The hostel is 12km to Townsville Railway Station.
Arrive Townsville train station
Cab to the ferry terminal
Sunferries passenger ferry (1 per hour) from 5.35am till 10.05pm
Magnetic Island Bus service meet each ferry (catch bus to Horseshoe Bay)
10-15 minutes from the Nelly Bay terminal to Bungalow Bay.
For Train timetables please visit: http://www.traveltrain.com.au/Home.aspx
Greyhound bus picks up and drops off to the Sunferries Terminal, for backpackers convenience.
Click here for Greyhound bus timetable and bus/ferry link to Bungalow Bay
The hostel is 15km to Townsville Airport. Getting here by air
Ferry - Sunferries Terminal has 15 departures to Magnetic Island daily.
Bungalow Bay is a large, friendly and stylish YHA backpacker's hostel, set in the heart of Magnetic Islands National Park. 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.
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
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.