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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.

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Come and see us in the Whitsundays!! 

Skools OUT Promotion - Package Includes Sailing aboard - Samurai - 2 Days / 1 Night  and 2 nights in our 8 share cabins - ONLY $359.00 per person!!!-

Includes all you meals, tea, coffee, tap water and snorkelling equipment while aboard Samurai! Sail around the Whitsundays and visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. 

2 nights at Magnums in our 8 Share Cabins

FREE Luggage Storage

FREE Bike Hire 

Departs Mondays / Thursday and Saturdays at 8.30am

Head to our Last Minute Deals for more information

** Book any OVERNIGHT SAILING TRIP with us and receive - 2 FREE nights accommodation in our 8 share cabins / FREE luggage storage / FREE bike hire.  Check out our lastest LAST MINUTE DEALS if you are travelling in the next couple of days!


  • Poker Night - Magnums Hotel - Every Tuesday night from 7.00pm
  • RND Night - Magnums Hotel - Every Friday night from 8.30pm
  • Thirsty Merc - Magnums Hotel - Saturday 6th January 2018
  • The Butterfly Effect - Magnums Hotel - Saturday 31st March 2018


  • DAY 1 - Client Liaison and Luke Million - Magnums Hotel - Wednesday 27th December 2017
  • DAY 2 - Dirtcaps - Magnums Hotel - Thursday 28th December 2017
  • DAY 3 - 360 - Magnums Hotel - Friday 29th December 2017
  • DAY 4 - Spitfire and Method - Magnums Hotel - Saturday 30th December 2017

Christmas and New Years is just around the corner! Have you booked your accommodation yet? 

Our Trading Hours over Christmas and New Years 2017



Sunday 24th December 2017 - Christmas Eve (Minimum 3 night stay from the 23rd December 2017) - (Sorry no check ins after 9pm) 

Monday 25th December 2017 - Christmas Day – CLOSED – Merry Christmas ox - LUGGAGE ROOM CLOSED 

Tuesday 26th December 2017 - Boxing Day – Normal Trading Hours - 7.00am to 9.00pm


Sunday 31st December 2017 – New Year’s Eve (Minimum 3 night stay from the 31st December 2017)

Reception to EARLY CLOSE at 7.00pm on Sunday 31st December 2017 (Sorry no check ins after 7pm) - LUGGAGE ROOM TO CLOSE AT 7.00PM

Monday 1st January 2018 – Reception to LATE OPEN at 9.00am – Close at 9.00pm - LUGGAGE ROOM TO OPEN AT 9.00AM 

Magnums would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!


The WORLD has voted and MAGNUMS BACKPACKERS Airlie Beach has been voted one of the TOP 20 Hostels in Australia.

Check out our Latest Reviews...

We want to hear from you! The good, the bad, the ugly!  A staff member who went over and above for you? Let us know and they will receive a special surprise from us! Dont forget to let us know their name.


Trip Advisor - Lucy B - November 2017

Amazing Hostel - Really good hostel with good vibes and nice bar with live music. The staff are very helpful, especially Alana who helped us getting checked out at a very early time! Would definitely recommend if you're coming to airlie beach.  

Trip Advisor - Unknown - October 2017

Great nights sleep - The hostel is in a great location, close to all the shops and bars and also the jetty where you sail from.  The setting is really nice, all cabins set in gardens. I'd pay the small extra for a private room then you get to control your own air con and I got a really good nights sleep.  Showers are also really good!

Trip Advisor - gazmic69 - September 2017

Great service by Jules -  Booked our tours through Jules who was extra helpful, super friendly and very knowledgeable about the area for things to do. She went over and above when we lost our tickets to reprint them and gave us suggestions on where to eat. Went back to tell her what a great few days we had and how appreciative we were for her help. Great asset for the team at Magnums. Thanks again Mama Jules


Trip Advisor - julia M - September 2017 

Heart of Airlie beach - I had a great time in Airlie beach and the hostel was one of the reasons! It's located in the Main Street where everything else is. The room was clean, and for cabin with 8 beds we had our own toilet, which is really good. I will definitely recommend for my friends in the future!

Trip Advisor - james U - September 2017
Spacious dorms, perfect location - Travelling here alone this is the perfect spot to be central to everything that's going on. A shopping centre, bottle shop and bar with live music all a stones throw away.  One of the best prices you will find in Airlie for accommodation. I'll be back!


Trip Advisor - Gam246 - July 2017

Perfect service!! Hello,  We really had a great experience in Airlie Beach and specially thanks to Alana of Magnums Backpackers! She was really helpfull and so sweet!!! We were backpackers from France and the australian people are really welcoming! Thank u again!

Trip Advisor - JessicaB - June 2017

Greta hostel with amazing staff!! - My partner and I had a great time staying at magnums.  The staff were super friendly and so helpful!!  Great rooms and clean showers.  Would highly recommend this place to solo or couple travellers! They are also very helpful with booking tours.


Trip Advisor - PaulV - June 2017

Great advice from people who know the area - We went to Magnums wanting to book an outer reef day trip and see white haven beach and the inlet, both including snorkeling. Sue was terrific, knew all about the options and matched it to our needs.

Made sure we got the best prices too. Highly recommend them.