Magnums


Magnums

366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach
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(07) 4946 6266 or 1 800 624 634
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not bad but been to better
23 November 2008
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the pub bouncers
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location and tropical gardens
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stopped here for two nights recently,the rooms,facilities and surroundings are pretty good,the main problem i had with the place was the bouncers on the bar who came across as very strict and arrogant

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A hostel with very poor security and rude staff
12 July 2008
Cons
Poor security
Pros
Right in the heart of town
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First impressions upon arrival were good, but looks can be deceiving! During the night someone let off a fire extinguisher under our door. As there is no security based at the hostel we had to call them from our mobile and we were told us that they couldn't do anything other than let us sleep in the kitchen. So we paid for a room we hardly slept in. After we returned from a sailing trip that we booked through the hostel a couple of days later the staff were rude when we tried to seek some sort of compensation for not being given an alternative room. I wouldn't go back here in a hurry!!!

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good place to party...not to sleep
19 September 2007
Cons
the sailing trip ..reality...what a bad boat
Pros
great bar
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the hostel is ok but you won't get a good nights sleep if you want it...but the bar rocks and will keep you drinking even when your clearly over the limit. the sailing trip they organised on reality was the worst part.. the boat is old and not a proper sailing boat...didn't get the free dive as promised. the food is basic but dont expect to get a second serve...it wont happen...try a batter boat...AVOID REALITY EVERYBODY

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Party Hostel
21 March 2007
Cons
Drunk backpackers making noise ALL night
Pros
Depends if you want to party....!! Good cafe, intenet
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We had a couple of nights here in Jan'07. we knew it was a big busy backpacker factory where you are a number not a name. It wasnt that bad, we were lucky to be in a double room as they are not as close to the bar and night-club like the dorms. The kitchen was'nt very good but they do have thier own cafe and a good selection of food to buy. I think if there's a group of you and you want to party, why not stay here? But if you need to be up early for a trip or tour then maybe look elcewhere. It wasnt the best hostel, but Ive been in worst! Bedbug sheets are needed in the dorms.

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mingin
25 August 2006
Cons
everything
Pros
none
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Minging, dont go there! :( :( :(

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A disgrace to the tourist industry
7 June 2006
Cons
Magnums!!!
Pros
Airle bach and the sailing trip
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On arriving in Magnums a friendly male member of staff greeted us and was very helpful. We booked a sailing trip with them...which was brillent, however magnums totally ripped us off!! We paid $320 for the 2 days and 2 nights sailing and a free night in magnums,which seemed good. However on arriving aboard the sailing boat we soon realised that the rest of the group had obtained the same trip, plus two nights free accomodation PLUS the fraser island trip for $360-380!!! Did we feel ripped off or what?! We also were eager to get back to sydney on the wednesday, the day the trip ended but the availability of flights from prosphine airport was unsuitable. The kind girls at the reception on hearing that we may have to cancel the sailing trip as a result offered us help...then and only then...before that they were extremely passive!!! They found us flights from Hamilton island which were about $50 more expensive than the flights we were looking at, but we took them as we wanted to go sailing...$50 didn't seem that much. The girls carefully disguised the fact that it would cost an extra $50 to get to hamilton island...in fact doubling the cost of our transport to sydney...but what was worse was that these girls who work in a hostel, a place of information one would think told us blatant lies...according to them shute harbour was in walking distance..i'd like to see them walk out there...on top of that the informed us the the ferry out to hamilton island was only $20, in fact it was $90 for the two of us!!! Airle beach was fantastic..the sailing trip was unbeatable...Broomstick for anyone interested but Magnums was a disgrace...don't stay there!!

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nice hostel but a bit of a dump
13 March 2006
Cons
cramped, a tad noisy
Pros
good bar, cool people, great staff (aside from the DJ)
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I stayed here a few times while livng in airlie beach. I was told to be expecting bedbugs, but I didn't even see one the whole time. Excelent bar, and great staff (some of who I'm still in contact with now- Rhi and Rach, you're stars!) Could have a better dj, but my opinion of him is based on personal reasons, not professional- Girls, if he hits on you, he actually has a girlfriend, he just won't tell you at the time. :glare:

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Tessa
Scarey and Dirty
3 January 2004
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I stopped in Magnums Nov 03 for a few days as I was seeking work in Airlie. The rooms were disgusting, the staff were useless and the bar, I have never been so petrified in my life of the regulars, avoid this place, Beaches was heaps better, but the rooms smelt of urine.

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Joanna
Absolute shite.
7 December 2003
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I had free nights in this hostel as part of a package. Apparently the people with 'free night' deals get the shitty $8 rooms at the front, yes the ones you walk past to get to the new complex at the back which is no doubt where the gleaming reviews of this sess pit of a hostel are coming from. The rooms were cramped, before I went sailing I stayed in one room, the room next door got broken into (one of many that got broken into while I was there), bare floors and walls, disgusting bath room. While lying on my bed talking to someone in my room, after 15 mins he got up to find about 10 bed bug bites going down his arm and back, he told the reception who didn't apologise or offer to move him, but instead sent a cleaner with a can of bug spray. Expect to pay for absolutly everything - including a rip off charge to store your bags, no bedding or pillows supplied at all, hense the bed bugs. Didn't mind the noise personally, didn't risk the nights entertainment either though!

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Jenny
Don't go there!
16 November 2003
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The package I bought included 2 free nights at Magnums and this is the first rip-off. Because I wanted to stay one night before my sailing trip and one night afterwards. I had to pay a 8 Dollar "splitting charge". And this is what all is about in this hostel. The staff is most unfriendly and not helpful, you have to pay for everything: sheets, pillows, luggage storage. They refuse to help you with booking you greyhound seat (if you don't purchase the ticket with them) and the evening entertainment was worse than expected. Pubic humilation for a jug of beer? How poor is that? Oh and you have to check-out at 10 am sharp, otherwise a late fee applies because they want to prepare the rooms for the next guest. As it happens I was the next guest and checked in at 4 pm and the dorm was disgusting, rubbish all over the place, half eaten pizza, dirty sheets on all beds etc. The kitchen as described before - forget about it. Do yourself a favour and don't stay in this place!

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Anonymous
We really like it here! It's perfect.
13 November 2003
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We originally were staying at Koalas, we checked out first thing in the morning and came here. We love this place. We have a double and it is so nice. No bugs, totally clean. Little fridge and dish set. It is in the perfect area, totally central. You can party hard or just hang out in the room and still have it quiet. There isn't much for a kitchen but enough to make things work. The people that work here are nice and this place is huge so you can meet so many new people. We have been here for a week and have another week to go. That is how much we like it.

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Anonymous
Not bad at all
30 October 2003
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We stayed in one of the 8-bed dorm houses that is on the picture above. A lot better than Beachers Backpackers where we stayed before. Nice atmosphere. Good place to meet people. Everybody sits outside of their house, drinking, talking, eating, smoking, partying or just chilling... Close to everything and helpful staff.

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Anonymous
Disgusting
10 October 2003
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This could quite possible be the worst place that I have ever stayed in my enitre life. I was bitten alive by bed bugs and nobody seemed to care when I told them. They basically just said bad luck. The service was crap, the place was filthy and not worth the money. I would much rather stay at Reefo's. Its a bit further out of town but its worth it.

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Danielle
dodgy!!
8 October 2003
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This place is the worst place I have ever stayed, I was there two nights and got eaten alive by bed bugs. When I told the reception staff they basically said bad luck. Would not even set foot in the bar again.

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Liz and Michael
Good Value
9 September 2003
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Friendly Staff (especially the internet guys) very helpfull when it came to picking our boat trip. We both had a very enjoyable stay. Double accomm was best in town after a walk around town. Went to Beaches and the staff made us wait 20 minutes before being rude, so we just walked. Nightly games are fun to watch, be careful you dont get roped into them if your the shy type. Overall good value.

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Josh
PARTYYYYYYY
9 September 2003
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WHAT A BLAST!!!! FOAM PARTYS< WET T< PARTY GAMES!!!! Who needs sleep!!! awesome staff at reception had the best boat trip! (reality) Im a Brit and im not complaining mr previous!

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Anonymous
Pretty Cool
8 September 2003
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I thought it was pretty good value. I guess if your soft you can stay out of town, but for hardcore party this is the place. These complaints would have to be from brits. Accomm was ok and staff very friendly.

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Anonymous
awsome place reception chicks rock !
6 September 2003
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The whole thing was mermoriable the girls in reception were so helpfull no matter what your request! All the free bee's get when you book a over night tour is fantastic, really cheap packages if you want to combine tirps. The dble/twins were really clean and newish, the cabins for $15 is a bargin, with ensuite. I would deffinaetly recomend Magnums to all and will be back on my way back down, could not fualt the whole show even the bar has great give a ways. Go girls I will see you soon !!!!

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Scott
What more do you want for $12pn
2 September 2003
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Stayed in a 10 bed dorm which happened to be the closest to the bar/nightclub, but the noise level was pretty low so sleeping was not a prob, dorm had air-con and fans plus ensuite batheroom, ok no real kitchen but then there 5 food outlets within spitting distance, not the best place i've stayed but alot better than some and what more do you want for $12 a night ($10 with TNT voucher). Most say staff on site could be better but like the review below there concerned with taking as much money as possible!

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Anonymous
too big
12 August 2003
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too big and inpersonal. i don't know why ppl love these big backpackers so much. impressive with having a club and resturants right around it, but the staff( except the internet staff) are unfriendly and more concerned about protecting profits rather than customer care. lacks any social facilities such as a common room, and chill out areas and there is not a great deal to do. my advice stay at reefo;s or even the souless yha building.

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