4.2 out of 5

"The location of this backpackers was the best of any I've ever stayed in! Backed up right along the beach. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 24 Feb 2017

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Hotel Description

At Base Magnetic Island Hostel, you'll be 9.2 km (5.7 mi) from Radical Bay and 9.6 km (6 mi) from Horseshoe Bay Beach. Highlights at this beachfront hostel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a nightclub.

Balconies, WiFi and ceiling fans are featured in all 30 rooms.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

With a stay at this Nelly Bay hostel, you'll be 16.6 km (10.3 mi) from Museum of Tropical Queensland and 17.1 km (10.6 mi) from Queens Gardens.

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$141 per night

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only - 6 Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Base Magnetic Island Hostel ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Base Magnetic Island Hostel

Everyone (15) Couples (10) Students (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Amazing location and view

The location of this backpackers was the best of any I've ever stayed in! Backed up right along the beach.

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: View
Cons: I had been quoted an ammount on wotif's site and then Base X wanted to change a credit card surcharge ontop of the quoted fee which was reserve w
It was a cheap mattress that felt a bit wirey. The check-in staff seemed to be unprofessional and inexperienced.

Posted by on 16 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

What a great buzz place

Pros: Accommodating staff Good happy hour value and activities Wave lapping sound because the huts were within 20 metres of ocean Clean grounds.
Cons: There should be a decent footpath alongside the road to/from town but that would be a council responsibility.
Location: Waters edge location. There is a snorkel course laid out adjacent to the hostel
Great atmosphere, especially for backpackers in early 20's. Found after 40 years gap, backpacker hostels are still the same lively places. Everyone is there to enjoy themselves and they do, especially with well orchestrated night activities. Can walk from Nelly Bay to hostel in less than 30 minutes. Buses run hourly ish from Base into town.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 30 Aug. 2016

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3 out of 5

Fantastic position over the ocean

Wonderful position perched on the rocks with the waves crashing beneath. great party atmosphere. Unfortunately a solid 30mins walk to any amenities and the room was poorly maintained with broken fan and window boarded with timber that wouldn't open. No tv or chairs in room. Would be a sauna if no sea breeze.

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: The views
Location: Perfect
Value: Affordable; Service: Professional, Respectful, Friendly; Cleanliness: Tidy, Neat;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Townsville on 29 Sep. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location to the beach
Cons: Doors and railings were rusty on the bungalows
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Old; Value: Over-priced; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Tidy;

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 28 Aug. 2014

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5 out of 5
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Bargain; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by on 28 Aug. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The location
Cons: Hving to leave
Magnetic island is just a lovely place to be.

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Cairns on 24 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The friendly service, the security at the Party, amazing location.
Cons: Want to book accomidation directly onto the sea.
Location: Outstanding
Value: Bargain;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Cairns on 15 Jul. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jul. 2014 by

Hi there, thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoed your stay here. Hope to see you again soon Enjoy the rest of your travels :) Base Management

About the Base Magnetic Island Hostel

Location 1 Nelly Bay Road, Nelly Bay, QLD 4819

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a nightclub, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Base Magnetic Island Hostel. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Nelly Bay hostel.

  • 1 floor
  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 30 buildings
  • Built in 2004
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Emerald, QLD (EMD) (634.9 km / 394.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Base Magnetic Island Hostel offers 30 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Base Magnetic Island Hostel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - midnight.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10:00 AM - midnight.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property from January to December. The rest of the year they are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A cash deposit 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
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Cash Deposit Required

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 8 and AUD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)

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

Hotel Names

  • Base Magnetic Island Hostel
  • Base Hostel
  • Base Magnetic Island
  • Base Magnetic Island Hostel Nelly Bay
  • Base Magnetic Island Nelly Bay
  • Base Magnetic Island Nelly

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed from January to December.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
*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.