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Port Fairy Hostel

8 Cox Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 , Australia
Port Fairy Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This hostel has to be one of my favourites so far. It feels very homely and everything is very tidy, well equipped and ready for your convenience. The manager/ owner is incredibly friendly, helpful and full of useful advice about the local area and what you want to do during your stay or your onward travel. The only downside was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Port Fairy is a lovely little place and the hostel is a great place to stay. It's quiet, well-equipped and has off-street parking. Bathrooms and bedrooms are clean, though be aware that there aren't a lot of showers as in other larger hostels. The lady who runs it is friendly and helpful; it's a very easy, laid-back place to stay.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stayed for one night and booked online. When we booked there was only a twin room left, when we turned up we were offered a double without asking so that was cool. The room was really clean and so were the bathrooms/showers. I would stay there again happily.

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Being a smaller hostel and out in the country, this place lacks the modern, stylish look and feel of the city YHAs. But it's also half the price. The country cottage feeling was lovely. The window creaked all night and the bed was rather hard, but the heater kept the room gloriously warm and for $26, it was better than... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Rather than repeat another review I rate the "Little Gem" review a few reviews back. It is fair and accurate in my opinion. Port Fairy YHA is an ideal place to stay a night or two while exploring this delightful town or starting or finishing the Great Ocean Road. Historic and friendly.

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The road finally turns away from the sea, and it was a 60 km dash in front of the setting sun to the historic town of Port Fairy, where I am to stay the night at the Port Fairy Hostel. This seaside hamlet was settled in 1835, making it one of the oldest on this part of the mainland. Whalers... More 

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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne and loved the quaint outbuildings in which we stayed. We had a double room at the top of an old barn/stable which was a good size. The bathroom facilities were a little dated, but all in good working order, as was the kitchen. The staff were... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice hostel, a bit run down, in a charming little village. The lady at the front desk was nice and our room was clean too. It was a nice stay for one night. There is a beautiful little island nearby, you should check it out!

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

Definitely recommendable. Very friendly and helpful staff. The hostel has nice shared areas like kitchen, BBQ site and a garden. I had a double room for myself in what seemed like old stables or some storage shack, renovated obviously. It felt really nice to sleep there.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Hidden way and placed back from the street this Hostel was perfectly located in the middle of town and round the corner from the high street, with all the local amenities and restaurants! The Welcome was first rate and our room was cosy and warm! We were given a small room in one of the old coaching sheds at the... More 

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