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By a verified traveller on Wed 13 Jan 2021

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Hotel Description

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

Balconies or patios, WiFi, and LCD TVs are featured in all 156 individually decorated rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.

The restaurant, Boaty's, is open for dinner. At the hostel's own poolside bar or lounge bar, you can enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this Airlie Beach hostel include Airlie Beach Market and Conway National Park.

Budget Double Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$67* Per night/room 15 Apr. - 16 Apr.

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 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 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 (32) Couples (10)
3 out of 5
Very affordable right in the heart of Arlie beach

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2021

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1 out of 5
It’s hard to find words to describe this place. Late check in, reception area was filthy, stained couches that we were asked to sit on while waiting for our room to be ready. Husband and I walked into the room noticed stains on the sheets and two of our pillows straight away. No blankets. One towel was full of holes, other towel had stains. Absolutely no amenities except for dirty coffee cups. Save yourself the money, it’s just not great, nothing like the photos that is posted on the website. Felt like I was in a horror movie.

Posted by , from Mackay on 3 Oct. 2020

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2 out of 5
Definitely a backpackers property. Room was VERY tired. Curtains were torn and did not fit across the windows properly, the bathroom was old. It needs lots of work!

Posted by on 7 Sep. 2019

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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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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. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance 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
  • 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 accommodations with air conditioning. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

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

Food & Drink

Boaty's - This restaurant serves dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • 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. Guests will receive an access code.

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. Guests will receive an access code.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


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 Airlie Beach Airlie Beach
  • Base Resort Airlie Beach
  • Base Airlie Beach Resort Whitsunday Islands
  • Base Airlie Beach Resort Airlie Beach
  • Base Airlie Beach Resort Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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*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.