“ Address: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland / Australia / Tel: +61 07 4778 5577 „
I now work at this great hostel on Magnetic Island off Townsville.
The hostel is in Horseshoe Bay which is the largest beach accessible on the island. In the local area there are bars, a shop, takeaways and touristy shops. Theres also the beach, water sports and horseriding.
The hostel is based in a koala sanctuary, where you can do a tour for $19. You can hold a python, koala, spider, baby crocodile, parrots and lizards. Its pretty scary holding a snake!
I love this hostel because of the location, and the staff. We are a very friendly bunch and its great fun working there.
The hostel is infact lots of little cabins set in a campground. Its a YHA so if your a member you get a discount per night. Its a really chilled out place, and if you like peace and quiet then book this over Base or Magnums.
The bar has events on weekly like band night, coconut bowling and trivia. Its a 5 minute walk to the beach or 20 minutes to the forts walk. The bus drops you off right outside, and you can get to the ferry or anywhere on the bus route from here.
I can really recommend this hostel as I am having a lot of fun on this island, and the hostel is one of the most friendly places I have been in Australia.