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4.1 / 5Very Good
47 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Craft Market
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Arcadia Village
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Magnetic Island National Park
    10 min drive

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1800 809 285
  • Shared Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only - 6 Beds

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Shared Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Nelly Bay

Located in Nelly Bay, Base Magnetic Island Hostel is on the beach. Catholic Diocese of Townsville and Cultural Centre Townsville are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include ReefHQ Aquarium and Anderson Park Botanical Gardens. Townsville Palmetum and Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Horseshoe Bay Markets - 5 min drive
  • Craft Market - 6 min drive
  • Arcadia Village - 6 min drive
  • Magnetic Island National Park - 10 min drive
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 151 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Venue 1 – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Base Magnetic Island Hostel

Waterfront hostel with an outdoor pool
This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 30 rooms offer balconies, wireless Internet access (surcharge) and ceiling fans.
Base Magnetic Island Hostel offers 30 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. This Nelly Bay hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: WiFi (AUD 4 per day)
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11 AM: AUD 8-16 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Bike hire
Billiards/pool table
Motorised watercraft
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


ATM/banking services
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance


Beachfront location


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan

Outdoor space



Access via exterior corridors
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - midnight. <br />This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property from January to December. The rest of the year they are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 8 and AUD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Pool access available from 7 AM to 7 PM Children agde 18 years old and younger are not permitted from January to December. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Base Magnetic Island Hostel
  • Base Hostel
  • Base Magnetic Island
  • Base Magnetic Island Hostel Nelly Bay
  • Base Magnetic Island Nelly Bay
  • Base Magnetic Island Nelly

Very Good

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3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service

Base Review

The location of the hostel is right on the beach and easy to get to from the harbour. We stayed in a double room which was fine for a couple of nights. The evening entertainment is good and there is something on every night. Room was fine and what we expected, could have been a little cleaner but was okay for the most part.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This is a great hostel, defianltey a party hostel but if you get a room furthest from the bar no issues on sleep. Staff are fabulous, friendly, helpful and full of energy.

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stunning view

    Great hostel and amazing view, just bear in mind it is a young atmosphere and known for its sensational parties.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2018

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