Cstay Motel

32 Picnic Street, Picnic Bay, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia, 4819 - See map
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Cstay Motel

"The kitchen is the best we've seen, fully equiped and super cleanned."

Pilar - May 12, 2018

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Nearby landmarks
Magnetic Island Forts Walk 6.06 km
Gavin Ryan Studio 6.09 km
Horseshoe Bay Markets 6.58 km
Townsville Airport 11.14 km
Palm Island Airport 54.6 km
Charters Towers Airport 113.48 km
Dunk Island Airport 156.56 km
Whitsunday Coast Airport 231.63 km
9.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Exceptional location
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Garden

  • Fishing

  • Horseback riding

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Magnetic Island in the last 24 hoursCompared to 141 Magnetic Island properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center3.3 km
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Cstay Motel

Double Room Shared Bathroom
Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Female Dormitory Room
Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Pool view
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Standard Room Shared BathRoom (No Window)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Cstay Motel?

      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.

      How do I get to Cstay Motel?

      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.

      What is the smoking policy at Cstay Motel?

      Cstay Motel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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      What people love about Cstay Motel

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "It’s extremely clean, good staff, nice rooms :) we loved it !!"

        natalia

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        August 4, 2019

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "Great accomodation at an affordable price."

        Stephen

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        December 9, 2019

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Would stay again for sure, cheers Anton!"

        Kinga

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        December 13, 2018

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      9.7/10
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      Overall rating:
      9.2
      Exceptional
      309 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.5
      Facilities
      9.2
      Location
      9.0
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      What travelers say they love:
      It was super clean, Anton and the rest of the staff were lov...
      Pilar from United Kingdom
      Couple
      More about Cstay Motel

      More about Cstay Motel

      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.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      4 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      1 mention
      Beach
      1 mention

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "My partner and I stayed in the motel for 3 nights and loved ..."

      Kinga

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      December 13, 2018

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      Reviews of Cstay Motel from real guests

      Overall rating
      9.2
      Exceptional
      From 309 reviews
      9.6Service
      9.3Cleanliness
      9.3Value for money
      Agoda Reviews (40)Booking.com Reviews (269)
      Rating via Agoda9.1
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      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.5
      Facilities9.2
      Location9.0
      Room comfort and quality7.2
      Service9.5
      Value for money9.1
      High score for Magnetic Island
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      9+ Exceptional (18)
      8-9 Excellent (3)
      7-8 Very Good (1)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (0)
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      Mar - May (3)
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      Showing 24 verified guest comments
      12
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Liana from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

      excellent value for money”

      great staff, visits from possums and lorakeets, great room and communal facilities

      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.

      Reviewed September 21, 2014

      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!

      Responded March 20, 2018
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lauren from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Exceptional”

      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!

      Reviewed August 01, 2019

      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.

      Responded October 30, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Alexandra from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Perfect!”

      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!

      Reviewed July 11, 2018

      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!

      Responded July 29, 2018
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kinga from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

      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!

      Reviewed December 13, 2018

      Many thanks for your great feedback, you are most welcome to come visit any time you like!

      Responded June 13, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Daria from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

      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.

      Reviewed October 30, 2019

      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!

      Responded November 03, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Alicia from Australia
      Group
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2020

      Great spot”

      Bus stops outside. Good mobile coverage in Picnic Bay. Very clean room. Comfortable twin space. Management is awesome. Would definitely stay again.

      Reviewed November 24, 2020
      8.7
      Excellent
      yvonne from New Zealand
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      just what we needed for our quick weekend get away”

      the kitchen - my partner loves to cook

      we always have a great time when visiting the Island. Reasonably priced, very clean and tidy...friendly helpful staff

      Reviewed November 09, 2014

      Thank you very much for your kind comments!

      Responded March 20, 2018
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sybelle from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

      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

      Reviewed October 05, 2018

      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!

      Responded June 13, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Robin from Switzerland
      Group
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

      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.

      Reviewed October 31, 2019

      Nice to hear you agree with our great value policy. Love to see you again.

      Responded November 03, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Greg from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

      Great stay”

      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.

      Reviewed November 17, 2016

      Thank you for your kind words and review! it was a pleasure to be your host!

      Responded March 20, 2018
      Cstay Motel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Santiago
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

      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

      Reviewed July 04, 2019

      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

      Responded October 30, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ally from Australia
      Couple
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      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!

      Reviewed November 01, 2020
      8.8
      Excellent
      penny from Australia
      Family with teens
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

      Excellent”

      Great place to stay. Would be good to have fans in the rooms as the air conditioners are too noisy at night. Great location.

      Reviewed January 07, 2018

      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!

      Responded March 20, 2018
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      natalia from Australia
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      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

      Reviewed August 04, 2019

      Thanks Natalia. it was a delight having you here.Look forward to seeing you again soon.

      Responded October 30, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Pilar from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      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.

      Reviewed May 12, 2018

      Hi there! Thanks you very much for your very kind review and comments, we really appreciate it a lot. All feedback is always welcome.

      Responded June 29, 2018
      Cstay Motel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Natascha from Germany
      Couple
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Great stay”

      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!

      Reviewed October 13, 2018

      Thanks for your recommendation and my apologies for being so slow to respond. take care, Anton

      Responded June 13, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      8.0
      Excellent
      Stephen from Australia
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Great Accomodation.”

      Great accomodation at an affordable price.

      Reviewed December 09, 2019

      Cheers Stephen thanks for the positive review

      Responded February 03, 2020
      Cstay Motel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      David
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

      Exceptional”

      Great location. Excellent facilities. Very close to amazing beach. Across the road from the bottleshop and pub.

      Reviewed June 24, 2019

      Hi David. Yes, an ideal location as you say. We are so blessed to be living here. Hope to see you again.

      Responded October 30, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      DALE
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Exceptional”

      Couldn't fault this great place go stay on any level!

      Reviewed May 22, 2019

      Thanks mate, much appreciated!

      Responded June 13, 2019
      Cstay Motel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Jana from Germany
      Couple
      Double Room Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      great location”

      Anton was really helpful, we loved the location and Picnicbay. Great kitchen as well. Thank you :)

      Reviewed September 23, 2016

      The pleasure was entirely mine! Picnic Bay really is a lovely peaceful spot!

      Responded March 20, 2018
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