Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bungalow Bay is a large, friendly and stylish YHA backpacker hostel, set in the heart of Magnetic Islands National Park. 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 A-frame 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, snorkeling equipment hire, bike hire and of course we have our famous on site Koala Sanctuary where you can join one of our 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 our 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 we 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 Wi-Fi and meet like minded travelers!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2019
    Loved staying at Bungalow Bay Koala Village. Check-in was easy and very pleasant with a helpful Matt. We were 2 parents and 2 daughters 21 & 19. We swapped our bungalows for newly renovated ones and were very happy. Good kitchen, though limited pans and hobs. Showers/toilets good and clean, large laundry. Bar staff friendly, happy hour good value. Best feature was all the wildlife, Wallabies, Kookaburras, Echidnas, Parakeets, Cockatoos all coming and going thoughout the day and night.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    Great friendly staff with good affordable rooms with a great atmosphere around the bar to meet new people
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Nov 2019
    Really nice hostel, staff were really good to us! Wish we could have stayed longer!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2019
    I loved this hostel, the rooms are great and really clean. We did a koala breakfast which was lots of fun. The hostel is right next to a bus stop so really easy to get to from the ferry port
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Dec 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel. We booked a double privat room, and it felt so high end. Icy cold air con, awesome bed. Great fridge. The kitchen tho was a let down. Only eight burners and I don’t think they all worked. Very few cooking equipments. And had to give deposit for plates and cutlery.... But would most def recommend!!
    Norway, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Jan 2020
    We had a brilliant experience in this hostel. Meeting the Koalas is a brilliant experience. However, bring plenty of food with you the menu is very very limited and the bar closes at 10 due to neighbours. We weren’t there for a party rather the Koala experience and to explore the island but it is something to make note of. The public bus drops you directly outside the hostel and is a bargain at $3.10 single or you can buy a day pass for $7/8.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Dec 2019
    The hostel was a fantastic base to see wildlife at! The rooms were well equipped with plugs and the beds were comfy! At night time the bar has events which most of the hostel takes part in which is really fun! Staff are really friendly! Would definitely recommend this hostel
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Dec 2019
    Good spot to go on the little adventures the island offers. Most of the staff was very nice and helpful.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    27 Nov 2019
    Comfy beds and good atmosphere in the hostel, happy hour promotions are great! WiFi wasn’t working that great during the stay. friendly staff!
    Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 Dec 2019
    Very cool atmosphere, little pool is nice as well. Sadly nothing in the kitchen to use - no oil, salt, pepper, and cutlery and plates have to be rented.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar