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 8.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.1

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
  • 9.4


    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
  • 8.9


    04 May 2019
    Kitchen was lacking a bit but other than that it was ace! It’s a little expensive to drink and it’s not BYO so that kind of kills the vibe but a really nice place and good food and social events!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 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


    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
  • 8.0


    10 May 2019
    Great hostel with nice cabin-style rooms. Good facilities, there’s a pool, access to the beach, kitchen, showers, big bar and seating area. Bathrooms could be a lot cleaner though. It’s got a party vibe so if you’re after a quiet stay then this place isn’t for you - fun vibe though.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Staff very welcoming, location is amazing right on the beach! Facilities - the pool, bar and showers are excellent. However, the kitchen is shocking, only one fridge out of four was working and there are hardly any plates, bowls, pans. There was also absolutely no cutlery. Great hostel, the room was very clean and spacious for a 6-bed. Kitchen is the only complaint, otherwise pretty good!
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Kitchen was probably the worst and most disgusting I’ve seen in hostels yet - But food at the bar is really good and decent price. Definitely do boozy bingo on Mondays! Rooms were clean but bathrooms smelt
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Apr 2019
    Staff very cheerful. Always something organised for the evening.Very popular with backpackers of various nationalities
    England, Female, 41+
  • 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