"The kitchen is the best we've seen, fully equiped and super cleanned."
Pilar - May 12, 2018
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Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.1|
|Distance to city center||3.3 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cstay Motel has a car park that's close to the motel. Parking is free for guests.
Cstay Motel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"It’s extremely clean, good staff, nice rooms :) we loved it !!"
August 4, 2019
"Great accomodation at an affordable price."
December 9, 2019
"Would stay again for sure, cheers Anton!"
December 13, 2018
Offering quality accommodation in the tranquil and peaceful Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island, Cstay Motel is a popular option for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel lies 5 km from the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal. From within this location away from any bustling traffic, the hotel still provides easy access to the island’s must-see attractions.
Cstay Motel offers private rooms fitted with an air conditioner and bar fridge at very affordable prices. You can choose between a room with a double bed or a room with two single beds. Beds are fitted with crisp white linen and supplied with white fluffy towels. Free Wi-Fi access, complimentary coffee, tea, biscuits, and guest soaps are provided for your convenience. A well-appointed shared kitchen and clean shared facilities are available at the property.
Cstay Motel is focused on creating an atmosphere of total peace and quiet. Whether a fitness enthusiast or just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, choose to relax in the BBQ area next to the pool or stroll along Picnic Bay Beach. Superb facilities and an excellent location make Cstay Motel the perfect base from which to explore Magnetic Island.
"My partner and I stayed in the motel for 3 nights and loved ..."
December 13, 2018
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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excellent value for money”
The hostel was in a lovely location at picnic bay, over the road from the bus stop with easy access to the rest of the island and a 2 minute walk to picnic bay beach and shops. The staff, especially the manager Brett, were friendly and always happy to share their local knowledge. We were visited by possums every night and rainbow lorakeets every morning out on the veranda and the rooms and communal facilities were clean tidy and well equipped. It was clear that everything had been recently renovated and the whole hostel felt like a great home away from home. The pool and bbq area was great for relaxing in. A wonderful stay overall and excellent value for money, I would definitely recommend a stay here when you visit Magnetic Island! Liana & Adam, 26, from western australia.
How the time has flown! My apologies for the very slack and slow response. It is good, however, to learn that you enjoyed it so much is very gratifying! PS - the possums send their regards!
Extremely clean, bathroom and showers are lovely (clean, powerful and hot). Shared kitchen area is good, accommodation is a 2 minute walk from Picnic Bay Jetty and bus stop and Anton was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend Cstay!
Thanks Lauren for your glowing recommendation. It's so good to hear that our efforts are appreciated. We love the position too. So quiet and yet so close to the beach.
This lovely little hotel was perfect! We were sad we only had 1 night there. We arrived after reception hours, and Anton left us a detailed note saying where our room was and information about the property. We caught up in the morning, and he was just the kindest and most helpful person. Lovely guests as well, they were very welcoming and showed us to our room! Everything was superbly clean, the room was comfortable and all the facilities were great. Set in the peaceful Picnic Bay, the location was lovely and near the bus stop to take you all over the island! Great value for money, and I will be coming back for sure!
Thank you so much for your detailed and awesome review. I'm glad I could be your host! I trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday here in Australia!
Big up Anton ”
So I don't usually review but this deserves it. My partner and I stayed in the motel for 3 nights and loved it. We had the worst luck regarding the weather but Cstay is a pleasure to spend the whole day in. Everything is Immaculate, especially the kitchen, and as a chef It was a pleasure to cook in it on those cloudy and rainy days. The Wi-Fi is fast, the aircon is cold and the service is splendid. Would stay again for sure, cheers Anton!
Many thanks for your great feedback, you are most welcome to come visit any time you like!
Excellent cozy little motel”
This motel is in a quiet area of Picnic Bay, at the end of the bus line, 3 minutes walking to the bus stop. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, the kitchen is sparkling and well-equipped (even a French press!), the location is peaceful. Check-in and check-out are easy. There are all sorts of birds that hang out at the property, and there's a nice place to watch the sunset and sunrise on the beach from the pier, which is a 5-minute walk.
Hi! Thank you so much for having booked your stay at CStay Hostel; it was great to have hosted you and even better to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent here. We'd love to have you back any time!
Bus stops outside. Good mobile coverage in Picnic Bay. Very clean room. Comfortable twin space. Management is awesome. Would definitely stay again.
just what we needed for our quick weekend get away”
we always have a great time when visiting the Island. Reasonably priced, very clean and tidy...friendly helpful staff
Thank you very much for your kind comments!
Excellent value for budget traveller”
'this Motel has everything you could ever want for if you are a solo traveller or a backpacker or a business person
You honour us by calling us a motel; we are just a simple hostel who hopes to offer a bit more. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Nice place to stay”
This was the cheapest place we found on the island for 2 people. It has everything you need. The location isn't the best but you get around easily by bus. Many restaurants nearby were closed though.
Nice to hear you agree with our great value policy. Love to see you again.
This is a great place to stay and great value for money. The manager is extremely helpful and will give you loads of advice on the island and what to do! Everything else was very high standard too.
Thank you for your kind words and review! it was a pleasure to be your host!
Great place! ”
Pros: great place to stay , comfortable and with everything you need. The downside is that you need a car if you want to go to the best places around the island
Many thanks for your great comments regarding our accommodation. Next time you visit us we will be pleased to give you a day pass with the excellent bus service which will pick you up at our front door
Do yourself a favour and stay here!”
We’re a couple in our late 20s and have been travelling Australia for the past 8 months . This is without a doubt the best place we have stayed. The value, peaceful location and friendly atmosphere here is excellent. The owner Adam goes out of his way to help. We booked for 2 nights and ended up staying 5. We‘ll be back for sure!
Great place to stay. Would be good to have fans in the rooms as the air conditioners are too noisy at night. Great location.
Hi there! We'll take your feedback on board and look at what it would lake to install ceiling fans and kick off a project in the not too distant future. Thanks for your kind comments!
Everything was amazing ! Anton is the most kindest person”
It’s extremely clean, good staff, nice rooms :) we loved it !! We hope to come back again
Thanks Natalia. it was a delight having you here.Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Favourite in Australia”
We loved this place. It was super clean, Anton and the rest of the staff were lovely. The kitchen is the best we've seen, fully equiped and super cleanned. We had a lovely time here. We 100% recommend.
Hi there! Thanks you very much for your very kind review and comments, we really appreciate it a lot. All feedback is always welcome.
Nothing to complain. Had a great stay- loved the pool. Good for everybody that likes silence and relaxing. Bus station 2 minutes away. Would recommend!
Thanks for your recommendation and my apologies for being so slow to respond. take care, Anton
Great accomodation at an affordable price.
Cheers Stephen thanks for the positive review
Great location. Excellent facilities. Very close to amazing beach. Across the road from the bottleshop and pub.
Hi David. Yes, an ideal location as you say. We are so blessed to be living here. Hope to see you again.
Couldn't fault this great place go stay on any level!
Thanks mate, much appreciated!
Anton was really helpful, we loved the location and Picnicbay. Great kitchen as well. Thank you :)
The pleasure was entirely mine! Picnic Bay really is a lovely peaceful spot!