Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA Reviews
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This place was okay except for a few things. Only two plugs for 8 people and they're in the bathroom.. How stupid. There are signs saying don't mind the ants, but when they're on your bed and in your backpack it's hard not to! The koala sanctuary was awesome but there should be some sort of discount for people staying in the hostel!
Woman on reception was a bit short when we were trying to find out the cost of a room so we could split the price. She told us to work it out ourselves which is what we were trying to do. Bar staff were lovely. Pool was nice. Good location for horseshoe bay, 5 min walk. Good public transport service to rest of island/ferry terminal. Not somewhere got stay if you don't like bugs - very 'at one' with nature!
Friendly staff and having the animal sanctuary in the hostel is a really nice touch.
Great location. Short walk to the beach and some nice places to eat or buy groceries. Having the Koala sanctuary right next door is cool and a good attraction. The prices are very reasonable considering the duration of the experience. Our bungalow was nice to sleep in, however the bathroom was bad. The floor was not level and water from people having showers was pooling, causing severe rotting of the wood. Friendly Staff. Good facilities. Cutlery deposit is annoying. Very clean everywhere else
You have to visit Magnetic Island...what a fantastic place!!! And when u are looking for a Hostel to relax ,you found it!
Enjoyed our stay here, we decided when we arrived to up grade to a double room and the girl on reception was able to arrange that for us. The room was nice and clean, the bed was comfy and the air con was great! The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean but the shower heads in the bathroom were extremely low and the kitchen facilities were very basic. Only thing that was a bit disappointing was that on Australia day the hostel didn't arrange any activities.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
You can see a lot of wildlife in the YHA area. Try the walk in the woods to a amazing view point a you may see koalas in the trees; they are hard to spot. The YHA is a bit to pricey for the accomodation, but they have a nice pool and some good activities.
I had a great stay here at Bungalow Bay, same level of quality I'd expect from a YHA having stayed at others. Only downfall is the kitchen here as it was swarming with bugs and there isn't enough fridge space but I managed. Would recommend to anyone and having the on site nature and wildlife including the koala sanctuary was the icing on the cake.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
definitely recommend staying here for a few days, great chill out hostel!
The staff was very unfriendly and not cooperative. We came as a group of 6 and booked as a group and noone told us before we arrived that they don't put groups of more than 4 people in one room.