YHA Australia has great hostels all around the country. From Sydney to Perth, Darwin to Hobart, and everywhere in between - there's a YHA hostel for you!
No two hostels are the same - you could be sleeping in a train carriage, an old movie theatre, a former prison cell, a tropical bungalow or a purpose-built eco-hostel.
Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out
the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
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Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for affordable, quality group accommodation, lots of city and
rural YHA hostels have excellent facilities for you. Some hostels can even provide meals for your group as well!
YHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI),
providing more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries.
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.
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.
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.