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 7.9

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    We absolutely LOVED our stay at Base Magnetic. The staff were unreal and went the extra mile to make sure we had the best time. Best showers we’ve had along the whole of the east coast. Drinks? Delicious. Food? Yummy. Beer? Cold. Music? FIRE. Would definitely give the green light to anyone who was thinking of staying here. Shoutout to Ellie who went above and beyond and took the day off to show us around the island. Big love and we miss you all already.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Excellent hostel had time of my life. Thanks to Danny Kev Adam. Kitchen staff and all staff in general really made the holiday as great as it could be
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2019
    The main thing about this hostel which makes it unique is it’s location metres away from the water. I was up every morning to see the sunrise because it was that easy. Hostel is very laid back and relaxed, it’s very quiet which is nice. One thing to note is to bring enough food from the mainland to save money. Kitchen is the only downside but other than that it’s a fantastic hostel and will be sure to come again.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Apr 2019
    The toilets always smelt like stale p*ss but other than that it was nice and the kitchen is very small and unequipped more suited for people staying one night but location is beautiful and they put on events every night at the bar
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Apr 2019
    Awesome location right on the beach. Kitchens a bit on the small side and lacking in bowls and forks. Easy to get to and fun to chill at the bar in the evenings. Overall a really fun stay
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    19 Apr 2019
    Staff are really friendly and the pool and common areas are amazing! However our room and the kitchen were pretty dirty, there were no utensils in the kitchen and the showers and toilets were a bit gross... could definitely be improved! Apart from that it was really great, good fun at the bar too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Staff is great! Location is good too so it‘s easy to get there by bus.
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Room and bed were clean. Kitchen is disgusting. Bar is way overpriced and you can’t bring your own alcohol. Wouldn’t stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Staff repeatedly failed to protect guests allowing disorderly behaviour and serving alcohol to a group who had already had way to much to drink resulting in A SERIOUS ASSULT on a guest. Base need to take more responsibility how much people drink and their guests behaviour. Kitchen was dirty, small and had no bowls, hardy any cutlery and half the fridges didnt work. Good atmosphere and a beautiful setting but I definitely wont be staying in another base ever again
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    14 Apr 2019
    Run down, toilets & showers dirty. Place just needs some tlc. Them keys on phone dont work at all because cant get any WiFi. Only nice thing is a loveliest view out to sea.
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 18-24
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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