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4.8 out of 5

"It was a nice quiet place close to all Picnic Bay facilities " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Aug 2021

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Hotel Description

Cstay places you steps from Magnetic Island National Park and within a short 5-minute stroll of Picnic Bay Beach. Highlights at this beach hostel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

Desks are featured in all 20 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This business-friendly hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this Picnic Bay hostel, you'll be 18.4 km (11.5 mi) from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$70* Per night/room 5 Jan. - 6 Jan.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin Room)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cstay ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Cstay

Everyone (18) Couples (5) Family (2)
4 out of 5
It was a nice quiet place close to all Picnic Bay facilities

Posted by on 8 Aug. 2021

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5 out of 5
Comfortable, clean and inexpensive stay. Host was welcoming and we were over the road from the pub and a very short walk to the beach.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 2 Sep. 2020

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4 out of 5
I was going to be arriving after the 5pm office hours, but it was easy to arrange my check in.

Posted by on 21 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct. 2019 by Anton

Thanks. Good to hear. We aim to please.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 May 2019 by Anton

Hi and thanks for your awesome rating! We appreciate it!

5 out of 5
Great place to stay on Magnetic island, close to the beach. Loved our stay, would definitely recommend!

Posted by , from canada on 28 Jul. 2018

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29 Jul. 2018 by Anton

I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed CStay and teh island and thank you very much for the recommendation!

4 out of 5

No frills

The hotel staff were flexible and helpful. The roo was neat, clean and quiet. The common shower area was clean and no frills. Overall, because of the location, I would stay again.

Posted by on 24 Aug. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Mar. 2018 by Antoon

And you are most welcome to come and stay again and as often as you like! Take care!

5 out of 5
Such a great experience! The manager was helpful and friendly. The hotel located at the picnic bay, there is a nice bar just sitting in front of it!

Posted by on 5 Aug. 2016

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20 Mar. 2018 by Anton

You found it! It is good eh? A nice drink and a splendid view to relax and chill in!

5 out of 5

My first review

It was an absolutely satisfied experience. Cstay is a clean, comfortable accommodation, with extremely friendly staff. And more importantly, it is in a budget price. 5 Stars!

Posted by , from Brisbane on 1 Aug. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Mar. 2018 by Anton

Thank you mate! It is an honour to have had your first review! And thank you for your kind words! Take care!

5 out of 5

Brilliant spot in Picnic Bay, super friendly staff

Pros: Everything! Not to mention how cheap it is for such a fantastic location.
Cons: Anton said he is working on doing up the rooms, however, we were already satisfied!
Location: Pubs, bars, restaurants, beach pier, and everything else within walking distance. Worth hiring a scooter or small car, though.
Fantastic share accommodation with simple bedrooms and lovely share areas (kitchen, living, dining and patio). The owner, Anton, is a top bloke and we wished we had a little more time on the island so that we could have shared a beer with him. A splendid host, good nights sleep and only 50m to the Picnic Bay hotel and bar! What more could you want?

Posted by , from Atherton, QLD on 25 Apr. 2016

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20 Mar. 2018 by Anton

What a great detailed review! Thank you so much!

4 out of 5

close to pub and beach

Pros: staff
Cons: tv
Location: close to pub and beach
comfortable stay, great staff, brett is a great fella

Posted by , from charters on 16 Nov. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Mar. 2016 by Anton

Thanks for your review! True - the TV reception struggles a bit with the hilly terrain between us and the main transmitters.

Property Features

As a guest of Cstay, you'll find an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Cstay also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Picnic Bay hostel.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cstay offers 20 accommodations with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Hotel Names

  • Cstay Hostel Magnetic Island
  • Cstay Magnetic Island
  • Cstay
  • Cstay Hostel Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Hostel
  • Cstay Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Cstay Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Picnic Bay
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Frequently asked questions

*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.