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Magnetic Island YHA

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Magnetic Island YHA

COVID-19: A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practises. More information can be found here.

Bungalow Bay is a large, friendly and stylish YHA backpacker's hostel, set in the heart of Magnetic Island's National Park. 

Save money on tours and experiences with our exclusive YHA deals. Book online before you arrive!

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Linen & Wi-Fi
  • Access to swimming pool

Option up:

  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Linen, personal fridge, & Wi-Fi
  • Access to swimming pool

Option up:

  • Ensuite

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk

Experiences

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Magnetic Island Koala Experience - 3 Day/ 2 Night

YHA Favourite! Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife on Magnetic Island in Queensland with this 3 day/2 night adventure. It's a must do- trust us!
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27 Night East Coast Adventure Package

Travel Australia's East Coast and save with this great value package. Experience Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, Magnetic Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. Includes all accommodation.

More about Magnetic Island YHA

This multi-award winning hostel is easily accessible from Townsville by a 25 minute ferry ride and is situated in the beautiful Horseshoe Bay, just a short walk from some of the most beautiful beaches on the Island. 

Nestled amongst the gardens, each bungalow here will provide you with a balcony, access to shared bathroom facilities, bed linen, and a fan. Some Bungalows have their own bathrooms and air-conditioning. 

This unique accommodation provides an outdoor pool, plenty of hammocks and sun lounges, nightly activities and games in our on-site bar. Bungalow Bay YHA has snorkeling equipment hire, bike hire and of course there is the famous on site Koala Sanctuary, where you can join one of 3 daily tours or enjoy a magnificent buffet breakfast with the koalas on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The property is 5-minute walk from Horseshoe Bay Beach, where you will find water sports, cafes, restaurants and a convenience store. The nearest supermarket IGA is located in Nelly Bay, a 10-minute drive away.  We are only a 5-minute drive from Arcadia beach and a 15-minute drive from Picnic Bay. Buses run all day, but for a true Magnetic Island experience, topless cars can be hired through our friendly reception staff.

See the friendly reception staff for a Magnetic Island map, and they will send you on your way with all the best places to see on Magnetic Island. We are also a tour desk and can help you book Great Barrier Reef tours, Whitsundays tours, diving trips and much, much more.

After a day of activities on the island, guests can relax in our bean bags in the shared lounge area, use our free Wifi and meet like minded travelers.

Reviews

88% customer rating, based on 1987 reviews
  • Loved the Hostel, was quiet due to covid but great experience, we will be back.
    88%
    Colette s 7/09/2020
  • We will definitely be coming back. Had a lovely stay. Will be bringing some friends next time
    100%
    Todd P 6/09/2020
  • Great location next to horseshoe bay, compact campsite that had all we needed
    92%
    Richard D 3/09/2020
  • Nice laid back vibe cool bar area and great staff.
    95%
    Glenn W 31/08/2020
  • Perfect location and friendly staff
    100%
    William H 16/08/2020
  • Relaxed atmosphere. Helpful friendly staff
    90%
    David P 18/07/2020
  • We camped. It was great. Very kid friendly. Waking up with koalas in the trees right by our tent was amazing.
    88%
    Meg S 6/07/2020
  • It was great. Was an excellent little cabin for the weekend.
    100%
    Ramon A 5/07/2020
  • A range of accommodation types to suit many. Beautiful surrounds and great atmosphere around the pool, bar and common areas.
    100%
    Paul W 30/06/2020
  • Good atmosphere with friendly staff and game nights
    92%
    Marion V 25/06/2020
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FIND US...

Address: 40 Horseshoe Bay Road
Magnetic Island,
State: QLD, 4819
Email: magneticisland@yha.com.au
Phone: (+617) 4778 5577
Hostel Manager: Brett and Janelle Flemming
Payment: MasterCard,Visa

OPENING TIMES

Hostel Open all year
Reception

Please phone the hostel to make arrangements.

Check in 1pm - 7pm
Check out until 10:00am daily
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