Hostel in Magnetic Island, Australia

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Get to know Magnetic Island (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Magnetic Island. To help you make friends with Magnetic Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Magnetic island is one of the best and most beautiful islands located on the east coast of Australia in Queensland (region of "Great Barrier Reef"). You can reach the island by ferry -- there are a lot of ferries leaving daily from the city of Townsville (you just need to check the timetables) and the trip takes around thirty minutes to get there. Your hostel will give you details about how to reach your specific backpackers hostel (they may offer a shuttle service if it isn't walking distance). The island is well known for its nice weather, turquoise waters, beautiful beaches, and amazing wildlife.

During your stay, you can enjoy the sun and relax on the beautiful beaches, you can take some walks around the island to enjoy the amazing landscapes and wildlife, make a fishing tour to check your skills at this sport, rent a bike, and do a lot of water activities (sailing around the island, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and jetskiing). If you enjoy nature, you will love this island -- as most of the island is a protected national park, you will have the chance to see a lot of animals in their habitats, like wallabies, possums, koalas, and different kind of birds. At night, you can choose to have dinner in a nice restaurant or grab some food from take-aways available -- even though Magnetic is a small island, it has a lot of shops where you can buy anything you need.

If possible, try to match your visit to Magnetic Island with the full moon event. Every month on this island there is one of the best full moon parties in all of Australia -- it's worth a visit for those who like to party hard (it starts around 5 p.m., and it doesn't have time to end). If you manage to visit the island at this time, book your accommodation in advance because it gets really crowded.

There are a lot of hostels in Magnetic Island, so you will not have problems while booking your accommodation (during event times, book in advance to avoid disappointments and guarantee better rates). Magnetic Island's hostels have a good quality/price relation, so enjoy your stay -- definitely you will love it.

Written by local enthusiast for Magnetic Island hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Magnetic Island hostels Grace

FAQ about Magnetic Island Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Magnetic Island. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Magnetic Island. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Magnetic Island costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Magnetic Island with private rooms costs on average $74.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Magnetic Island, Australia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Magnetic Island

Your Packing List for Magnetic Island

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Magnetic Island and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Magnetic Island Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Magnetic Island, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$74 Average private room price
$28 Cheapest hostel in Magnetic Island
Most Magnetic Island hostels are located in
Arcadia Bay
9.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Nelly Bay (0.3 Km / 0.2 mi.)
Horseshoe Bay (4 Km / 3 mi.)
Townsville (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Ayr (75 Km / 46 mi.)
Alva (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Cardwell (131 Km / 82 mi.)
Mission Beach (163 Km / 101 mi.)

Travel Tips for Magnetic Island - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Magnetic Island. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Magnetic Island. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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