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.
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  • 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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  • Wonderful 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 8.2

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    13 Jun 2019
    It was refreshing to stay in a relaxed hostel. Rooms were a good size & the grounds of the hostel were very nice & well kept. A few minutes walk from the beach where I saw an amazing sunset & it's in the same complex as the Koala Sanctuary. Bus stop is right outside to get around the island. I'd recommend bringing your own food or going out to eat. The bar at the hostel serves drinks (good price & deals) & a very basic menu of sandwiches & pizza.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 May 2019
    We loved this hostel so much! The huts are so cute with extremely comfortable beds with air con that is very good. Minutes away from horseshoe bay and some lovely restaurants as well! The vibe of this hostel is very chilled which is just what we wanted and the bar was good for some drinks in the evening. Considering it’s a campsite the bathrooms and showers were very clean and the optional extra of the animal tour was so good and informative and would definitely recommend!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2019
    Bit pricey and $3 on the bus from the ferry but the staff are really friendly, the pizzas & drinks are good and the rooms are very clean. Powerful shower & separate toilet inside the cabin (8 bed)
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Apr 2019
    Good hostel! Would definitely recommend the breakfast with koalas 😊
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Jun 2019
    you have to leave a deposit for cutlery and dishes :/ but everything else is the best!:) (oh and I thought I’d see koalas all around the hostel, but you have to pay for the sanctuary which is the only place in the hostel where you can see them -but just go for a walk around the island and you’ll see plenty of them:) )
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 May 2019
    We had a really clean room with great showers and en suite. Good trivia night and cool ‘huts’ as dorms with koala village right next door as well as wild koalas chilling around the place which was awesome
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2019
    Comfy beds, air con in rooms was a little strong, doesn’t offer much food at the hostel but kitchen is a really good size. Social events run until 9pm ish. Really lovely grounds and 5 minutes from the beach. Would stay again!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2019
    I enjoyed my stay here, the bar area was really chilled and it was easy to meet people. The rooms were pretty small but they’re set up in huts so I expected that. I got in quite late and the shops weren’t open to get food so ended up eating at the hostel, it was fine but pretty basic food and a very limited menu. I didn’t find the staff that welcoming but it’s a great place if you want to see some wildlife and explore Magnetic.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    28 Apr 2019
    I really enjoyed the grounds. Tons of animals roaming around. Yes, the koala sanctuary costs extra but why would you expect that to be free? Kitchen is gross. Lots of bugs, never clean when I was there. Paying a cutlery deposit felt ridiculous but I get why they did it. Pool was dirty/un-swimmable. Staff not particularly friendly. Rooms were fine. The AC was broken and they switched my room but they’d known it was broken for days so why keep booking people into it?
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    21 May 2019
    Very expensive for what it was. Having to ‘hire’ cutlery and pay for WiFi in the bungalows were unexpected add ons. Staff were very friendly and rooms clean.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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