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Bungalow Bay YHA
40 Horseshoe Bay Road
Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island 4819
Phone: (+617) 4778 5577
Fax: (+617) 4778 5781
Manager: Theresa Spence
7:30am to 7pm
There are 15 ferry services daily to Magnetic Island. Please call the hostel if arriving outside reception hours.
Greyhound bus picks up and drops off to the Sunferries Terminal, for backpackers convenience.
Getting there by bus
The hostel is 12km to Townsville Railway Station
Getting there by train
The hostel is 15km to Townsville Airport
Getting there by plane
Ferry - Sunferries Terminal has 15 departures to Magnetic Island daily.
Beautiful setting so good I extended my stay facilities and staff were well above average.
Margaret B. (July 2014)
Nice facilities in a very nice location and we wished we could have stayed longer.
Judith K. (July 2014)
Amazing place! Well done YHA Team! Keep it up...
Roger S. (July 2014)
Beautiful bungalows in a beautiful location. The sanctuary is really nice, and all the possums and wallabies running around at night were very cute and not really afraid of people. Overall a really nice place to stay!
Rosemary S. (July 2014)
We will be coming back in about a weeks time ... We were very impressed ...
Cheers, Geoff & Celeste
Geoffrey R. (July 2014)
Amazing hostel next to a koala park. I really enjoyed my stay, very laid back and relaxed atmosphere.
Sabine K. (May 2014)
Nice hostel for those who like beeing close to nature, because nature will also be in your room. Atmosphere is good, the bar is cosy and the pool area too. The guided tour and the photo with the Koala are a must do :)
Vera K. (April 2014)
An amazing hostel. Very friendly people and a lovely place to stay. The wildlife park is very nice.
Maximilian E. (April 2014)
One of the best atmospheres in a hostel i think. Was really cool to live in the bungalows, was a good experience for me :-)
Elias R. (March 2014)
great location on this relaxing island
pat M. (March 2014)
This award-winning YHA hostel has all the facilities of an island resort. Set on beautiful Magnetic Island, this backpackers hostel includes an Asian Wok and Curry House, open air bar, funky night atmosphere and hammocks surrounding the pool. The hostel accommodates guests in private A-frame bungalows next to a wildlife sanctuary - it's your chance to sleep with a koala and a croc! A backpackers paradise.
Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary - 3 tours daily. Champagne breakfast with the koalas Weds / Fri / Sun mornings. Enjoy interactive wildlife talks with our rangers. Hold a koala, croc, snakes and lizards. Learn about the natural environment, culture and history of Magnetic Island. 23 secluded beaches, 15km of walking tracks, horseriding on beach, trips to the outer reef, dive the S.S. Yongala wreck, hire a mini moke to explore
Nightly activities at the hostel's open-air deck and restaurant, or enjoy the island's many cafes and bars.
Walk or catch local bus - don't be sucked into hiring any transport - it's just not worth your $ or time!
Fish ' Chips @ Horseshoe Bay the Best! $10 massive serve!
If you're lucky the local IGA does a fresh cold Bbq chicken salad to go for $4.95.
Bring CASH ? Local ATM's cost $2.50 each time.
Talk to local Lifesavers Wealth of knowledge and they love a chat!
Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife on Magnetic Island in Queensland with this 3 day/2 night adventure.
Ph: 07 4750 0800
Ph: 07 4778 5424
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)