Base Backpackers

Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4819, Australia | 2 star hostel
 
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This 2 star hostel, located on 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, is near Gavin Ryan Studio.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsBase Backpackers Magnetic Island

          Reviewed by sophieackland

          Fab

          Reviewed Oct 17, 2014
          by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Loved this hostel. The bar is right on the beach and over looks its, very pretty. Nice and big, very party and always something going on.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by jaredmein

          Good

          Reviewed Apr 15, 2014
          by (23 reviews) Stroud , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Good

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by watwicks

          Pretty location on the beach.

          Reviewed Feb 5, 2014
          by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This hostel has sooo much potential. It just needs a tad more bit of love. The location, on the beach, is perfect and very pretty. There is a very fun atmosphere day and night here.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by therooneys17

          Base Magnetic Island

          Reviewed Nov 26, 2013
          by (12 reviews) Chesfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          The resort as a whole was lovely, right on the beach with beautiful views and a nice pool area. However the kitchen wasn't overly clean and the room we stayed in did not have air com so sleeping was not that comfortable. Other an that it is a great place to stay.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by chrisdekw

          Base Backpackers

          Reviewed Oct 29, 2013
          by (15 reviews) Amsterdam , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

          Heel leuk hostel! Elke avond nieuwe activiteiten die alle backpackers naar de bar toe trokken. Erg genoten van het verblijf hier. Ben hier helaas mijn handdoek vergeten :(

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by robyn.a.agnew

          Ants, Angry Birds & No Tea Towels

          Reviewed Aug 27, 2013
          by (34 reviews) West Midlands , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          We stayed 4 nights in this resort, 3 in a 6 bed dorm and 1 in a private double.

          If anyone else was thinking if going to the island in general we'd advise 2 nights is enough is its very secluded with not much to do.

          Of course you can bask in the sun, although the sand and even swimming pool sunbathing area is filled with ants. It also gets chilly and dark around 4-6pm (August 2013) and there are no street lighting on the roads to go for walks etc at night. You can also go snorkelling or visit Koala park but we heard from people that these weren't the best and hidden costs applied.

          Although there was entertainment in the resort, it wasn't to everyone's liking and there wasn't much atmosphere.

          *Bring a jacket if your sitting out at night- very windy!

          Although the resort was clean and ok, there were no tea towels provided to dry up with in the kitchen area (ants everywhere again!) and there are 2 very angry/ aggressive birds lurking around hissing when you have your food. Also a hissing cat, although we eventually found these entertaining! They made the experience!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ria-han

          Beautiful views

          Reviewed Jul 6, 2013
          by (8 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Base on maggie island is right on the beach ...

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by cindy.thompson

          Great location but...

          Reviewed Mar 24, 2013
          by (29 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This hostel has a great location right on the beach and the bar/common area is really big. However I've got to say some (not all) of the staff were pretty unhelpful and even rude. This wasn't just my experience I met two other people who were very dissatisfied with the staff too unfortunately. But hostel wise it's perfectly finefor a couple of nights and fairly clean.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by gabri123

          on the beach

          Reviewed Sep 15, 2011
          by (17 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          cute little bungalow dorms, literally right next to the beach. basic cooking facilities with a resident possum (which is blind!! poor thing).

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
           

          Travel Blogs from Magnetic Island

          Barbie Carrr!!!

          A travel blog entry by zoeandlaura2015 on Aug 09, 2015

          3 photos

          We woke up bright and early (my favourite!) to be greeted by our barbie car! The speedy little go-cars felt just like a big toy car. Filled with petrol we went to explore the island which took us all of 10mins to get to the other side. We stopped at 'the fort walk' where we saw wild koalas and their babies! So cute.
          Then we stopped back at the …

          To the stage...Ivonna Humpalot and Waynetta!

          A travel blog entry by zoeandlaura2015 on Aug 07, 2015

          3 photos

          We got the ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island with Verena, Will and Jerome. The hostel was really nice, with it being the only beach front hostel in Australia apparently. On arrival we saw Vikki and Tina from Whitsundays. Unfortunately we also saw Merlin......again #stalkerlad. The bar just so happened to have a ladies night, lads get your …

          Time to make friends again

          A travel blog entry by lholyer on Oct 10, 2015

          10 photos

          After a very choppy ferry ride I arrive at Arcadia guest house and check into my 4 dorm room to find they are all out together for the day. The place is really chilled and pretty cool, with its outside kitchens and the beach only a stones throw away. I wonder around for a while & venture to see the Rock Wallabies before chilling on the beach. …

          PARADISE in Magnetic Island

          A travel blog entry by earthwanderers on Mar 31, 2015

          17 photos

          We're currently on the bus to Cairns, our last destination in Australia (time has gone way too fast!) :( :( but we are excited for Cairns, as it's supposed to be amazing! The past 2 nights we have been on the beautiful - Magnetic Island! We arrived in Townsville at 12 pm on Sunday after our 7 am bus - we literally slept the whole way, we were still …

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