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Surfside Backpackers

7 Gambier St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 , Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The room are really clean and beds are comfy, the bathroom are dirty the morning but it stays in an acceptable condition Some strange people live in the hostel which make you feel sometimes uncomfortable I would recon the place for one or two nights but no more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Loved the place for its spot and the friendly staff. Surprised by the beautiful new marble bathrooms contradicting most other spots. They have a piano and a pool table. Can be a bit noisy with some dorms having dorms to living area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We came here for a night along the great ocean road. We liked it so much here that we decided to stay another day in apollo bay. It's very nice and you feel just like at home. It has a great ocean view, good facilities, a very friendly host and sometimes you can see koalas in the trees there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I loved this place. It's close to the beach and about 10 minute walk to the main town. It's cute quaint and very pretty. The living area is huge, the kitchens are even bigger and the bathrooms are newly refurbished. There's benches outside aswell so you can overlook the beach and hear the mad waves come crashing in. There's plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sleepy little village of bunk beds populated by friendly, like-minded travellers. It doesn't smell like a hotel, the sheets haven't known luxury and the floors remain unpolished. A place only steps from town and less from the beach. Residing on a corner next to another, across from a house on top of a hill, the grass is green with friendliest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I spent a night here during a trip along the Great Ocean Road and found it to be comfortable and friendly, if a bit shabby. The dorms are a bit cramped and the bunks are a little creaky if you're trying to make a quiet, considerate exit early in the morning, but otherwise it's a good bet. Great, quiet location,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here for one night while travelling the Great Ocean Road and it was definitely an ok place to stay! The location was definitely nice and the view from the hostel stunningly beautiful, but the place itself was a big old and especially the bathrooms could have been cleaned a bit better. The common area was big and offered... More 

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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 November 30, 2014

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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