YHA Bungalow Bay


Bungalow Bay is a large, friendly, clean and stylish YHA backpacker’s hostel, set in the heart of the National Park. This multi-award winning hostel is easily accessible from Townsville and just a short walk from some of the most beautiful beaches on Magnetic Island.

Bungalow Bay is Australia’s only hostel that has an onsite Koala Sanctuary for you to enjoy. Wake up to Crocs and Koalas near your private A frame bungalows set throughout a magnificent seven acre property.

You will be in the islands best location with all bush walks, snorkelling and water sports leading from the resort. Relax, explore or laze all day in a hammock surrounding the resorts pool and deck bar.


Website: http://www.bungalowbay.com.au/
Phone: (07) 4778 5577
Email: info@bungalowbay.com.au
40 Horseshoe Bay Road Horseshoe Bay 4819 Queensland


Bungalow Bay Koala Village offers the only camping on Magnetic Island. The large shade trees, abundant wildlife and grassed camping areas provide guests the opportunity to fully integrate with the environment.

The Island bungalows and dorm offer a range of room sizes and configurations. All Islanders are fully refurbished with comfortable sprung mattresses, high ceilings, large screened openings & canopy of shade to ensure they are always cool.

Retaining the 1930’s heritage of the site, 2 of the original buildings from the Swenson Family Guest House have been refurbished as ensuite doubles, with fridge, coffee making facilities and a private porch with table and chairs.

These fully refurbished bungalows offer comfortable fully sprung queen and single mattresses, bar fridges and a choice of bungalows with either air conditioning or natural ventilation with fans. Facilities are shared.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible


A 20 minute fast cat ferry ride from the greyhound terminal will have you docked at Nelly Bay Harbour (17 daily services). Local bus service meets all ferry services to the island and will drop you off at our front door in Horseshoe Bay. Price is $3.00 Alternatively, bring your vehicle across to the island to explore the network of roads aboard Fantasea Car and passenger ferry.

40 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819, Australia