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    Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

    1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
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    • Average15%
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    “boozy bingo” (18 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
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    456 reviews
    #3 of 18 Speciality lodging in Magnetic Island
     
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    #2 of 5 hotels in Magnetic Island
     
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    Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

    Location of this hostel is amazing, pretty much in the beach. But the hostel doesn't offer much. Rooms are air conditioned but it is controlled by reception so not effective. Food good value. Nights are restricted and not very well organised. Alcohol prices are pretty...More

    Thank James C
    Response from BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 4 March 2017

    Hello James, Our hostel is situated in a pretty special place but i'm sorry to hear you think we don't offer much more. Our Air Cons are set on the best possible timers/temperatures for yourselves and the environment but we'll look into changing that from...More

    Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

    I've stayed in base for 3 days and 2 nights and I can assure everyone that that's NOT enough for this epic hostel ! I've checked into a privat double suit where I had the ocean right to my window. Balcony outside, Tv in the...More

    1  Thank Tara M
    Response from BASEMagnetic, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 4 March 2017

    G'Day Tara, Epic hostel! Well thank you for that. Our privates make this wonderful hostel just a little bit more luxurious. We try our very best for guests to embrace the travelling culture and our entertainment programme definitely tries to encourage everyone to mingle and...More

    Reviewed 14 February 2017

    This is by far one of the best hostels I've stayed at in Australia! Decent entertainment every night, a swimming pool, hammock area, bar, serves food at a cost and right on the beach. I got to stay in a little hut with an amazing...More

    1  Thank sianstravels2016
    Response from BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 4 March 2017

    Hello sianstravels2016, Thanks for the incredible review! We try our very best to make this unique location awesome for all our guests, from the chill out hammock and pool areas to our entertainment on a night, so for you to love it so much means...More

    Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

    Stayed at Base for 2 nights would highly recommend this hostel if you want a good party. Bar staff were all so lovely and great crack, always got the crowd going. Good food and resonably priced. Happy Hour drinks are cheap too. Special shout out...More

    1  Thank Aoifeeee
    Response from BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 11 February 2017

    Aoifeeeeee & the Irish girls! Thanks for the review girls, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here, so spread the love to everyone else! I'll pass on the special thanks to Danny and make sure he gets a well deserved pat on the back....More

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    Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

    This hostel has a really amazing location. It is a little bit remote on the side of a street with a magnificent view over the ocean. The best part is that you can enjoy the view while having a nice beer in the hostel's own...More

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    Response from BASEMagnetic, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Magnetic IslandResponded 11 February 2017

    Hello, I couldn't agree more about the breath taking view that you can sit back and enjoy with a beer in your hand. The view and the location are what make this place so unique. Our towels are $14 with a $10 deposit included when...More

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    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$ 24 - US$ 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 32
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