Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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!

We can't wait to host you here at Bungalow Bay! View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2020
    Beautiful hostel! Lovely staff, very helpful! Rooms are clean and fresh. The amenities were kept clean throughout our stay. We will 100% be back!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2020
    Legends, lovely staff and awesome facilities. Also shout out to the owner who gave me a lift to the fairy when I missed my bus.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Sep 2020
    Very clean hostel and reception staff very helpful with planning trips. Slightly out of town but very close to sights / beaches. Would defo recommend!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Feb 2020
    Not a huge number of options on Magnetic Island but would recommend this place. Usually have some sort of activity each night, food is good and the staff are friendly and helpful. You'll need some sort of transport to get around the island anyway so the location is not incredibly important but there are a couple of good brunch options nearby.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Feb 2020
    Unfortunately the weather wasn’t good on magnetic Islam but the hostel did everything they could to keep us entertained. The hostel bungalows are really nice, spacious, clean and good air con. Staff are helpful and friendly. Kitchen is in an outside shelter which isn’t the cleanest. The hostel food is not great and very limited. Would recommend bringing own food. The bar is good fun and it’s a nice sociable setting.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Feb 2020
    Really unique hostel setup. I had a private bungalow which I enjoyed - very quiet, clean, had air con. Men's shower/toilet facility could be a lot cleaner - needs more frequent cleaning, perhaps close the door and install air con as there are insects everywhere. Kitchen needs more attention as well. The bar/restaurant is a nice addition with good prices. The pool area was great and had hammocks to relax in. I didn't participate but the koala/animal visits are a great feature.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 Mar 2020
    I stayed in a 8 bed female bungalow and it was really nice! It was mostly clean (especially the showers) and the aircon was working very well (maybe a bit too cold). The hostel felt like a little jungle with lots of wild life and I‘d definitely stay again!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel, far from things so we rented a car. Lovely and helpful staff, nice pool with good laundry and kitchen facilities.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    20 Jan 2020
    Situated in nice grounds, kitchen is filthy and boiling hot. All it would require is a few fans. Showers good but lacked basic facilities, no shelves and barely there hooks.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    11 Feb 2020
    Check in took much longer than expected :/ Note that you will need to pay $5 to rent cups and utensils. I may have missed this in the property description but bathroom facilities near my room were not great - one tiny sink, outdoor showers, flickering light. Pool was great to chill in during the day though!
    USA, Female, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • 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