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Magnetic Island YHA

40 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Magnetic Island, 4819, Australia

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Australia's only hostel with on-site wildlife sanctuary. Eco friendly, 6.5 acre resort nestled into the national park and close to beaches

  • Dorm
    From $19.86
  • Private
    From $69.89
10 or more people?

Magnetic Island Hostel

Hostel Magnetic Island

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated in Horseshoe Bay listed Magnetic Island, Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA features all the luxuries of a true island resort. Six and a half acres of tropical surrounds to escape the crowds, individual A-frame bungalows. Asian Wok and Curry House on-site, open air bar, funky night atmosphere, hammocks surrounding the resort pool. Wildlife sanctuary onsite - cuddle a koala and hold a crocodile! Advanced Eco Tourism accreditation.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • No membership purchase necessary, it is included for this booking.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Type - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 19:00
From 13:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-7-47785577

Fax. +61-7-47785781

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The Forts Walk (1 to 2km)
  • Horseshoe Bay (Less than 500 m)
  • Florence Bay (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



This my be my new favorite hostel. Idylic park setting with tame animals and birds wandering the grounds. The 6 bed dorm is fantastic with en-suite toilet and shower. The fantastic self-catering kitchen has the best pots and pans I've seen in any hostel. No warped cheap peeling teflon pans. The only hostel of the 6 Australian YHA that I've stayed in that had free wifi that actually was fast enough to use. Magnetic Island is a paradise with a bus system and trails. Snorkeling options are limited


Avatar for Boyce


Mon 30 Oct 2017

Propreté dans les sanitaires communes laissant à désirer. Hormis cela séjour parfait.


Avatar for Yoann


Mon 02 Jan 2017

Spacious dorms, nice area to hang out at the reception or the pool, good location not far from beaches and some walks. As the room which I stayed in was recently upgraded it was quite sad that the cleanliness especially of the toilet was poor. Also my mattress had some very obvious stains on it. A point which could probably easily be improved. In summery I really enjoyed my stay in the YHA on magnetic island and would come back if i would be in the region again


Avatar for Carina


Fri 11 Nov 2016

Superb and extremely helpful staff - staying late to ensure we had all the events we wanted booked. Above and beyond... Champagne Breakfast wonderful, but no need to do the main tour as well...


Avatar for Claire


Tue 28 May 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel is 15km to Townsville Airport.
10km to Townsville Transit Centre. Local bus will drop at the hostel.
15 ferry services daily from Townsville.
Alternate Transport
Parking available
Parking available.
The hostel is 12km to Townsville Railway Station.

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