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4.5 out of 5

"This is a great place to stay. I have been a Townsville resident for many years and have only just discovered it. I will be back again for weekend bre ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 31 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

At Arcadia Beach Guest House, you'll be 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from Horseshoe Bay Beach and 5.8 km (3.6 mi) from Radical Bay. Highlights at this beach guest house include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

Safes are featured in all 15 individually decorated rooms.

Enjoy the pool loungers along with access to kayaking and snorkeling. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3-star Arcadia guest house, you'll be 15.2 km (9.5 mi) from Catholic Diocese of Townsville and 15.3 km (9.5 mi) from Museum of Tropical Queensland.

Tent, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$67* Per night/room 8 Jul. - 9 Jul.

Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette, Sea Facing

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cottage, Multiple Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Tent, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Shared Dormitory, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Arcadia Beach Guest House ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Arcadia Beach Guest House

Everyone (28) Couples (25) Family (10)
2 out of 5
Had cabin for 6 people. Only had 2 chairs one nearly falling apart, not enough plates etc. Aircon to small for cabin. Bunk bed unstable. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
This is a great place to stay. I have been a Townsville resident for many years and have only just discovered it. I will be back again for weekend breaks. I an and his staff are great hosts. Jim Monaghan

Posted by , from Townsville on 31 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
The property was clean, operator pleasant, had a clean deep bath, lots of hot water. Altogether excellent. Free coffee, tea, milk and sugar, good cooking facilities and a welcoming operator who left everyone to use all his stuff... Really refreshing break for us weary travellers...

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very clean and the owner was very accommodating. Gave us a lift to the ferry with no hassles and was available 24/7. Told us about the island and things to do.

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Quiet, laid back and beautiful views

Pros: We stay in the upstairs Lover's Bay room which has a balcony overlooking Geoffrey Bay. The room is very spacious and great for a longer stay.
Cons: The floor boards are due for some maintenance.
Location: Quiet location, even though on main road, overlooking Geoffrey Bay. Walk to beautiful Alma Bay and hotel. Shops and eateries nearby and bus stop.
Our second stay at Arcadia Beach Guest House, as you can't beat the beautiful views over Geoffrey Bay and the gentle, laid back vibe of Arcadia. We love to stay in Lover's Bay room, upstairs, overlooking the bay, where you can sit back and enjoy watching the wonderful variety of birds, the changing tides of the bay and the mini mokes cruising by. We hired a 4WD for a day and enjoyed watching the sun set at West Point, had a lovely swim in Florence Bay and hiked the Fort's walk where we saw koalas and enjoyed the history and lovely views. We love to hear the haunting cry of the curlew birds, so unique to Magnetic Island. Breakfast on the deck, with the rainbow lorikeets is a lovely way to start each day. The weather always seems to be superb.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Vic on 23 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

very pleased

Pros: everything staff was great room was great everything was clean and close by
Cons: there was nothing we didn't like we loved everything about it
Location: close to everything

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

In the heart of the island!

Pros: If you go to an island you don't wanna sleep in a posh little high-rise indoor hotel, you want to be right in the heart of the island!
I arrived on the island late at night and was picked up by the friendly lodge owner after hours without hesitation. Arcadia Beach House is a friendly accommodation lodge with all kinds of huts, units and rooms to suit your style. I personally choose the safari huts as the weather was beautiful and sleeping in a secured hut with the feeling like your outdoors, hearing the waves at night is blissful. Also that's right, Geoffrey Bay is right across the road from this place. The staff all are so friendly, they treat your like family right down to the dog who loves a good pat :) A little tip give the 4WD they offer a go, as the island cannot be fully explored without one.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 13 Sep. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Oct. 2016 by Annie

Thanks Stephanie, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Annie& Jed

5 out of 5

Very pleasantly surprised

We stayed at Arcadia Beach Guest House in the Safari Tents for a long weekend winter getaway and couldn't be happier. Annie and Jed went the extra mile in making sure our stay was fantastic, even to the extent of driving us in the Rolls Royce to our afternoon festivities. The rooms are clean and comfortable and very reasonably priced and the location is perfect with a gorgeous beach across the road, access to the bus, shops and pub. We couldn't recommend it highly enough and plan to be back ASAP!

Posted by on 17 Aug. 2016

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2 out of 5

Won't go there again

While we understand that this establishment caters for those seeking budget accommodation, we don't believe it should be at any cost. We thought paying $300 for two nights was reasonable as it also included continental breakfast. On finding this in the fridge we noticed that the packet muesli was a month out of date. There was also a jar (repurposed coffee jar) full of cereal on the bench. We had no way of knowing how old it was. Also the bathroom had not been cleaned. This was evident in the marks left in the toilet bowl, dirt, hairs and used soap in the bath/shower and the bathroom rubbish bin that was still full of the previous guests filth. We also found dried up bird poo on the headrest of the couch and on one of the cushions. We approached the manager with our concerns and on our return to our room in the afternoon we noticed it had been cleaned. When I asked for some "in date" packets of muesli for the next day I was informed that none of their food was in date!!! The position of the room was downstairs right next to the reception, not really all that bad until a knock on the door (after the door handle was jiggled and door rattled - luckily it was locked) from other guests wanting to hire a car. They had rung the bell in the reception and no-one had come. We also found sleeping hard as the lights out the front of the establishment were left on all night and the very thin curtains did nothing to dull the glow. Not very impressed at

Posted by , from Townsville on 26 Apr. 2016

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About the Arcadia Beach Guest House

Location 27 Marine Parade, Arcadia, QLD 4819

Property Features

As a guest of Arcadia Beach Guest House, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle are available for a fee. Arcadia Beach Guest House also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Arcadia guesthouse.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Townsville, QLD (TSV) (20.9 km / 13 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Arcadia Beach Guest House offers 15 accommodations with safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 10 per room (roundtrip)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.7 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Arcadia Beach Guest House
  • Arcadia Beach Guest House Magnetic Island
  • Arcadia Beach Magnetic Island
  • Arcadia Beach Guest House Guesthouse
  • Arcadia House house
  • Arcadia Beach Arcadia
  • Arcadia Beach Guest House Arcadia
  • Arcadia Beach Guest House Guesthouse
  • Arcadia Beach Guest House Guesthouse Arcadia

You should know

  • Arcadia Beach Guest House offers transfers from the ferry terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.