Base Backpackers Magnetic Island is located right on the beach and is home to the IslandLife Beach Festival. Stay at our Magnetic Island Hostel to relax, have fun and party!


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Make new friends in our spacious dorms, or have some quiet time and a little luxury in our private rooms..

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  • Fresh Linen & Pillows
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared Facilities
  • Privates with Ocean Views


Island Getaway, 20% OFF

Magnetic Island Getaway

  • 3 Nights Dorm Accommodation at Base Magnetic Island
  • 2 Delicious Dinners
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 1 Complimentary Welcome Drink

Local Fees – $3.60 return bus, paid on arrival to Magnetic Island.

Choose 3 nights on the check out page, choose your preferred dorm (6 or 8 share) and Book this deal!

Island Escape, 20% OFF

Magnetic Island Escape

  • 2 Nights Dorm Accommodation at Base Magnetic Island
  • 1 Delicious Dinner
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Complimentary Welcome Drink

Local Fees – $3.60 return bus, paid on arrival to Magnetic Island.

Choose 2 nights on the check out page, choose your preferred dorm (6 or 8 share) and Book this deal!


The Spot to be social

Loads of daytime activities and a pumping bar to help you make new mates.

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BINGO Island style - Huge prizes to be won, and a bloody good time!





Bar Wars - The ultimate face-off, pit your wits against fellow guests and see who can make it to the top.



5.30pm Free Walking Tour to Hawkins Point for complementary drinks and snacks at sunset.


Trivia - sumo wrestling, paper plane making and more. Win big prizes & party



Volleyball Comp - Compete against people from all over the globe.


Themed Thursdays - Shit Kit, fancy dress, Toga nights or Bin bags, party games to kick start the party



3pm Swedish Cricket - an early arvo beverage and a bit of competition!


Jar Jar Fridays - 2 teams battle it out for our bar games, so bring your 'A' game !



7am & 9am Free Yoga around the pool. Release the week's tensions. Mats provided.


Killer Pool -Test your skills for a big prize followed by our resident DJ to party the night away



50 cent wings all day! Day time drinks specials.


Spicy Wing Eating Competition - Can you handle the heat? Followed by water pong


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Address: 1 Nelly Bay Rd, Magnetic Island
Phone: +61 7 47785 777


30 seconds! Walk


26 min Bus

Koala Village

28 min Bus

Butterfly Forest


Is it easy to get to Base Magnetic Island Backpackers?

Yes, it's really easy! 

Passenger ferry: The ferry leaves from Townsville 12 to 19 times a day. This trip costs $32 return. When you get to the island, jump on the Magnetic Island bus and tell the driver you want express to our Base Magnetic Island Hostel - we are only 2 minutes away.

Car ferry: The car ferry is only a 2 minute drive from Townsville town centre. When you arrive at Nelly Bay Harbour turn left, past the supermarket. When you are driving along the road next to the beach, you will see the resort at the end of the stretch. You will recognise it as our nearest neighbour is 1.2km away.

Do you have a campground?

Yes - Just choose your spot to set up for the night. Base Camp looks directly over the spectacular Cape Cleveland and is the best spot for a early riser. Camp sites are Tent ONLY, and all are un-powered sites.

Give us a call at Base Hostel Magnetic Island with any queries about camping.

Is there free wifi?

There's free wifi available at the travel desk. Premium wifi is available at $4 for 24 hours or $12 for a week

Will I see mermaids?

Yes. After 5 super jugs, you will see a heap of things!