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The 13th Apostle Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are under new management.

Whilst The 13th Apostle Backpackers is off the beaten track it is still located only a 5 minute drive from the iconic 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. The accommodation also offers easy access to the Great Ocean Walking Track, where panoramic viewpoints and lookouts of the coast can be seen. The location offers endless adventure, so guests generally like to spend more than one night here.

The backpackers is nestled amongst the nature where you can enjoy the hostel’s free breakfast on the large balcony with the native birds and hang out with hundreds of wild kangaroos just around the corner. Also located only a few hundred meters from the Gellibrand River and the isolated beach Champagne Heads, which offers the opportunity to spot more wildlife.

The accommodation has a cosy common room with lounge area, games, movies and musical instruments. Equipped with kitchen facilities and a large outside cooking area which is perfect for an Australian BBQ!

Shared bathrooms. All rooms offer beautiful views of the natural surroundings and you can even hear the ocean! Due to the rural location, food options are limited with only a small general store and one pub in the “town”.

We have flexible Reception hours and may be contacted via phone 24 hours a day.

Check-in: Anytime after 2 pm ; Check-out: 10 am

Please ring or SMS if arriving after 9 pm, and keep in mind it may take longer then expected along the Great Ocean Road.

All International cards will incur a 2.5% surcharge.

Children younger then 16 years old may not stay in large dorm.

Cancellation Policy: This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Very nice hostel, the staff working were very friendly
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 May 2019
    Great stay & lovely host. Great little town too
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Dec 2018
    Great place, close to the end of the Great Ocean Walk and the 12 Apostles. (A nice 7k hike). Owners were outstanding and helpful when I messed up my transport plans. Very good people. My only complaints are things that are beyond the hostel's control: 1) Princetown is very small, so there isn't a lot to do there other than a tavern for food and drink and a café/general store for very rudimentary supplies. 2) Public transport is sporadic and not easy to work out without a computer.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2019
    Very near to 12 apostles. Unlimited breakfast. Rooms are tidy with all facilities and comfy beds. Very nice staffs. Kitchen will all facilities.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel with lovely staff!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2018
    Amazing hostel in a great location. Staff were all very nice and all facilities were great and clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone driving along the Great Ocean Road
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Jan 2019
    Very nice hostel close to the 12 apostle, only 10 min by car so I had a good chance to see the 12 Apostel at sunset and sunrise. They offer a small breakfast with cornflakes, oats,toast, marmalade and margarine. Everything is clean, the view is nice, there is fields and sheeps around. Parking is free.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    22 Apr 2019
    This was a perfect location for a one night stay along the great ocean road, a short drive from the Tweleve Apostles. The town is very small so would advise being organised and taking your own food. Facilities were good and the host very friendly and happy to help. If you are driving the great ocean road, this would be a great place to stop overnight!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Jan 2019
    We stopped here while we were driving the Great Ocean Road. It’s in a great spot as it’s very closed to the Twelve Apostles. The hostel is clean and tidy but the kitchen/lounge area is very very small. If there is a group doing a tour (like there was with us) it can be very cramped. The staff were great and helpful and is a great place to stop for a night. There isn’t really much around the hostel a part from one restaurant/bottle stop
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Jan 2019
    Very clean hostel. Nice facilities. The only thing that we found strange is that we never saw anyone working there between 5.30 pm when we checked in and 10 am when we checked out. Someone called me earlier to take the payment and sent me a message with self-checkin instructions. There we had to make our own beds and in the morning to return the sheets. There was a self serviced breakfast. No WiFi. Generally the place gave us the feeling that it runs on semi-auto pilot.
    Greece, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • DVD's