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    It is an amazing Hostel, I would recommend it to everyone who thinks about a stay on magnetic Island. Do it, it's awesome. Every Room is a little Hut, it is so cute.
    Mel February 2017
    Overall a good hostel; spacious, staff friendly, rooms all newly renovated. Only thing if you like locking your bag up there are no lockers in the rooms which was annoying as when you are sharing and others don't lock the door after you they go out anyone could walk on in! Had a really good time at the Koala Sanctuary tour, the guide was very informative and made it fun. Also a German girl commented on the Koala being sleepy and if he was happy. And the guide immediately put her in her place, he was brilliant! And all the animals were kept really well.
    Georgia L February 2017
    Best bedroom, shower and toilet I've ever had.
    Viviane D February 2017
    If you're planning to do the koala experience, Bungalow Bay is a great place to stay as it is right in the centre of the sanctuary. A bit out of the way from the hikes and snorkeling spots, but it is a clean and friendly hostel and you won't regret staying here.
    Aleksandra E February 2017
    This hostel has a lot to offer! The little wildlife park they have is good value for money and just Thi k that the money you spend is going to making sure they're fed and looked after. Highly recommend!
    marthaleene h February 2017
    A nice place to stay if you're looking to chill out (if you want a party stay at Base). Room had AC which was much needed and Bar had a good offer on schooners. $29 for the wildlife tour was a bit too pricey though. You basically get shown some animals and are allowed to hold them for a minute - nothing amazing and could have done with having more information on the animals.
    Adam G January 2017
    The communal chill and bar is lovely but beyond that the place is disgusting. MAJOR ant problem in the kitchen, the bin is infested and they cover all of the surfaces and cupboards! Bathrooms are similar. No plates or cutlery available i nthe kitchen, severe lack of equipment to use to cook. You know its bad when youre struggling to make pasta and have a bowl to put it in. Stayed in a 3 share which was incredibly small!! Luckily was only 2 of us in there but would have cried if there was 3!!!
    Lauren H January 2017
    Bedding not the best of mattressess. Otherwise, sheets were clean and fresh. Quiet, aircon was good. Men's bathroom smelt wrong.
    ABE N January 2017
    It's very nice to live in the woods, there's a lovely bar and luckily a singer there, very good vibe and not too noisy,
    Lin C January 2017
    Amazing place!! You can see and cuddle a koala, the beach is 100 mts away. Dreamy place
    Maria Laura R January 2017
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