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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at base before and after my whitsundays boat trip. Had a good experience both times. I stayed in a 4 bed female suite with bathroom. The bathroom was great, hot shower being a must after being at sea for 3 days. The place was clean and the staff was helpful. The shed bar was great fun, with live music...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DISGUSTING. No wifi. No aircon. No tv. No pool. Yellow stained bed & bed sheets. Rock hard bed. Gross, old, lumpy & stained pillows. Dirty & unclean shower. Suss stained bathroom mirror. Broken & dodgy kitchen sink tap. Curtains that don't provide full privacy. Sandpaper-like toilet paper. Broken room door lock. Worst customer service Old & gross. Trailer park trash-like...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm guessing based on the time of review that you have stayed with us just after Cyclone Debbie tore through our town. We are extremely sorry that all our facilities aren't up and running as normal but we are doing our very best to clean everything up and...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Base Airlie Beach Resort Hostel is the most disgusting hostel I've ever been to. The air was smelling moldy - the reason was probably the mold spread all over the ceiling. Staying there is definitely not healthy. When I arrived as the first person in the room the bin was full of garbage and the shower (moldy as well) was...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi Marisa L, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It highlights for us the areas we need to improve on, as sometimes we miss the small things. It seems this time we've missed lots. I can't apologise enough. Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays we believe is the most beautiful part of the world and we think...

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my boyfriend stayed here for one night (thankfully no longer!) on our trip around Australia. I have to say this is the worst accommodation I've ever stayed in. Walking up to the room I thought it looked quite big & might be nice. Once we went in it was far from it. The room was disgusting, it was...

Thank Leanne P
BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi LeanneP, Although your accommodation experience with us in Airlie Beach was far from anything we'd like to be renowned for I hope it hasn't ruined your Airlie Beach or Australian experience. We take everything our guests have to say very seriously especially when we seem to have missed the mark by so far. We've had to send maintenance around...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a nice and cosy hostel, don't go here. There is always a long queue at the reception (def understaffed). When the staff finally helps you out they are so rude and cranky, not feeling welcome at all. Dirty bed sheets, dirty bathroom, dirty kitchen area (cockroaches everywhere). One of those places where the focus is on...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi Martedh, I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and let me start with a sorry. None of what you listed in your review is how we are trying to run our property. Our company mantra is to provide a safe clean and fun environment for you to enjoy, and it would seem we have missed...

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Amazing air con rooms (I stayed in two different rooms, both 6 dorm) rooms them selves were clean with god floor space, the bathrooms however could do with an upgrade. they are big but feel dirty. good sized kitchen and eating area very good location at the top of all the shops, bars and near the lagoon

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AllyAlty, Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi Gina, Thanks for your review and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We have an awesome location with everything so close, which is one of the things that makes our accommodation so popular. I hope that next time you visit the beautiful Whitsundays that you will return to Base to see all of...

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

When we booked this accomadtion on booking.com we were told that it was a hotel. When we arrived we realised it was a hostel. The reviews we read said it was a quiet place to stay... totally wrong! The place was rammed full of people at every hour of the day. The pictures of the rooms we saw led us...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi ionalangridge, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry the venue wasn't advertised correctly on booking.com , as soon as i finish this response i will contact booking.com to clarify as it's not fair for you get misinformation before you even arrive. That's our fault, we should have been constantly checking the information being passed...

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My First Day Was Quite The Experience From When I Was Picked Up Right Untill I Left, Moli Tuigamala Has Been The Best Of Tour Guide's Since My Stay Special Thanks To All The Staff's Of Nomads & X-Base Especially House Keeping Staff's Always Making Sure They Staying On Top Of Things, The NightLife Crew Who Have Made My Holiday...

BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi Walter Taraape V, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Moli is the king..You couldn't have had anyone better to show you around Airlie Beach. I'll make sure we pass on a high five to all the staff for you, and look forward to seeing back here soon. Chur bro, Tom Cooney Base Crew

Currumbin, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Base in Airlie Beach, it was so lovely and had such a great time! Kate on the reception desk was so helpful with everything to do with Airlie beach! So good to have local knowledge ❤ thank you!!!

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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi shelb67, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. Kate is an absolute superstar, I'll make sure to pass on your praise. Thanks for staying with us, and hopefully you get a chance to come back and play with us again soon. Cheers,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed for 4 nights in a Queen room which had a double bed, bunk beds and ensuite. There was a kitchen area with a sink, fridge, kettle and kitchen cupboards but they were empty. Upon arrival at the hostel and into our room we noted all of the warning signs for asbestos which is fairly alarming. We then noticed...

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BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this review

Hi eatiller, Thank you soo much for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry, your experience wasn't the best, we really do try to offer the best in experience to each and every guest that walks through our doors, and very sorry we missed the mark during your stay. The asbestos can be alarming, really nothing to worry...

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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 

Additional Information about Base Backpackers Airlie Beach

Address: 336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: ₹ 2,980 - ₹ 4,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Airlie Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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“The rooms by the base pool are nice!!”
kythem2014, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms from other hostels and hotels are better.”
  • You'll never be alone in this bathroom.
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“Try to ensure you get what you pay for”
Judigirls, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ALWAYS book in advance! even if in a camper van”
_shadowofauroura, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room that has been cleaned - not sure if it's possible??”
  • Room not made up...
  • Room when we first arrived.... NOT cleaned...
QLD-T-Traveller, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
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