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Corner Great Ocean Road & Gambier Street, Apollo Bay, Australia

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136 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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The owner is so nice!!! The place is beautiful with an awesome view!


Spacious, and satisfying :) Great stay with good people!


Lovely place, very homely, nice atmosphere, amazing views, good facilities and Robyn is so sweet! Things that could be improved would be to have wifi available all day (is available for 4 hours), have bins in the rooms and switch the heating on in the lounge - it was freezing in there!


Nice quirky hostel, loads of space to relax and chill out. Made some good friends here too who we ended up travelling with for the remainder of the great ocean road.


The office, which is the first thing you see, was dirty and cluttered it was almost impossible to walk in to. I could not get in contact with the woman in charge when we first got there to check in either. The room was dingy and musty and looked nothing like the pictures on the website. I felt disgusting staying there. Not the end of the world, but we had to walk outside to a different area to access the bathrooms. It was a free for all and no one was in charge, kids were just partying all night

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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