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Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“its a good parking place there”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We parked our van there for 5$ per day, as we stay at the ship. If you need a campingplace you pay 10$ in the First night. In Airly Beach like in all other Towns in Australia, is it not alloud to sleep in your car in a street or at the beach - a ticket from the police cost 200$ and the police looked every night, so the base hostel is perfect. You can use all Facilities, there is a very good atmosphere, you can stay in the bar and you stay direct in the city

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Great Hostel. We stayed in a four bed dorm. Room was clean (apart from a trail of ants running down one little section of the wall). We had a jacuzzi bath in our room aswell which was an added bonus. Staff were extremely helpful however slightly lazy and rude at times. Onsite pub/restaurant was great. Cheap tasty meal and food deals. Right in the centre of Airlie Beach, close to everything. Free breakfast was also good but you have to get up early to take advantage. Overall really good value for your money.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed here over NYE in a private ensuite double room. Room was very big. Nothing fancy, but clean and functional with a working fridge and aircon. Staff were fine. Not overly friendly but not rude either - told us what we needed to know! The attached bar has good value meal deals, happy hours etc. Location is good. At the quiet end of town, walkabout distance to everything and at the pick up point for most boat trips etc. Basically, a good option for a good value, fuss free night's sleep.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will work hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We arrived at the hostel, and were able to check in earlier than planned due to having a private double ensuite room. Our room was clean and spacious. The staff were really helpful and friendly in helping us plan our few days there.

Great location near Airlie Lagoon, and at the top of the high street with everything you need in walking distance. The restaurant located next to the hostel had $10 meal deals if you stayed there which came in really handy. Only bad experience we had was that, my fiancee had her Hoody stolen from the luggage room. Not attended while others are in there.

One improvement we found though, was that when you had a shower, there was no shower curtain so you could not stop the water going all over the floor in the bathroom.

We would however come back and stay here, if we are in Airlie Beach again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will work hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed at Base Airlie Resort and it was great! We had a private en-suite room for four nights and it was really cheap and worth every penny!
We had a double bed and a bunk-bed, a TV and a kitchen and the en-suite was massive and had a jacuzzi bath.
The location was great! At the top of the high street so it was quiet at night, about a 2 minute walk to the lagoon from the resort.
The high street had everything you would need food and shopping wise and to walk from the top of the high street to the bottom to a maximum of 5minutes!
The staff were very helpful and organised all of our activities which were also amazing and I would highly recommend when visiting AIrlie Beach!
There was also a restaurant and bar attached to the resort, which had nice food and cheap drinks!
Would definitely return!

Room Tip: Private room with en-suite does not cost much and is a nice change from regular hostels!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will work hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a pretty cool place, small rooms with washrooms, mini fridge and counter tops, a few plugs around the room to recharge. The rooms are broken up into a compound style with 4rooms to a building, makes it a pretty quiet place at night, depending on your roomates. No byo makes it an expensive place to get drunk, the bar does a decent $10 meal and beer deal, but pints go for 6-8$ after that so go easy. global gossip internet in all the rooms, expensive way to stay in touch back home. If your here to party stay somewhere else, if your just in for one night before the whitsundays this is a good place to catch up on sleep.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will work hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2012

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel, the rooms were clean and decent size and the bathroom even had a bath. The kitchen was not big enough and didn't have enough equipment. Literally had to wait 30minutes until a saucepan was free and then wait longer for a plate ect. And it closed at 9pm which was annoying as I like to eat later usually when it's not so busy. The other annoying thing was check in wasnt until 2pm and there is a greyhound and premiere bus arriving around 9am so you would expect them to have changed it a little earlier. The pool was clean, not many sunlongers, though I'd recommend going to the lagoon instead which is just across the road. There was a really good deal at the down under bar which was $10 for food and drink and the food was really nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Globetrotter2011_12
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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2017
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review
Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviews give us the opportunity to pass on praise were your experience has been good and give us an opportunity to work on the bits that weren't up to standard.

We have taken on all your feedback and will work hard to make sure we can offer the best customer experience in the future.

Hope the rest of your travels are spectacular.

Cheers,

Tom Cooney
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Property: Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Address: 336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Airlie Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Base Backpackers Airlie Beach has gained a reputation for their stylish rooms, friendly local crew and a fun social atmosphere all in one great central location in Airlie Beach. The hostel accommodation is set amongst 6 acres of tropical gardens with an outdoor swimming pool right in the heart of Airlie Beach. Only 50m to the lagoon, the cafes, bars and shops are on the doorstep and the Abel Point Marina is just a stroll away. We have beds for all budgets - meet other travellers in our clean, comfortable multi-share rooms, all with ensuite and air-conditioning, or treat yourself to a private room with your own corner bath, fridge, air-conditioning, kitchenette & complimentary tea and coffee in the room. We also have loads of camping sites & campervan parks. Base Backpackers Airlie Beach is set up to be your ideal gateway to the Whitsunday Islands National Park with 74 islands and Whitehaven Beach rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world only a short boat trip away. Off street car park and car/campervan parking while you sail, air-conditioning in ALL the rooms, fully equipped communal kitchen, internet lounge & wireless internet in every room (Global Gossip), fully air-conditioned TV lounge, secure overnight/day luggage storage, BBQ facilities, 24 hour coin operated laundry, fully licensed travel desk to help organise your time in Airlie Beach, EVERYTHING you need in one location! Our onsite Bar serves up the best the best food, and incredible drinks at backpacker prices! Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the best prices intown. Nightly entertainment 7 days a week!! ... more   less 
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