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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:

    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


    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
    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!
      Jennifer R October 2016
    • Loved it! Best hostel I've stayed in so far. Amazing place, lovely staff, great accommodation
      Geraldine R September 2016
    • This is my favorite place in Queensland. Just loved the place. The natural beauty of the unspoiled place. Go for a month any time especially in winter
      Murray H August 2016
    • Been around Australia a lot and this is my favourite spot in the whole country! Will be back regularly!
      Oliver K August 2016
    • Great place to experience Australian wildlife. Amazing place to stay.
      Vicky T August 2016
    758 customers have rated this hostel


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


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


    • 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
    Phone (+617) 4778 5577
    Hostel Manager Brett and Janelle Flemming
    Payment Mastercard, Visa
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    7:300am to7:00pm

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

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    Check out until 10:00am daily
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