Base Backpackers 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 gateway to The Whitsunday Islands

Base Airlie Beach has re-opened after the cyclone! Please be aware that some facilities are currently unavailable, but the situation changes daily so please contact us if you have any questions.

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SCHOOLIES – 17th Nov – 1st Dec, during this time period all bookings for those under 18 or part of schoolies must book through

Luxuries of a Resort at backpacker Prices!

The hostel accommodation at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach is set amongst 6 acres of tropical gardens with 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 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.

  • Global Gossip Terminals
  • WiFi in lobby & room
  • Bar BBQ & Cafe
  • DVD Library
  • Free Bubbly for Sanctuary Guests
  • Lounge Area
  • Nightly Bar Activities
  • No Curfew/Lockout
  • Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Central Location
  • Luggage Storage
  • On Site Night Manager
  • Safe lockers for hire
  • Air Conditioning in Ensuites
  • Beds Fully Made
  • Car Parking On Site
  • Fully Airconditioned
  • Linen Provided
  • Travel & Tour Desk

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The pool set in lush tropical garden will be your paradise from home, along with the hammocks for those that want to sit back and take in the natural wild life.

Down Under Bar (DUB) offers a great night out! With something to entertain you every night!! Our Bistro offers a wide range of meals! If you have not been to DUB you don’t know what you are missing – FULL ON, FLAT OUT – 7 DAYS - The perfect way to end a cruise around the Whitsundays, you won’t leave Airlie beach forgetting DUB...

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Base Airlie Beach Hostel offers Mixed Share Dorms ALL with Ensuite, Air Conditioning, Fresh Linen on arrival in our newly renovated rooms. We also offer Single, Double, Twin, King and Triple rooms ALL with Ensuite with large corner bath, fridge, TV, air conditioning, kitchenettes and complementary tea & coffee facilities in the room.

We are committed to being the cleanest hostel in Airlie Beach. All dorms and bathrooms are cleaned daily.

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BASE Backpackers Airlie Beach is located in the heart of town, with the famous Lagoon only 50m from the hostel, the banks, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are on your very doorstep.

Check out our daily activities!

  • Monday: Base VolleyBall
  • Tuesday: Karaoke Night
  • Wednesday: Hula Hoop & Trivia Night
  • Thursday: Killer Pool
  • Friday: FREE Didgeridoo Lesson
  • Saturday: Water VolleyBall & $3 BBQ
  • Sunday: Hangover Movie Day with FREE Popcorn
Base Backpackers Airlie Beach
Address: 336 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Phone: +61 7 4948 2000
Freephone: 1800 242 273

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Price range: $25 - $88

From Proserpine airport: Buses and taxis meet every flight to transfer guests to Airlie Beach. It takes approximately 30 minutes to Airlie Beach and starts from $20 per person.

From Hamilton Island airport: Get on one of the Cruise Whitsundays ferries to Abel Marina or Shute Harbour, it can take up to an hour for the transfer and starts from $45 per person.

From the bus station: Walk up Shute Harbour Road, our Airlie Beach Backpackers is opposite the Lagoon.

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