Magnetic Island YHA

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Magnetic Island YHA

Bungalow Bay is a large, friendly and stylish YHA backpacker's hostel, set in the heart of Magnetic Island's National Park. 

Save money on tours and experiences with our exclusive YHA deals. Book online before you arrive!


Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Linen & Wi-Fi
  • Access to swimming pool

Option up:

  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Linen, personal fridge, & Wi-Fi
  • Access to swimming pool

Option up:

  • Ensuite


  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk


per person

Magnetic Island Koala Experience - 3 Day/ 2 Night

YHA Favourite! Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife on Magnetic Island in Queensland with this 3 day/2 night adventure. It's a must do- trust us!
per person

27 Night East Coast Adventure Package

Travel Australia's East Coast and save with this great value package. Experience Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, Magnetic Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. Includes all accommodation.

More about Magnetic Island YHA

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.


85% customer rating, based on 1517 reviews
  • Perfect location right next to the sanctuary.
    Caroline Z 9/06/2019
  • I experienced wildlife like I have never seen it before in the park and didn't want to leave. Staff was very friendly and facilities were great. Would recommend anyone staying here.
    Erin N 31/05/2019
  • The 3 bed female Was very nice. I would loved to stay there longer than just one night
    Sandra W 30/05/2019
  • It was so good!!! Breakfast with koalas was amazing
    Jodie C 29/05/2019
  • There was a major festival being in conjunction with the Hostel "Jamin 40". Even with this festival the service and facilities were fantastic. Great place to stay.
    Barry W 21/05/2019
  • Great place to stay. Staff were amazing.
    Sandra 21/05/2019
  • Maggie Island is simply beautiful, the staff at Bungalow Bay was notch service and location is perfect!
    John H 31/03/2019
  • Hi this was a perfect stay. I have seen kangaroos in the garden !
    Camille Catherine Pierre C 21/02/2019
  • Great service, Great pool. Wonderful Koala Bear Sanctuary tour especially the feeding frenzy of the Lorakeet Parrots!
    David J 18/02/2019
  • Really nice place amazing staff
    Valentin M 9/01/2019

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Address: 40 Horseshoe Bay Road
Magnetic Island,
State: QLD, 4819
Phone: (+617) 4778 5577
Hostel Manager: Brett and Janelle Flemming
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

7:30am to 7:00pm If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

Check in 1pm - 7pm
Check out until 10:00am daily
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