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Base Magnetic Island Hostel, Nelly Bay

2-star2 stars
1 Nelly Bay RoadNelly Bay, Nelly BayQLD4819Australia

Nelly Bay beachfront hostel with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free parking
Beautiful beach
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Could use a good cleaning
7See all 7 reviews
From 716 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Base Magnetic Island Hostel, Nelly Bay

from $23
  • Dormitory Room - 8 Beds
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only - 6 Beds
  • Economy Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom, Ocean View
  • Dormitory Room - 6 Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 30
  • Year Built 2004
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Base Magnetic Island Hostel, Nelly Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Base Hostel Magnetic Island
  • Base Magnetic Island
  • Base Magnetic Island Hostel
  • Hostel Magnetic Island
  • Magnetic Island Base
  • Magnetic Island Base Hostel
  • Magnetic Island Hostel
  • Base Backpackers Hotel Magnetic Island


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 10.00 per day (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 10.00 for 24 hours (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for AUD 10.00 for 24 hours (rates may vary)

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

What’s around Base Magnetic Island Hostel, Nelly Bay


  • On the beach
  • Magnetic Island Golf Course - 22 min walk
  • Magnetic Island National Park - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Magnetic Island - 1.6 mi / 2.6 km
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Radical Bay - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Maritime Museum of Townsville - 9.6 mi / 15.5 km
  • Cultural Centre Townsville - 10.4 mi / 16.8 km

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 54 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 7 reviews

Base Magnetic Island Hostel, Nelly Bay
Very Good8.0
Hostel on the beach
The hostel dorms are in cute triangular shaped beach huts and most have great views from them. They are however very cramped inside especially on the top bunks as the ceiling inclines. There are some old rusty lockers under the beds but you need your own lock. The wifi is basically terrible most of the time even though I paid $6 for the premium wifi for 24hrs! Lively hostel with a good atmosphere.
A Traveler, au2 night trip

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Base Magnetic Island Hostel, Nelly Bay

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