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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Most of the dorms are in little bungalows in a small jungle just off the main road in airlie beach. The rooms are air conditioned with an ensuite bathroom. There are BBQs in the centre of the accommodation where you can also get free wifi (it's not the best though). It's very centrally located, just across the road from the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool hostel in a nice area, genuinely enjoyed staying here and staff were really nice. If you're doing the whitsundays trip the staff were really helpful with any questions etc. Very sociable place too and the rooms were clean. Alana who worked here, her service really stood out and made my visit very enjoyable!

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun community type set-up of rooms, and housing. The location is perfect, located right in the middle of the main Airlie Beach strip. The main reception is a small desk service on the front sidewalk. The rooms are located out back. Rooms are average. Our friend got bed bug bites from staying 1 night. Ask for new sheets upon arrival....

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback, we will use this feedback in a structured and methodical process to ensure we maximize the benefits to our future guests. We are dedicated to ‘getting it right’ and your thoughts will be actioned by one of our team managers within 24 hours of receipt of your review. If you would like a personal...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay I'm not one to stay hostels, I was playing a gig at magnums and was looking for hotels in the area for me and a friend. Found air bnb and then was offered the hostel bunk bed for the 2 nights I was playing. So I took it... It's only $60 a night but honestly it was more comfortable...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnum is THE party hostel of Airlie. It's loud at night considering there is a night club right next to it. I was staying in the little cabins, and it was the cutest thing ever, seriously for 26$ you stay in these mini tree houses that are soooo cute ! You have aircon, there is a communal wifi area. I...

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THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights, we liked that it was right next to the super market & we didn't have to walk far to buy food, we were happy to see the room had air con as it was so hot out! The hostel had a wifi area outside with decent connection, we would stay here...

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THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I stayed here for one night prior to my Whitsunday sailing trip. I was reluctant to stay in a dorm and Magnums had some double rooms available at a pretty good rate. The hostel is located halfway down the main road and is a very convenient distance from the Lagoon, bars & shops, 15 min walk from Abel Point Marina...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I really felt the jungle-vibe!! That I was Jane and that Tarzan would come and save me from the geckos. Nah I really liked the hostel and the lagoon is just around the corner. The perfect place if you wanna party since the bars and nightclubs are on the same road.

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THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This hostel is very different to any we've stayed in before! You sleep in cabins in the woods which we thought was so cool! It has a great atmosphere as attached to a bar/nightclub but don't worry it's not near the cabins so doesn't affect your sleep. Our cabin was an 8 bed dorm and had aircon and the best...

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THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Well magnums had the cheapest (non shared/dorm) rooms available in Airlie. So booked a night. $58 for a double bed or twin (bunk beds). As I was with a friend we went twin beds. It says on Expedia that each room had a bathroom but no it doesn't, you have to share with a block of 6 rooms, that's not...

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Thank you! We appreciate your feedback, we will use this feedback in a structured and methodical process to ensure we maximize the benefits to our future guests. We are dedicated to ‘getting it right’ and your thoughts will be actioned by one of our team managers within 24 hours of receipt of your review. If you would like a personal...

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Welcome to the Whitsundays!!Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of the excitement of Airlie Beach. Relax in our beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an “over 18 years only” budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.No need for a cab - Magnums is within walking distance of all the fantastic restaurants, pubs and nightclubs Airlie beach has to offer.Our affordable accommodation styles include dorm rooms, deluxe cabins and private rooms which are all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. All of our rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort. Professionally cleaned linen is provided and our rooms are cleaned daily by our friendly in-house housekeeping team. Magnums’ facilities include a fully equipped shared kitchen and undercover eating area, coin operated washing machines in our laundry, free security deposit service for your security and a free WiFi area, all for your convenience.Our new kitchen/recreation room is now open! We have a 51 inch Plasma TV, games and free Wifi - so it is the perfect indoor entertainment area for your enjoyment. Get some friends together or make some new ones and enjoy a game of volleyball on our sun-filled volleyball court.Want to venture out on a daytrip or an overnight sailing adventure and discover what the Whitsundays has to offer? Magnums has a fully accredited tour desk within our reception area with a large range of tours and activities at very competitive prices. Come and discover Magnums – you will be surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnums Backpackers

Address: 366 Shute Harbour Rd | (PO Box 313), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: ₹ 1,243 - ₹ 2,814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnums Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Magnums Backpackers Hotel Airlie Beach
Magnums Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
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“Ask for new sheets upon arrival.”
 of 5 bubbles RustyFoxTaylor, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I cannot get over that a double room for us both was less than most 8 bed dorms!”
 of 5 bubbles kayleighwallace, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The free parking is actually in a parking lot behind the complex; 3 minutes walk away.”
 of 5 bubbles RosarinhoPT, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great Value”
 of 5 bubbles Bella392, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“8 Person Cabins are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles erinb185, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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