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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My First Day Was Quite The Experience From When I Was Picked Up Right Untill I Left, Moli Tuigamala Has Been The Best Of Tour Guide's Since My Stay Special Thanks To All The Staff's Of Nomads & X-Base Especially House Keeping Staff's Always Making Sure They Staying On Top Of Things, The NightLife Crew Who Have Made My Holiday...

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Currumbin, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Base in Airlie Beach, it was so lovely and had such a great time! Kate on the reception desk was so helpful with everything to do with Airlie beach! So good to have local knowledge ❤ thank you!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 4 nights in a Queen room which had a double bed, bunk beds and ensuite. There was a kitchen area with a sink, fridge, kettle and kitchen cupboards but they were empty. Upon arrival at the hostel and into our room we noted all of the warning signs for asbestos which is fairly alarming. We then noticed...

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Thank eatiller
Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Base Airlie Beach is one of the most revolting hostels I've had the misfortune to stay in. Peter Pans booked me two nights here and so I didn't have any preconceptions about it. Upon arrival there was a huge queue which took 45 mins to get checked in. The 6 bed dorm was a breeze block style chalet which has...

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Thank Amy W
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed in a few Base hostels in Australia, this one was definitely the best! The rooms and really spread out in lovely grounds with trees etc. which makes it feel really spacious and relaxed. Our room was nice with good aircon and a fridge - shower was lovely and just what we needed after 3 days sailing! It's in...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you need for a short stay in quite a nice location. There's a pool and hammocks and seating area but nothing special. Annoying to have to keep queuing at reception to get all cutlery & plates with a deposit. Some staff a bit rude and not very helpful. Had friends staying at Nomads just down the road and it...

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Thank Sophie P
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds were beautiful, lots of trees and wildlife with small streams running through. We had a private double room and was certainly worth paying the extra for, it was spacious with a nice bathroom and also had air con (must have being from England), bed was by far the comfiest we've had since being in oz. Would highly recommend...

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Thank hobhoskins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for a night either side of a sailing trip in a 4 bed dorm. Clean room. Bed okay. Slept well. No noise from outside room. Rattly old air con unit which doesn't do an effective job. Bathroom taps dripping. Wouldn't use the kitchen facility in the room. Young staff a little disinterested in genuine good customer service. Great...

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Thank Mary M
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only stayed here for a couple of nights whilst doing a 2D/1N tour on the Whitsundays however, those 2 days were more than enough. Our room was quite spacious and had it's own kitchenette and bathroom. Whilst the majority of the room was clean, the bathroom could have done with a newer and cleaner shower curtain. The tiles could...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the worst hostel/campsite I've stayed in during a 5 month trip around both ASIA and Australia! The bathrooms are pure filth, with dental floss, wet tissues, hair and mud all over the walls and floor. The shelves are hanging off so you are forced to put your wash bag in amongst the dirt on the floor....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxuries of a Resort at backpacker Prices! Base Airlie Beach Resort has gained a reputation for their stylish rooms, friendly local crew and a fun social atmosphere all in one great central location in Airlie Beach. The hostel accommodation is set amongst 6 acres of tropical gardens with an outdoor swimming pool right in the heart of Airlie Beach. Only 50m to the lagoon, the cafes, bars and shops are on the doorstep and the Abel Point Marina is just a stroll away. We have beds for all budgets - meet other travellers in our clean, comfortable multi-share rooms, all with ensuite and air-conditioning, or treat yourself to a private room with your own corner bath, fridge, air-conditioning, kitchenette & complimentary tea and coffee in the room. We also have loads of camping sites & campervan parks. Base Airlie Beach Resort is set up to be your ideal gateway to the Whitsunday Islands National Park with 74 islands and Whitehaven Beach rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world only a short boat trip away. Off street car park and car/campervan parking while you sail, air-conditioning in ALL the rooms, fully equipped communal kitchen, internet lounge & wireless internet in every room (Global Gossip), fully air-conditioned TV lounge, secure overnight/day luggage storage, FREE BBQ facilities, 24 hour coin operated laundry, fully licensed travel desk to help organise your time in Airlie Beach, EVERYTHING you need in one location! DOWN UNDER BAR & GRILL Home of the famous AU$15 Meal/Drink Deal! Open from 10am daily for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner at the best prices intown. Nightly entertainment 7 days a week!! All in house guest will also recieve discounts off at the bar with our $9.90 meal & drink deal! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Airlie Beach Resort

Address: 336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $56 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Airlie Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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“The rooms by the base pool are nice!!”
 of 5 bubbles kythem2014, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms from other hostels and hotels are better.”
  • You'll never be alone in this bathroom.
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“Try to ensure you get what you pay for”
 of 5 bubbles Judigirls, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ALWAYS book in advance! even if in a camper van”
 of 5 bubbles _shadowofauroura, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room that has been cleaned - not sure if it's possible??”
  • Room not made up...
  • Room when we first arrived.... NOT cleaned...
 of 5 bubbles QLD-T-Traveller, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
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