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Base Backpackers Magnetic Island hostel is situated on the beach of Magnetic Island, only 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville.

The Base Backpackers Hostel dorm and private double rooms are cleaned daily, with all beds made with fresh, clean linens.

The Magnetic Island hostel facilities and features include bar, barbecue facilities, bike rental, and a game room with a pool table and foosball. There are nightly bar activities and no curfew/lockout.

The Base Backpackers Magnetic Island Full Moon parties are held monthly with local and international DJs on the decks.

The passenger ferry leaves from Townsville to Magnetic Island 12-19 times a day.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Base Magnetic Island has been welcoming guests since May 14, 2010

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, American

Free Parking Available On Site

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4 reasons to choose Base Magnetic Island

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About Base Magnetic Island

Welcoming guests since May 14, 2010

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  • Do we have private bathroom in the room? Can’t see it in the pictures

    If you book the double room ensuite, it does have a private bathroom inside the room.

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    Asked about: Double Room Ensuite • Answered on September 8, 2021
  • What's the best way to arrive to the acco from TSV? What's the latest by which we have to check out in the mrng? can it be extended until lunchtime?

    The easiest way to get to the island is by Boat, You can find the most recent timetable by visiting searching sealink magnetic island as this changes over the Christmas / NY period. 10am is checkout time on your day of departure . Cheers

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    Asked about: Double Room Ensuite • Answered on December 24, 2020
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Magnetic Island Marina
    1 miles
  • Magnetic Island National Park
    2.7 miles
  • The Strand
    5.8 miles
  • Breakwater Marina
    5.8 miles
  • Reef HQ
    6.1 miles
  • Queensland Parliament Office
    6.3 miles
  • Townsville Magistrates Court
    6.3 miles
  • Townsville Yacht Club Marina
    6.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Man Fridays
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Townsville Supreme Court
    6.3 miles
  • Sturt Business Centre
    6.3 miles
  • Townsville City Council
    6.4 miles
  • Family Court of Australia
    6.4 miles
  • ReefHQ Aquarium
    6.6 miles
  • Townsville Train Station
    7.3 miles
  • Townsville 400 Racetrack Start / Finish line
    7.3 miles
  • 547 Industry Park
    9.3 miles
  • Riverway
    12.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Hawkins Point Lookout
    1.6 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Nelly Bay Beach
    100 feet
  • Rocky Bay Beach
    1,200 feet
  • Geoffrey Bay Beach
    1.4 miles
  • Alma Bay Beach
    2.1 miles
  • Whitfield Cove Beach
    2.5 miles
Public transit
  • Ferry Breakwater Terminal
    5.8 miles
  • Ferry Magnetic Island Ferry terminal
    6.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Townsville Airport
    7.7 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    The Island Bar

    Food: Australian

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Base Magnetic Island
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and costs AUD 4 per hour.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Car rental
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Paid WiFi
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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2:00 PM - 11:30 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Base Magnetic Island accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

FAQs about Base Magnetic Island

  • Check-in at Base Magnetic Island is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Base Magnetic Island (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Base Magnetic Island offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Entertainment staff
    • Happy hour
    • Beach
    • Live music/Performance
    • Nightclub/DJ

  • Base Magnetic Island is 1.1 miles from the center of Nelly Bay.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Base Magnetic Island.

  • Base Magnetic Island has 1 restaurant:

    • The Island Bar

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Base Magnetic Island can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • American

  • The prices at Base Magnetic Island may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.