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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's a nice hostel, directly located at the beach, Only problem is that it's a bit of a walk away from restaurants and bars... But there is a free shuttle service provided by the bars/pubs to get you home!
Katharina Z. (August 2014)
Great Location, friendly staff
Hannah S. (August 2014)
Great hostel in a magic location! I loved exploring Straddie, and Manta Lodge is the perfect place to stay.
Graham S. (August 2014)
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)
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 11th August - 28th August 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.
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
The gelatto is the best I've ever had. Bring some food and drinks over from the mainland.
Ph: 1300 766 887
YHA members receive student rates.
Ph: 07 3821 3821
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)