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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only stayed here for one night which is a shame. Location wise it's pretty good, some of the bays and walks are walkable but the buses are regular and cheap (tip: if you're buying a single to base get an all day pass unlimited travel instead as it's only a few bucks more). It's a shame you have to... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do you like to sleep, eat, and play on the beach? Well, maybe not on the beach (you don't want sand in your food and hair), but close enough to see a baby whale from where you're sitting? Then Base is your place! Magnetic Island offers many opportunities including beautiful hikes, an array of beaches, and some great places to... More

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

Yes! We love to sleep, eat and play on the beach!!! Glad you share the same philosphy as us, as for the whale you saw, that is absolutely spectacular! During this season we do get a lot of whales playing out the front of our property and it is an absolutely incredible sight to see! Thank you so much for... More

Mooloolaba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Base Backpackers on Magnetic Island is the ideal place to stay during your visit to this beautiful island. The staff take great pride in keeping their guest entertained and comfortable on a daily basis. Nightly activities create a vibrant social atmosphere that allows for Base Backpackers to serve as a hub for international connections. With the exception of Antarctica (lol),... More

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

Hi!!! Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are so happy you had such a great time here with us, we love sending people away with fun and vibrant memories of us so glad that's what happened here. Look forward to see you again next year!!! Enjoy the rest of your travels! Thanks so much Base Management More

Mooloolaba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Base Backpackers on Magnetic Island was an absolute amazing experience. The staff was extremely welcoming and made the experience an overall joy. The atmosphere created by the staff was electric. Every night there were new specials at the bar and new activities to compete in. From a trivia night to bingo to a "lady-boy" competition, Base Backpackers created a wonderful... More

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

Hi!!! Thank you so much for the incredible review. We are so happy you had a wonderful time here with us, we pride our selves on creating experiences and it seems we hit the nail on the head with you. We would absolutely love to have you back here on the island. Enjoy the rest of your travels! Thanks so... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location but bathrooms get really crowded. Dorm beds are REALLY squeaky, and only 2 plug sockets in a dorm makes charging phones/cameras/laptops etc really difficult. Beach is beautiful though and the staff were always really helpful when we needed advise about things.

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay while you were here and our location, we love our location!! We are in the process of getting new bunk beds so that we don't have these issues so thank you for your concerns, we hope to have that addressed very soon. Enjoy... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved magnetic island in general, but a lot of this was down to the hostel. Nice outdoor kitchen, big dorms and huge bathrooms. Best part was the bar and social area. Did a quiz night when we were there, which we won! Free drink for everyone the night they arrive. Definitely a good place to stay. Went to the beach... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us! Hope we get to see you again soon Enjoy the rest of your travels around Australia. Thanks Base Management More

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for just the one night in an 8 bed dorm. The room was reasonably clean but did not have A/C, and with the temperature easily into the 30s, it made the room unbearable to be in during the day and uncomfortable during the night. The kitchen was small, dirty and not well stocked. The staff were generally friendly... More

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback and taking the time to do so. We do offer A/C rooms these are $2 extra per night and we now advise people of these on check in if they would like to upgrade to these. Since you stayed in December 2013 we have had an overhaul of the property, if... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at magnetic island the first week of July and even though its 'winter' the weather was beautiful! The hostel backs onto the beach which is an amazing views to wake up too. Its in a very remote area so you don't need to spend a long time there and the island shop is very pricey. all the facilities... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We absolutely love and view and are glad you enjoyed it too, we are very lucky to have the view that we do. Thank you for the feedback on the bedding situation, we are always more than happy to provide extra bedding if anyone comes... More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like having party this is definitely the place you're looking for. This backpackers is located directly at the beach. The rooms are clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The toilettes and showers are in a seperate building but for me it was alright. There are lots of funny events every evening like karaoke or barwars :) I'd... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. They really help us to establish what we are doing well and what we aren't. We are so happy that you had an awesom time while you were with us. We hope you will come back and see us sometime soon :) Thanks Base Management More

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed here over the recent Full Moon and the party was sick! The hostel is really nice with dorms that have lockable drawers under the beds to also maximise the space. There is a huge sociable open bar and nightly welcome drink and entertainment to get people socialising. There’s also a big communal kitchen and hammocks to hang out... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for the very positive review, so awesome that you enjoyed yourself while you were here with us at Base Magnetic Island. Enjoy the rest of your travels around Australia. Thank you Base Management More

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Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
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Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers 2*
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Base backpackers Magnetic Island hostel is situated ON THE BEACH of Magnetic Island! We are only 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville.A range of accommodation including raised secluded campsites and waterfront bungalows. Stunning pool and deck for catching the rays. Closest hostel to the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal and right on the beach! ... more   less 
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