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Base Magnetic Island

Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville Area

Indicative Rate * AU$10 to AU$125

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!

Internet Access

  • Paid Wifi
  • Broadband

Facilities

  • Bar
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Our Rooms

Beach style bungalow with 4 sets of bunk beds, clean, modern and comfortable, Beds have freshly made up linen.

Beach style bungalow with 3 sets of bunk beds, clean, modern and comfortable, Beds have freshly made up linen.

Female only shared dorm (not ensuite), Welcome Gift pack includes fluffy towel, Shampoo & Conditioner & a drink.

Beach-style bungalows located just above the Coral Sea, Queen size bed, ensuite bathroom, full linen, towels provided.

Communal kitchen and bathrooms, Island bar for drinks, food & entertainment, Bring your own tent.

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