Beautiful sea views and surrounds. Very spacious apartment style rooms.. Quiet and relaxing scenery..
On a side note on checkout, reception staff could use a smile. Found the receptionist to be fairly bland. On checkout, advised her that the fan in the main bedroom and lounge room weren't working and was basically told " oh ok, will let someone know" that's it.. No apology, no anything .. Then continued with what ever she was doing.. She didn't ask how my stay was or anything. So a lil disappointed with that.. But the position of the apartment sells itself .. Very enjoyable weekend..
Very family friendly, great location (10 mins walk from ferry, short 5 mins walk to supermarket/cafe/restaurant/bottle shop/chemist). Lovely pool, very friendly staff - this was our second visit and we'll be back !
Very friendly helpful staff, 2 very clean, well set up kitchen and relaxation areas. Our tent was clean, beds comfy, power available......everything we needed for a budget stay. An echidna came nosing around the garden in front of our tent and a mother possum with baby on its back came to the kitchen area in the evening - delightful. Only one shared toilet and one shower which could have been an issue but it caused us no problem.
I had such an incredible time, and the X Base Magnetic hostel was a big part of that. Younger crowd, lots of friendly people from all over the world travelling through, island bar with great parties nightly, and located on the beach/ocean in Nelly Bay. Conditions are extremely lacking in rooms (basically run-down shacks for housing luggage, equipment, etc.), but who wants to stay in their room at a place like this? Not ideal if you're looking for a clean, ritzy establishment. But if you just want to hang out on an island and party for a few days, it's perfect.
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