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San Pedro, Belize
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This review is for the travel desk. We arrived from Sydney with nothing booked. This was the first place we stopped for help. The girl at the travel desk was FANTASTIC! It was the beginning of high season so a number of tours that we wanted to do were sold out. Within a few hours, she had booked us on... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a late night arrival, but the staff was helpful and kind. The toilets and showers were dirty and did not invite to a good time there😋 There was a pick-up point to many of the tours just outside that made it very easy for us. Sounded like the resort was a good place for people who wants to... More 

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Darmstadt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a powered campsite without water or drain. If you want to camp in airlie beach and be central this is the place to go. However, the amenities and the kitchens were very dirty and there were only a few for the amount of people staying there. We liked it amongst young people and being in the center... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel here was very clean, including the ensuite bathroom. There was a good amount of space in the 6 bed dorm and a good amount of charging ports as well. The outside space was very nice with a pool and hammocks. Pool didn't look particularly clean but the hammocks were nice! Hostel is in a good location and is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got bitten by BED BUGS! As I told the manager he did not even say sorry or showed any kind of reaction. I am sure they will not solve the problem. I do not recommend this hostel at all! Not clean and a staff which does not care if your stay is ok.

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16 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a couple of bad days, my stay at Base was like a breath of fresh air. By far the best dorm I've stayed in yet. Such a clean dorm! The site and staff were lovely. Massive thank you to Jesiah who carried my bags and showed my to my dorm when I was on the verge of tears, before... More 

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Stockton
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was lovely & just what I needed after sailing for 2 days. You got a towel, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel plus a voucher to get a free glass of champagne at the bar next door. The kitchen let Base down as it was dirty & lacking in equipment to cook a meal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Base Airlie Beach for 5 nights. Each of the very big dorms comes with an own bathroom and a wardrobe. All facilities are shared with Nomads Airlie, that means the area has two pools, two kitchens, etc. Next to the reception you can find the Down Under Bar with a great 12$ meal+drink offer for guests ( rumpsteak,... More 

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Werribee, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "resort": The grounds were NOT maintained, the pool was tiny, the areas that used to be grassed were mostly dirt and leaf matter, the place was difficult to navigate, with a lot of the units difficult to reach by car (especially since there was no provisions to park at the unit). The unit/room: The kitchen was shared by the... More 

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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is a massive open complex shared with NOMADS. Lots of room for camper vans at reasonable prices with access to shower, toilet and kitchen facilities. Wifi isn't great here but can be found for free in both Base & Nomad receptions. The hostels are centrally located on the main strip which has a busy night life scene. Loud... More 

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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 Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $55 - $112 (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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“If you looking for a budget place to rest your head, meet other travellers and see Airlie and the Whitsundays this is a great place.”
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