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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.



***Winter Warmer Deals*** on overnight sailing boats - Anaconda III, Samurai and Habibi - Check out our overnight sailing page!

**FREE Transfers to Hamilton Island - When a FULL paying adult pays for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Camira Day Sail or 3 Island Guided Tour.  Travel must be taken between 01/08/2016 - 31/08/2016

** Book any OVERNIGHT SAILING TRIP with us and recieve - 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!


  • Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - 20th to 27th August 2016
  • Drapht playing at Magnums Hotel - 25th August 2016
  • Airlie Beach Triathlon - 28th August 2016
  • Whitsundays Writers Festival - 2nd to 4th September 2016
  • Alex Lloyd playing at Magnums Hotel - 9th September 2016
  • Run the Great Whitsundays Trail - 11th September 2016
  • Katachafire playing at Magnums Hotel - 22nd October 2016
  • Airlie Beach Festival of Music - Sailing Club - 3rd to 6th November 2016


Latest Reviews...

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“Cool hostel in a great location.” - Rebeccabownas - Trip Advisor - August 2016

Hostel is pretty clean, the rooms were of a good size, although the top bunks didn't have bars on the beds which was difficult to sleep on for fear of falling out! The surroundings of the rooms and cabins are cool, making you feel like you're in the rainforest! Great location to the main strip with the bars, restaurants and to the beach and the marina for boat tours. People at reception very helpful, especially Louise. Wifi not in rooms only in designated wifi areas within the resort. Drinks quite reasonable at the bar, can get pitchers of beer or mixer for $15-20. If you go on a boat trip from here, they can store your bags for the day / over night for you for $5 pp.
We stayed in a female only cabin which had its own private toilet and bathroom which was handy.

"This review is really about Magnum's Information Center” John W - Trip Advisor - July 2016 

We booked numerous trips through Magnum's Info Center and always came back to the same agent -- Alena. She was very helpful and enthusiastically explained any of the trips we inquired about during our visits to the kiosk while we were in Airlie Beach. She also checked the weather service for the best fishing and travel days out on the water. Be sure to ask her about the Spanish mackerel that was unceremoniously removed from her line by something bigger in the water than the mackerel.

“great crew and awesome deals and trips” Adam H - Trip Advisor - July 2016

was at magnum hostel and booked a trip to whitsunday through a beautiful lady name mary. she recommended a trip of three nights with the ship anaconda 3. it was the best an awesome crew beautiful places and amazing food. had a snorkeling in the great barrier reef and a lot of good people- very recommended.

“Great hostel” BriannaAmberBur - Trip Advisor - 5 of 5 starsJuly 2016

My partner and I really enjoyed our week's stay at Airlie Beach Magnums. Basic, clean, comfortable double room with a/c and a fridge, which was great. Being tucked away in the trees was beautiful, kitchen was clean and well stocked, and the location is excellent - right beside Woolworth's for groceries and on the main strip, steps from everything. Great value for your money. Also, the front desk staff were hilarious and very helpful!


"Great place to chill for a week" Leigh-AnneM - Trip Advisor - June 2016

We stayed here for a week waiting to go on our sailing trip, the staff were very friendly and helpful especially Tara who helped fix our booking which was a complete mess through hostelworld. The double room is comfortable with a kettle, fridge & cutlery in the room, showers very powerful & hot! Kitchen is clean & there are computers to use & tv.Nice location set in a little rain forest with a free wifi area & BBQ & it is connected to magnums pub with live music & big screen for sports.Woolies & bws within 3 minutes walk!We had a great stay!