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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
hilwani_g Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Straightforward hostel with a good amount of communal space, but it's a bit worn in places and could use a good dose of freshening up. However the lady that runs it is very friendly and helpful and assisted us a lot with planning the next stage of our journey along the Great Ocean Road. Given the price of accommodation generally... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights whilst travelling on the Great Ocean Road in the beginning of January. It was very busy and pretty much fully booked, as with every other place at that time of the year. The lady who runs the place is lovely, very friendly and helpful. However this place could do with a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at this place for two nights. The lady who solely runs the place was extremely accommodating and friendly (she even lent us bath towels for free) However, the place has seen better times, but for the price and the fact that it is the only hostel / backpackers in town, I was happy to stay... More

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Also Known As:
Surfside Backpackers Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road
Address: 7 Gambier St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 , Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
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Ranked #22 of 32 Specialty lodging in Apollo Bay
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