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Magnums Budget Stays & Tour Booking Office

We are an award-winning provider of accommodation in Airlie Beach, Queensland, luring backpackers, travellers and holiday makers worldwide to the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.

Let us make your time here unforgettable by booking a tour. We offer discounted rates, and when you book with Magnums, you’ll benefit from the advice and knowledge of long-term locals.

What’s on offer at Magnums:

If you wish to speak with one of our friendly Magnums consultants please phone 1800 624 634.

If you’re not ready to talk with us just yet, read some reviews from our guests who had a great time staying with us at Magnums Airlie Beach.

Latest Reviews...

GeorgieMoloney - Trip Advisor - December 2014

"Very good and lively hostel"

We stayed here for 3 nights in a double room. The air con was amazing and much needed. Fridge in the room was also a bonus.
The lack of pool is saved by the gorgeous lagoon over the road.
The pub and night club is great, good and very cheap prices!
Woolworths is next door and the kitchen is clean and organised!
Only low point was the unisex bathrooms, could so with a separate bathrooms for girls and boys! They are outside too, so need cleaning a bit more.
Overall a really good hostel! Would definitely stay again!

Zoe R - Trip Advisor - October 2014

"Great Choice"

Magnums is the best backpackers I have stayed in! The location is spot on and the design/styling of the whole place is awesome. My partner and I stayed in a private double room with a shared bathroom which was a great price and good value for money. The cabins are comfortable and the staff are friendly. We took advantage of the free dvd hire and laundry service for $3. All backpacker places are noisy and this one is no different, we had a good stay and I would definitely recommend it. Woolworths is minutes away and there is free parking right behind.

Stayed October 2014, travelled as a couple

Charlieannepascoe - Trip Advisor - September, 2014

"Great backpackers"

My first experience staying at a backpackers. We had a private shared room which was great and the toilet wasn't shared by many rooms on our block. Lovely grounds with lots of flora. Bar at the front of the accommodation with great live music. Absolute central location. Would recommend.

Sheree H - Trip Advisor - June, 2014

"Can't ask for more from a backpackers"

This place was awesome for any traveller it's won many awards for travellers and I can see why! It's newly renovated rooms /cabins are more like holiday homes in a man made jungle it's so pretty .
There is enough distance from all the room a to the club that there is hardly any noise at all. The nightclub has top acts performing from all around and there is also a separate beer garden and eatery with cheap meal deals around $12 for massive meal and drink. There is a wifi outside relaxation area
Video game arcade volley ball nets area and it is literally a 2 second walk on a small path to woolworths(grocery store) and BWS(bottles hop) so you can BYO to cabins. There is a photographer there for events for travel pics. Cruiser bike hire, a London telephone box to call home
Your desks and if you book tours here with a lot you receive free bike hire and phone call home :)
The luggage storage is the most safe I've seen as no one is aloud in alone at any time and must be supervised by staff. In terms of location this is the best regardless of where your wanting to go in airlie beach it's located on the main strip and you literally walk across road to esplanade for beach and the famous lagoon pools .
There are cafés all around and nightclubs and bars are all located on this strip .
The showers are inside the cabin and toilet also so you only share with whom your staying with .
It really is fantastic for any traveller just bring a towel :D and enjoy !!

Ronniedog87 - Trip Advisor - March, 2014


Wow! Backpacking in style or just a weekend away (as we did) this place is in best location of town and surrounded by rainforest. A very cheap price too. The girls in reception were very helpful and the crowd they attract are happy open minded backpackers. We'll be coming back!