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"Overall it was a very lovely stay, the 6 mixt dorm room were big with airconditioning. Nice little resort, it's fairly big with campers area, tents an ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 25 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

Base Airlie Beach Resort places you steps from Great Barrier Reef and within a short 5-minute stroll of Airlie Beach Lagoon. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a free area shuttle.

The restaurant, Boaty's, is open for dinner. At the hostel's own lounge bar or poolside 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 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$172* Per night/room 18 Feb. - 19 Feb.

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 53 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 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 (37) Couples (13) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Overall it was a very lovely stay, the 6 mixt dorm room were big with airconditioning. Nice little resort, it's fairly big with campers area, tents and dorms. The biggest down point is the staff. They work badly and they are disappointingly rude. The way they clean the dorm is very incongruous as they over water the tiles which is not only hazardous but definitely unsanitary as puddles of water stay for hours on end before to dry. I put a sheet around the bottom bunk to get myself cozy, which wasn't disturbing anyone and the cleaning staff literally ripped it off and remove any form of configuration. First time a backpack does that, still wondering why. The kitchen is way too small for the number of people and the appliances are overly worn, particularly the pans which are in beyond bad condition. I would recommend to bring your cooking gears. If you don't take in consideration the very rude staff, it's a great place to say!

Posted by on 25 Sep. 2022

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2 out of 5
X Base Resort is primarily a cheap backpackers resort catering to young travellers who share rooms to keep costs down. Regular adult travellers or families booking rooms alone are not financially better off and the resort is highly geared for the teenage backpacker with an abundance of nightly noise.

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2022

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2 out of 5
This is essentially a backpackers and really should say in the wotif details, as I would never have booked to stay. Queen room. 1 x single bed blanket. Went to reception and the could only get 2 knee rugs. Another guest was playing loud rap until 4am.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2022

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5 out of 5
Very good value and position is excellent walking distance to all the shops clubs beach and marina rooms very spacious Only mugs spoon plus tea coffee sugar, everything else is great. Staff are really helpful

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2022

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2 out of 5
Yes its a backpacker place. But the rooms and the whole area needs bit TLC. We had unpleasant view of some male backpackers have a shower in donga next to us cause the bathroom window was smash and the glass was not really private.

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Sep. 2021

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2 out of 5
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Posted by on 29 Jun. 2021

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3 out of 5
Right place for the price

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2021

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2021

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1 out of 5
Don’t be fooled by the relatively nice images on their website. The moment I walked through the door was when I realised I made a massive mistake staying at the ‘resort’. The room was nothing more than 4 brick walls and patches of falling roof. thankfully we had our own shower and toilet (which looked like it has never been cleaned). Being somewhat cool at the time I stayed at the accomodation, I was provided a ‘blanket’... which was probably a 40cm by 40cm square piece of cotton fleece... Overall, put it this way... I’d sooner sleep in my car than stay here again...

Posted by on 3 May 2021

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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
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • 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

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 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

  • Check-out by 11:00 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

Policies

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 Visa and Mastercard. 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
  • Smoke detector
  • 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

Fees

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
  • Base Airlie Beach Airlie Beach
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.