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 8.0

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    21 Aug 2019
    Kelly at reception is awesome,great friendly staff clean living lots of stuff to do or just veg.ill be back 😎
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    24 Aug 2019
    great hostel, such a fun atmosphere which is definitely attributed to the staff, the food at the hostel is cheap and really good quality. As everyone has said the communal kitchen could do with a good clean but we didn’t bother to cook as the food was so good at the restaurant. P.S the Scandinavian bar tender is most definitely not adopted by a mainland Chinese family.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Aug 2019
    Amazing location right on the beach and a short bus ride away from the ferry. Really good bar with games in the evenings where you can win free drinks. Rooms a bit cramped with little space for luggage but nice enough
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Sep 2019
    Interesting resort style hostel with small huts to sleep in. Food at the bar is good and they have great deals for meals. Activities every night. Next to a nice beach. Bus stop right outside the hostel. No lockers in rooms. Wifi and mobile connection are terrible, my phone only worked around the bar area. Still good to stay at.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Jul 2019
    Hostel was great! Fab parties each night, definitely get involved. Rooms were clean, cute little huts. They really need to improve their kitchen ASAP! You can’t have a huge hostel and only have 5 hobs and very little saucepans! This needs major attention. It was very busy and we went in Winter!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Positive: - Friendly staff - party hostel - sleeping rooms far away from party - resort like looking hostel, beautiful area - wifi works very good everywhere - own bar and restaurant Negative: - no breakfast (but can be bought at the bar) - kitchen very dirty - far away from everything, no shuttle - no lockers in room
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Aug 2019
    The hostel was in a great location and had easy access to the local bus that linked you to the rest of the island. The only negatives were that the WiFi was pretty poor and that the communal kitchen was filthy, no one washed up after themselves and there was no washing up liquid to even do so and very under equipped for the number of guests. Other than that great hostel - staff were lovely and very helpful.
    Wales, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Aug 2019
    Very nice hostel with a very nice atmosphere. Quite far from everything (need to take a bus or hire/bring a car) to get around the island. Nice little huts but would be nice to give the floor a sweep (because it's quite sandy). Enjoyed my stay here on Magnetic Island and would stay again!
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.9


    27 Jul 2019
    When we arrived our room had not been cleaned yet we were given the keys to enter the room. There was dirty towels on the beds and floor. Razor blades and plasters on the floor. Large liquid stain on the floor and there was a stench from the room. After over half an hour of back and forth with the receptionist and the manager (only available over the phone) we were given a full refund and the room was cleaned. The receptionist was very helpful!
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    23 Jul 2019
    Good social area, but awful living area. Had lots of bugs in my bed, woke up with bites all over me and bugs on my cushion & clothes. When I told the lady at reception she moved me to another room, didn’t offer a refund, I said there were bugs on my clothes so I needed to wash them, she said she would usually charge people but she gave me ‘compliment laundry detergent’. I still had to pay another $10 to wash my buggy clothes. Finally got a refund but reluctantly. Cared more about the type of bu
    England, Female, 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