Magnums back in style
AFTER what has been described as an “extraordinary effort”, Magnums backpackers in Airlie Beach has reopened its doors.
Owner Elizabeth Hackett said staff had been working 10-12 hour shifts, with even payroll staff and contractors continuing to clean up as the first guests checked in.
The venue reopened the majority of its rooms on Monday.
“Of the 360 beds we opened 300, (but) 60 beds still have serious flood damage and won’t be opening for a couple of months,” Ms Hackett said.
“Eighty per cent of (beds) have been taken as we speak, but we are getting walk-offs constantly so we hope to fill that up leading into Easter.
“We have dorm prices at $26 per night and private twin and doubles for $58 per room per person and live availability on the website.”
She thanked Tourism Whitsundays’ Craig Turner and State Tourism Minister Kate Jones for their support.
THUMBS UP: Tourists are lining up to stay at Magnums after they offered 300 beds.