We offer premium accommodation at the most affordable price for international students, backpackers, travellers and seasonal workers in a fantastic location ideal for exploring all that Townsville has to offer.
Foreign Exchange Accommodation Beachside is only a short stroll from The Strand, the CBD, Castle Hill, Queens Gardens and more so that our guests can enjoy Townsville right from our front door.
On request we offer a free pick-up service from the Greyhound bus, Premier bus and Magnetic Island ferry terminals, and Townsville train station at 9:15 am, 11:15a.m and 2 p.m. We also offer an airport pick-up service for $10 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please contact us to request your pick-up at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.
From the airport:
We offer an airport shuttle service costing $10 per person one way during between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please call us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange your pick-up. Outside of these hours we recommend taking a taxi which costs approximately $20.
From the Greyhound and Premier bus terminals, the Magnetic Island ferry terminal and the train station:
We offer a free pick-up service at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. Outside of these times, the following options are available:
A taxi, which approximately costs:
From the Magnetic Island Ferry - $10
From the Greyhound Bus Terminal - $10
From the Premier Bus Terminal - $15
From the Train Station - $10
Approximate walking times:
From The Strand – 1 minute
From Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal - 15-20 minutes
From the Greyhound Bus Terminal – 15-20 minutes
From the CBD – 10-15 minutes
From the Train Station – 15 minutes
Local bus transport:
We are conveniently located close to the free Redbus route. From the CBD or the Magnetic Island ferry/ Greyhound bus terminal catch the local RedBus which stops along the Strand just 50 meters from our hostel. Please look up the Sunbus website for more information.
Driving by car:
We are located on the corner of Eyre & Leichhardt Streets, North Ward QLD 4810. We have some parking at the hostel or there is a free parking lot across the road from us on Leichhardt St.