was lovely. Didnt like the ID as room key deposit though. Location is great. Right next to Woolworths, BWS, MacDonalds and Magnums bar. Room was close to the kitchen and right at the start of the main walkway to the rooms. VERY noisy at night. Didnt mind... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to reveiw our resort. We have passed your concerns on to our relevant departments. We are pleased you will be back! More

Manly, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in total 3 nights in a double room. One before our sailing trip and two after it. There is a cheap possiblity to store your baggage which you don't need on your trip. The room was pritty small. Just a bed with small space around it, a fridge and a small cupboard but everything was clean and... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Magnums does pride ourselves on being "right in the heart of Airlie Beach" so we are glad you loved this about our resort. We love that we can offer budget accommodation in Airlie for guests to be able to enjoy everything Airlie Beach has to offer! More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Nice place, good location with a nice bar. A small village surrounded by trees. Own. Home Check in very nice but it was really Check out the unpleasant. What I regret most is that a staff person came such fury, to warn a person that his shuttle arrived, shouting leaving the door wide open waking us, on the one hand... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I guess it is the same ol’ story “you can’t please all the people all of the time”. We did send someone up to wake one of your fellow travellers so they did not miss their cruise and lose their money - we always try to do this in a considerate manner however sometimes it can... More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights with my girlfriends in a double room. The place is good looking; nice bar, pool tables, near a Woolworths, clean but small bed and accommodations in the forest. But, the facilities are pretty poor. 2 very (!) small kitchens and the showers/toilets aren't clean.

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our Hostel - we can’t really agree with all your comments though. We would encourage people to have a look at our facilities on our website - we honestly believe they are very good and certainly the best in Airlie. Our housekeepers are all long term locals and take great pride in their cleaning standards -... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I stayed for only one night and had one long line of bed bug bites 20 to be precise up my arm. The first case in a month of staying in hostels up the east coast. Service at the front desk was extremely slow and staff weren't very friendly. A good bar next door and kitchen was clean. Nice hostel... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Sally This review is very concerning to us as we keep a very strict log book of any incidents of this nature and we are unable to find any incidents at all in the last month - in fact we cannot even find your name as have being a registered guest with us. We would really appreciate some... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We used this hostel as a launching pad for our sailing trip and we are very happy with it! Rooms smelled a bit musty, but the location was just perfect (on the main street and next to woolies) and the toilets & showers were to be shared only with few other rooms, meaning that you never had to wait! A... More

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found the location "perfect" - we are loving having Woolworths next door too. We have passed your comments on to our security company regarding your security issues. Enjoy the rest of your travels! More

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Address: 366 Shute Harbour Road | (PO Box 313), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magnums Backpackers 3.5*
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Magnums Backpackers Hotel Airlie Beach
Magnums Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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Welcome to the Whitsundays!!Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of the excitement of Airlie Beach. Relax in our beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an “over 18 years only” budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.No need for a cab - Magnums is within walking distance of all the fantastic restaurants, pubs and nightclubs Airlie beach has to offer.Our affordable accommodation styles include dorm rooms, deluxe cabins and private rooms which are all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. All of our rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort. Professionally cleaned linen is provided and our rooms are cleaned daily by our friendly in-house housekeeping team. Magnums’ facilities include a fully equipped shared kitchen and undercover eating area, coin operated washing machines in our laundry, free security deposit service for your security and a free WiFi area, all for your convenience.Our new kitchen/recreation room is now open! We have a 51 inch Plasma TV, games and free Wifi - so it is the perfect indoor entertainment area for your enjoyment. Get some friends together or make some new ones and enjoy a game of volleyball on our sun-filled volleyball court.Want to venture out on a daytrip or an overnight sailing adventure and discover what the Whitsundays has to offer? Magnums has a fully accredited tour desk within our reception area with a large range of tours and activities at very competitive prices. Come and discover Magnums – you will be surprised! ... more   less 
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