Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre

Hostel in North Stradbroke Island

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8.2 out of 10

This affable, beachside hostel has clean (if unremarkable) rooms, with four, six and eight-bed dorms, as well as private rooms. There's a communal firepit out the back, a curfew-free kitchen, cosy communal spaces, plus a dive school downstairs. Rental options include surfboards, bodyboards, SUPs, bikes and snorkelling gear. Wi-fi is free in communal areas and $5 for 24 hours in the dorms.

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Located in Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island, Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre offers a large communal lounge, a shared kitchen and an onsite 5-star PADI Dive Centre. Situated alongside Home Beach, Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre 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. Accommodation options include private and dormitory rooms. All rooms include a fan, bed linen and towels.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Travelling on foot:
Catch the train to Cleveland, then the free bus to the ferry terminal. Catch the Stradbroke or Gold Cats flyer 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.

Travelling 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.

Features of Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre


  • Parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Beachfront
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available