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|Value for money||7.2|
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.
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.
Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
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.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
🌴 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 👍
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!
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.
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.
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.
On the beach”
Location is fantastic, on the beach, whereas facilities are poor. Shower pressure is very weak. You can enjoy beachside all day!
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
Hi there and thanks for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon, Safe Travels
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
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!
Hallo und vielen Dank für das Feedback zu Ihrem Aufenthalt bei uns. Wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder zu sehen
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....
Fine rum, og god kontrolleret 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.