3.6 out of 5

"Good people and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen was good but needed to be more hygienic. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Base Airlie Beach Resort places you steps from Airlie Beach Lagoon and within a 15-minute stroll of Shingley Beach. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a nightclub.

All 156 individually decorated rooms feature balconies or patios and WiFi. Limited housekeeping is available.

Down Under Bar and Grill is open for dinner. The hostel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Airlie Beach hostel include Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market.

Budget Double Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$84* Per night/room 27 Aug. - 28 Aug.

Deluxe King Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

6 Bed Dorm Ensuite

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Queen Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sanctuary Dorm Ensuite (Girls)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Base Airlie Beach Resort ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Base Airlie Beach Resort

Everyone (31) Couples (9)
2 out of 5
Maybe it’s 4 star for backpackers. Not a resort. Not resort style. Flat out making 2 star really. Advertised as 4. No way. And of course no cancellations.

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2019 by Hannah

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are a Backpacker resort, however provide a range of accommodation styles from shared dorms to camping to private accommodation, with 2 bars a restaurant, 2 swimming pools and a volleyball court. We apologize if this was not apparent at the time you made your booking and when researching our property. We will be looking into how we can improve on this. Best wishes and safe travels.

4 out of 5
Very handy to the beach and shops the pools and restaurants good value for money

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2019 by Hannah

Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels.

3 out of 5
Good people and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen was good but needed to be more hygienic.

Posted by , from townsville on 7 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Aug. 2018 by Hannah

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed you time with us and we are currently undergoing renovations to the kitchen and are seeing improvements everyday. We hope you come back soon to see it! Kind regards

3 out of 5

Room was not what we booked

Arrived got room, no king bed as per booking. Staff argued with me about it, told me I didn't have to get mad, after she insulted mesent me to supervisor who also argued about bed size. Shared that I own two king beds and bed in room was not a king, then told me what do u want? Your money back? Poor customer service, not sure why option to chose king bed was even on wotif if there was not a bed bigger than a queen?? Not happy. Water didn't work. In room either, had to call for maintenance.

Posted by , from Sydney Australia on 9 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice enough

It's clean and tidy but I feel it could be updated. It's nice being in a garden setting and you essentially get what you pay. The staff seemed helpful

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5
Very good! really enjoyed the free pool and the bar that they had!

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2017

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3 out of 5

Great location and affordability

Pros: Great location
Cons: Providing bathmats, updating the amenities and bathroom sinks
Location: Excellent location right on the main street and a 10 minute walk to Abell Point Marina.
My sister and I stayed 2 nights at Base, it was a really handy location on the main street with all the cafes and restaurants. It was a 10 minute walk to Abell Point Marina where our day trip to the Whitsundays departed. The room itself was fairly average but the beds were clean and it was an easy place to stay. Airlie Beach is a lovely beachside town with a fun and happening vibe.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 23 May 2017

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4 out of 5

It get what you pay for

We always stay at The Base, good value for money. We normally hit Airlie Beach to party so we don't want to spend $200 are night on accommodation. Love that you can come and go without being fround on. And love meeting all the friendly backpackers. Good clean basic rooms with cold air. A tick from me. Also walking distance to everything.

Posted by , from mackay on 24 Oct. 2016

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2 out of 5

Really for Backpackers.

Pros: Location. Just about everything at Airlie beach is within walking distance.
Cons: Maintenance of cabins.
Location: Just about everything is in walking distance. Location is this resort's big asset
Stayed in cabin. Needs maintenance. Water taps do not turn off. Mould in wardrobe.

Posted by , from Melbourne. on 19 Sep. 2016

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2 out of 5

Bad service, no untinsels, run down room

The receeptionist that checked us in was extremely rude. We then made our way to our room, it was upstairs so we had to carry all our gear up there to then realise it was the wrong room. There was no kitchen and 4 sets of bunk beds. We had booked a delux King room and it was nothing like it was supposed to be. So we put all of our stuff back in the car and went back to reception to get it sorted. Another lady served us as the receptionist that had served us earlier didn't even acknowledge us. She was a bit friendlier and put us the right room. Apparently they had put us in a Nomads room which is on the same property. No clue why they would do that as we booked with XBase for an XBase room. The room second room was alot better but not as nice as we had expected. There was no cutlery or bowls or anything in the room except a couple of mugs. The kitchen tap rumbled so much we thought it would break if we turned it up more than a little. We also didn't have a bath mat and desperately needed one as the water goes all over the floor whenever someone showers. We asked reception for one they again they were quite rude but still managed to get one to us. These things are just little but if the service was a little better and the rooms a little bit more equiped and fixed, it would've made our trip that bit better. Although the location is right on the Main Street, you could get a much nicer place for the same price just a street back which honestly is not much of a walk at all.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a nightclub, and a terrace are also featured at Base Airlie Beach Resort. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Airlie Beach hostel.

  • 156 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) (37.9 km / 23.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Base Airlie Beach Resort offers 156 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. This Airlie Beach hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Base Airlie Beach Resort has a restaurant serving dinner and light fare.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 25 per person (roundtrip)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 6 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Airlie Beach Base
  • Base Airlie Beach
  • Base Airlie Beach Resort
  • Base Resort Airlie Beach
  • Base Airlie Beach Resort Whitsunday Islands

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.