Located in Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island, Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Center offers a large communal lounge, a shared kitchen and an onsite SSI dove center. Located alongside Home Beach, Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Center is reached via a ferry and car trip. Stradbroke Island is a 25-minute ferry from Cleveland's Stradbroke Ferries Terminal. The property is then 15 minutes' drive from Dunwich Ferry Terminal. Guests can enjoy free games of table tennis and billiards in the communal lounge along with Netflix available on TV's in both common rooms. Accommodations options include private and dormitory rooms. All rooms include a air conditioning, bed linen and towels. Private rooms also have a bar fridge available.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 full bed
3 bunk beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
Low score for Point Lookout
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Maisie
    Australia Australia
    location was amazing, beds were comfortable, good to have a fridge in the room.
  • Jennifer
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was fantastic and the rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen were clean and comfortable. Cozy lounge area as well.
  • Lingxi
    China China
    Rooms are clean, the kitchen is very big and tidy, common rooms are large and friendly to kids. The location is very close to the beach, and easy to go everywhere. Staffs are friendly and professional, highly recommended.

Area info

Amenities of Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 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 of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Traveling on foot:

Catch the train to Cleveland, then the free bus to the ferry terminal. Catch the Stradbroke or Gold Cats flier to Stradbroke Island, the journey is approximately 25 minutes.

Hourly ferries depart from Cleveland.

Catch the local bus to Manta Lodge, alight at the second bus stop as you enter Point Lookout.

Traveling by car:

Drive to Cleveland and book onto the Stradbroke car ferry, the journey is approximately 50 minutes. Once at Dunwich, take the road to Point Lookout and turn at the first left street.

Children are welcome, but are not permitted to stay in dormitory rooms. If children are 18 or under, they will need a parent/legal guardian to stay with them in a private room. Please note that children under 2 can stay free, but cots are not provided, guests must bring their own.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre

  • Check-in at Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre is 1.2 miles from the center of Point Lookout. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Ping-pong
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Bicycle rental

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.