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Bungalow Bay Koala Village

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This run-down 2-star backpacker resort is managed by sone of the rudest females you will meet on your travels. The frozen pizza menu is also underwhelming. But what really sets this place apart is its cruel exploitation of koalas held captive clinging to 2-metre high fake trees so this place can profit from you having your photograph taken hugging them....

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The staff at the Koala Village conduct a fun, interactive tour which is popular with backpackers in particular. Visitors can hold different reptiles, birds and of course Koalas. The facility is well maintained, wheelchair accessible and good for young children.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We camped in KB for 2 nights and very much wanted to do some tours, in particular snorkeling tours on the barrier reef. When we asked the staff we were told there were no snorkeling tours on the island, only self guided tours, we then enquired about possibly doing segway tours for a laugh, but were again assured there were...

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Thank Elliot J
Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Loved this place, the accommodation was cool, outside in a bungalow, so you felt like you were outside but safe from insects !!! The rooms were basic but clean and bedding clean. Toilet block was near by and clean and showers were hot. The koala sanctuary is well worth a visit

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't actually stay here but had breakfast with the koalas and LOVED it!! The food was very tasty and the staff was friendly and knowledge of all the animals they let us hold. Abbey made the experience very enjoyable and fun! He even let my boyfriend hold the koala twice because the first picture they took didn't turn out....

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Thank Amanda J
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Even before the power went out and managenent left us stumbling in the dark I thought the place was awful Was it the dirty toilets the broken showers the surly staff or was it the cloudy pool the or the dirty rooms and the mattress on the floor (sorry the bed) that did it for me I think it was...

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1Thank Mario M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The hostel rooms are very nice and clean. I'd recommend the wildlife show that you can book in addition if you are new to Australia and want to have hans-on contact with many different native species.

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights and it is the best hostel we have stayed in so far in Australia - amazing friendly staff with a great pool and cute individual bungalows with great aircon. They have a great pool and hammocks and free wifi which is really fast. They have a koala sanctuary on site and have a...

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Thank SavageBarber
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Loved everything from the beginning to the end! I stayed in a three bed dorm and I have to say, this was one of the cutest dorms I've ever stayed in. The bar has good pizzas and garlic bread with a good cider or beer which where at a reasonable price. The sanctuary and wild animals at the hostel are...

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2Thank Celine F
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I thought that these rooms were really cool and very clean. The kitchen was also very clean and well equipped. The koala sanctuary was a big plus, I thought this was awesome. Good location - close to the beach where you can swim in a stinger net. Only problem was some of the staff were a bit rude - bit...

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The stunning landscape of this island on the Great Barrier Reef makes this destination truly distinctive & attractive to the eco conscious traveller. Bungalow Bay focuses on delivering a Australian Experience complete with boutique wildlife sanctuary ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bungalow Bay Koala Village

Address: 40 Horseshoe Bay Road, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia (Formerly Geoff's Place)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Magnetic Island
Price Range: €46 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bungalow Bay Koala Village 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Get off 1 stop before Horseshoe Bay or walk about 10 minutes back to this location.”
dennisp67, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Chalets are basic but functional with good bedding supplied.”
paulwD3027RL, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room near toilet block, if you need to get up in the night because of typical animal/insects that come out at night !!!!!!”
Nicola522014, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalow for sure!”
Vickie_Biku, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“do the Koala experience!”
jgooger, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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