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10 Erskine Avenue, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia
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Great Ocean Road Backpackers
Ranked #14 of 21 Specialty lodging in Lorne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hythe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

You can't just rely on your beautiful surroundings! disgusting toilets and dirty kitchen! Very expensive for a backpackers. we complained but Staff were rude! They did not help or try to rectify the situation! People coming in and out of the dorm having sex with random people. Felt more like a brothel! Terrible experience, will never visit again!

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GORCottages, Manager at Great Ocean Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. We would like to advise Great Ocean Road Backpackers has been operating under new management since this review was posted. As new management, we were very dismayed to read of your experience at the property as it in no way reflects feedback we've received from guests since... More

Vancouver Island, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

After being told that there were only 2 B&Bs available in town (at quite a high cost) we stopped in here looking for a more reasonable alternative. We were in a private room on the upper floor - with a small kitchenette. The room was clean and relatively spacious. The kitchen had the essentials and a fair sized fridge. We... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stayed here 2 years ago, loved it then and booked it again this time. We had one of the cottages as we traveled with my parent in law. Everybody loved it!! The wildlife is amazing, supermarket around the corner and only a short walk to the beach and the promenade. Service is great!! Really friendly and helpful. Yes it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Bathroom outside : cold and dirty. On Monday there is a group coming every week and making a lot of noise . Really disturbing to sleep. I don't recommend that place, there is an other backpack in Lorne witch is much better !

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very pretty surroundings and all the cabins look very nice from the outside. Our room was up a very steep set of stairs so we were unable to bring our big bags into the room (not really a problem since we were in the car). Room itself (4 person dorm) was well kept and there was enough space. Bathrooms ok... More

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DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stayed there as part of a tour in dorms. No Internet. Kitchen and bathrooms used by many others than my large group of 17. Way too crowded. Cockatiels all around in the trees. Depends on your point of view. Way Cool or noisy birds. Grocery down the street. Ocean beach couple of blocks away. River front and small restaurants very... More

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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

What can i say , the place was great for the price you pay the clue is in the title it's for backpackers , if you want 5* accomedation pay your price some where else . this place has brilliant surroundings the staff couldn't be more helpfull the grounds were imaculate , surrounded by all kinds of native wild life... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

You cannot beat this backpackers for location, in the trees, cockatoos around all the time etc. BUT, towels are not provided, even at a charge, and the shared bathrooms are not that great. We were in a 3 bed attic room and I feel the price was too high, even if the service from the guy was very friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

loved staying here. Great facilities and service, along with a gorgeous garden and wildlife in abundance. couldn't ask for a better experience. everything was clean and in order, bedrooms spick and span. coming back next year!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Our experience was nothing short of a Faulty Towers episode. On arrival, we were met by the managers who proceeded to verbally abuse us before we even got out of our car. The car park was full (Pier to Pub weekend) and our request for suggestions on where to park was met with another tirade of abuse. The managers also... More

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Address: 10 Erskine Avenue, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Lorne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Great Ocean Road Backpackers Yha Hotel Lorne
Great Ocean Road Backpackers Lorne, South Pacific

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Great Ocean Road Cottages & Backpackers is located in a quiet bush setting, at the beginning of the main street of Lorne with its boutique shops, cafes andrestaurants. Great Ocean Road Cottages & Backpackers offers a range of accommodation to suit travellers looking for quiet, comfortable, affordable accommodation within a 5 minute walk to Lorne's beaches and nearby to many of the stunning bushwalks within the region. ... more   less 
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