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Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA Reviews

40 Horseshoe Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Australia

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149 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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The bungalows were cold and had one plug in, making it hard for 8 of us to charge our devices. The wifi was expensive and it was unfortunate how you could only access it by the bar. It was a pretty decent place but I didn't feel like it was a place to go if you're a solo backpacker trying to meet people.


Excellent stay...great to have good food at your door step and the JUNGLE FEVER is definitely worth it.


Loved the environment,set amongst trees


My best stay at the entire east coast! If you love animals, this is the place to go! See lots of wild animals (koalas, possums, wallabys, bats, birds) and feed wild wallabys and lorikeets. Get to hold lots of animals in the wildlife park located next to the hostel. Had 4 amazing days there :)

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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

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