We stayed here for 2 nights (1 either side of a Whitsunday sailing trip) in a 5 share dorm room. The layout of the resort is lots of separate buildings consisting of 4 rooms (over 2 levels all with good size windows letting in plenty of light. The rooms were ok, not very clean though and we had to change rooms one night as there was hair all over the floor, in the sink and shower, an old plaster and empty shower bottle in the shower. This room was supposedly cleaned before we checked into it! There was a fridge freezer and kitchen workshops but no appliances or cutlery.
There is a nice pool area with a good size pool and several sun loungers and hammocks which are nice to chill out in.
The kitchen area was clean on the evening we arrived but by the morning it was filthy with dirty dishes piled up in the sink. We bought cornflakes and milk, had breakfast and went for a walk. When we returned an hour later, our cornflakes and milk had both been stolen even though they had been in a labelled bag hidden at the back of the communal fridge and cupboard!
Someone had spilt a juice drink in the fridge which had soaked several coolbags so we told the girl behind the reception who was totally uninterested and the mess was still in the fridge when we returned later that afternoon!
If we hadn't booked in advance we would definitely have stayed somewhere else after our Whitsundays sailing. I am probably being generous giving this hostel an average rating...
- 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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- Also Known As:
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