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Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge Reviews

23 Pascoe st Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Australia

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103 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 50%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Overall experience was an average as poor hospitality. Facilities were limited. We stayed at the 4-bed dorm and the beds were pretty old and discomfort. The owner was not friendly and not helpful too. Luckily we only put a night stayed. So, we checked out early in the morning right after our breakfast.


The owner is the one of the rudest people I have ever come across in my entire life.He is one of those people that is so miserable he has to make everyone else miserable around him.My booking was for 1:30pm I called at 12:30pm as a courtesy that I would be late he rudely told me I couldn't check in until 3:30pm.I got there at 4:15pm.There was a sign on the door back 6pm and when I called & text no answer. At checkin he was rude unapologetic & unwelcoming Not the place if u want courteous service


My friends and I arrived on the 11th, because we actually planned to stay there on the 11th, and I made the booking on wrong date, but the staff charged us for one extra night, very dishonest people.


Whilst this hostel was well located and adequate for one night, our main complaints are with the only employee we saw, who we assume was the owner. When we arrived at 3:30pm we were not in his diary, and had to convince him we had a booking. When he found it on his system we were rudely told the room wasn't ready & was a larger dorm than we booked, as though it was our fault. There was no apology and the room wasn't even clean when were eventually allowed in. We would not recommend this hostel.


The room smells bad. and the manager is not very patience.


I really love the location, there are only 4 persons in each rooms, which gives you good oportunity to sleep well for once;-) When I was in the hostel I saw the most beautifull rainbow ever! Oh and they have free breakfast and internet :d When I was walking a 8 day hike I could also store my baggage in one of the lockers.


Very relaxed atmosphere and a very relaxed owner:) nice common area, breakfast and wifi included


My stay in this hostel was fantastic! We just needed a room to sleep at night and go back to melbourne early in the morning (6am). The guy who checked us in was really friendly and kind, he propose us to start the breakfast early (usually starts at 7am) so we could eat something before getting the road. Very cozy and comfortable place, the shower was really hot and relaxing. The breakfast was so good and the wi fi is a plus too. I would definitely stay there again, highly recommended!


I was originally told that there would only be two or three of us staying the night, however more people arrived later on. The bed was comfortable, the communal area was clean, the layout of the communal area made it easy to chat and get to know people. Free wifi is a winner too! I really enjoyed my stay

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