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Erskine River Backpackers

6 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia
Erskine River Backpackers
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Red Deer, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed at this backpackers for a night on the visit down the great ocean road. What a gem! Felt like a home from home. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and its situated about an Italian restaurant if you get hungry. Rooms are big. 3 min walk from town. 1 min walk from food works supermarket. Had free parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed at the Erskine River Backpackers a couple of times on our journey up and down the Great Ocean Road. I was a bit apprehensive about booking a room at first due to a couple of poor reviews but no sooner had I met the owner/manager of the place I realised he was just a good hearted Aussie bloke... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The place is nice and quiet, the rooms are nice, clean but if you ask the hostel owner anything it seems like too much trouble. Was very cold even though it's the summer season so I asked for a doona, said he would 'think about it ' so I hardly slept for 2 nights. Is on a power trip or... More 

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Glenelg, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here in the backpackers the owner is very friendly and loves talking. The rooms are not enormous but comfortable and cosy that it made me feel at home. Actually I was living here for 3 months while working and the owner was awesome with it he gave me a good deal I just had to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for 4 nights, exploring the Great Ocean Road national parks and enjoying the natural beauty of Lorne. The place has a nice veranda to hang out and is nicely located, just by the Erskine river, 150m from a supermarket. There was a good spirit about the hostel, relaxed and friendly and people being respectful about... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

its a gorgeous building with a beautiful porch that wraps around the front of the building, we ate our breakfast out there and it was a good view. what I didnt like was that there were 7 of us, and we had to pay $40 each as they dont normally rent out that room. yah im sure. though the room... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I were at this Hostel a few days. The room was clean and walking distance from the 'city' and beach, which is worth a visit. Great beach and food places in Lorne.In our room were a television, but we were not able to get it work. Also we could not charge our phone in the room, it seems as the... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

If your traveling on the great ocean road you must stop by Lorne for a day or two if possible. Lorne its a great little place full or nature and easy going night life. Explore the beach to see what you will find. We found a shark's head!! Yeah a head of a real shark. Erskine River Backpackers is the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

me and my girlfriend recently spent two sleepless nites here in a double room. the bed was so old and un comfortable i cud hardly walk after the second nite. pluse the legs were all broken off and the bed was on blocks. the owner seems on a power trip. he basically follows you round and critisies everything. plus he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

We stumbled across this hostel in Lorne, and because it was low season, we were offered a private room for $70/night. The room is obviously usually used as a dorm as there were 5 beds in there. It was great for the 2 of us, but with 5 in there it would have been very crowded! Good location, just outside... More 

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