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Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We booked to stay here for its location and also friends that stayed said it was the best hostel they stayed at on the whole east coast (and they were right!!!). It does feel like a hotel resort more than a hostel, with hamicks around the pool, big clean rooms and set in a rainforest background. Best of both worlds, a retreat and quite at the back of the resort and the clubs games and fun at the front. Only a quick walk to the Lagoon and the supermarkets. We booked tours, great staff, the travel desk had so many options and so many discounts (we saved more than $100 on out Whitesundays sailing, thanks Jmai)

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Base Airlie Bea... R, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear Guest,

You're simply amazing. That is the only way to respond to your review. Thank you so much for making our day. Jame-I will be so pleased about your feedback.

We really hope that you enjoy the remainder of your travels. And don't become a stranger. There's always a place for you here in Airlie Beach.

Kind Regards,

Aotea RM

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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in a few of the base hostels around Australia and New Zealand and I love them. Nice and clean and good facilities, the associated 'down under' bar had pretty tasty food and prices on food and drinks were pretty good for backpackers with not much money.

Booked day trips with Andy. He was fantastic, not only did he suggest excursions that worked around exactly what we wanted to do, he also Did the extra legwork and looked up weather and such to make sure we did the different trips/activities on the best day for each. He was also super nice and friendly and tried really hard to make sure we did what we were hoping to.


Gemma at the front desk was also great, very friendly and helpful, approachable and It was a pleasure dealing with her when we needed to.

Will very likely be coming back for a few weeks before I leave Australia.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Base Airlie Bea... R, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Wow!! What an awesome review. Thank you so much for taking time out of your holiday to write a review about our property, staff and bar. It's truely enlightening.

Since you enjoyed your stay with us, fancy making it an annual trip? We'd love to have you back.

Best wishes and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Aotea RM

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

had 16 people stay here for a bucks weekend, the team there made it a pleasure to stay there and there was not enough that they could do for us. Highly recommended for anyone travelling to the area!!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Base Airlie Bea... R, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Hey Guys,

Thank you so much for leaving us a review. It was really a pleasure having you all come stay with us. And really it's the group we should thank. You guys were so very well behaved and we are ever so grateful. It made our jobs so much easier to accomodate you all.

We hope the buck survived his weekend and had an amazing wedding day.

Please make sure that you come visit us again on your next trip.

Kind Regards,

Aotea RM

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We booked this hostel as we were going on the Whitsunday islands two days later, and its the nicest hostel we have stayed in! Our room was clean, they had a bath, we had our own kitchen in the room and the staff were really helpful! we extended our stay here as airlie beach had a really good vibe and the place is beautiful. definitely recommend staying in this hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Base Airlie Bea... R, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much. What a hype.

We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here in Airlie Beach. We're very lucky with our hostel location and the place in which we live. It makes working here that much easier.

If you're every planning another trip please do not forget about us. We'd love to have you back!!

Kind Regards,

Aotea RM

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Delighted we ended up staying in this hostel. Pity it was only for 1 night as we really loved Airlie but were only here to go on a Whitsundays tour for a few days so only got to spend one night. Probably one of the best hostels we stayed in on out trip. Staff were nice, room was lovely, we even had a jacuzzi (didn't use it) but having a bath was a nice change. Grounds were lovely. Its a big hostel. Location is also good and they pick you up form bus station free of charge, Loved that you could rent a towel, and get shampoo and soap (wash pack) for $5. would really recommend staying here

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Base Airlie Bea... R, Front Office Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear Guest,

It's all thanks to reviews such as yours that help us provide the quality of service needed. As you could imagine not everyone may be as easy to please as you have been and you've really made our day.

I do hope that your travels have not ended. But if you do ever wish to re-visit Airlie Beach you always have a place to come stay. Forever in our thoughts.

Kind Regards,

Aotea RM

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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Great location in the heart of Airlie. We stayed here for 3 nights, broken by a Reef Sleep so stored our luggage overnight. Super friendly & helpful staff with consistently amazing service. Clean & comfy newly refurbished rooms. All the facilities you need, restaurant, bar, tour desk, laundry, pool, hammocks, communal kitchen & lounge. Best brekky in town!! Will be back here for sure.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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kelsastar79, General Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Hi

Thank you for taking the time to leave Base Airlie Beach Resort a review.
we take each and every review seriously & of course love to read such great reviews like yours.

We do hope you can make it up here again some time & will look forward to having you.

Cheers
Kellie | GM

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I couldn't praise the place enough . From the minute we booked in at reception we found the staff to be informative and pleasant.over the weeks we where there we met some fantastic people both staff and fellow backpackers. As far as location of base it couldn't be better.everything you need is right there.next time we visit airlie it's the place we will stay for sure.
Can't wait to get back there!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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kelsastar79, General Manager at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, they are really important let us know what we are doing right and not so right!
I love it when we great a shinning review like yours... the crew at Base Airlie really love what they do and strive to make sure you enjoy your stay in Airlie as its such an amazing place.

Hope you get a chance to visit us again some day.

Cheers

Kellie | Base GM

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Additional Information about Base Backpackers Airlie Beach

Address: 336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range: £28 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Base Backpackers Airlie Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Base Backpackers Airlie Beach 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 Backpackers Airlie Beach 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, 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! Our onsite Bar serves up the best the best food, and incredible drinks at backpacker prices! Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the best prices intown. Nightly entertainment 7 days a week!! ... more   less 
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