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 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 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2020
    Beautiful cabins in the trees with lots of wildlife ..wallabies right outside the cabins ! Very laid back and chill but have everything you need and can ask staff for anything . Bars close at about 9, half 9 most days even down on the bay so be prepared 😅 Horseshoe Bay is absaloutley beautiful and highly recommend the sea kayak tours ,amazing ! Had a perfect stay thank you !
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Nov 2020
    Bungalow Bay is my favourite hostel in Australia. I totally love the chilled vibes here and how it has the koala sanctuary attached. The staff were great, they couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. In love with this spot.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    21 Jul 2021
    Absolute amazing facility and a great spot! You will very likely see koalas. The staff is very friendly and will give you good recommendations. When I was checking in I had to wait 30min because the staff member has to work at the check in and bar simultaneously. They are likely understaffed! Other than that, everything was top note and I would travel again!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.3


    01 May 2021
    The poor staff members were stretched so thin, there was hardly anyone working and they're trying to do multiple things at once. The poor bloke who was working when we checked out had a cue of people waiting for coffees at the bar and a cue of people waiting to check in and out, he looked super stressed! Overall it was an ok stay. Our only real gripe was the people staying in the rom next to us, up till all hours of the morning making a ridiculous amount of noise.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 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

    21 Oct 2020
    The good: Nice pool and hammocks. Beds are comfy. Good location in nature not to far from the beach and the bus stop is right out front. The bad: No hand soap in the bathroom. Yuck! My room had no lockers. Dorm rooms weren’t cleaned daily.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    15 Nov 2020
    Cool place, most things were pretty good except for the service. They require you to take out cash from an expensive atm which ended up costing me an extra night. Demands deposits for everything. My drivers license was not enough for a bowl and key (?!?!?!) so had to take out cash. Hired snorkeling gear and a sting suit, sting suit was ripped up to the knee and when u complained they didn’t apologize or anything. Just over all really bad experience in regards to service. Needs new management!!
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
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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