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England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here, more because of the people we met! The dorms are nice and location is gorgeous, right on the beach. However some things need to change, the 'free' wifi is non-existent, it didn't work for anyone. There was no hand soap in the bathrooms, no lockers in the dorms, notices stating no food allowed in the... More 

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BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello L-Backpacker, Thanks for taking the time out of your travels to review our hostel. We've taken on board everything you have said and are already looking at ways t oaddress the small problems you've raised. Glad you enjoyed our clean nice dorms with a great view. Many Thanks Jamie More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean rooms, showers and toilets! Excellent security for a very well run full moon party. The staff are brilliant, so friendly and couldn't do enough to help us make sure our hen had a fab weekend. Highly recommended! Thanks a million 😊

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Thank Cathriona B
BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey girls!! We are glad we made your little trip away one you'll never forget. Our Full Moon party was a pumping success all thanks to awesome customers like you! Hopefully you'll visit again soon! Jamie More 

Santiago, Chile
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great pool, great staff and amenities!! Loved it!! The place is beautiful, the views amazing, the bar has very good food and you have everything you need there. The rooms are spacious and people are very friendly. There's an option for everyone.

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Thank DanielaPazNS
BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day DanielaPazNS, Our staff love that you enjoyed there customer service, it's somethign we really pride ourselves on! Our venue is in a pretty special place so we are over the moon that you fell in love with it. Many Thanks Jamie More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Normally I don't really like 'hostels', but I liked staying here! It is amazing. It's right at the waterfront and beach with the most beautiful views. The showers are nice and clean. Every night there is something going on in the bar, which is big fun! The food is average, but there is a good kitchen so you can make... More 

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

G'Day Marian G, BOO-YAAAAAAA! Of course you enjoyed staying here! The views are what makes this place a little slice of paradise. Our nightly entertainment is pretty sick and we've worked hard to develop fun for everyone. You'll be pleased to know we have brand new snorkels on their way to us as we speak! Many Thanks Jamie More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This place is in a great location and is beautiful and in addition has the best night life on the island. They put things on every night so it's fun even if you're by yourself, but the rooms are far enough away so if you want an early night you can! The hostel also booked our trips for us and... More 

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

Hello Emily T, We try our best to cater for all walks of life so it's good to hear if you want to party you can and if you would like a quiet night you can chill in our awesome cabins. Sam and I are stoked you loved our work! If you're ever near bye pop in and enjoy the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Base for 5 nights with my friends when we were on Magnetic Island. On arrival we were extremely pleased as the night before we had been camping in a tent! It was in a beautiful location right by the sea. There is a sea view from the bar, communal area, swimming pool and some rooms. We checked... More 

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

Hello Nicola K! We are so pleased you loved our awesome backpacker resort! The views really are breathtaking and you're one of the lucky ones who got 126 our 6 bed ocean view dorm. We work extremely hard to deliver amazing food and we are trying even harder to cut down the waiting time. We'll be having a refurb soon... More 

Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights and where really happy with this place. We did book a room for the 2 of us so we did not stay in a dorm. The room was clean, simple but the view was amazing! We woke up with the sound of the sea and looked right at the ocean. Just beautiful! It was room... More 

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

Hello Herman0705, Glad you enjoyed one of our private bungalows and the view really is amazing! Our food is pretty awesome for a hostel and we are looking into improving it even more in the upcoming months! We really focus on catering for every guest so i'm glad you feel like you can party or relax at anytime. Stoked you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Me and 4 friends spent a weekend at X base. The location is amazing and the villas with beach views are pretty well priced with good facilities and comfy beds. We checked in as 5 and made it clear that we intended to extend our booking from 1 to 2 nights as soon as we arrived. The manager (Jamie I... More 

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BASEMagnetic, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello BrentJames, We are stoked you loved your little ocean front villa, I love a good name drop but unfortunately it wasn't me (Jamie) who did this ;). We have got to the route of the problem and it's been addressed accordingly. Glad to hear all our staff were amazing as that really is a unique selling point for us.... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visited the hostel in September, unfortunately, or luckily after the famous Full Moon Party, at 4:30 pm all the structure was sleeping everywhere, all the hammocks taken all day, same on the pool, at the bar, for a couple of hours before starting drinking again at 6. It's good if you want a nice and very loud place where... More 

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BASEMagnetic, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Bbthequeen, Sorry to here about some of your complaints, These have all been passed on to the relevant managers so we can fix this. We really appreciate your views as we wouldn't be able to improve if we didn't know what was wrong. Our housekeeping team are up at 6am to clean the toilets and after trial and error... More 

Travellers are raving about these Magnetic Island hotels

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Magnetic Island is one of the most stunning places I've seen. Booked with vouchers which included scuba hire, 1 £10 dinner voucher and 1 £5 breakfast. I stayed here for 3 nights. The setting of the hostel is insane! most stunning view. Rooms are like little beach huts which are fairly clean, but door didnt lock properly. Shared bathroom for... More 

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BASEMagnetic, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day, I'm glad you enjoyed our slice of paradise and soaked up all the fun we have to offer. The views from our unique huts are why we all love this place. I'm glad you enjoyed our food, we've got a new chef in who's really changing it up and hopefully the food will be even better for an more... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base Magnetic Island is a must do on any East Coast trip - in fact it's a destination holiday in its own right, especially as the only backpackers in Australia with 100% beach frontage. Boasting on average, more than 320 days of sunshine per year, Magnetic Island is the ultimate tropical adventure for anyone looking for something special Spend your days sipping a cocktail in the sun by the pool, spotting koalas from North Australia's largest wild Koala population or learning to dive at our on site SCUBA facility. From lazy days on the beach directly in front of the property to heaving parties of over 4,000 people for our Full Moon Down Under events - Base Backpackers has something for everyone. From ocean front en-suite private cabins - to shaded camping grounds and everything in-between, we've got an on site travel shop, cafe, restaurant and party bar and a team of staff that are willing to help in any way we can. Come stay and play in one of Australia's premier backpackers, on beautiful Magnetic Island. Getting here: Catch the SealinkQLD ferry transfer from Townsville to Nelly Bay, then it is a short ride on the Public Bus heading towards 'Picnic Bay' the bus stop is out the front of our property ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Backpackers

Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Price Range: $64 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“far from the reception, front row”
 of 5 bubbles Bbthequeen, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach hut at the front near the end!”
 of 5 bubbles loveshotels4, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“try for ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles r0bynb23, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think they are all shared dorms from memory, but very rustic A frames, right on the beach and bus stop...”
 of 5 bubbles StealthyTraveller, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not 6 beds”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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