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 3 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

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 7.5

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    Had the best week of my life!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    Stayed in a double room, was so nice and had amazing views! The staff were great and good cheap options for meals. It’s a party hostel so as long as you like that and loud music it’s great.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    Had such a great time here! Be ready to drink a lot of alcohol though!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    07 Mar 2020
    The party hostel on the island. Certain car hire companies don’t allow you to rent a car overnight if you stay here, which really sucks. Really nice place on the beach with own bar. A bit loud in the evenings but generally a nice and cosy place. Facilities are clean and so are the rooms.
    Denmark, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Mar 2020
    There was no working WiFi here ans no cell service. For me that was kind of nice until I needed a bus and ferry schedule at check out, so get this before. Walking through reception to the beautiful ocean views was almost like walking into a resort. Kangaroo burger was my favorite. Can't speak much for the dorms as I spoiled myself with a private room. These were really nice. Loved my stay here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Feb 2020
    The spot this hostel in is just gorgeous, the huts for dorms are so cute and you can see a great sunrise on the beach right by the hostel. The staff are really nice and will help organise cars, stinger suits etc. The toilets smell really bad and the music can be a bit heavy but I would still stay again.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Feb 2020
    Had a really good time here however is a very party atmosphere and not great for an early night. The location is stunning and the views are amazing the pool is really nice and they have good activities going on every night.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Jul 2020
    Love leaving these first post-lockdown reviews; signs that some normality is returning to parts of the world! Still a reduced crowd here but definitely enough bodies to give the place some buzz. Beautiful location overlooking the sea and right next to the bus stop (very regular service), but I advise asking the staff to hook you up with a scooter to see the island. The staff themselves are all very friendly and helpful. The communal toilet was a little dirty but the room itself was clean.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Feb 2020
    A really nice hostel, with a good atmosphere. The food is really nice and the drinks are cheap too. But the hostels WiFi is shocking. You pay like $35 a night and you won’t get signal there and the WiFi is awful. Don’t normally complain about the WiFi, but it rained the whole time I was there so could explore the island. But other than that I would recommend over the other hostels
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    07 Aug 2020
    Cruddy they tell you that having any alcohol on premises outside of what is purchased as the bar will be confiscated, and you could be kicked out. A.) You could be taking it elsewhere to drink B.) They need to make drinks more reasonably priced if they expect that rule to be considered reasonable. Bed's had heaps of stains too. A bit gross.
    Australia, Female, 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