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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.


Its almost that time of year again....

Our Trading Hours over the Christmas and New Year's Period

Min 2 night stay over Christmas / New Years

SORRY No camping or van sites available over this time


Thursday 24th December 2015 - Christmas Eve (Min 2 night stay) - (Sorry no check ins after 9pm) 

Friday 25th December 2015 - Christmas Day – CLOSED – Merry Christmas ox

Saturday 26th December 2015 - Boxing Day – Normal Trading Hours


Thursday 31ST December 2015 – New Year’s Eve (Min 2 night stay)

Reception to CLOSE at 7.00pm (Sorry no check ins after 7pm)

Friday 1st January 2016 – Reception to OPEN at 9.00 – Close at 9.00pm

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Latest Reviews...

Nath L M - Trip Advisor - October 2015

"Basic but perfect for the price"

We stayed here for 3 nights around our whitsundays trip. We enjoyed it here. It's very basic but it is one of the cheapest places we stayed in AUS! It has great kitchen facilities and washing rooms. The dorms are good and have private bathrooms. A double room is only an extra $8/9 dollars if there is 2 of you. Doubles are basic small but do the job! The bar and club at the front are very noisy but if you get near the back you can't hear much. WiFi is slow when everyone is on it as to be expected. We heard of a few break ins and things being stolen but we was fine so would say it's safe from our point.

Alina H - Trip Advisor - October 2015

"In Heart of Airlie Beach"

Stayed with my friend in a Twin Room for 1 night and we liked it a lot!!! It's in the heart of Airlie right next to wollies and all the shops. Even though there is a bar up front we didn't hear anything of the noise and had a good night's sleep!
The room was super close to the bathrooms and toilets (unisex) and the whole layout is tropical lush and relaxing.
Reception was busy but the staff was still very nice and they have free parking behind the hostel for your stay if you get there with your own car like us.
We loved our stay and would definitely stay again.

laurachadwick77 - Trip Advisor - September 2015

"Best Hostel I've been to"

We booked to stay at magnums for 2 nights because we were in Airlie Beach to do a Whitsunday Islands cruise. However I wish we had stayed longer, I was definitely not ready to leave! The place was so lively and we were able to sit in the 'beer garden' both Tuesday and Wednesday night and there still be live music and loads of people about. One of my favourite things was it being right next door to a McDonald's too. The room was lovely and everything was clean! Would DEFINITELY recommend to stay here it was so much fun!

Ahnjaeeouk - Trip Advisor - August 2015

"Good Budget option with Helpful Staff"

I stayed here in a single room with a double bed and television over the course of five nights last week and would gladly do so again.
Whilst obviously being a backpackers' hostel, the room was modest in size (but certainly adequate, clean and comfortable) and had shared bathrooms (two toilets and shower facilities between six units), it was conveniently located right in the middle of the main street with the shoreline and swimming lagoon just across the road, a supermarket next door and a good range of pubs and clubs only a stone throw away and featured a well thought-out rainforest garden (which the timber buildings blended into) which provided a great sense of serenity notwithstanding the town central location.
But the best part was the staff, who were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make my stay comfortable. I felt more like a welcome guest than a paying customer.
For good option on a modest budget, I would certainly recommend this.