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    Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

    1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$ 86
          US$ 51
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          Traveller (151)
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          Overview
          • Excellent30%
          • Very good30%
          • Average15%
          • Poor14%
          • Terrible8%
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          “boozy bingo” (18 reviews)
          Wifi
          Free Parking
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Poolside Bar
          Laundry Service
          Self-Serve Laundry
          2.0 Star Hotel
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          Bungalow Bay Koala Village
          443 reviews
          #3 of 18 Speciality lodging in Magnetic Island
           
          Arcadia Beach Guest House
          177 reviews
          #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Magnetic Island
           
          Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
          946 reviews
          #2 of 5 hotels in Magnetic Island
           
          Island Leisure Resort
          185 reviews
          #3 of 5 hotels in Magnetic Island
           
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          Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

          This hostel is so nice! staff, rooms, food and views are perfect. I had so much fun, specially during the ladies night which was hosted by Dane, he did such a good job leading the games and encouraging the people to join to make the...More

          Thank Diego P
          Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

          Hey Diego P! Thanks for taking the time out to leave an awesome review. Our hostel is pretty special and we are glad you loved the rooms, food and location! Dane's awesome on the mic and knows how to entertain and encourage for the fun...More

          Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

          It was only my second day in Australia but already the best one I could imagine! Jay took us for a tour and we saw 6!! wild Koalas hanging out in the trees. They were so cute and fluffy! I did not imagine I would...More

          Thank Skrol L
          Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

          Hey Skrol L, Thanks for the awesome review, Jay's Koala tours seem to be the talk of the town lately, Glad to hear you had a good time here on Maggie and got to experience some of the hidden spots Jay seems to know. I...More

          Reviewed 6 days ago

          Hi all, I spend 3 nights at Base and I just love this place! The first time after already 6 weeks of traveling it felt really like holidays :-) we had amazing weather, rented a 4 wheel drive topless car and spent also relaxing days...More

          Thank charlyschulz1
          Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

          Hey Charlyschulz1, Thanks for the review, Super stoked you enjoyed the nightly activities and our beautiful island. It really is a unique location here at Base Maggie, Waking up and falling asleep to the oceans noise makes you realize how lucky we are. Safe Travels...More

          Reviewed 6 days ago

          My expectations weren't that high of the hostels at the east coast of Australia, but that's not why I think Base is a perfect hostel! The location is amazing, the rooms and bathrooms are nice, the staff is sweet and the bar is cool. I...More

          Thank Emma K
          Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

          Hey There Pamela B, Thanks for the awesome review, Were glad you enjoyed your time here and the facilities. Hopefully we see you again someday. Safe Travels, Cheers jack

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Stayed in a bangalow with my wife. Amazing views right on the water. Can party if you like or just chill out. Great atmosphere, hang by the pool or jump in the ocean. Had a great time and would do it again. Good price.

          Thank Jamie U
          Response from BASEBackpackerscrew, General Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

          Hey Jamie U, Were glad you both had an awesome time and soaked up the spectacular view we have on our doorstep, Hopefully we will see you both again, safe travels, Cheers Jack

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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Restaurant
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Laundry Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 23 - US$ 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 32
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          • Magnetic Island
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          Room Tips
          "Best views"
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          "Rooms 24 & 25 have an ocean-view balcony. Rooms close to the bar would have been super loud."
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          "The rooms by the sea are definitely the places to stay in. A real room with a view!!"
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          "far from the reception, front row"
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