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Cstay

Picnic Bay beach hostel with outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double Room) - Living Area
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin Room) - Living Area
  • Outdoor Pool
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32 Picnic Street, Picnic Bay, 4819, QLD, Australia
8.6.Fabulous.
  • It was a nice quiet place close to all Picnic Bay facilities

    Aug 1, 2021

  • Our room was both uncomfortable-thin mattress, thin pillow, sqeaking bed--and unclean--…

    Jul 22, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Magnetic Island National Park - 2 min walk
  • Picnic Bay Beach - 3 min walk
  • Magnetic Island Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Rocky Bay - 11 min walk
  • Nelly Bay Beach - 17 min walk
  • Nelly Bay Habitat Reserve - 30 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin Room)
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double Room)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Magnetic Island National Park - 2 min walk
  • Picnic Bay Beach - 3 min walk
  • Magnetic Island Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Rocky Bay - 11 min walk
  • Nelly Bay Beach - 17 min walk
  • Nelly Bay Habitat Reserve - 30 min walk
  • Bolger Bay Nature Refuge - 35 min walk
  • Alma Bay - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Alma Bay Beach - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Arthur Bay Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Florence Bay Beach - 6 mi / 9.6 km

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 153 min drive
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32 Picnic Street, Picnic Bay, 4819, QLD, Australia

At a glance

Size

  • 20 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom with sink in room
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.

Policies

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Also known as

  • Cstay Hostel Magnetic Island
  • Cstay Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Magnetic Island
  • Cstay
  • Cstay Hostel Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Hostel
  • Cstay Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Picnic Bay
  • Cstay Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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FAQs

  • Yes, Cstay does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The reef bar cafe (4-min walk), Mama Roma (4-min walk), and Man Friday (2.1 mi).
  • Cstay has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay

    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.

    P, 2 night trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    on a budget

    a clean, good, no frills budget accommodation . Great position close to beach,hotel and restaurants. I needed an overnight stay that didn't cost a lot and this was perfect. the shared bathroom arrangement was clean and no problems. appeared to be a share kitchen available which i didn't use so I guess you could say it is an upmarket backpackers. room had a small fridge, airconditioner and double bed although room could be a bit small for 2 people with luggage.

    Stephen, 1 night trip, Apr 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    Paul, 2 night romance trip, Aug 30, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly, helpful staff. Clean amenities. Nice location. Enjoyed my stay :)

    Fiona, 3 night trip, Jul 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice quiet property on Maggie Island. The two-person bedroom was clean, air-conditioned and nice inside. The place had a kitchen and fridge for our food. The owner was really nice.

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

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

    2 night trip, Oct 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Ideal Escape to Tranquillity

    Located in a very quiet part of Magnetic Island, if peace and tranquillity is what you are after this property is ideal. A minute's walk from the beautiful Picnic Bay, a couple of bars and restaurants and hikes up to Hawking's Point Lookout and Rocky Bay. The property itself is small and motel like, 12 rooms in all with shared bathroom facilities and a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area with TV. Lots of outdoor tables and a pool area also. A Sunbus service operates to a reliable timetable to bring guests to/from the ferry terminal at Nelly Bay whuch is about a 20 minute journey and the other main parts of the island-Arcadia, Alma Bay, Geoffrey Bay and Horsehoe Bay. The stop is a minute's walk away from C Stay. There are no shops in Picnic Bay so if self-catering it is advisable to pick up supplies from the supermarket in Nelly Bay before making your way to Picnic Bay. Very quiet and ideal for an escape from it all but not if looking to meet fellow travellers. Only very minor gripe that cleaning could be a liitle more thorough as I found a stray beer can under the bed when I dropped a pen under there! Overall very satisfied.

    Verena, 2 night trip, Oct 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice stay

    We enjoyed our stay at Cstay, nice, clean and has everything you need.

    Jodie, 2 night romance trip, May 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It is so clean and nicely done. It is one of if not the nicest guest houses we have ever stayed at! Anton is great too!

    2 night family trip, Apr 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice 2 night stay

    Nice comfy rooms, shared bathrooms and a pool. 2 minute walk from the bus stop and the beach. Picnic bay has one of only a couple of stinger nets up for swimming. Owner seemed nice when we checked in, only issue was didn’t see him or any other staff again during our stay which made it a little difficult to find out information.

    Thomas, 2 night romance trip, Jan 8, 2019

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