7.7
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Magnetic Island Forts Walk 4.7 km
Gavin Ryan Studio 4.77 km
Horseshoe Bay Markets 5.47 km
Townsville Airport 12.53 km
Palm Island Airport 54.25 km
Charters Towers Airport 114.84 km
Dunk Island Airport 156.17 km
Whitsunday Coast Airport 231.49 km
Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island
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Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island

1 Nelly Bay Road, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia, 4819 - See map
  • Private beach

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

  • Nightclub

Value for money7.2
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Double Sea View
Double Sea View
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 queen bed
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Ocean View Double
Ocean View Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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8 bed dorm
8 bed dorm
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room (Female Only)
Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room (Female Only)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Economy Room Shared Bathroom
Economy Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Shared Dormitory
Bed in 6-Bed Female Shared Dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Bed in dormitory 6 Bed Dorm
Bed in dormitory 6 Bed Dorm
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Standard Room, Shared Bathroom, Ocean View
Standard Room, Shared Bathroom, Ocean View
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Magnetic Island with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island?

Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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Review score - United States
8.8/10
Location score
8.7/10
Room comfort score
8.0/10
Room size
21 sqm.
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99
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Overall rating:
7.7
Very good
600 reviews
Cleanliness
5.7
Facilities
6.7
Location
8.4
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More about Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island

More about Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island

Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island features a superb beach setting close to the natural sights and attractions of Magnetic Island. This property, which is especially ideal for those traveling on a budget, is a great place from which to explore the rest of this area. Known as the island’s party hostel, this is the place to come if you want to hang out, make friends and have a good time. A wide range of leisure activities caters for all tastes – be it leaning to dive, going koala spotting, horse riding bare back on the beach or simply relaxing by the pool. Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island offers a vacation-style travel experience that’s a great value for money. A stay at Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island will not be a compromise on location, facilities, or fun.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
2 mentions
Swimming Pool
1 mention
Internet
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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Asian
Continental
Vegetarian
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

The Island Bar
Cuisine:Australian
Menu:Buffet

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Reviews of Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island from real guests

Overall rating
7.7
Very good
From 600 reviews
8.8Location
8.3Service
7.5Value for money
Agoda Reviews (36)Booking.com Reviews (564)
Rating via Agoda7.1
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10
Very good
Cleanliness5.7
Facilities6.7
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service7.6
Value for money7.2
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8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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Showing 19 verified guest comments
7.6
Very good
Lhays from Brazil
Couple
Double Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Good value for money, prime location but lacking cleaning”

A great spot to stay at Nelly bay, beautiful view from the ocean ensuite cabins. The downside for us was the lack of cleanness, our room was poorly cleaned, speaking from experience with cleaning it would’ve been better for hostels to have proper cleaning companies looking after it rather than backpackers trading “cleaning” for stay. The kitchen was grubby, it clearly needs a deep cleaning too. Despite of it we had a good time there overall but would’ve been much better if wasn’t for what I reported above.

Reviewed October 11, 2020
8.4
Excellent
Laura from Laos
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Good if you want to party”

Ants all over the kitchen and the rooms weren't the cleanest however the price was cheap and the location fantastic. Staff were friendly but they need to pay more attention to the group that they take away to things like the sunset walks. One girl was slow at the back so I waited for her and they just left us. It was pitch black and I was just lucky that I had a torch. Unfortunately we couldn't find the path we had walked down and had to stop a car to get directions via the road. We got there eventually but they really did have no idez how many people they left with.

Reviewed May 23, 2016
6.8
Good
Nicky from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Base Magnetic Island”

Good points Good location Decent pool and chill area Bad points Dirty kitchen Showers broken Wi-Fi didn't work and then was slow No BYO and overpriced drinks Over priced food Rude staff Small rooms No where safe to lock anything away Cheap beds Poor aircon The island is just that. Very remote. I'd say only stay for 2 days at the most.

Reviewed November 16, 2018

HI there, Thanks for the feedback on your stay and sorry to you didnt enjoy your time here. We do apologize for the water being off during your time due to broken infrastructure but unfortunately it had to be to isolate the issue. Safe Travels

Responded November 26, 2018
Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island
8.4
Excellent
Mark from Australia
Couple
Double Sea View
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Excellent”

Magic location right on the rocks at waters edge Quiet beaches and plenty to appreciate Hired a small Jeep for a day to explore the island

Reviewed May 14, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
David from Australia
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Exceptional”

I gave this place 10 stars so obviously everything was great here and I had an amazing time, I just want to make two comments - 1. The wifi is absolutely useless, they charge $4 a day but it's so slow you can barely use it. Absolute waste of money. Get a sim card instead. 2. There was one staff member who seemed to be acting very fake-nice and underlying that seemed arrogant and snobby which could have dampened the experience but all the other staff members were great which made up for it. The vibe is great, the nightly activities great and I met some really amazing people here.

Reviewed July 21, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Carlea from Australia
Family with teens
Double Sea View
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Location for half the price”

Had a double room, private bathroom, TV, kettle, tea, coffee, fridge. Shared balcony, right on the water. Bed faces door, so can lay there with screen door open to get the sea breezes

Reviewed August 27, 2018
8.4
Excellent
KACY from Australia
Couple
Double Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Great value, stunning views,,beautiful spot.”

Beautiful location, lots of fun! We stayed in a single room overlooking the ocean. Great value for money. Simple cabin; no bathroom in the room (unless it’s specified!). Mattress could be larger and more comfortable, but apart from that - fantastic.

Reviewed August 19, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Sofia from Germany
Solo traveler
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Hostel price - Resort feeling - I loved it”

Pros: Amazing resort feeling right by the ocean with a nice pool, bean bags, hammocks etc, really liked the huts you sleep in, funny bar activities every night, good food, bus stop right in front, best value for money Cons: Wifi is not the best and you barely have reception, everything else is amazing!

Reviewed June 01, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Duranski from Australia
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 3 nights in July 2020

🌴 Great Tropical Escape 🏝 ”

The best Hostel in Australia with the beautiful locations Surrounded with beautiful tropical garden blue ocean on the door step ,great accomodation with beautiful bungalow houses Great bar and excellent customer service well done 👍

Reviewed July 06, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Awesome hostel”

Such a chill beach vibe. Everywhere is open and there's a pool. The forms are cabins- they just weren't super clean. Something on at the bar each night. Had a great time. Actually wanted to stay another night but it was full!

Reviewed September 09, 2018
4.4
Sara from Australia
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Uncomfortable”

Worst Base hostel I've stayed at. The whole place made me feel uncomfortable. Room felt dirty and the beds were placed straight under the leaning roof, not very nice when you're in the top bunk.. Showers and toilets were not nice at all. Cold and dirty, felt really uncomfortable having a shower in there. It's quite hard to find service on your phone at this place so you would think at least the wifi should be free, but no. $4/day and it's so slow you can barely use it. It's located very beautiful by the beach and the staff were nice, but that's the only good things about it. Would rather pay a few more dollars and stay at a place I feel comfortable in.

Reviewed September 16, 2018
4.8
Chantal from Switzerland
Solo traveler
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Party hostel with no chance of escaping it”

If you like party, this is for you If you enjoy some quiet time too, forget it. There is not a single spot you can sit without being blasted at with super loud music. There is also nothing close to the hostel, so you have to take the bus which does not even run every hour during certain hours. Showers/bathroom were pretty filthy, rooms were "cleaned". The guy didn't even take empty glasses from the party the night before out of the room and just swiped the first 2 meters of the room. if it rains: NO sheltered tables to eat your food.

Reviewed April 07, 2018
6.8
Good
Jana from Germany
Solo traveler
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Good”

The kitchen is a mess. Always dirty and not fully equipped. The staff is not very friendly and helpful. But it depends on the people. The location is great! Close to the bus stop and the beach.

Reviewed September 01, 2019
6.7
Good
MIKI from Japan
Group
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

On the beach”

Location, hammock, and beachside terrace

Location is fantastic, on the beach, whereas facilities are poor. Shower pressure is very weak. You can enjoy beachside all day!

Reviewed July 13, 2015
7.6
Very good
Alain from France
Family with teens
Double Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Very good”

Très bel endroit pour séjourner sur Magnetic Island, parfaitement situé non loin du port, tipi face à la mer, personnel très sympa ! Bonne ambiance et très bon accueil

Reviewed January 12, 2020

Hi there and thanks for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon, Safe Travels

Responded February 26, 2020
Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island
9.6
Exceptional
Victor from France
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Super backpack ”

Petit bingalot à 5 metres de la mer, superbe vue. super ambiance, plein de vie. J'y etais pour france australie durant la coupe du monde, c'etait cool

Reviewed May 26, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Raphaela from Germany
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Unfassbar schöne Lage!!! ”

Die Lage ist einfach super schön...ich hatte sogar ein Zimmer mit Meerblick. Die Zimmer sind zwar ein bisschen eng, aber mir gefällt das Hostel trotzdem sehr gut. Abends war eine sehr gute Partystimmung und das Essen und der Alkohol sind echt günstig!

Reviewed October 06, 2019

Hallo und vielen Dank für das Feedback zu Ihrem Aufenthalt bei uns. Wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder zu sehen

Responded October 18, 2019
Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island
2.0
희송 from Australia
Solo traveler
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

도저히 잘 수 없는 곳...”

몇 시간동안 도마뱀, 주먹보다 큰 개구리, 수백마리의 날파리들을 보았습니다.. 그 날이 태풍때문에 그랬던건진 모르겠지만 숙소안에도 침대며 베개며 가방이며 손가락 한마디만한 날파리들이 너무 달라붙고 심지어 제 몸에도 기어다녀 도저히 잘 수가 없어 환불도 못받고 도망나왔습니다. 이 숙소때문에 마그네틱아일랜드는 구경을 하나도 못하고 섬에 들어간 날 저녁에 바로 페리를 타고 다시 나와서 다른 숙소를 잡았습니다. 자기 몸에 벌레가 기어다녀도 신경쓰지않고 잘 수 있는사람 아니고서는 안가시는게 좋을거같습니다....

Reviewed January 08, 2018
7.7
Very good
Mark from Denmark
Solo traveler
6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Fine rum, og god kontrolleret fest om aftenen.”

Mulighed for at opgradere rum, mulighed for aftensmad og morgenmad, god fest om aftenen.

Et dejligt sted, kan varmt anbefales. Ønsker man lidt fest er der mulighed for det, men samtidig også mulighed for ro, hvis man er træt.

Reviewed August 28, 2013
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