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Base Backpackers

1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When my boyfriend and I arrived at base it took and hour and a half to be checked in with no apologies for delays. The premier and greyhound had arrived at the same time, but they should have been prepared for this and had more than one person at reception. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm which obviously hadnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had an absolute blast here!!!! I went up with a few friends for a weekend at the beginning of the year. Absolutely loved our room, we had a bungalow on the beach! couldn't have asked for more. Every single one of the staff were great. I absolutely love the island life and recommend this place to all! get amongst... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the hostel clearly has a monopoly on the island with backpackers, and a great location with a good bar- we were not impressed with our stay! After queuing nearly 40 minutes to check in, we were shown to our room that was crawling with ants!! When we informed reception they were less than helpful- offering some token ant killer,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Base was comfy and clean with nice surroundings (although a little far from everything). The showers were good but unfortunately were cold whilst we were there due to a problem. The room we were in was unfortunately the worst we could be in as outside seemed to be a place for drunk people to congregate but that's not the hostels... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was up there for the Easter weekend with some friends, I could not believe the view we woke up to every morning. The accommodation was great, bathrooms were good and the food and bar were a lot better than 99% of hostels. The staff were always helpful and it seemed to cater for a range of people from backpackers to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of three hostels on the island, this hostel caters to those who want a bit more to drink and want to have stunning views. The rooms are in a chalet/beach house style. Rooms were tidy but perhaps a little small. The bathrooms were large and often clean. Nothing to write home about. The hostel did have it's own pool...looked... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stuff, great location and good layout. Only stayed one night, 19th may, good WiFi that works, nice pool and good people. Only thing is I can imagine is on a busier night the party scene might be problem if u want a chilled one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whoa, what a surprise for a backpackers, however in saying that I have stayed in a few Base properties and never been disappointed. We only stayed one night in a private ocean view room and regretted not staying longer, it was amazing and I will absolutely be back. The perfect location right on the beach with stunning views from both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, helpful and friendly staff, very clean accommodation, delicious food and soo much entertainment from boozy bingo to ladies nights!! I recommend to visit this place if you travel the east coast of Australia!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not actually stay here, but my mum and grandma came up to visit me in townsville and we went to Maggie for the day. By the end of the day, we were all quite tired and we were looking for a nice spot to grab a cup of coffee and just enjoy the view. We came in and... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We aim to please backpackers and Aussies alike. It's rad to hear you enjoyed your coffee and chat with our staff. I'll pass on the message. :) Feel free to pop over anytime. Thanks, Crin Buckley, Rooms Manager. More 

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