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  • Getting here by train

    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

    Getting here by bus

    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

    Nearest airport

    The hostel is 15km to Townsville Airport. Getting here by air

    Nearby

    Ferry - Sunferries Terminal has 15 departures to Magnetic Island daily.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary 
    • S.S. Yongala Wreck
    • Horseshoe Bay Markets
    • Magnetic Island Forts Walk

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Wildlife
    • Magnetic Island Golf Course
    • Fishing Charters
    • Sailing Tours
    • Motorcycle Tours
    • Horse Ride the Beach
    • Surfing Lessons
    • Scuba Diving Courses
    • Mountain Biking
    • Rock Climbing
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    Find us...
    Address 40 Horseshoe Bay Road
    Magnetic Island, QLD 4819
    Email magneticisland@yha.com.au
    Phone (+617) 4778 5577
    Hostel Manager Brett and Janelle Flemming
    Payment Mastercard, Visa
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  • Magnetic Island YHA

    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.

    • Good place to relax a few days!
      100%
      Jennifer R October 2016
    789 customers have rated this hostel

    Accommodation

    • Sleeps 120 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Group bookings

    Facilities

    • Airconditioning
    •  Bar
    •  Bicycles
    •  Cafe/Restaurant
    •  Internet/E-mail
    •  Parking
    •  Swimming Pool
    •  Tour Desk

    Activities

    • Beach
    •  Bushwalking/Hiking
    •  Diving
    •  Horseriding
    •  Mountain Biking
    •  National Park
    •  Rock Climbing
    •  Snorkelling
    •  Swimming
    •  Wilderness
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    Find us...
    Address 40 Horseshoe Bay Road
    Magnetic Island, QLD 4819
    Email magneticisland@yha.com.au
    Phone (+617) 4778 5577
    Hostel Manager Brett and Janelle Flemming
    Payment Mastercard, Visa
    Right now in Magnetic Island...
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year
    Reception

    7:300am to7:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily 
    Check out until 10:00am daily
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    Things to do in Magnetic Island

    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.

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    FREE things to do in Magnetic Island
    1. The Forts Walk - see Koalas in their natural setting with spectacular views over looking many of the bays on Magnetic Island.
    2. Walking Tracks - There are many walking tracks on Magnetic Island with destinations ranging form look out points to secluded beaches all around the island.
    3. Daily Lorikeet Feeding - Everyday at 4:30pm we host lorikeet feeding where guests are able to feed the local parrots.