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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

By far one of the best places I have stayed! Amazing scenery throughout the hostel, trees and birds everywhere!! Right in the middle of town so walking everywhere is easy! Great if your alone or with a partner or a couple friends! Thanks!

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am not a big fan of hostels so was slightly dreading this as I assumed it would be a loud party hostel! However I was very pleasantly surprised by magnums and we had a great stay there. It was lively and fun but not overboard and there were lots of signs about no noise after 10pm or drinking in...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is by no means luxury, but perfect for travellers!! For what you pay it's pretty good, we had a private room which was clean with a fridge and good air con. The showers are kind of half outside so there's bugs but they're cleaned daily, and can't really blame the hostel for bugs! The wifi is a bit...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel has a central location next to Woolworths and Maccas. The whole resort looks really beautiful, even after the cyclone. The cabins all have a private toilet and balcony which is a nice extra. Also there is free wifi and plugs at the barbecue area. Totally worth a stay and the best hostel in Airlie Beach from what I...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be the worst place I've ever stayed! If I were you I'd pick somewhere else, we ended up leaving after 1 night even though it was booked for 3 - for the little bit extra you'd pay for somewhere else you get a lot, lot more for your money. The only good point about this place was...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback, we will use this feedback in a structured and methodical process to ensure we maximize the benefits to our future guests. We are dedicated to ‘getting it right’ and your thoughts will be actioned by one of our team managers within 24 hours of receipt of your review. If you would like a personal...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights. The hostel was clean, with two kitchens both well equipped and spacious. There is a wifi hub in the middle of the site and the rooms had working air con and mini fridges. It is also a very short walk to Airlie beach and has funky bars, cheap food, and a...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is stressed all the time. The rooms are dirty. The showers are the worst we had during our whole Oz trip. There is no common area where people sit together and get to know each other. No alcohol in the hostel, you couldn't even put it in the fridge. The security is unfriendly and strange. Could be a...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback, we will use this feedback in a structured and methodical process to ensure we maximize the benefits to our future guests. We are dedicated to ‘getting it right’ and your thoughts will be actioned by one of our team managers within 24 hours of receipt of your review. If you would like a personal...

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Most of the dorms are in little bungalows in a small jungle just off the main road in airlie beach. The rooms are air conditioned with an ensuite bathroom. There are BBQs in the centre of the accommodation where you can also get free wifi (it's not the best though). It's very centrally located, just across the road from the...

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Really cool hostel in a nice area, genuinely enjoyed staying here and staff were really nice. If you're doing the whitsundays trip the staff were really helpful with any questions etc. Very sociable place too and the rooms were clean. Alana who worked here, her service really stood out and made my visit very enjoyable!

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Magnums A, Manager at Magnums Backpackers, responded to this review

THANK YOU, we are genuinely grateful for your positive review, more so we are just so pleased that Magnums and the Whitsundays has been a wonderful part of your journey – Please let us know if you are ever coming back to visit – we will lay out the red carpet! We wish you safe and happy onward travels.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Fun community type set-up of rooms, and housing. The location is perfect, located right in the middle of the main Airlie Beach strip. The main reception is a small desk service on the front sidewalk. The rooms are located out back. Rooms are average. Our friend got bed bug bites from staying 1 night. Ask for new sheets upon arrival....

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Thank you! We appreciate your feedback, we will use this feedback in a structured and methodical process to ensure we maximize the benefits to our future guests. We are dedicated to ‘getting it right’ and your thoughts will be actioned by one of our team managers within 24 hours of receipt of your review. If you would like a personal...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Whitsundays!!Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of the excitement of Airlie Beach. Relax in our beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an “over 18 years only” budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.No need for a cab - Magnums is within walking distance of all the fantastic restaurants, pubs and nightclubs Airlie beach has to offer.Our affordable accommodation styles include dorm rooms, deluxe cabins and private rooms which are all surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. All of our rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort. Professionally cleaned linen is provided and our rooms are cleaned daily by our friendly in-house housekeeping team. Magnums’ facilities include a fully equipped shared kitchen and undercover eating area, coin operated washing machines in our laundry, free security deposit service for your security and a free WiFi area, all for your convenience.Our new kitchen/recreation room is now open! We have a 51 inch Plasma TV, games and free Wifi - so it is the perfect indoor entertainment area for your enjoyment. Get some friends together or make some new ones and enjoy a game of volleyball on our sun-filled volleyball court.Want to venture out on a daytrip or an overnight sailing adventure and discover what the Whitsundays has to offer? Magnums has a fully accredited tour desk within our reception area with a large range of tours and activities at very competitive prices. Come and discover Magnums – you will be surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnums Backpackers

Address: 366 Shute Harbour Rd | (PO Box 313), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Price Range: $39 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnums Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Magnums Backpackers Hotel Airlie Beach
Magnums Backpackers Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands
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“Ask for new sheets upon arrival.”
RustyFoxTaylor, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I cannot get over that a double room for us both was less than most 8 bed dorms!”
kayleighwallace, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The free parking is actually in a parking lot behind the complex; 3 minutes walk away.”
RosarinhoPT, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great Value”
Bella392, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“8 Person Cabins are the best!”
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