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104 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

CStay, located in the leafy tranquility of Picnic Bay, offers accommodation in comfortable private rooms set in an older hostel style establishment at very reasonable rates. We are a self-rated 2 stars and located on Magnetic Island.

There are fifteen private rooms on offer; each with either a double bed or two singles. Every room is air conditioned and includes a small fridge, chair and bedside table. Fully sprung mattresses, thick quilted doonas and soft pillows sooth you into a peaceful nights rest in a quiet garden setting.

The communal lounge has ample seating and a large flat screen TV. The screen can be used for slideshow presentations to show off your digital photos of the fascinating Picnic Bay and Magnetic Island scenery.

An in-house WiFi hot spot is available with one hour free access to all guests ( additional internet access may be purchased from reception.

Please note that breakfast is not included.

Reception is open between 08:00 am and 05:00 pm. Contact numbers are provided if the reception desk is unattended when you arrive.

CStay offers quiet clean accommodation and is not suitable for wild party animals.

Check in time is 2 pm and check out is at 10 am.
For the comfort and safety of all guests.

You acknowledge that smoking is strictly NOT permitted in any guest room or communal space. If any evidence of smoking is found in your room you will be charged a fee of one night’s accommodation and incur all associated cleaning costs.

You acknowledge and agree to abide by the “No Noise after 10:30 pm” policy whereby any person(s) found to be creating excessive noise, having a party in their room or exceeding the number of permitted guests may be evicted immediately and without refund.

You acknowledge that the cost to make good any damage caused by you to your room, furniture or fittings, appliances or communal property will be charged to your account.

Reviews & Ratings

104 Total Reviews
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Nov 20, 2022
Great place to stay for a few days. Close to the bus stop which takes you to the whole island. We managed to check in early and Adam was really friendly. We loved his dog Louie. Unfortunately our room blind was missing and our door lock was a bit faulty but nothing major. Atmosphere was great, you can meet lots of people (more than nomads!), not a party hostel which is nice. Clean kitchen and facilities. There was a slightly odd long term resident who was a bit older and he made some interesting comments. O
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Male, 18-24
Nov 11, 2022
Nice place on Magnetic Island
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Female, 18-24
Oct 29, 2022
This lovely small hostel is in a quiet bay away from the majority of hustle on the island, not that there is a lot of hustle anyway! Picnic bay is just beautiful and this is well situated on the bus route making it easy to get around. The guy who runs the hostel is generally friendly enough and has the most gorgeous dog Louie. This hostel is great for those who want a bit of a quieter time. Bedroom was clean enough, as was the kitchen. Lovely pool and facilities were what we needed. Recommend!
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
  • General

    • Swimming Pool
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities