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

      3.00 of 5 stars Good
       

      Travel Blogs from Magnetic Island

      Magnetic Island, an Instant Attraction.

      A travel blog entry by agemofajourney on Oct 04, 2014

      5 photos

      Captain Cook named the island Magnetic Island when he discovered it all those years ago. The reason for this I learnt was because when he landed his compass went crazy and wouldn't register north so came the name Magnetic Island. Personally I think it's named Magnetic Island due to the beauty of the place. It's easy to get attracted to this quiet …

      Magnetic Island

      A travel blog entry by emmaandsophie on Dec 03, 2014

      3 comments

      Howdy kids!

      We got the overnight bus to Townsville from Cairns where Sophie once again was kept awake whilst Emma …

      Magnetic Island

      A travel blog entry by sophieackland on Oct 17, 2014

      2 comments, 38 photos

      We spent the last two days at Magnetic Island. To get there we spent a night at Townsville (so boring) and then got the ferry across in the morning. Magnetic Island is great, there is lots to do there. We met up with Alison and Ryan in our hostel (we met them in mission beach and we seemed to all be doing the same East coast route down to Sydney, …

      Magnetic Island

      A travel blog entry by abbytravels on Aug 21, 2014

      5 photos

      I took my first greyhound today to Townsville to get the ferry to Magnetic Island with 2 girls I met in the last hostel, Alex and Abigail. This place is really how you'd imagine paradise to be! So after we arrived at about 3 we sorted out our room which is a 6 bed mixed dorm at Base and they are like little beach huts! We've just grabbed dinner …

      Paradise

      A travel blog entry by abbytravels on Aug 22, 2014

      4 photos

      I've had another really good day on Magnetic Island. I said goodbye to some of the people I'd met who were moving on up the east coast this morning before finding a spot in a hammock. I spent most of the rest of the day just enjoying the resort and the sun but it was well worth it! Then this afternoon we went to see some wallabies that are known to …

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