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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel. The only downside is that there is no WiFi in the rooms but having said that it’s nice to switch off now and then.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Mar 2019
    The best part about staying here was all the different animals I got to see!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Apr 2019
    Clean rooms and bed. Friendly staff. Good kitchen. Close to the hikes and walks you want to do. Would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Mar 2019
    Really enjoyed our stay. Friendly staff, nice cabins with air con and fridge. Nice bathrooms. Bar and pool on site. Good happy hour deals. Amazing sanctuary on site, we really enjoyed our tour. Got to hold a koala! (Extra charge) would stay here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Mar 2019
    The bird feeding at 4:15pm is amazing and it’s for free. The hostel is great and it feels like holidays, because it‘s not like a usual hostel
    Germany, Female, 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
  • 8.0


    12 Apr 2019
    We had a good few days at this hostel. Good facilities and location with loads of wildlife. Not much of an atmosphere but good if you want a chilled stay. Not great security as the doors didn’t automatically lock and there were no lockers for valuables
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Mar 2019
    Staff were lovely and so amazing to do the Koala village tour!! Room was super nice and well laid out. Kitchen really needs updating to a more permanent space with more equipment, appliances and less holes for all the creepy crawlies to get in. A more established social space that isn’t the bar would also be nice. Also wifi should be made hostel wide like all other YHAs.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2019
    You need to pay a bond for cutlery, the bar has no food other than frozen pizzas and toasties ( which are sold as woodfire pizza) The place is maintained well and clean.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Feb 2019
    Good hostel but the facilities are not that good, you've to give a deposit for cutlery..strange. But the rooms are perfect, only two people per dorm, with fridge, coffee and tea, tiny and really cute. Thanks to this hostel
    France, Male, 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