Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Wake to the sounds of the surf at Surfside Backpacker.

Chill-out in our large comfy lounge room or have a free game of pool while reveling in the spectacular ocean view. We are situated opposite the surf beach and are minutes from the shops, pubs, cafes, public transportation and golf course in Apollo Bay.

Dorm rooms, doubles, singles, budget self contained ensuite apartments, disabled facilities and internet access are all available at Surfside.

Enjoy the 'feels like home' atmosphere and eclectic décor of our hostel. Big baths, electric blankets, heated rooms, linen, doonas, full kitchens with ovens, T.V. rooms, vintage vinyl collection, multiple outdoor lounge areas, courtyard and front lawn BBQ areas, and pool table all free.

Surfside Backpacker is a cosy and convenient stop along the Great Ocean Road on your way to the 12 Apostles, Cape Otway and the lush forests and the cascading waterfalls of the Otway National Park.

Four, five & six bed dorms for $30.00/bed
Doubles from $90.00.
Ensuite from $95.00.

Please feel free to contact us directly for additional availability to meet your accommodation needs. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Such a lovely person, the „view“ rooms have a wonderful view over the ocean. It’s a really cute house with a lovely atmosphere. Definetly worth a stay, would come back any time!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay, looking forward to next time.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2019
    The lady incharge is very nice, bed was comfy enough. Good location!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2019
    A lovely hostel with a great location. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again if we were ever in Apollo Bay. While we didn't end up cooking during our stay the kitchen facilities looked good.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2019
    This is a very convenient Hostel to stay in. It is located in a fantastic area by the beach in Apollo Bay and is also very cheap. The accommodation itself does the job but is not particularly spectacular to look at. It's quite dated.... but who cares, it's a hostel at the end of the day and I enjoyed my stay! Would go again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Aug 2019
    Vintage style hostel, amazing communal area views, and warm rooms and beds with electric blankets and room heaters. Stove was very dated and required a bit of help to work. Quirky owner. Communal areas were a bit dirty, but shower were good.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    12 Oct 2019
    Didn’t feel comfortable here at all. Good location and free parking were it’s saving grace. It was very dated, run down and not very clean. The older lady running the place was friendly and knowledgable but the hostel needs some new life injected into it to be honest.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    01 Oct 2019
    It did the job. It’s an older place with old facilities and it was pretty chilly while we were there. There was a heater in the room and an electric blanket and the lady who owns the place is lovely. In need of some more staff I think.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    22 May 2019
    Freezing cold, the hostel has no heating. Good location but definitely not worth 30 bucks a night. Could do with refurbishment. Wouldn’t recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    03 Nov 2019
    This place is old run down, and not fit to be rented as accommodation. The beds are probably more than 20 years old . The rooms smell musty . The photos on line make it look inviting. In the flesh it’s totally different. Look elsewhere. Don’t trust Hotel world that you will pay the balance on arrival as they took the money from our credit card anyway. Not impressed
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table