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Surfside Backpackers

7 Gambier St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 , Australia
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Krimariha Aachen, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this place. Robyn was super hospitable and made us feel welcome right from the start. It is not the most modern hostel indeed, but this is what made it even more authentic. Our room was very bright and had ocean view. I've seen many hostels before and this one is definitely among my favorites. It actually really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to spend a night here during our on the road trip on the GOR and we definitely had great time. Located in Apollo Bay,one of the nicest town of the great ocean road, this backpacker hostel doesn't seem to be an hostel at all:since I walked in,I felt like being at home thanks also to the nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a great backpackers! The owner Robyn was one of the most hospitable host's I've ever encountered. The common rooms, the kitchens, the outdoors all have a homely country charm to them. The rooms are extremely clean and the linen is freshly washed and ironed. At night there is a great common room that you can sit in and enjoy... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nothing is really wrong with the hostel itself. The rooms were decent and location is great with a beach view. However the owner needs to set some rules and get some help. No quiet hours are observed or enforced- parties are allowed to go on all night right in front of rooms. My food was stolen from the kitchen and... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Really, really dirty and moldy. I wander if they ever clean the common areas! Dont go unless it is your last choise. Cold and moist. Thank good there was radiators in the room. Apollo bay was not cool place eighter. Stay in Lorne.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I slept here for 1 night with my girlfriend during our Great Ocean Road Trip. It's an old wooden building with a really old and dirty kitchen. Our 6 share dorm and the shower are ok. It's a fine place to stay for one night (free wifi till between 21.00u and 22.00u)

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stayed here one night. The dorm mattresses were not clean. It appears that they are old used mattresses. Because of the condition of the mattresses, I chose to sleep in my car. The bathrooms are also not clean. There was a used feminine sanitary napkin in an uncovered trash can next to the toilet. Gross! The hostel itself could... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Went there last November. Great basic hostel (1 double bed + 1 bunkbed) that fits four of us. However we being provided with "not so dry" bed-sheet, maybe it's due to that chilly weather. Washing machine provided n u can use the kitchen. Make sure to clean up after using the appliances. Plus, can have the ocean view from the... More 

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Clean rooms, value for money, good location. The lady who runs it was very helpful, informative and overall just kind hearted. Even though she was busy, she took the time to provide us with maps and tell us about popular attractions around the area. Would definitely stay there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Firstly, its the annual Victorian heatwave.....not a single fan in a room!! I got about a whole hr's sleep the whole night.....not bloody impressed when we have to make the long drive back to Melb now!!! Ohhhh & dont get me started on the state of the bathrooms & showers.....i just hope this site gives me the opportunity to upload... More 

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Address: 7 Gambier St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 , Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
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Number of rooms: 69
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