Nomads/Base Backpackers, Airlie Beach


Nomads/Base Backpackers offers a range of accommodation styles to best suit your needs and budget! 

  • The perfect place to stay before or after a trip in the Whitsundays
  • Located right in the heart of Airlie Beach opposite the famous swimming lagoon
  • A wide range of accommodation options to suit all budget travellers
  • A hop, skip and a jump away from all the local shops, restaurants, cafe's and bars
  • A relaxing atmosphere with a resort style swimming pool, tropical gardens, volleyball court and a poolside bar

At Nomads/Base Backpackers, Airlie Beach quality service, cleanliness and guest satisfaction are all top priority. Nomads/Base Backpackers offers a range of accommodation styles to best suit your needs and budget! As a top Australian destination, Airlie Beach provides the perfect base for a most memorable holiday, surrounded by 74 islands and one of the worlds Top Ten Beaches, Whitehaven Beach.

Highlights & Features:

  • Linen and pillows
  • Free BBQ facilities
  • Laundry & communal kitchen
  • Outdoor swimming pool and pool bar
  • Paid WiFi available in rooms
  • Free WiFi in hostel lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Air Conditioning 

    Accommodation/Room Types - For stay until the 1st of April 2020.

    Base Backpackers

    • 6 Share Dorm Ensuite
    • 4 Share Dorm Ensuite 
    • 4 Share Dorm Ensuite (Female Only) 
    • Budget Double Ensuite 
    • Queen Ensuite
    • King Ensuite 

    Nomads Backpackers

    • 4 Share Dorm Ensuite 
    • 6 Share Dorm Ensuite 
    • 6 Share Dorm Ensuite (Female Only) 
    • 8 Share Dorm Ensuite
    • 8 Share Dorm Ensuite (Female Only)
    • Budget Double Ensuite 

    Accommodation Types - For stay from the 1st of April 2020 to the 1st of April 2021.

    Base Backpackers

    • 6 Share Dorm with Ensuite
    • 4 Share Dorm with Ensuite 
    • 4 Share Dorm with Ensuite - Female Only
    • Deluxe Double/Twin Room With Ensuite

    Nomads Backpackers

    • 4 Share Dorm with Ensuite 
    • 6 Share Dorm with Ensuite 
    • 6 Share Dorm with Ensuite - Female Only
    • 8 Share Dorm with Ensuite
    • Double/Twin room with Ensuite 

    Important Notes: 

    • Block-out dates, rate changes, and minimum night stays apply to peak holiday periods and event dates*. 
    • Please enquire and book through one of our friendly travel consultants - the booking portal is not live. 

    *Event Dates:

    • Spring Break: 06 Sep 19 - 09 Oct 20.
    • Schoolies: dates TBA.
    • Christmas/NY: 27 Dec 19 - 02 Jan 20.
    • There is a 5 night minimum stay applied for the 22nd December 2020 - 4th January 2021.

    Additional event dates and blackout periods may apply throughout Nomads/Base Hostels with a minimum of 1 months notice. 

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    What To Bring


    What's Included

    • Linen and pillows
    • Free WiFi in hostel lobby

    What's Extra

    • Parking
    • Luggage storage

    Terms and Conditions

    Important Information: 

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    What To Bring


    What's Included

    • Linen and pillows
    • Free WiFi in hostel lobby

    What's Extra

    • Parking
    • Luggage storage

    Terms and Conditions

    Important Information: 

    Nomads/Base Backpackers is strictly for ages 18 and over only. Block out dates and minimum nights stay apply over peak seasons. Bookings are interchangeable, without notice, between Nomads and Base accommodation. 

    Your Responsibilities:

    Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate accommodation. 

    You must reconfirm all booked accommodation prior to stay as specified on your voucher. If applicable, additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

    It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

    It is the responsibility of all passengers to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before staying of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

    Prices/Extra Costs:

    All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

    The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Bonds may also apply.

    We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

    Travel Risk/Insurance:

    It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

    Merchant Fees:

    Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


    Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

    All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

    Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

    Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

    E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

    You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


    Client Cancellations: 

    All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 7 days until check-in date forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.

    It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

    Supplier Cancellations:

    All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Products may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the activity and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

    In the unlikely event of accommodation being cancelled, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


    All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

    Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the product to another product or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

    You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


    All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

    Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

    Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

    Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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