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Surfside Backpackers

7 Gambier St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 , Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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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41 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed in the Surfside Backpackers for one night and were very happy we could leave after one night. When we arrived, there was nobody at the office. There was a sign at the door, that she (the lady who runs the place) would be back in 30 minutes, so we waited. As nobody showed up after those 30 minutes... More

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Sassenheim, The Netherlands
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Very basic accommodation, looks and feels like it needed maintenance 10 years ago (but didn't receive any). We only slept here for a night and had dinner in town, so I cannot comment on the shared facilities like the kitchen and living room. Because of its low price, its ok. Good location to stay here for the night so you... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed at the Surfside Backpackers for 2 nights whilst travelling the Great Ocean Road. The 2 best things about this hostel is its location with a fantastic view and Robyn, the lady that runs the backpackers. To wake up each morning and look out the window was a joy! Robyn was a fantastic guest, very knowledgeable about the area... 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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