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“Overall a very good hostel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Base Airlie Beach Resort

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Base Airlie Beach Resort
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Overall a very good hostel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I stayed in Base Airlie Beach prior to and following a 3 day sailing trip. I found the hostel to be clean, fairly quiet and in a good location. The complimentary toiletries and drinks were a nice touch and the staff were fairly friendly. Generally a good choice for a place to stay in Airlie Beach.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after sailing trip. Was pretty clean. Had good facilities and a pool. Good location close to the lagoon also. Once you've stayed in a 'bad' hostel you realise that actually this type is pretty good :)

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Noosa, Australia
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I stayed 3 nights at Base in feb 2013. The staff in reception was nice, except for one of the girls in the traveldesk who had a really bad attitude!

We got a 6 bed dorm, 203, and it was ok. It had a kitchen area with a fridge! But the downside is that the bathroom was filthy! There was mold everywhere and most on the walls in the shower. The cleaning staff is not doing their job and haven't done it in a while.

The big kitchen was nice and clean, with a lot of cookers but not enough plates and cups.

A good part of the hostel is their bar Down Under Bar. They have a $10 offer for a really big and good meal with a really big drink! We had it several times and it was perfect!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Not an enjoyable stay at all!
I found the staff to be rude and Ignorant.
The rooms where never really cleaned and when done so not properly.
It's very over priced for what you get, even some of the staff think soo.
The main pool area looks nice but I was there for 6 weeks working and never saw it get cleaned out once/ even after the pool party's! Disgusting.
I wouldn't recommend staying here at all!
Nomads opposite is a much hostel.

  • Stayed January 2013
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

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...

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Base Airlie Beach is a nice laid back place where you can relax. We stayed on a double room (that actually had a double bed and 2 single beds) and we were surprised that the bathroom had a big hot tub. Moreover, it's just a small step from the Down Under bar where you can eat for $10 and from the lagoon.
Next time I will go to Airlie beach, I will certainly go back to this hostel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Schwandorf, Germany
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Friendly staff but took too long to check in.. When we finally got there it was worth waiting, the rooms are set back from the street so nice and quiet, big rooms with great facilities, the pool a bit small but the lagoon is just across the street so this is not a problem. Would recommend...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sabrina N
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Property: Base Airlie Beach Resort
Address: 336 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Airlie Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxuries of a Resort at backpacker Prices! Base Airlie Beach Resort 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 Airlie Beach Resort 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, FREE 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! DOWN UNDER BAR & GRILL Home of the famous AU$15 Meal/Drink Deal! Open from 10am daily for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner at the best prices intown. Nightly entertainment 7 days a week!! All in house guest will also recieve discounts off at the bar with our $9.90 meal & drink deal! ... more   less 
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