Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refunds, cancellations or reduction in numbers after 2pm AEST, two weeks (14 days) prior to arrival day

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

BASE Backpackers is located right on the beach and is the ONLY place to Stay and Play on Magnetic Island
There is a choice of dorm rooms at BASE from mixed dorms to the female sanctuary dorms which includes a sanctuary pamper package on arrival.
The private tent (NO tent provided) also has sea views!! Camping site rates are based per person, not per tent. You must bring your OWN tent!
The double rooms at BASE are situated right on the rocks overlooking the ocean, you will not believe the view from your room!!
The Island bar has extensive decks overlooking the water, spend a lazy afternoon sipping on a drink and take in the magnificent views BASE has to offer. By night the party scene comes alive with funky tunes and awesome bar games to keep the crowd entertained. The Island bar at BASE is the best party bar on the island!

BASE also has an onsite cafe open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with affordable and tasty food right at your doorstep.
Whether your travelling, having a group party weekend or just need a few days in need to stay at base!!!

Please note if you have purchased a site to pitch a Tent, No tents are provided, you must bring your own tent

Island Life Beach Festival

Island Life Beach Festival is a party unlike any other Australia has seen - igniting the steamy sands of Magnetic Island each month with the promise of peace + love + party for all!

Paint yourself from head to toe, grab a bucket and let your body lose control at what has become Australia’s most iconic monthly outdoor party, Party with crowds of up to 5000!!!!!!!

Experience the endless summer party that is
Island Life Beach Festival, Magnetic Island! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    11 May 2019
    The private double was beautiful and perfect for a couple. There was a mix up with our room at first, but was fixed. If you would like a couples room, make sure to request as some rooms have bunk beds! The patio was stunning to watch the sunrise from. The location is great if you want to relax, or the hostel does offer parties as well.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 May 2019
    location was fab and staff had great craic- socials organised for every night and the bar's v reasonably priced! all kept clean and facilities did the job
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Jun 2019
    The most picturesque hostel I’ve been too! You can watch the sunrise from the bar/pool, the hostel literally sits on the beach and there’s always an event on. Only downsides are that the nearest supermarket is a 20min walk (wouldn’t walk it in the dark) and the bathrooms could’ve been cleaner although I think they’re just getting old. Other than that, had a great stay!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 May 2019
    Had an ocean front room and it was absolutely beautiful. Mattresses weren’t the greatest and it could be a bit cleaner, but I loved my night there. Downside was that there were no lockers or outlets by the beds.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Really good hostel but cold showers and really bad wifi with hardly any phone signal
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 May 2019
    Party hostel! Great for meeting people and making friends. Rooms are basic but clean. Loads of communal areas to sit and hang out including hammocks. Pool is a good size and sits right on the beach. Really beautiful location on a sunny day. Only downside was the kitchen, not enough utensils or cutlery so bring your own! Nowhere near enough food storage space for the amount of guests + two of the fridges were broken.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Jun 2019
    Definitely a fun place and right on the beach! I found it a bit difficult as a solo traveller to meet people because this hostel is huge. But everyone who works there is helpful and friendly.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    27 May 2019
    Very much a fun atmosphere! Toilets never clean and often out of toilet paper. Rooms could have been cleaner, dusty and damp. We stayed in the farthest room which was a bit of a walk through a poorly lit path to the bathroom (only annoying at night). We were also in a female dorm, twice male staff walked in after quickly knocking and roommate brought a male guest overnight, not a big deal to us but may bother some. Location was decent, local bus cheap and easy to use.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 May 2019
    Location is beautiful right at the beach. Huts are small, beds old, no lockers and almost no power points in rooms. Bathrooms and kitchen were quite dirty and kitchen doesn't has any utensil! No place to store food, only one fridge that was working. Guess they want to sell their food, which actually is quite nice. Prices at bar ok, but same playlist every night! No other area to sit than three dining tables and bar area, which is really noisy after 6. Free Wi-Fi not working and got no reception.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 May 2019
    The manager took a disliking to me from the start. Kitchen was terrible and no space what so ever. No room for your food. 99,% of the staff were really good. Oskar, Will great. Nice location 👍
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi