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 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2021
    Best hostel in Australia!!! Amazing vibe - Really enjoyed the Stay
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2021
    I absolutely loved my stay here! Amazing location, friendly staff, excellent facilities and so clean! I would absolutely stay here again.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Mar 2021
    Awesome hostel, amazing location and very comfortable rooms. Only negative was the kitchen, really disgusting. But overall great place for a few nights!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2020
    Place was pretty much perfect apart from a funky smell which I think came from the aircon The price differed over two nights which was confusing but that may just be the website app dictating that deffo worth the stay if the weathers good and you can do all the activities.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 May 2021
    Have stayed here before, it was such a shame to see it so quiet as usually the parties are heaps of fun! Amazing value for an ocean front dorm! The aircon didn’t really work too well. Overall we loved it!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2021
    Absolutely recomend this place ! The location is amazing, ths staff was really friendly and the views of the ocean was the best !
    Uruguay, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Dec 2020
    Great place to stay, party vibe and great beach front views !
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2021
    amazing hostel location !!! kitchen is gross and closes at 9pm, but great vibes !!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Aug 2021
    Fantastic location with prime views over the ocean. Very disappointed of the cleanliness of the kitchen and the comfort of the bunk beds. Would recommend as a party hostel yet the overall island was very quite due to the current circumstances.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 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