We stayed for 1 night before, and 2 after a trip to Magnetic Island. For our first stay, we arrived after the reception desk was closed, but we'd sorted that out in advance, and were able to pick up our key without any problems. On our second stay, we were greeted by the very friendly receptionist, who apologetically told us they'd had an overbooking issue, so we would be in a regular, rather than executive room. In exchange they agreed to pay for full cooked breakfasts, rather than the included continental breakfast. The room was a little small, but still very comfortable, and the cooked breakfast more than made up for the inconvenience. They offered to move us for the 2nd night, but we were comfortable.
Tara from Long Beach, CA
Located in the city of Townsville, this inn is within two km (one mile) of Queens Gardens, Flinders Street Mall, and Strand …More
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.
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.
it was hard to find staff members but then again it was a small town so its kind what you expect. the place was clean and made up which is all you can really ask for. the staff were friendly and helpful.
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 !
Lovely clean room. Comfortable bed.
I went with my son and booked a twin room. They gave my a king first up. Was quickly resolved and given a twin.
Was very noisy. Other customers stomping down the hallway and slamming doors or too drunk to get off the floor. So sleeping was hard.
Paulette from Australia
Ibis Townsville is conveniently located in the heart of the city dining precinct and only a few minutes walk from the main …More
My partner and I stayed in an ocean view room overlooking Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island. It was an absolutely stunning view waking to every morning and no matter where you were in the appartment you were seeing water. Convenient as walking distance to the ferry terminal however private enough and without much noise. The Island itself is small as much of the land is heritage listed national parks but there are many walking tracks, amazing bays around the island and plenty of eating options. The appartment was new, modern and very well layed out. It was stunning, very comfortable and relaxing.
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