Ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing location and view

Posted Feb 24, 2017 on Wotif
The location of this backpackers was the best of any I've ever stayed in! Backed up right along the beach.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Gothenburg

Posted Dec 1, 2016
Had a few bad experiences with the room, WiFi and kitchen.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 16, 2016 on Wotif
Pros: View
Cons: I had been quoted an ammount on wotif's site and then Base X wanted to change a credit card surcharge ontop of the quoted fee which was reserve w
It was a cheap mattress that felt a bit wirey. The check-in staff seemed to be unprofessional and inexperienced.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Melbourne

What a great buzz place

Posted Aug 30, 2016 on Wotif
Pros: Accommodating staff Good happy hour value and activities Wave lapping sound because the huts were within 20 metres of ocean Clean grounds.
Cons: There should be a decent footpath alongside the road to/from town but that would be a council responsibility.
Location: Waters edge location. There is a snorkel course laid out adjacent to the hostel
Great atmosphere, especially for backpackers in early 20's. Found after 40 years gap, backpacker hostels are still the same lively places. Everyone is there to enjoy themselves and they do, especially with well orchestrated night activities. Can walk from Nelly Bay to hostel in less than 30 minutes. Buses run hourly ish from Base into town.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hostel on the beach

Posted Jun 25, 2016 on Hotels
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.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 19, 2015 on Hotels
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Fantastic position over the ocean

Posted Oct 12, 2015 on Wotif
Wonderful position perched on the rocks with the waves crashing beneath. great party atmosphere. Unfortunately a solid 30mins walk to any amenities and the room was poorly maintained with broken fan and window boarded with timber that wouldn't open. No tv or chairs in room. Would be a sauna if no sea breeze.
4 out of 5
by Cassandra from Australia - QLD - Townsville

Posted Sep 29, 2014 on Wotif
Pros: The views
Location: Perfect
Value: Affordable; Service: Professional, Respectful, Friendly; Cleanliness: Tidy, Neat;
4 out of 5
by Jesamine from Australia - ACT - Canberra

Posted Aug 28, 2014 on Wotif
Pros: Location to the beach
Cons: Doors and railings were rusty on the bungalows
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Old; Value: Over-priced; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Tidy;
5 out of 5
by Shane

Posted Aug 28, 2014 on Wotif
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Bargain; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate;