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Magnums is an “over 18 years only” budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.

Discover the hidden rainforest setting right in the Heart of Airlie Beach. Literally a minute's walk from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant town centre. Magnums continues to provide travellers with well priced budget accommodation for individuals and groups.

Please contact our friendly staff directly to book your accommodation at Magnums on 1800 624 634 or

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Accommodation Terms & Conditions

Thank you!  Now you have chosen to stay at Magnums, it is important that you are aware of our refund policy for accommodation prior to confirming your booking.

1.       Once you have checked in, your room is allocated to you for the duration of your booking, we are unable to refund you for any accommodation you choose not to use –  Sorry no exceptions.

2.       If you have not yet checked in but have pre-paid for your accommodation Magnums are happy to refund your accommodation if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior to your estimated time of arrival.

Check - In Information for Magnums Guests

Check in time is 2pm

  • You are welcome to store your Luggage with us for FREE until your room is available.
  • If we have beds/rooms available we are happy to check you in earlier (just ask a team member)
  • If you are going into share accommodation (dorms) please be advised that these rooms are the last rooms to be visited by our Housekeeping Department so if you do not wish to go into a room that has not been fully serviced we may have to wait to check you in as late as 3.30pm.

Check out times:

Dorms (Share rooms) 10am

Doubles and Twins : 11am

Enjoy your stay, we are here to help.

If you plan on booking your overnight sailing trip with Magnums, your Accommodation will be FREE – Ask us how!




  • It is very nice backpacker, in the middle of town but still looks like in the middle of jungle:-)
    Very friendly staff, offering all activities booking in reception.
    Backpacker full of young people..
    We had room 171 and was great..
    Really recommended...

    “3 night couple room, shared bathroom ” - Trip Advisor

    May 2017

  • “Reefstar Cuises”
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We were recommended by the amazing Julie at Magnum's to go on Reefstar Cruises to see some of the islands around the Whitsundays. We had a great day with exceptional service from all the crew on board. There were endless amounts of food and nothing was too hard for the staff. Highly recommend them for all ages. We would do it again.

    Reefstar Cruises - Trip Advisor

    July 2017

  • "Great Stay"

    By far one of the best places I have stayed! Amazing scenery throughout the hostel, trees and birds everywhere!! Right in the middle of town so walking everywhere is easy! Great if your alone or with a partner or a couple friends! Thanks!

    Great Stay - Trip Advisor

    April 2017

  • 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!

    Perfect service - Trip Advisor

    July 2017

  • 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.

    Great hostel with amazing staff - Trip Advisor

    June 2017

  • “Very well located and good value for money ”

    This hostel is by no means luxury, but perfect for travellers!! For what you pay it's pretty good, we had a private room which was clean with a fridge and good air con. The showers are kind of half outside so there's bugs but they're cleaned daily, and can't really blame the hostel for bugs! The wifi is a bit rubbish at peak times, but with mcdonalds, the hostel pub, Woolworths and peterpans all having free wifi so close by it doesn't really matter! The hostel is so well located, right in the centre of Airlie Beach with a good cheap bar on site. The kitchens can get a bit busy and gross in the evenings, but the BBQ area is always good! For how cheap it is, it's an all round good hostel!
    Stayed April 2017, travelled as a couple

    Very well located and good value for money - Trip Advisor

    April 2017

  • “One of the best hostels I ever stayed in!!!”

    The hostel has a central location next to Woolworths and Maccas. The whole resort looks really beautiful, even after the cyclone. The cabins all have a private toilet and balcony which is a nice extra. Also there is free wifi and plugs at the barbecue area. Totally worth a stay and the best hostel in Airlie Beach from what I heard and experienced.

    One of the best hostels I ever stayed in - Trip Advisor

    April 2017

  • “Airlie beach visit ”

    My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights. The hostel was clean, with two kitchens both well equipped and spacious. There is a wifi hub in the middle of the site and the rooms had working air con and mini fridges. It is also a very short walk to Airlie beach and has funky bars, cheap food, and a Woolworths on your doorstep. The staff on reception were very helpful, with special thanks to Mary who was very accommodating and friendly. We'd definitely come back to magnums!

    Airlie Beach Visit - Trip Advisor

    April 2017

  • “Good hostel ”

    Really cool hostel in a nice area, genuinely enjoyed staying here and staff were really nice. If you're doing the whitsundays trip the staff were really helpful with any questions etc. Very sociable place too and the rooms were clean. Alana who worked here, her service really stood out and made my visit very enjoyable!

    Good Hostel - Trip Advisor

    March 2017

  • Reviewed by cculshaw

    I only stayed one night here in the 8 person dorm. The dorm room was a lot bigger than other backpackers I have been to and with ensuite toilet shower and air con included. There was air con and free WiFi but there was no WiFi in the room. The kitchen was good too. The price was good on $24 and they let me check in early with no extra cost. It's a great location in the centre of airlie beach right on the strip of bars, right next to Woolworths and the bottle shop. I sign says no byo alcohol but just do it anyway as long as you are discrete and hide it :)

    Cheap Good Facilities Good Location - Trip Advisor


  • 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.

    This review is really about Magnums Information Centre - Trip Advisor