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Port Lincoln YHA

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24 - 26 London St, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is top of list of nicest hostels I have ever stayed. The dorm rooms are big with above average locker sizes for every bed. Every bed has light with plugs for charging. Free luggage storage. Kitchen is huge with anything possibly you could need. The common areas are very large as well. The people who run it, though... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

It is so nice to read comments like this from our Guests that have stayed with us and enjoyed what we have to offer. I don't think it gets much better than this so thank you very much and we hope that the next part of your holiday is a great experience! More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a private room and it was absolutely perfect. This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. SO clean, such a comfy bed and great in room facilities (private bathroom, heater, flat screen tv, hooks and coat hangers to hang clothes on, secure storage). The owner is so welcoming and friendly as well. First, she gave... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Your name reflects your personality Rose! You are such a very warming young Lady, it was a real pleasure spending time with you. Great to hear that you saw lots of sharks on your tour. It so sad when some of our guests leave us, but I know that you will be coming back to spend time to do swimming... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In two years of travelling I can safely say this is by far the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in. The hostel is immaculately clean, the facilities top notch and the owners go out of their way to help you - even taking me and two others on a guided tour and running us in and out of town... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Catherine it was a pleasure and thank you for your review, I was so glad that you could speak Spanish as I don't think that their trip would have been as good with them trying to understand only me! I really enjoyed Glen Forest animal park, not that I haven't been lots of times but the Joey's were so cute... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the YHA for two nights during my recent trip to Port Lincoln for the shark cage diving. Had a great stay, it's so well managed and everywhere is spotless with a good mix of people. You almost think it's not a hostel, and Debi is lovely and is more than happy to help with any questions about port... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Thanks Lucy for your lovely review! It makes everything seem like one big Family when all of our Guests are as nice as you, which we do get a lot. We were so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and wished that you could have stayed longer. It's a shame that people still think of Hostels like they... More 

London
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69 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Really nice place, decorated lovely and all areas so clean and tidy. Everything's been thought of and the couple who run it are so friendly even offering lifts into town when they can. Shame we only stayed a couple of nights whilst doing our shark diving trip as it would of been easy to enjoy it longer!

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hostel. Robert and I take pride in everything that we do and wish that you had spent a few more days with us, maybe next time. Now you can at least tell your friends to stay a bit longer to enjoy this beautiful part of South Australia it's a hidden Gem... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stayed at Port Lincoln YHA for 8 nights from 25th May - 2nd June 2015 and we have absolutely loved every minute of staying here! Debi & Robert who run the hostel are so very friendly, polite and helpful! They are like your overseas parents! The hostel was extremely clean when we arrived and 8 days later it is... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Ben & Maddie thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review ! It was very nice getting to know the two of you, we hope that you had a good rest. Glad to hear you enjoyed your shark dive! Hope you don't get too lost in Asia, have a great time and tick off everything... More 

Liege Province, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I always feel that the best backpacker hostels are the ones that make you feel like home and Yha Port Lincoln is indeed a home away from home. Thes owners Debi and Robert are friendly and helpful,, good wifi ^^ and nicely located !!! Totally recommand this charming hostel ! Really cool athmosphere between guests... I'll keep an awesome memory... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Cyrine, what a beautiful young woman you are! You put a warm smile on our face everyday that you spent with us ! All of our Guests loved you and I think you had a lot of fun mixing with everybody. How amazing were all your tours that you got do do while in Port Lincoln. It's such a beautiful... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights while doing the shark dive. Most likely the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at, and I used to do housekeeping at another hostel elsewhere so thought that was clean. We got a full tour of the hostel on arrival which is always handy and I think more places should do it, especially if there... More 

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Thanks for this great review ! We are very proud of our Hostel and have met some really lovely people that still keep in contact with us on their travels. Every now and then Robert and I feel like we belong to a big Family. We also like to keep everything very clean, as nobody wants to stay somewhere dirty.... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and was absolutely delighted with every aspect of it. Clean, spacious and well equipped. Staff are lovely and helpful. Cannot fault the place at all. Would definitely stay again without hesitation.

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and what a good one at that ! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you get to come back one day or tell lots of people about your experience with us! Keep on travelling and keep on smiling. More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is far too splendid, too well kept, too clean to be a hostel, so surely not....? But lo, it is. And it is a delight! The clean, modern amenities, the friendly owner-couple staff and the decor all make this YHA, as voted and well-deserved, #1! A pleasure to stay in. You'll not find any better

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PortLincolnYHA, Owner at Port Lincoln YHA, responded to this review

What a lovely end to our week to read your review! Robert and I try really hard to give all of our Guests their best experience while staying with us. It has been a bit quiet lately with no sharks but they are back now! Glad to hear that you had a great stay with us, keep on travelling and... More 

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