Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Base Airlie Beach Resort is rapidly gaining a reputation for their stylish rooms, friendly local crew and a fun social atmosphere. We've got cafes, bars and shops on our doorstep. Even better, we are only 50 metres away from the lagoon and the beach! We have our very own Boat House Bar, where you can pick yourself up a FAMOUS $16 meal deal from the delicious menu. What's more, all guests get 20% off their drinks!

The hostel accommodation is set amongst 6 acres of tropical gardens, with two outdoor swimming pools and volleyball courts, right in the heart of Airlie Beach. At BASE Airlie Beach Resort you can have the luxuries of a resort at backpacker prices!

We have beds for all budgets. You can meet other travellers in our clean, comfortable dorm rooms, all which have an ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning. Or you can treat yourself to a private room with your own spa bath, fridge, air-conditioning, kitchenette & complimentary tea and coffee in the room.

If you arrive on the weekend, prepare for a treat... the local favourite outdoor nightclub, the Shed Bar, is located on our grounds! But don't worry - both of our bars close at midnight, allowing our guests to get their well-deserved sleep.


You don’t need to look any further! We can help you arrange your Whitsunday experience by booking 1 day to 3 night sailing adventures! The 74 islands in the Whitsunday National Park and Whitehaven Beach, which is rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, are only a short boat trip away. We have a tour that will suit your budget and won't break the bank. Our Australia WIDE travel desk can also help you book package deals to save $$$ !

The Boat House

Open daily from 12pm, our Bistro offers a wide range of meals (including vegetarian) at affordable prices! With themed events every night such as Taco Tuesday and Karaoke, Boaty's offers a great night out for backpackers! The perfect way to end a cruise around the Whitsundays. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.4

  • Security 6.4

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 6.4

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 4.4

  • Facilities 4.7

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    13 Mar 2022
    Lovely customer service, great location and super spacious room. We would return! Thanks so much!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Jul 2022
    Great location with a nice bar/restaurant. However, the rooms were not the cleanest and where a bit run down.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Jul 2022
    This was a great alternative after my flight was cancelled. Although this is a backpackers, note that no blankets or towels are provided so was exceptionally cold. My mattress was falling apart and so was the bunk beds with missing screws and making climbing the stairs to the top bunk risky. There was also nothing to stop the water from the shower over the bath putting water throughout the bathroom. Value for money was definitely there but blown globes and tattered curtains in the room.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    05 Apr 2022
    Very dirty, it was clear that the dorms were not regularly cleaned. My bed sheets had brown stains on them when I checked in. I appreciate that this is a budget friendly hostel but come on guys!! Toilet was broken and took a whole day to be fixed meanwhile some people in the dorm started using the bath as a toilet.. On the plus side, Great location!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    25 May 2022
    Great location, but otherwise very unimpressed. Filthy kitchen. No wifi. Reception was not friendly. I left 6 nights early and reception told me to reach out to Hostelworld for a refund and I still have not heard from them 3 weeks later after submitting multiple requests.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    26 Mar 2022
    Not very impressed with our stay at base sadly. Our first room was dirty (protruding nails and ants). We were then moved to a slightly cleaner room but was empty like the first so not ideal for a solo traveller. The pool was so green we were scared to enter. Door sweeps would be useful to prevent insects coming in. Kitchen was like a prison canteen with no cups or forks. Only redeeming feature was the staff who were very friendly. The place needs some serious investment and is falling apart
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    26 Apr 2022
    Staff wasnt friendly and there is no wifi in the rooms. We also had not wifi in reception. Place looked like it had not been cleaned in a while and blankets smelled terrible
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    10 May 2022
    No cutlery in the kitchen that closes at 9pm sharp.. No lights outside in the "dining area" and the only inside comme l'un area as been shut down. Exept of beeing the cheapest hostel in Airlie, there's no other reason you'd like to stay there
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    17 Jan 2022
    Cockroaches in bed! Out of date facilities, dirty and no vibe. Staff don’t care about horrible experience. Private room was super overpriced. Don’t recommend.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.0


    23 Mar 2022
    We went to base hostel to stay and the rooms were out of standard the air-conditioning was too old noise and not cooling .. didn't like the room at all ..
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi