Magnetic Island Backpackers

Base Magnetic Island

1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island

Base Magnetic Island offers luxurious bures for couples, stylish dorms for singles & has the best backpackers Island bar and café. This backpacker hostel is only 20 minutes ferry ride from Townsville! By day unwind, relax and chill out at the beach. At night groove by the pool with DJ’s spinning their funky tunes and wicked beats. Australia’s only backpackers right on the beach.

Magnetic Island is the only island on the North Queensland Coast with a delightful blend of untouched National Park, a resident population of about 2,500 and a variety of holiday resorts. Just twenty minutes by fast “Cat” across Cleveland Bay from Townsville and you could be in Paradise!


The Island Bar offers nightly entertainment, big events and parties on tap – seven nights a week. From full moon parties to toga parties, quiz nights to cheesy nights and everything in between.


Home to Australia’s Island Full Moon Parties – every month!!

Free pickup from Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal

Free Island Tours and Dive School on site

Stunning pool and decking for sunbathing

Accommodation Information



  • 8 Dorm Bed
  • Sanctuary Dorm Room
  • Private Ensuite


  • Weddings