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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...

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!

Tom B - Trip Advisor - December, 2013

"Great hostel - nuff said"

Not much to say really. Clean, spacious, cheap and well maintained. Definitely the best hostel in airlie beach. Stayed with the other competitors and magnums beats them all by miles. I would rate this the 2nd best hostel on the east coast that I've stayed at.

Ash H - Trip Advisor - 06 October, 2013

“Great location, clean, calm and cheap”

We were lucky to get at Magnums as every other place we asked were fully booked (twin rooms at least). The funny thing was that the other places were a lot more expensive, and for some reason the cheaper alternative had plenty of rooms available. It had no reasons not to be fully booked as well, the rooms were clean, and places way in the 'back' of Airlies main street so that we got away from the noise. Our room were equipped with a waterboiler, a fridge, plates and cutlery and there were not a thing we missed. It was a shared bathroom, but you only shared it with the other rooms on your floor (3 in total), so you basically had it to yourself anyway.
Another plus was that when you rented a twin room your check out time were at 11 am instead of 10 am.
Breakfast was not included but they had nice facilities in the kitchen, and there were even little cafes/diners were you could buy food if you wanted to.
Magnums were located right in the main street of Airlie beach so your have everything right where you live. It is a brilliant place for a couple of nights in Airlie/Whitsundays.