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10/10 for absolutely everything. I've had trouble with every hostel i've stayed with up the east coast but these guys and this hostel is fantastic. The atmosphere in the hostel is amazing and the friendly staff go out of thier way take make sure you have a great time and help you all feel like a family. The toilets are really clean and the cabin rooms make a change from your normal small, smelly rooms! The bar is lively and they really know how to throw a party for you. The food is delicious too
This hostel is outrageously good! The first thing you see when you walk in is an amazing view. After that you are greated by the really friendly and helpful staff. They know everything about the island and you can see that they love it. The rooms are kept extremely keen and the shared toilet facilties are awesome. The best showers on the east coast! As for night life, well what can I say, you will be entertained to the very end of the night. From boozy bingo and ladies night to bar wars!
Toilets were a mess but the hostel is top of my list! Highly recommend. Wouldn't recommend more than two nights, not a lot to do on the island.
Staff were useless especially the guy on reception but beds bathrooms very good. Not a great fan off base hostels though
Good place to stay but the location is a bit in the middle of nowhere. I would advice to go to the IGA that is close to the ferry terminal before heading to the hostel. There is nowhere to go but the hostel bar which is nice and does quit good food and entertainment.
Had a bad base experience here and checked out! The management need to hire more staff, the cleaning needs to be looked at - the showers and toilets were the worst we have seen. Great location, but attention needs to be paid to common areas.
Entertainment at night time could be improved as there isn't loads to do on the island.
This hostel is located in a super great location, right on the beach, relaxed, beautiful swimming pool... Staff is friendly.
The shacks don't have air con so to be told that would be nice as the fans in the room are useless. The netting of the window was ripped so mosquitos could get in and the shower room needs to be cleaned more often as it smelt like urine constantly.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Big hostel right at the beach, amazing vieuws! Every evening different activities, music stops at 24.00, what was fine for me. By bus you can see almost everything on the island. Only thing that I didn't like was that the toilets and showers never were really clean.
Good clean hostel, in walking distance of a supermarket. Rooms have lockers and aircon. Great pool area and bar with free pool tables, wifi wasn't working at the time only downer but otherwise all good!
Party hostel be aware. There were ants in the kitchen & dorm. The AC in the room didn't work as the room was not sealed. No lockers in the room that can be locked. Supermarkets on the island are too far in the heat and expensive buy food in Townsville. You can't BYOB as base is licensed. The bus comes like once an hour. Wifi and phone coverage was terrible. Staff come and try to clear you out/ change the bed before check out at 10am. No shade at the pool. Not much shade / AC in the whole place.
Bathroom are really poor Sounds like camping
I had an awesome time staying at Base Magnetic Island!! The staff were super friendly, the room was very clean and the bed linen was so soft! There was a great atmosphere in the bar and the games were heaps of fun. The pizza's were great for $9 too. I can't wait to go back! Highly recommended to anyone going to Magnetic Island. Best hostel I have been to!
Probably the best located Hostel you can find anywhere in the world. Everything is perfect there, maybe just one negative point: After the bar closes, you can't really go on to another place, but for me that was no problem. Sadly i was not there at the Full Moon Party.
Even as oldies, we loved it, especially the location of our double cabin up on the rocks with great sea views. Good value for money and helpful staff. Hope to come again, Anne & Alan.
Great place to spend a couple of days. Feels nearly like a resort. No as they
Good place for a night or two. Definitely a party hostel. Quite and relaxing during the day though. Beautiful views. Easy to catch a bus to other parts of the island