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Magnetic Island YHA

  • 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, 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.

    • Very helpful staff. Excellent location.
      Barbara B July 2015
    • Great experience staying right among the wildlife in unique little cabins. Great little bar/restaurant with big comfy beanbags and live music on certain nights - good fun without losing nice laid back atmosphere that we sometimes found lacking in the "party hostels" elsewhere
      Alice P June 2015
    • One of the best YHA hostels. Its quirky staying in little wooden lodges and the 6beds appwar to have been recently refurbed. Would def recommend :-)
      nikki r November 2015
    • Beautiful location, gorgeous cabins and surrounds. Amazing atmosphere with the hammocks around the pool and the bean bags on the deck. Staff were cheerful and helpful.
      Frances W December 2014
    • It costs 3 dollars to get from the ferry to the hostel
      Richard H October 2014
    597 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, 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.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily 
    Check out until 10:00am daily
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