Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
  • Perfect 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

Islandlife 2019

Halloween 1st November - 3rd November
Event Tickets Must Be Purchased Over the These Dates

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!!!!!!!

Please note bookings during Full Moon Party Fridays DO NOT include Ticket entry to Full moon.

The private tent rates are based per person, YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TENT AS THERE IS NO ON SITE TENT HIRE.

All guests staying during this Friday each month are required to purchase a Full moon ticket at extra cost to accommodation tickets start from $20.00 per person. There is a 2 night minimum stay over the Full Moon period.

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 7.8

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2019
    Decent hostel with things going on in the evening making it easy to meet people. Some of the rooms are amazing; big cabins with sea views so try and ask for them when booking I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which just faced the bar. The location overlooking the ocean is pretty special and the bus stop is right outside reception
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2019
    Oh my days what a stay! Such good vibes & energy when I arrived at this hostel! The lovely Imogen check me in letting me know all about the place and it's facilities and making sure I had an amazing time. The bar has something on every night meaning there is always something to do. Not gonna lie all the boys behind the bar are fit as f*** definitely 10/10! But I met the fantastic Larisa an Lucy and they made my stay filled with fun and the party never stopped with them. Can't wait to head back
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Dec 2019
    The hostel is so NICE! If you get lucky you can have room with the view to the ocean, and feel like in paradise! In the evening is always going something whats really nice. Food is not so expensive but defiantly delicious! I mean I fall in love with this hostel, just few thing's I didn't like it is kitchen which is not really clean, showers and toilets need be clean more often. And Mostly of the staff was friendly. :)
    Lithuania, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Dec 2019
    Good vibes at this party hostel. Even me and bf who don’t party much got dragged in and had an alright time. Bathrooms could have been cleaner. Also, the beds were SO NOISY. Everytime you make a move the bed squeaks. Loved the dorms, such beautiful views. Good air con
    Norway, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Nov 2019
    Loved staying at this hostel, because it overlooks the beach and the atmosphere was great. You can even carry in partying on the beach once the bar closes which is ace. But there are no lockers, bar is pricey and i tried to buy a pizza when they were still meant to be serving food and they wouldn’t give me one because i was ‘too late’. Just annoyed me because there was several pizzas left on the side? Apart from that it was good
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Nov 2019
    Lovely location directly at the beach and lovely property, open and wide and nice. Party nights are light. Other than that the rooms are normal, bathroom and kitchen facilities are alright but for that price (most expensive hostel I stayed in) really nothing special or outstanding, have seen better. Still an enjoyable stay. Easy to access by bus from the ferry terminal. Recommend about 2 days on Magnetic to have a chilled great time.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    29 Nov 2019
    The place was cute, the dorms had a summer camp feeling and the rooms had air conditioning. Kind of weird that there are no lockers but it’s fine if you can keep your valuables on you. The pizza there was gross and the drinks were quite expensive. The kitchen facilities were a little dirty and it was disappointing that there was “no wifi right now” for the entire time we stayed. Besides that I would recommend for a short time, two nights was perfect
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    17 Nov 2019
    Location of the hostel couldn't be better, on the beach and close to the ferry terminal which is just a short bus ride away or a half hour walk. Good social atmosphere with games such as beer pong being played every evening, this is definitely a party hostel! Negatives I have are the charging sockets in the room are too far away for everyone to be able to access them easily. Also there was a s*** smeared all over the female loos, the pool was also quite dirty, was unable to see my feet.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    22 Jan 2020
    For what you pay this hostel isn't great. It has a the potential to be amazing but is just aimed at a younger party crowd. The music is so loud you can't just have a normal conversation or chill out in the evening if you don't want to party. The facilities are really dirty, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen seems to not get cleaned I guess so you pay for their food there. The beds are so noisy and old mattresses. Air con is good.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    28 Oct 2019
    The kitchen is disgusting! Never seen anything like this in Australia. Also no lockers in the room. Location is at the beach which is great and close to a Baustopp.
    Germany, Couple, 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