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

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    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

    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 …

    Magnetic Island

    A travel blog entry by poracapase on Sep 29, 2013

    Llegue a Townsville al amanecer luego de una noche en el bus en la cual hice mi mejor esfuerzo por dormir todo lo que pude sabiendo que de esa manera podia hacer cosas al dia siguiente y me ahorraba una noche de alojamiento.. ;)

    Espere al primer ferry rumbo a la isla y hacia alli me dirigi.. Mi primera vez en una isla! ?!?

    Alli me …

    5-7 January 2015: Magnetic Island

    A travel blog entry by iseliner on Jan 07, 2015

    42 photos

    Magnetic Island is paradise. Too bad Giacomo and I were there in the wet season, and it rained most of the time we were there. The weather was luckily nice when we arrived on Monday afternoon, after having taken a bus from Cairns to Townsville, and a ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island. We got super excited when we saw how nice the hostel was …

    Magnetic Island

    A travel blog entry by emmaandsophie on Dec 03, 2014

    3 comments, 2 photos

    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, …

    Traveler Photos Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

    03 - The Hostel complex
    Magnetic Island (via Townsvile), Australia
    Base hostel
    Townsville City, Australia
    Giacomo enjoying life at Base hostel
    Townsville City, Australia
    Lots of fun in the bar at Base hostel
    Townsville City, Australia
    Our cabin at Base hostel on Magnetic Island
    Townsville City, Australia
    Base Backpackers, Magnetic Island
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    Magnetic Island, Australia
    Base hostel seen from the ferry
    Townsville City, Australia
    Giacomo and I in the bar at Base hostel
    Townsville City, Australia