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8.1
Fabulous 257 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.9
  • Security 7.8
  • Location 9.0
  • Staff 9.3
  • Atmosphere 8.1
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 7.7
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8.1
Fabulous 257 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.9
  • Security 7.8
  • Location 9.0
  • Staff 9.3
  • Atmosphere 8.1
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 7.7

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  • Anonymous
  • Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
9th Feb 2017
9.4

Great little place

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
9th Feb 2017
7.4

Very chilled out hostel about 10 - 15mins walk into Apollo Bay. Had great cooking facilities and a nice garden. We had a private room which was small but comfy. Shared bathrooms were clean enough but could've been a bit cleaner. Definitely good value for money when looking at prices of other places in the area.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
7th Feb 2017
8.0

The hostel was clean and the owner was helpful. The atmosphere wasnt our cup of tea. I'd recommend it to 18 - 21 year olds, if you're ten years older then this place will prove a suitable pit stop on your great ocean road adventure.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
7th Feb 2017
9.4

Great location and old school backpackers with cosy furnishings. Everything was nice and clean and the host was very welcoming. Would recommend to anyone.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 9 reviews
18th Jan 2017
8.0

Great location just 2 mins walk from the Main Street and beach. Hostel was a little run down and mismatched with the bedding. General surfaces etc were clean but there were lots of cobwebs and dead flies on other places. No lockers in rooms and wifi did not reach the room either. Owner was really friendly and kitchen facilities were really good!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • wilsy
  • Northern Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Jan 2017
8.3

The hostel is set on quite large grounds, so plenty of room to laze around. It's quite old and tired, but this really suits it. Security is lacking, but it doesn't feel like it's much of an issue as it's such a relaxed atmosphere. No lockers in our dorm. Kitchen and bathrooms where both old, but pretty clean. Definitely would return

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
16th Jan 2017
9.4

Robyn (the host) is aaaaamazing! 4 bed family room was comfortable. There's a kitchen in each house, only a 10 minute walk to town, right on the beach. Super relaxed!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Jan 2017
5.7

The facilities are pretty old and slightly run-down, could be cleaner.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
25th Dec 2016
9.1

Very chilled and nice place to stay! The perfect small town beach house, full of cool people. Very nice common areas, also nice outside garden and area, perfect to have a few drinks and chill while listening to the sound of waves. Apollo Bay is a lovely town, recommend!!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Ben_j
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
23rd Dec 2016
8.6

Felt like home. Good kitchen with great staff. It was like staying at the family cabin.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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