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    Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

    1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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    • Excellent34%
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    “boozy bingo” (18 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
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    Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

    Had an absolutely amazing stay in X-Base Magnetic Island! You look around and you don't even think your in a hostel! People pay a lot of money to stay on the beach! Stunning views! But honestly have to say the tour was the highlight of...More

    Thank lucyhope95
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded May 2, 2017

    Hey Lucyhope95, Thanks for the Stella review, Super stoked you got the chance to experience Jay's Koala Tour he really does know some of the best hidden spots around the island. We certainly are lucky to have this on our door step and glad you...More

    Reviewed April 30, 2017 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...More

    Thank Louise O
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded May 2, 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed April 27, 2017

    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.

    Thank MelissaRae1
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded May 2, 2017

    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

    Reviewed April 24, 2017

    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....More

    Thank Elodie K
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded May 2, 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed April 24, 2017 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...More

    Thank Claire B
    Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded May 2, 2017

    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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    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
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    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • $24 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 32
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