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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  • Superb Staff
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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 8.1

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Great hostel for exploring the great ocean road. Comfy beds with electric blankets if it’s cold. Well kitted our kitchen with a comfy lounge with an excellent view.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.1


    27 Apr 2019
    Excellent hostel with good price to spend the night when you're doing the Ocean Road ;)
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Apr 2019
    Great facilities and quality for very reasonable price
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Apr 2019
    + Good atmosphere is this old house Friendly and helpful staff, very concerned about guests well being (special mention to Robyn) Free parking right next to the hostel Good location, you’re close to everything (i walked everywhere) but far enough to have a peaceful time there. Spacious common areas (lounge kitchen ..) Good value for money No bunk beds, only regular single beds (at least in my room) - Security wise it’s quite relaxed (i trust people so i don’t mind it but at least you know)
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Apr 2019
    SPIDERS. The place needed a bit of a detail clean and security was lacking as we didn't get a key but the place felt secure as the ambience was friendly. Kitchen was good and pool table was free to use as well.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    20 Apr 2019
    The staffs who runned it looked like they needed some help, they were old and looked like they were doing their best but the place was so dirty. they were very kind but the linen wasn’t clean, the rooms weren’t what was expected. There was moist towels everywhere, bathrooms were a nightmare and cobwebs everywhere. They just looked like they needed some help.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 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
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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