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Port Fairy Hostel

8 Cox Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 , Australia
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for one night only - thankfully. As soon as I walked through the door the place was very depressing. This YHA clearly believes that their word "youth" doesn't apply to him. The hostel was set out as an old persons home. The netted curtains and uncomfortable furniture really did not make you feel at home. The... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in this hostel a few times on my way from Adelaide to Melbourne. It's out of the way, but it's worth it. The kitchen is really well-organized with everything you could need. Sometimes there are home grown potatoes or mint etc for your use. There is also a chest freezer for use (as week as 2 fridges).. The... More 

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Penola, Australia
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43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Lovely friendly service (liked arriving earlier than reception open, picked up phone on desk and spoke to owner, collected my key and sheets and set up in my room) very friendly when i returned later to confirm my check in. Lounge is lovely and warm with the gas fire and large tv (pay TV also so could watch plenty of... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

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 27, 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 via mobile

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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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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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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London
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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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