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Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre
132 Dickson WayPoint Lookout 4183
Phone: (+617) 3409 8888
Fax: (+617) 3409 8588
Manager: Adrian Chong
8am to 6pm
Arrival Time: 12pm onwards
Catch the Stradbroke Island YHA courtesy bus pick-up from the ferry terminal to the hostel. 'Must call hostel prior to arriving to arrange courtesy pick-up'
Please note courtesy bus pick is not always available, when not available guest can use North Stradbroke Island Bus Service, which meets the Stradbroke Flyer service and has a stop at Stradbroke Island YHA’s doorstep.
Catch the train to Cleveland Station before connecting with Ferry to the island. Local bus service will drop guests to the hostel.
Getting There Guide to Stradbroke Island YHA
It is wonderful that the YHA is just steps away from the beach. Staff were very friendly. Great place for a getaway from the busy city life.
Felix S. (July 2014)
Nice relaxed atmosphere. Very nice and laid back and relaxed place for a holiday :)
Angela W. (July 2014)
Staff was very friendly, great atmosphere for travelers. Excellent for diving!
Jillian C. (July 2014)
Manta Lodge is the perfect base for visitors to explore Stradbroke Island from. Great location, bus stops right at the door, food outlets nearby, helpful staff & so close to the beach that you can hear the surf! A great get-away spot.
Meg O. (July 2014)
It's a lovely place for backpacker. I was staying at the time the owner brought some oranges from his farm for us to try.
Areeya C. (July 2014)
Awesome hostel, super friendly staff who went out of their way to look after us when one of our group dislocated her knee. Could not recommend more highly!
Daniel J. (July 2014)
Nice place. Friendly staff on reception. Surprisingly easy to access by public transport. Clean kitchen with lots of equipment and rooms were comfortable.
Leave window open at night (with fly screen) and go to sleep listening to waves breaking on...
Alex G. (June 2014)
Will definitely return. Beautiful island and lovely staff
Nicola R. (June 2014)
Had a very good stay! Helpful & friendly staff, ping pong & billards, great music in the common area, fully equipped kitchen, nice fire camp at the back, a bit far from point lookout but bus stop right at the front of the hostel plus hostel located 3...
Julie M. (June 2014)
The location is fabulous however, what makes this hostel is that it is a FOF one.. Full Of Friendliness!. The team here are an absolute delight, and it wins the award for (drum roll please.........) having the cleanest hostel kitchen in Australia. ...
King K. (May 2014)
Manta Lodge YHA backpackers hostel provides beachfront backpacker accommodation with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere on Stradbroke Island. The hostel provides backpackers facilities such as an on-site PADI dive centre, outdoor BBQ and dining area, full kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, TV/games/common room suitable for all backpackers.
Please note: Our hostel will be undertaking renovations on level 1 from 7th July - 24th July 2014 to bring our guests great new bathrooms. While there may be some noise, we expect disruptions to guests will be minimal and apologise in advance for any inconvenience. We are continuously improving our hostel facitlities to make sure you have a great stay on Stradbroke Island.
Located east of Brisbane, Stradbroke Island is a natural treasure with kilometres of white sandy beaches, picturesque headlands, inland lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy 4WD tours, sand boarding, sea kayaking or the spectacular North Gorge Headlands walk where you can see whales (June-October), Manta rays (November-March), dolphins and turtles. The onsite PADI 5-star resort dive centre caters for divers and snorkellers with daily charters and dive courses available.
Local bands on Saturday nights at Stradbroke Island hotel. Bonfires and BBQs at and around hostel.
30 metres to nearest food store
Taking two days off in Stradbroke Island made me relaxation. It was like a refreshment from my body to my mind. Beacutiful sea shore and natural scene came into my eyes. Unexpectedly, I saw some animals living there freely including koalas, kangaroo and turtles. Stradbroke is such a pure island!
Travel to Stradbroke Island, just a short trip away from the Brisbane City. Spot manta rays, dolphins and turtles on this snorkelling adventure.
Learn to scuba dive on the relaxed North Stradbroke Island, home to dolphins, giant mantarays, turtles and coral reefs located just off the coast of Brisbane.
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YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)