Base backpackers in Airlie Beach is always my first choice of accommodation when I visit this town.

I stayed in a dorm at Base before and after my Whitsunday Islands boat trip when I first backpacked Australia in 2008. I then checked into a backpackers private room for 5 weeks when I worked in Airlie Beach in 2014.

It became a home away from home then, thank goodness for the amazing shower and perfectly sized fridge in my room! So its no surprise we book all our happy customers in there on our East Coast tour packages.



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1. The hostel is right on the main street in Airlie Beach

Base Airlie Beach is 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.

 Perfectly located on the main street in Airlie Beach


2. Clean, comfortable private rooms with air conditioning and ensuite

Treat yourself to a private room with your own corner bath, fridge, air-conditioning, kitchenette & complimentary tea and coffee in the room.

Great private rooms in Airlie Beach


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3. Abel Point Marina is just a stroll away

A short walk to the marina to meet your boat tour


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4. Clean and spacious dorm share accommodation in Airlie Beach

Meet other travellers in our clean, comfortable multi-share rooms, all with ensuite and air-conditioning

Staying in Airlie Beach before and after your boat tour has to be comfortable and relaxing, so why not stay at Base Airlie Beach.

5. Down Under Bar (DUB) offers a great night out! With something to entertain you every night.

Fun at the Down Under Bar on the property.


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6. Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, with the famous Lagoon only 50m from the hostel

A real plus about the hostel is that it's so close the lagoon in Airlie. Just grab a book and towel and head down to chill by the lagoon, or take some of your new mates from the hostel and have a game of volleyball. The beach is a short walk. We advise against swimming in the sea at Airlie beach, so if you need to cool off- jump in the lagoon. 

 The hostel is just a short walk to the beach.


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We stay at Airlie Beach Base Backpackers on our 16 day Sydney to Cairns trip.

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