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4.7/5 Exceptional
56 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Horseshoe Bay Markets
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Arcadia Village
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Magnetic Island National Park
    12 min drive

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020 3564 4853
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin Room)

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double Room)

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Picnic Bay

Located in Picnic Bay, Cstay is near the beach. Catholic Diocese of Townsville and Cultural Centre Townsville are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Magnetic Island National Park and Radical Bay. ReefHQ Aquarium and Anderson Park Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting.

Visit our Picnic Bay travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Horseshoe Bay Markets - 8 min drive
  • Arcadia Village - 10 min drive
  • Magnetic Island National Park - 12 min drive
  • Radical Bay - 13 min drive
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 153 min drive

About this property


Beach hostel in Picnic Bay with outdoor pool
Guests at this beach hostel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 20 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and showers.
Cstay offers 20 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Picnic Bay hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Shared bathroom

Food and drink






Check-in between 2 PM - 5 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

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


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    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.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

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