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32 Picnic St, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia
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#2 of 25 Speciality lodging in Magnetic Island
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Holiday accommodation on magnificent Magnetic Island, just 8 kilometers offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Looking for peace, quiet, clean, affordable accommodation, and a base from where to explore the mysteries and treasures of Magnetic Island? You've just found your home away from home.

CStay offers 13 private rooms in a hostel style establishment. Rooms are either double or twin with air-conditioning and bar fridge.

There are newly renovated shared facilities, a sparkling pool and BBQ area.

Explore the island of a day and make new friends with like-minded people of a night as you cook up a feast of local delicacies in the fully-appointed communal kitchen.

Do the lot...Or do absolutely nothing!

There are so many beautiful places on Magnetic Island, don't forget to bring your camera.

(Then again, you might want to do absolutely nothing)

Either way we guarantee you'll be attracted back... After all, this is Magnetic Island.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Canoeing offsite
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Nereski wrote a review May 2021
London5 contributions
Fantastic place to stay. The kitchen is just fantastic and so are all the communal areas. We loved staying here. It was friendly with a very warm atmosphere. The rooms are wonderful and everything is clean. The linen is crisp and the sinks and fridges in the room are a total bonus. Close to the bus stop and pub, this is the only place I would stay on the island. We came for one night and stayed for a few more than planned. Thanks to Adam for creating a terrific hostel where everyone feels part of a family albeit for just a few days.
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Date of stay: May 2021
G2Kpauly wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia1287 contributions235 helpful votes
I enjoyed my 3 nights I stayed at Cstay. The location was great. Adam the owner was a really nice guy and I felt at home when I got there. There's a nice pool, kitchen, lounge to relax. The pub and cafes are close to eat at. Also a very nice beach and jetty you can fish at as they have free fishing rods. I'll be back. It's a wonderful place to stay on a budget.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Norbert Schmitz wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Well I'm just about to book a 3 weeks stay at CStay.....again. It will be the third time in 12 mth.!!! I'm a 65 y.o. German that has travelled the world....been living in OZ for 40 and living in Cairns for 12 years. Why do I keep coming back to CStay? It got it all.....the right price.....spotless clean rooms.....with washing basin and a fridge.....great pool and BBQ area, yes the use of the BBQ and Pizza oven is free.....great outdoor entertaining area....Pup,Bottle shop ,Busstop and the best Italian restaurant is within 3 min.walking. And the kitchen.....better equipd than most Aussie homes......the same goes for the lounge....armchairs all around....large TV screen.....open 24 hrs. And last but not least........ Adam,the owner, is such a great guy...... He'll do just about anything to make your stay a happy and memorable one. I've be coming to Magie.....as we locals call it for 40 years.....love it..... Since I discovered CStay last year.....it's the only place I like to stay.....absolutely best value for your money!!!! Cheers .
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Date of stay: September 2020
ChinaKent wrote a review Sep 2020
Gold Coast, Australia231 contributions53 helpful votes
This was my first trip on Maggie (Magnetic Island) Location: Great, close to Picnic Bay, 100m to the beach, 80m to the Picnic Bay Pub, Mama Roma's restaurant and the bus stop. Staff: excellent, nothing is to much effort for them, thanks Adam Facilities: great little pool, good dining area, a group table where you will have a new set of friends very quickly. A great BBQ and pizza oven. Great WiFi. The Kitchen: a modern clean kitchen that has everything you need to cook up a storm, and coffee pods are available for a $1. Rooms: really comfortable, a good comfy bed, great quality sheets and loved the pillows, TV, AC, fridge. Service: Adam the owner offered to get things from the shops for people and offered to take me to the ferry, that was awesome. Cleanliness: top notch, whether it was the kitchen, the room or bathroom. Transport: the bus network around the island is first class, you can get a cab or Uber if you want. The Price: Great Value Bottom line: Would I stay there again? You can bet your sweet bippy I would, I will every time I visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: North side may be a bit quieter if there are people in the pool.
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Adam M wrote a review Sep 2020
Pai, Thailand19 contributions13 helpful votes
Came here for one day and stayed for a week! I’ll leave it at that! Couldn’t fault the service and would be very surprised if there is another place that can compete value wise on the island. Will be returning and will have no problem recommending this place. Keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$41 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about CStay
Which popular attractions are close to CStay?
Nearby attractions include Magnetic Island Forts Walk (6.0 km), Jezzine Barracks (7.5 km), and Geoffrey Bay (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at CStay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at CStay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at CStay?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at CStay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to CStay?
Conveniently located restaurants include the REEF Bar Cafe, Scallywags Cafe, and Juliette's Gelateria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at CStay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at CStay?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at CStay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to CStay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kissing Point Fort (7.7 km).