This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring free WiFi, a year-round swimming pool and a barbecue, CStay is located on Magnetic Island in Picnic Bay, 5.6 mi from Townsville.

Rooms come with a shared bathroom.

You will find a shared kitchen at the property.

Horseshoe Bay is 4.3 mi from CStay, while Arcadia is 2.4 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Townsville Airport, 6.8 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

CStay has been welcoming guests since Nov 5, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

FREE parking!


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4 reasons to choose CStay

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Rocky Bay Beach

    Rocky Bay Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    2,550 feet from property
  • Nelly Bay Beach

    Nelly Bay Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    3,950 feet from property
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Magnetic Island Marina
    1.8 miles
  • Magnetic Island National Park
    2.9 miles
  • The Strand
    5.1 miles
  • Breakwater Marina
    5.2 miles
  • Reef HQ
    5.5 miles
  • Townsville Magistrates Court
    5.6 miles
  • Queensland Parliament Office
    5.6 miles
  • Townsville Supreme Court
    5.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant R&R Restuarant and Pub
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Mama Roma Restuarant
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Alby's Chinese Restuarant
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Picnic bay Golf Club
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Sturt Business Centre
    5.6 miles
  • Townsville Yacht Club Marina
    5.7 miles
  • Townsville City Council
    5.7 miles
  • Family Court of Australia
    5.8 miles
  • ReefHQ Aquarium
    5.9 miles
  • Townsville Train Station
    6.6 miles
  • Townsville 400 Racetrack Start / Finish line
    6.7 miles
  • 547 Industry Park
    8.6 miles
  • Riverway
    11.5 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Rocky Bay Beach
    2,550 feet
  • Nelly Bay Beach
    3,950 feet
  • Geoffrey Bay Beach
    2.1 miles
  • Alma Bay Beach
    2.9 miles
  • Whitfield Cove Beach
    3.2 miles
Public transit
  • Ferry Breakwater Terminal
    5.2 miles
  • Ferry Magnetic Island Ferry terminal
    5.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Townsville Airport
    7 miles
How to get to CStay from Townsville Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of CStay
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling Off-site
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Shallow end
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules CStay takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express CStay accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that this hotel has a strict 'No Smoking' and 'No noise after 22:00 Policy'. If guests do not comply with these conditions, the booking will be canceled and no refund given.

Guests are required to present a valid photo ID upon check in.

Please note that CStay requires a $100 credit card pre-authorization upon check in to cover any incidental charges.

Please note that children cannot be accommodations are not allowed to stay in dormitory rooms or shared accommodations. Children are only allowed to stay in private rooms.

FAQs about CStay

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at CStay (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • CStay offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Horseback riding
    • Beach

  • Check-in at CStay is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • CStay is 350 feet from the center of Picnic Bay.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to CStay by:

    • Taxi 25min

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from CStay.

  • The prices at CStay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.